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Jonathan Meets Parents Of Abducted Chibok girls’ Today

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President Goodluck Jonathan will on today (Tuesday) meet the parents of the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14.

Those expected at the meeting scheduled for the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja are some of the girls who escaped from their abductors.

Jonathan had last Monday promised a Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, that he was ready to meet the parents and the girls when the 17-year-old girl met with him during her three-day visit to the country.

Jonathan will be having direct contact with the people today for the first time since the abduction of the girls.

Based on that promise, a meeting was scheduled for last Tuesday but the girls and the parents shunned that meeting.

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276, female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram, an Islamic Jihadist and terrorist organization based in northeast Nigeria.

As of 22 July, more than 200 students are still missing. Boko Haram has said that it wants to sell the girls but then offered to swap them in exchange for detained terrorists.

The Nigerian government has been heavily criticised for failing to protect the population and end Boko Haram terrorist actions.

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