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Buhari, Swiss President discuss strategies to rescue Chibok girls

By Olawale Abdul-Fatah

President Muhammadu Buhari and his Swiss counterpart, Alain Berset, had lengthy chat, sharing strategies to aid release of remaining Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.

During his meeting with the Swiss President, the Nigerian leader commended the Swiss Confederation for its efforts and important role as intermediaries to secure the release of some Chibok girls.

Buhari assured his counterpart that the issue of the remaining kidnapped girls and other abducted persons will remain a ”key priority” for the Nigerian government.

Both leaders discussed joint strategies to ensure the safe return of the girls, building on the past successes of securing the release of some of the Chibok girls and other abducted persons in the North Eastern part of Nigeria.

They met on the sideline yesterday at the ongoing United Nation (UN) Climate Change Conference, COP24 in Katowice, Poland, where Buhari had earlier delivered his national address at the 12-day meeting.

The President also welcomed the Swiss President’s commitment to continue providing humanitarian assistance to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria and to ensure the safe release of the abducted school girls.

”We will continue to make the safe release of the remaining Chibok girls a priority and will welcome any kind of support from any quarters to make this happen, ” the President added.

It would be recalled that the girls were abducted four years ago from their school in Chibok, Borno State

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