President Goodluck Jonathan has reassured the international community that Nigeria will not relent on its efforts to rescue the abducted Chibok girls alive. He also said the country was working hard on ending terrorism.
“Let me underline today, that we shall not waver until we end this mindless war on the innocent, and bring all the perpetrators to justice. We will triumph over terrorism,” said Jonathan in his speech at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
“In Nigeria, the threat of terrorism in a few states in the North-Eastern part of our country has proven to be a challenge to national stability.
“We will spare no effort in addressing the menace. We are, therefore, confronting it with every resource at our disposal with due regard for the fundamental human rights and the rule of law,” he said.
Jonathan expressed appreciation to countries that have supported Nigeria;s fight against terror unleashed on the country by Islamist sect Boko Haram, especially since the Chibok girls were abducted from their school in Borno State on April 14.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the countries and organizations that expressed solidarity with us, and have continued to support our determined efforts to free our daughters.
“Although it has been over three months since they were abducted, we have never relented in our efforts to set them safely free. Together with our partners, we are working assiduously to free our daughters and reunite them with their families,” the president said.