The United States government has said that it has provided every information and intelligence the Federal government needs to rescue the over 200 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 14, 2014.
The Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Samantha Jane Power revealed this to State House Correspondents after a private meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.
Power, who stated that the US would not rest until the girls were rescued, added that the recent video released by CNN was a proof that the girls were still alive.
She said, “The issue of the Chibok girls and other adaptations is of huge priority to the U.S. And it was the issue I discussed at length with President Buhari today.
‘’We had moved to provide the information and intelligence needed to the Nigerian authorities. We have in recent months been able to allocate additional information sharing platforms and additional surveillance to aid the fight against Boko Haram.”
Speaking further, Power stated that the US will continue to deepen and strengthen its partnership with Nigeria.
She said, “We will not rest. We will continue to deepen our partnership and be more effective without partners on the ground.
“We are determined to support Nigeria and other neighboring countries’ efforts to secure more rescues of abducted people and releases in the days and weeks ahead.
“What we talked about was the importance of pursuing every need related to the Chibok girls and making sure we have a mechanism whereby parents and family members who have been abducted by Boko Haram can be given information, whereby videos can be examined and family members offer their feedbacks on their impression on the videos.
“To have a process by which family of those who are missing, work more constructively with the government and, indeed, with those involved in the operations in trying to rescue the girls.”