Nigeria

Dapchi girls update: Buhari insists they were unconditionally released

President Muhammadu Buhari has officially announced that the  105 Dapchi schoolgirls and two others previously captured by the Boko Haram terrorists were released without any conditions attached.

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President Buhari speaking when he received the Dapchi schoolgirls and others at the State House in Abuja on March 23, 2018.

The girls were purported to have been released from captivity on Wednesday, after members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram abducted them from the Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, in Yobe State on February 19.

Buhari assured the released Dapchi schoolgirls of their safety and that machinery have been put in place to facilitate the quick released of  the remaining Chibok girls and other Nigerians in captivity of the Boko Haram terrorists.

“To the rescued students, we want to reassure you as our daughters that you will freely live and pursue your dreams in Nigeria of peace and order, without fear of violence or molestation.

“While parents of the Dapchi girls rejoice because of the reunion with their children, I want to appeal to the Chibok Community never to lose hope or to despair.

“We are determined as never before, to bring back our remaining Chibok daughters and this, we must accomplish and that will be soon, by God’s grace.

“We are never in doubt about our focus and direction since the assumption of this administration – security, anti-corruption and revamping of our economy are the main focus of our government.

“We reached out to our contacts at home and abroad, we embarked on backchannel shuttles with a clear view to bringing to an end this tragedy.

“We entered into negotiations solely to make sure that no single girl was hurt. This strategy paid off as the girls have been released without any incidents,” Buhari added.

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