The Guardian said US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday slammed last month's mass abduction of schoolgirls in northern Nigeria and promised Washington's "full support" in the country's fight against Boko Haram jihadists.
"Our chairman has already communicated to the Chairman of the abducted Dapchi girls' parents and chairman of the Bursari Local Government Council, notifying them of our sympathy visit to Dapchi town on 13th March", Mrs. Galang said.
Abuja - President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday assured that Nigeria was working in concert with global organisations and negotiators to ensure that both Dapchi girls and remaining Chibok girls were released unharmed by their captors.More news: PM Narendra Modi says India aims to eradicate Tuberculosis by 2025
He rather indicated that Nigeria was working with global organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were brought back unharmed.
This was disclosed by the United States Secretary of Trade Rex Tillerson after meeting with Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa. "It is better to get our daughters back alive", the president reportedly said.
The emailed statement also said Buhari thanked the USA for assistance rendered in the fight against Boko Haram, noting that Nigerian forces are good but need assistance with training and equipment.More news: Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana shoots for her first magazine cover
Tension is high in Nigeria ahead of its 2019 general elections, particularly in terms of security.
"We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019", he added.
On specific ways the American government would assist Nigeria combat terrorism, Tillerson said, "First, we respect the responsibilities of the government of Nigeria and the territorial integrity of Nigeria". We hope that something can be developed to release these girls quickly.More news: Spitting Carragher on the ropes
He commended Nigeria for the leadership role it has played in the Multinational Joint Task Force as the Lake Chad Basin Countries fight to lessen the influence and terrorist acts of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa, in their domains.