Photos: President Buhari Meets With Parents Of Missing Chibok Girls, Orders Fresh Probe Into Abduction

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 1A&B. R-L; NSA BRIG GEN BABAGANA MONGUNO, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, MINISTER OF DEFENCE, BRIG GEN MANSUR MOHAMMED DAN-ALI AND MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS DURING AN AUDIENCE WITH PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

 

President Buhari, yesterday, received parents of the missing Chibok girls and members of the Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The President, accompanied by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammed Dan Ali, Minister of Women Affairs, Hajiya Aisha Alhassan, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Gabriel Olonisakin, Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen Tukur Buratai and the National Security Adviser, Maj.-Gen Babagana Monguno (rtd), in his remarks said;

“I assure you that I go to bed and wake up every day with the Chibok girls on my mind.The unfortunate incident happened before this government came into being.

What have we done since we assumed office? We re-organized the military, removed all the service chiefs and ordered the succeeding service chiefs to deal decisively with the Boko Haram insurgency.

In spite of the terrible economic condition we found ourselves in, we tried to get some resources to give to the military to reorganize and equip, retrain, deploy more troops and move more forcefully against Boko Haram.

And you all know the progress we have made. When we came in Boko Haram was in Adamawa, Yobe and Borno. Boko Haram has now been reduced to areas around Lake Chad.

Securing the Chibok girls is my responsibility. The service chiefs and heads of our security agencies will tell you that in spite of the dire financial straits that we found the country in, I continue to do my best to support their efforts in that regard.

This is a Nigeria where we were exporting average of two million barrels per day at over 140 dollars per barrel. Now it is down to about 27 to 30 dollars.

You have been reading in the press how they took public funds, our funds, your funds and shared it, instead of buying weapons. That was the kind of leadership I succeeded. That was the kind of economy I inherited.

God knows I have done my best and I will continue to do my best.”

Chief of Defence staff, while addressing the parents stated that in the last three months the military has liberated more than 3000 people kidnapped by Boko Haram in the North eastern part of the country.

He said the military had the ability to rescue the Chibok girls, but added that “intelligence is delicate and we don’t want to do ​anything to jeopardize the lives of the girls”.

See photos from the meeting below!

 

Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group-OnoBello (1) Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group-OnoBello (3)

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 000A&B. R-L; FORMER MINISTER AND PROMOTER OF BRINGBACKOURGIRLS, MRS OBY EZEKWESILI AND OTHERS MEMBERS DURING AN AUDIENCE WITH PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 1A&B. R-L; NSA BRIG GEN BABAGANA MONGUNO, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI, MINISTER OF DEFENCE, BRIG GEN MANSUR MOHAMMED DAN-ALI AND MINISTER OF WOMEN AFFAIRS DURING AN AUDIENCE WITH PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group-OnoBello (6) Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group-OnoBello (7) Bring BackOrGirls (BBOG) group-OnoBello (8)

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 6. CROSS SECTION OF PROMOTERS OF BRINGBACKOURGIRLS DURING AN AUDIENCE WITH PRESIDENT BUHARI AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 7B. CROSS SECTION OF MOTHERS OF CHIBOKS GIRLS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 8. CROSS SECTION OF FATHERS OF CHIBOKS GIRLS/BRINGBACKOURGIRLS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP 8. CROSS SECTION OF FATHERS OF CHIBOKS GIRLS/BRINGBACKOURGIRLS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP. CROSS SECTION OF MOTHERS OF CHIBOKS GIRLS/BRINGBACKOURGIRLS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016.

PRESIDENT BUHARI RECEIVES CHIBOK GIRLS PARENTS AND BRIGBACKOURGIRLS GROUP. CROSS SECTION OF MOTHERS OF CHIBOKS GIRLS/BRINGBACKOURGIRLS AT THE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA IN ABUJA. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. JAN 13 2016

 

Source: Premuim Times 

Photo Credit: Sunday Aghaeze 

 

 

 


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