We’ll support Buhari to fight insecurity – UK, EU

The United Kingdom and European Union on Tuesday said they would work closely with the
incoming administration of Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), to restore peace and security to areas “blighted by conflict.”
The UK Minister for Africa, Mr. James Duddridge, according to a statement in Abuja by the Press Secretary in the British High Commission, Mr. Edward Dunn, in commemoration of the one year anniversary of Chibok Girls, said “there can be no justification for these abductions.”
He added, “We must not forget the brutal abduction of 270 schoolgirls from Chibok one year ago today (Tuesday). My thoughts are with the victims of this terrible crime, their families and the thousands of other men, women and children abducted by Boko Haram in North East Nigeria.  There can be no justification for these abductions.
“The UK is supporting Nigeria and its neighbours in efforts to end the conflict and find those abducted.  And we will work closely with Nigeria’s new government to restore security and prosperity to areas blighted by conflict.”
A statement by the spokesperson for EU, Catherine Ray, in commemoration of the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls a year ago, expressed solidarity with the plight of the families and the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign team.
The EU said, “A year has passed since 287 school girls from Chibok, in North-Eastern Nigeria, were abducted by Boko Haram. Though some girls escaped, others have since been taken and more than 300 girls are still missing.
“We express our solidarity with the plight of the families and with the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign. All efforts must continue to be made to rescue and reunite the girls with their families, and bring the perpetrators of this terrible act to account.
“The EU remains ready to assist the government of Nigeria, including the newly elected President and local authorities, as well as others in the region in their fight against Boko Haram and all forms of terrorism and criminality.”
Meanwhile, young girls, between the ages of 10 and 18, who were picked as the #ChibokGirlsAmbassadors on Tuesday in Abuja, stormed the Federal Ministry of Education  in remembrance of the one year abduction of over 200 female students of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram terror sect.
They were however denied access by security operatives.
The girls, who spoke in tears, expressed outrage over the fact that for a year, the abducted girls had not been found, adding that they saw themselves in the girls, whose dream were “crushed overnight by insurgency.”
Spokesperson for the #ChibokGirlsAmbassadors, Maryam Ahmed, expressed sadness that “many students in Northern part of Nigeria are afraid of going to school for fear of being abducted” like their peers.
She demanded that the government should “give clear details on what is being done to bring back the girls alive.”

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