Peace and Freedom

On the first anniversary of the kidnapping of the schoolgirls, the president-elect admits their whereabouts still remain unknown

 Nigeria's president-elect Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari. Photo: Rex Features
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Nigeria‘s president-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday cautioned the he could not make promises on thereturn of 219 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haramexactly a year ago.

“We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them,” he said in a statement.

“But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the children that my government will do everything in its power to bring them home.”

A still from a video released by Boko Haram in April claiming to show the missing Nigerian schoolgirls

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