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Jonathan, Mark Meet Chibok girls’ Parents Behind Closed-doors

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President Goodluck Jonathan is currently meeting with parents of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State on April 14 behind closed-doors.

Those who are attending the meeting holding inside the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja include a delegation of 177 including 51 escaped girls, parents of escaped girls, parents of girls still in captivity as well as opinion and community leaders from Chibok.

Jonathan is attending the meeting alongside the President of the Senate, David Mark; Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State; Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State; members of the Federal Executive Council as well as service chiefs among others.

Journalists were asked to leave the venue at about 11.20am when the meeting started.

The meeting which came exactly 99 days after the abduction is still ongoing.

The girls were kidnapped from a secondary school in Chibok in the northeast on April 14 and carted away in a convoy of trucks. Of the 276 girls seized in the nightime raid, 219 are still missing.

Jonathan’s handling of the hostage crisis has been fiercely criticised, including his failure to visit Chibok to console parents whose daughters are among the hostages.

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