Tillerson says United States will assist Nigeria fight Boko Haram

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Our correspondent who was in Chibok at the weekend, gathered that the visit was essentially to sympathise with parents of the recently abducted schoolgirls from Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi.

Receiving the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in audience at the State House, Abuja, President Buhari said Nigeria was working in concert with global organisations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

Parents of the remaining GGSS Chibok missing schoolgirls from Chibok LGA of Borno state are set to begin their journey tomorrow morning to Dapchi town to sympathize with the parents of the 110 missing GGSTC Dapchi schoolgirls abducted by boko Haram insurgents last month.

U.S. Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, has been removed after completing his first African tour.

While some of the Chibok girls have been freed by the Nigerian government under the Buhari led administration after what security sources say were ransom payments, around 100 are still being held. "We will also support opportunities to expand the economy, commercial investments, and peaceful polls in 2019". But we have been supporting, equipping, training and when we can provide information.

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"The collaboration between the joint task force which Nigeria is a part and Chad is a part, to respond to this threat of terrorism which Boko Haram is one of the organizations, there are other threats that the leadership of this country has to deal with".

Buhari and the US Secretary of State also discussed counter-terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria's North-East and in the Lake Chad Basin. We hope that something can be worked out and they can secure the release of these girls quickly, " he said.

S. top diplomat said Nigeria was a very important country to the U.S.

In his contribution, Nigeria's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said Nigeria had succeeded in degrading Boko Haram, contrary to reports in the social media.