President Muhammadu Buhari has said he is happy with the release of 21 out of the over 200 girls abducted in their school in Chibok, Borno State.
Speaking to journalists at the Presidential Wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja shortly before he left for Germany on a three-day official visit, Buhari assured that his administration would continue to protect Nigerians wherever they are.
According to him, he had been briefed about the release of the girls and he was pleased about the development.
Buhari said, “Well, I am very pleased about it the girls’ release.
“I expect you to get through to the Minister of Information and Culture.
“I believe he will be duly briefed by the Vice-President so that he will give you the details. I have just been briefed about it.
“To Nigerians all over, it is our responsibility and we will continue to secure them wherever they are.”
The Senior Special Assistant to the Vice-President, Laolu Akande, later released a statement indicating that the government was assembling medical experts that would attend to the released girls.
“The Federal Government is now gathering medical and other support and care in Abuja for the just released 21 Chibok girls,” he said.