Buhari optimistic about return of schoolgirls in captivity
NIGERIAN President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday expressed his
optimism about the prospects for the release of remaining Chibok school girls in captivity of Boko Haram. The president renewed the pledge on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls, according to an official statement.
About 210 school girls
Buhari promised the parents of the kidnapped girls at the beginning of his first presidential term in 2015 that he would ensure their daughters’ return.
The president acknowledged that it was this promise that made the people of Chibok vote for him overwhelmingly in the February presidential election, in which he was re-elected.