A presidential fact-finding committee said last month that 276 female students of Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were abducted while 57 of them had escaped from captivity and had been re-united with their families. [eap_ad_1] However, the committee said 219 were yet to be accounted for.
Jonathan was accused of slow reaction to the saga ─ with many critics saying the president did not even believe the girls were abducted in the first place.
However, he defended his action in an article published in Washington Post last month, apparently in response to internationalised criticism of his handling of the incident.
On Monday, while playing host to Pakistan girl-child education campaigner, Malala Yousafzai, Jonathan promised to meet the parents “in the next 24 hours” and said the girls in captivity would soon return home.
Yousafzai, who clocked 17, became famous three years ago when she was shot by the Taliban for going to school.