Nigeria’s Vice President-Elect: We’re Committed to Finding Missing Girls


At least 150 more girls and women have been rescued from Boko Haram.

The news comes days after the Nigerian military rescued hundreds of other women from the terrorist group on Tuesday.

The government says none of the girls who were abducted from a school in Chibok were among those rescued earlier in the week. It remains unclear if they were among those rescued in the most recent operation.

Boko Haram kidnapped 276 girls, mostly Christian, in April 2014. Fifty-seven escaped, but 219 are still being held.

In an exclusive interview with CBN’s “TPi” program, Nigeria’s new vice president-elect says his government will do everything possible to rescue the Chibok girls.

“We are committed to ensuring that we find those girls wherever they may be. There’s no question at all that this is something that has really been heavy on the hearts of most Nigerians,” Nigeria Vice President-elect Yemi Osinbajo said.

Osinbajo is a well-known evangelical pastor. He, along with the country’s new president-elect who is Muslim, will officially take control of Africa’s most populous nation later this month.

Osinbajo talked more with CBN about the missing Chibok girls and his government’s plans to combat Boko Haram. Click play to watch the interview.