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Rescuing Chibok girls still a 'priority' for the US

Rescuing Chibok girls still a 'priority' for the US


The United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN), Samantha Power, on Thursday said rescuing the abducted Chibok girls was still a priority of the U.S. government.

According to her, the U.S. had in recent months provided additional information sharing platforms and additional surveillance to aid the fight against Boko Haram.

“We were asked questions about what we can do about the abduction of the Chibok girls. That is something we can look forward to discuss with the Nigerian government. We share all kind of information we have on timely basis. But these are all ways of bringing back those abducted,” she said.

The U.S. has pledged $40 million in humanitarian assistance to countries bordering Lake Chad, which are fighting Islamist militant group, Boko Haram.

The donation is to help about seven million people affected by the insurgent group that has killed around 15,000 people.