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Jonathan Visits Chibok On Friday

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan will on Friday visit Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria where about 234 schoolgirls were abducted a month ago by Islamist terrorists, Boko Haram.

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan

A top government official said the president would be at Chibok on Friday barring any last minute change.

May 14 made it one month since Boko Haram invaded the Chibok Girls Secondary School and abducted over 200 girls and burnt down the school.

Aso Rock source said the president would later travel to a regional security summit in Paris where Boko Haram’s issues would be discussed after visiting Chibok.

Jonathan had asked France last week to arrange a Paris Security Summit with neighbours Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and officials from the U.S., Britain and the European Union to discuss a coordinated response to tackling Boko Haram menace.

The kidnap of the girls had attracted international criticism and protests, with the popular slogan: “Bring back our girls.”

International pressures have been mounting on the president to act immediately to rescue the girls with the US, Britain and other world power providing support for Nigeria to end terrorism.

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