President Buhari this evening
received the just released 82 Chibok girls at the state house Abuja. The
girls who were released after a prisoner swap with Boko Haram members,
arrived Abuja from Borno state earlier in the day and were first
received by the Chief of Staff to President Buhari, Abbah Kyari.
Buhari said their safe return is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to his
government and the people of Nigeria.
On May 29th, President Buhari will be celebrating his 2nd year in office. Read excepts of his remarks while receiving the girls below:
This is a pleasant 2nd anniversary gift to the people of Nigeria.
I cannot express in a few words how happy I am to welcome our dear girls back to freedom.
On behalf of all Nigerians, I will like to share my joy with you, your
parents, your relatives, friends and Government of Borno State on
regaining your freedom.
The Federal Government will like to commend the Security Agencies, the
Red Cross, local authorities, local and foreign NGOs and all those who
contributed in one way or another to secure the release of our Chibok
Let me reassure Nigerians, especially relatives and friends of the
remaining girls that the Federal Government will spare no effort to see
that they and all other Nigerians who have been abducted safely regain
Finally, I am very pleased to have personally met you and let me assure
you that the Presidency will personally supervise the performance of
those entrusted with your welfare and commitments made by the Federal
Government on your health, education, security and general well-being.
No human being should go through this kind of ordeal. The security
agencies and state governments should continue to provide special
protection to educational institutions vulnerable to this kind of
outrage especially in remote areas.
This administration is resolutely determined to safeguard the security of all Nigerians at all times.
Once again, I congratulate you and your parents on your safe return.