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Minister for Africa restates UK’s concern for Chibok girls

Mr Duddridge uses one year anniversary of abduction to reinforce concern for the victims of Boko Haram, and restate UK support to Nigeria.

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Speaking on the one year anniversary of the abduction of the Chibok girls, Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:

We must not forget the brutal abduction of 270 schoolgirls from Chibok one year ago today. My thoughts are with the victims of this terrible crime, their families and the thousands of other men, women and children abducted by Boko Haram in North East Nigeria. There can be no justification for these abductions.

The UK is supporting Nigeria and its neighbours in efforts to end the conflict and find those abducted. And we will work closely with Nigeria’s new government to restore security and prosperity to areas blighted by conflict.

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Published 14 April 2015