Nigeria’s Buhari Agrees to Meet #BringBackOurGirls Team

ICC Note: Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to meet with representatives from the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. The group is a body made up of concerned citizens and parents of the more than 200 girls from Chibok, Nigeria abducted in April 2014 by Boko Haram that continues to pressure Nigeria to do more to rescue the girls. More than 600 days have passed since the kidnapping and the Nigerian executive branch has displayed differing levels of interest in meeting with the advocacy group at different times. The majority of the missing girls are Christians.

By Evelyn Okakwu

1/14/16 Abuja, Nigeria (Premium Times) - President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed to meet with members of the Bring Back Our Girls group, after a government team failed to convince the group to suspend its request of speaking directly with the president Thursday.

Mr. Buhari will meet with the group at the banquet hall of the presidential villa, the National Security Adviser, Mohammed Monguno, said.

There had been a stand-off at the presidential villa, Abuja, as members of the BBOG group campaigning for the release of school girls abducted by Boko Haram from Chibok in 2014, insisted they be allowed to meet Mr. Buhari.

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