Nigeria President-Elect: Can't Promise to Find Chibok Girls

April 14, 2015 9:51 AM

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President-elect Muhammadu Buhari says he cannot promise to find the 219 Chibok schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists one year ago from a school in northeastern Nigeria. But he promised his administration will do everything in its power to do so.

"We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them," Buhari said in a statement Tuesday marking the anniversary of the April 14-15 mass abduction that brought international outrage.

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