Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe
CNN’s Isha Sesay spoke to the senior special assistant to Nigerian president -Dr. Doyin Okupe, on President’s Goodluck Jonathan called off visit to Chibok in BornoState which was scheduled for yesterday (16th May 2014) where more than 200 school girls were abducted.
Dr. Okupe told CNN that Goodluck Jonathan was never a scheduled to visit Chibok.
However there is confirmation that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and other West African leaders are in Paris, France to attend a security summit on the threat from Boko Haram Islamists after they abducted more than 200 school girls in Nigeria in April. The summit is being hosted by French President Francois Hollande, and it is taking place today Saturday 17th May 2014.
The leaders of Nigeria's neighbours – Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad – are scheduled to attend the talks, which will also include representatives from the UK, US and EU.
Yesterday Friday 16th May 2014, President Goodluck Jonathan was due to visit the north-eastern town of Chibok, where the girls were seized, but called it off for for security reasons.He has ruled out negotiations over their possible release, reports say.
Relatives of the kidnapped girls have called for their unconditional release by Boko Haram. This came three days after Boko Haram released a video showing more than 100 of the girls and offering an exchange for prisoners.
The safe return of the 223 girls was now one of America's main priorities, with US specialist teams and drones being involved in the rescue operation, the White House said.
France is also providing Nigeria with expert assistance to help release the girls.
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