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Secondus explains how Atiku will get Chibok girls back from Boko Haram if elected President

He said an Atiku administration would be more engaging and address issues more effectively.

The national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus, believes the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is capable of securing the release of the remaining Chibok girls abducted by terrorist group, Boko Haram.

Terrorists invaded the premises of Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok, Borno State, and kidnapped 276 female students from the school hostel in April 2014.

Even though the girls were abducted during the administration of then-president, Goodluck JonathanPresident Muhammadu Buhari secured the release of 103 of them after he was inaugurated in 2015. Some of the other girls also escaped from the terrorist group and were found by military troops, but 112 remain unaccounted for.

According to a report published by the Wall Street Journal in December 2017, President Buhari approved the payment of €3 million to Boko Haram to facilitate the release of the girls. Five Boko Haram commanders were also released by the Nigerian Army as part of the deal.

While speaking during an interview on Arise News on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, Secondus said Buhari’s government has not been doing enough to engage the terrorist group despite the return of over 100 girls.

He said an Atiku administration would be more engaging and address issues more intentionally and effectively than the current administration.

He said, “Before they (APC) came on board, they said immediately they come in they would release the girls and all that. Yes, some girls have been released but not much has been had.

“We’ll engage those who are involved with the Chibok girls; not only deploying the people but technology as to locate them and how to get them out.

“I believe that this government is not doing enough in either deploying technology or otherwise engagement.

“We’ve learned from our experience and we’re going to do more and the president is going to do something totally different. This is one president that you can see and you can feel and he’s able to move around and engage people.

“This is most important because the president of a country must take responsibility, must be seen and address issues.”

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