President Muhammadu Buhari has met with the American president, Donald Trump at the White House in Washington DC.
In his welcome speech, Trump expressed appreciation for the visit, and asked Buhari about what he had done with the issue of the kidnapped Nigerian girls.
President Trump said, “We have met before, we have a great relationship. I look forward to our discussion today again especially as it relates to terrorism. Terrorism here, terrorism all over the world is a hotbed and we are going to be stopping them.
“Also we have had very serious problems with Christians who are being murdered in Nigeria, we are going to be working on that problem very, very hard because we cannot allow that to happen.”
Responding Buhari said that Nigeria has not given up about their rescue, detailing the efforts of his administration to have them brought back.
President Buhari replied, “Chibok girls kidnap was before we came. We rescue some of them. The Dapchi girls were 106, we rescued 100 back, four died, one is still in captivity. We are very grateful to the United Nations For helping out. We have not given up on the Dapchi girl.”
He said, “We appreciate the commitment of the United States to get rid of terrorism, we are very grateful for it. I don’t think we should underrate terrorists from Libya. With the death of Gaddafi, people were being recruited from the Sahel… because this is the only training they have.
“We are doing our best to make ensure we stop the cross border movement and so on. It will take time. We are happy with the United States trying to see the end of ISIS.
You know the Boko Haram in Nigeria had one time made a statement that they belong to ISIS. Now that ISIS has been virtually ruined we are happy with that. We are stabilizing the situation in Nigeria.”