Nigerian presidency says to negotiate for release of 110 abducted Dapchi girls

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The Musab Al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram is suspected of being behind the abduction.

"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.

Tillerson was in Abuja, Nigeria's capital yesterday, where he pledged the support of the USA in securing the quick release of the Dapchi and remaining Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists.

The two men discussed the use of negotiations to bring back the abducted schoolgirls, the statement said, adding that Nigeria was working together with worldwide organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls are released unharmed by their captors.

"We are trying to be careful".

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The President stated this when he received the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in audience at State House, Abuja, on Monday. "It is better to get our daughters back alive", the President said.

Tillerson, who was greeted by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, is on the final part of his first tour of Africa since becoming secretary of state.

Buhari thanked the U.S. for the assistance rendered in the fight against insurgency, noting that "Nigerian forces are good but need assistance in the areas of training and equipment". But that did not deter the group from striking again last month, attacking a boarding school in northern Nigeria and kidnapping over 100 of the schoolgirls.

The President recalled that the then U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, had visited before the 2015 polls, "and he told the party in government then, and those of us in opposition, to behave ourselves, and we did". They reviewed plans for presidential elections in 2019, and considered opportunities to promote Nigeria's economic recovery, enhance trade, and increase investment. We hope that something can be developed to release these girls quickly.

The statement said Tillerson, for his part, commended Buhari on his determined anti-bribery and corruption campaign, with the Nigerian leader saying that money recovered was being invested in developing infrastructure.

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