The attack on the town of Dapchi in Yobe state on February 19 was the biggest mass abduction since Boko Haram took more than 270 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok in 2014.
Speaking today, the President said while the Federal Government under his watch swung into action immediately after the abduction, the last administration "looked the other way" when the about 276 girls were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, by Boko Haram in 2014.
"We are not just going to court to demand for the rescue of the girls; we are also going to demand for sanction because once you do not punish impunity, you are going to have criminality happen all over the place" he said.
"For us the parents of the missing girls, Our message to him is very clear; he should ensure that our daughters return safe and on time to us", one of the parents said.
Buhari told Tillerson that negotiations were underway, in concert with worldwide organisations to secure the release of hundreds of school girls captured by Boko Haram terrorists.
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The President vowed to deal with whosoever found culpable in the situation that led to the abduction of the school girls.
"How terribly embarrassing it is that within four years since the abduction of 276 Chibok girls in April 2014 our country is again in the news for tragic reasons", the group said in a statement.
REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde Released 82 Chibok school girls reunite with their families in Abuja, Nigeria May 20, 2017. The 75-year-old added that the country is working with global organizations and negotiators according to CNN.
The President gave the pledge in Damaturu in a meeting with stakeholders while on a day visit to Yobe. We'll use our military might to crush them and provide a lasting peace in the country.
On Feb 19, 110 schoolgirls were captured by Boko Haram in Dapchi in northern Yobe State. Buhari has not said if he will seek a second term.