US demands ‘immediate release’ of Chibok girls

In remembrance of the two years anniversary since 297 school girls were kidnapped from their school in Chibok, Borno state, the United States government has once again reiterated its call for the release of the kidnapped girls.

This was contained in a statement signed by Deputy Spokesperson of the U.S. Department of State Office, Mark Toner.

The US government says it would continue working with the Nigerian government to ensure the rescue of the girls from Boko Haram insurgents.

“As we approach the second anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school in Chibok, the United States again calls for the immediate release, without preconditions, of all hostages held by Boko Haram. The kidnapping of these young women, along with the kidnappings of countless others by Boko Haram, epitomizes this terrorist group’s depravity.”

“The United States continues to assist the Nigerian government’s efforts to locate and bring home all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram with intelligence and advisory support.”

“The United States is also delivering over $240 million in development and humanitarian assistance across the Lake Chad Basin region to provide conflict-affected populations and refugees with transitional assistance, psycho-social services, health programs, and emergency education for children displaced by violence”, the statement added.

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