President Muhammadu Buhari says his government will not rest until the last girl from the Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls are released and reunited with their families.
Mr Buhari said this on Wednesday during a meeting Ibrahim Gaidam, governor of Yobe state and parents of the missing students of Government Girls Science Technical College (GGSTC), Dapchi,
The meeting took place at the Yobe State government house Damaturu, the state capital.
On February 19, 2018, Boko Haram insurgents abducted no fewer than 110 schoolgirls of the GGSTC, after invading the school premises.
The president went further to say that the girls must live to achieve their individual ambitions to be tomorrow’s great women.
President Buhari solicited with the affected families as he urged them to restrain from making statements that may jeopardize the success of the rescue mission.
The statement reads in part: “Since the inception of this administration, we have remained resolute in our fight against Terrorism and Boko Haram insurgents. Nigerians will readily recall that prior to our coming in 2015, the situation was chaotic with violent terrorist attacks being the order of the day.
“I can reassure parents, Nigerians and the International Community that we will do all that is within our power to make sure that the girls are brought back safely to their families.
“I have ordered a 24 hour brief to me by security agencies on its successes or challenges. While expecting the report of the Committee set up to investigate the abduction for implementation, I have asked that appropriate Federal Government authorities be in constant touch with the Yobe State Government and other neighbouring States to ensure a common strategy and line of action.
“There will be no rest till the last girl, whether from Chibok and Dapchi, is released. The girls, like all our citizens, must enjoy unhindered freedom and pursue their legitimate aspirations.
“The Dapchi and Chibok students are our girls and must enjoy our protection. They must live to achieve their individual ambitions, to be great women of tomorrow. It is our duty to protect them. We are determined to restore peace to all part of the country.”
The President, who is on a one-day working visit to the state, is expected back to Abuja later today.