Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has said that Federal Government cannot place any time when the 219 Chibok schoolgirls would return and be reunited with their families.
Speaking in Abuja at a one-day roundtable on vulnerable people in Nigeria and in other conflicts in the country in honour of the Chibok girls and other victims of internal conflicts in the country, Osinbajo cautioned that on no account should it be assumed that government was not doing enough to bring back the girls to their families.
Osinbajo revealed that at every security council meeting that he has attended, President Muhammadu Buhari, who incidentally is a father of girls mostly, had always sought to know the fastest way to rescue the girls but because the issue was very complicated, government could not say exactly when it would be achieved.
He said the safety and security of the girls is paramount in the efforts to rescue them.
“At every security council meeting that I have attended, the President has always been concerned about Chibok girls. He thinks of how this can be done quickly. But it’s a very delicate issue and we cannot say we can deal with it next week. Every rescue attempt must take the safety of the girls into consideration. From the security reported we get, we will be able to bring back the girls but we must exercise some caution and patience and not sound as if it can be done but it’s not being done.”