Press release: Gordon Brown in talks with President-Elect Buhari of Nigeria about missing girls

Gordon Brown has welcomed the release of 200 girls from captivity by Boko Haram and called for the immediate release of all abducted girls.
 
“It is time to end the nightmare,” said the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, who will have talks with President-Elect Muhammadu Buhari tomorrow.
 
“For a year families have not known whether their daughters are dead or alive, married off, sold off or violated as a result of their captivity.
 
“Now that some girls have been released we want all girls released. And we want them home with their families in days – not months or years.
 
“I will talk to President-Elect Buhari tomorrow about how the international community can provide air and military help to free the girls.
 
“And I will also offer help for safe schools which allow girls to participate in education, free of fear.
 
“We need more secure,​ better-​prepared ​safe ​schools​ to make girls and parents know everything is being done to protect them.
 
“Today 10 million children don’t go to school in Nigeria.
 
“By creating safe schools and communities ​where girls are free of fear we can get every child into school and learning.”
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