Updated: March 4, 2021
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday vowed to rescue 110 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram more than two weeks ago.
Mr. Buhari paid his first visit to Dapchi, a town in the northern state of Yobe, where he met with the parents of the abducted schoolgirls.
He said the Federal Government will not rest on its oars, until their wards are safely brought back home.
The President, who was accompanied by Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State, said he had directed full scale aerial surveillance and investigation to ensure that the girls were returned safely.
“I have read the full report of what happened in Dapchi. As I received the report, I was saddened and I am praying that God will continue to console you,” he said, according to a statement received by Today News Africa.
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President Buhari said his government will ensure that the Boko Haram menace is totally brought to an end.
“Boko Haram was in control of many local councils in Borno and some parts of Yobe State before we came. Now it has resorted to using young girls for suicide missions in mosques, churches and motor parks.
“We will not spare their members. We will ensure that Boko Haram meets its waterloo. By the will of God, I have directed the police and reinforced them, and the army and air force to keep searching until the children are returned alive,” he said.