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Published On: Tue, May 13th, 2014

Presidents Jonathan, N’guesso call for unconditional release of Chibok girls

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Denis Sassou N’guesso of the Republic of CongoBy Tobias Lengnan Dapam

President Goodluck Jonathan and Denis Sassou N’guesso of the Republic of Congo, yesterday, condemned the mass abduction of college girls from Chibok and demanded the unconditional liberation of the girls and all others being held against their will by Boko Haram.

They also called on African leaders, the African Union (AU) and its Peace and Security Council to intensify efforts aimed at the eradication of Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the continent.

A statement issued yesterday, by the Special Adviser to the President

Media & Publicity, Reuben Abati, indicated that the two Presidents’ made the call in a communiqué issued at the end of President Jonathan’s visit to Oyo for consultations on regional security ahead of tomorrow’s meeting of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council in the Congolese town.

Expressing their full appreciation of the international community’s support for Nigeria’s efforts to locate and rescue the abducted girls, President Jonathan and his Congolese counterpart urged the global community to remain united and steadfast in its rejection of all forms of terrorism.

They also welcomed the ceasefire agreement in South Sudan and urged both parties to the conflict to respect the commitments they made in Addis Ababa on May 9, 2014.

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