US Ambassador, James Entwistle met with the #BringBackOurGirls â€ªgroup led by former Minister of Education, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili, in Abuja yesterday , April 14, 2016.
The Ambassador reaffirmed U.S. advisory support and assistance to the Nigerian government in locating and bringing home the#ChibokÂ â€ªand all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram.
Below is a U.S. Department of State statement on the second anniversary of the Chibok girlsâ€™ kidnapping:
â€œSupporting the Safe Return of Those Kidnapped and Abused by Boko Haram,â€
â€œAs we approach the second anniversary of the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls from their school in Chibok, the United States again calls for the immediate release, without preconditions, of all hostages held by Boko Haram.Â The kidnapping of these young women, along with the kidnappings of countless others by Boko Haram, epitomizes this terrorist groupâ€™s depravity.
The United States continues to assist the Nigerian governmentâ€™s efforts to locate and bring home all those who have been kidnapped by Boko Haram with intelligence and advisory support.Â The United States is also delivering over $240 million in development and humanitarian assistance across the Lake Chad Basin region to provide conflict-affected populations and refugees with transitional assistance, psycho-social services, health programs, and emergency education for children displaced by violenceâ€