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At Last, President Jonathan Meets With Parents Of Chibok Girls
Three months after their daughters were abducted from the Government Secondary School, in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, President Goodluck Jonathan is finally meeting with parents of over 200 girls, many of who are still missing.
This is in keeping his promise to Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl-child education campaigner, who survived three gun shots fired at her by an unknown gunman in October 2012 and has since then become a world celebrity.
Yousafzai visited Nigeria about two weeks ago to drum up support for the abducted Chibok girls and their families and managed to convince the President to meet with them after several criticisms for his refusal to do so months after their abduction.
The meeting, however, is being held under very strict security as not even the State House correspondents are allowed to cover the meeting.
Among those present at the meeting with the President are the fifty-one kidnapped Chibok girls who escaped from their abductors den, parents of those still held hostage, the governors of Borno and Bauchi states, the Senate President, ministers of Education, Finance, Information and other key officials in the Goodluck Jonathan administration, including security personnel.