Chibok girls, other abductions remain a priority - US Ambassador

Chibok girls, other abductions remain a priority – US Ambassador


The United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, has said the rescue of the missing girls who were adopted in Chibok, Borno State in 2014 remained a priority for th United States.

She made this known on Thursday as she spoke with State House correspondents shortly after she met behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

She said, “The issue of the Chibok girls and other abductions are of huge priority to the US 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.

“We will not rest, we will continue to deepen our partnership and be more effective with our partners on the ground.

“We are determined to support Nigeria and other neighbouring countries’ efforts to secure more rescues of adopted people and releases in the days and weeks ahead.”

Power said that in her meeting with the President, they addressed the recent video of the abducted girls released by the Boko Haram sect. She added that the discussion also bothered on the need to put mechanisms in place where parents of abducted persons could be given information and where the video could be examined.


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