No promises over Nigerian girls

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Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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Nigerian president-elect Muhammadu Buhari has said he cannot promise to find 219 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists a year ago.

He said their whereabouts are unknown, adding: “We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued.”

Activists are marking the anniversary of the mass abduction from a school in Chibok, a town in north-east Nigeria, with a change in their slogan from “Bring Back Our Girls – Now and Alive” to “Never to be Forgotten”.

Pakistani activist Yousafzai Malala, meanwhile, has promised the girls scholarships and says they must never lose hope.

The 17-year-old Nobel Prize laureate criticised president Goodluck Jonathan and the international community, saying they have not done enough to rescue the girls.

Boko Haram has kidnapped hundreds more since then.

Published: Tuesday 14th April 2015 by The News Editor

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