“All Nigerians recall, sadly, the night of 14th April 2014, 276 young female Nigerian students were abducted from the Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram.
Fortunately, 57 of the kidnapped school girls were able to escape, leaving 219 in captivity. One of the abducted girls, Amina Ali, was found in May 2016. And today we are here celebrating the freedom and return of another 21 girls that regained freedom on Thursday 13th October. We are equally as hopeful as we are praying, that the remaining girls will be freed and returned to us without further delay. …
Aside from rescuing them, we are assuming the responsibility for their personal, educational and professional goals and ambitions in life. Obviously, it is not late for the girls to go back to school and continue the pursuit of their studies.
These dear daughters of ours have seen the worst that the world has to offer. It is now time for them to experience the best that the world can do for them. The Government and all Nigerians must encourage them to achieve their desired ambitions”
- President Buhari offers a narrative of the Chibok girls’ saga at his formal take-over of the 21 of them recently released from captivity October 19th, 2016 in Abuja.