Nigerian president promises new probe after meeting parents of Chibok girls

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday promised to launch a new investigation into the April 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists, after an emotional meeting with some of the parents. “I assure you that I go to bed and wake up every day with the Chibok girls on my mind,” Buhari was quoted as saying in a statement from the presidency. Some 300 parents and sympathisers, many of them crying, had earlier marched through Abuja carrying signs with the faces of the missing girls before being taken in buses for an audience with Buhari at his official residence.

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