Nigeria to negotiate for Dapchi schoolgirls' release

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Buhari is touring areas hit by security problems and this week will visit the state where the schoolgirls were abducted, the statement said. The EU confirms its full support to the Nigerian government and people in their fight against violence in all its forms.

"Which serious leader cancels the most important meeting in his nation at a time when Kaduna is facing ethnic and religious killings, Zamfara is facing mass killings by bandits, Benue, Plateau, Adamawa and Taraba are facing an onslaught from Fulani herdsmen and 110 girls were kidnapped in Dapchi?"

"Government should deploy resources at its disposal to take this advantage and ensure safe return of the girls" he said.

The president is on his way to Yobe State, his first visit there since over 100 girls were abducted from their school in Dapchi.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration's response to the February 19 abduction of 110 students of Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State was better than the response of the last administration to a similar abduction in Chibok, Borno State. "It is my hope that any agency, person or group found to have been negligent or culpable in the abduction of the girls will be punished in accordance with the law".

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Earlier speaking, Governor Ibrahim Gaidam said that when the incident occurred he was in Abuja for an official engagement where he rushed back to Yobe and drove to Dapchi, met the Parents and talked to them.

"So, that duty has been breached in the case of Chibok and Dapchi girls and why it is worse in this case is that having regard to the facts and circumstances of the developments in that part of the country, it is intolerable and unacceptable that the same manner of abduction took place".

"They are out there sweating it out in the sun, making a living".

Means to advance peace and security, promote good governance, and spur mutually beneficial trade and investment were also brought up at the meeting. I call on law abiding citizens to shun activities and statements that may cause a breakdown of law and order.

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