President Muhammadu Buhari has explained why the Federal Government chose negotiation rather than the military option to secure the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls and the remaining Chibok girls in the custody of Boko Haram terrorists.
In a meeting with visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Muhammadu Buhari said his administration is "working in concert with worldwide organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls are released unharmed by their captors", according to a statement released by his office after a closed-door meeting.
President Buhari added that the government was working in concert with worldwide organisations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors. "It is better to get our daughters back alive", he said in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
"We are trying to be careful".
He thanked America for assistance rendered in the fight against insurgency, noting that "Nigerian forces are good, but need assistance in the areas of training and equipment".
"Our chairman has already communicated to the Chairman of the abducted Dapchi girls' parents and chairman of the Bursari Local Government Council, notifying them of our sympathy visit to Dapchi town on 13th March", Mrs. Galang said.
In his remarks, the visiting U.
According to him, the USA government will also offer special training for security personnel to enable them engage in special operations towards the rescue of the girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists.
He expressed the hope that both the Chibok and Dapchi schoolgirls would return home safely.
Mr Tillerson said Nigeria was a very important country to the U.S, stressing: "You have our support in your challenges. We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019".
Tillerson was in Nigeria for the last stop in a week-long tour of African countries, his first trip to the continent as secretary of state, during which he has emphasised security partnerships.