Over 1000 children abducted by Boko Haram since 2013

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This starts by doing more to secure the release of the hundreds still being held, including the remaining Chibok girls and Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi girl still in captivity.

"The dozens of Boko Haram fighters faced no opposition during the abduction, as they struggled to convey their captives to the forest of Alagarno, the insurgent's first war capital, which they named Timbuktu". It is exactly four years since they were taken.

"What happened in Chibok should have served as a wake-up call to the Nigerian government".

The former military ruler has repeatedly claimed Boko Haram was virtually defeated but while there have been clear army gains, security threats remain.

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On Monday, January 15, 2018, Boko Haram released a video showing some of the abducted school girls declaring that they don't want to return home.

A Nigerian journalist, Ahmad Salkida, who always gives accurate information on activities of the Boko Haram terrorist group, has claimed that 98 of the about 113 Chibok girls still in Boko Haram captivity are dead with only 15 still alive. In February, one faction kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi, previously untouched by the war.

The Nigerian jihadist group's uprising was fueled largely through the group's systematic campaign of abducting children and forcing thousands of girls and boys into their ranks, according to a report issued in April 2017 by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). He had asked them not to lose hope, promising that his administration will ensure the girls are set free and brought back to them.

"The secrecy around the condition of the Chibok Girls and most recent Dapchi Girls debacle by those involved is the reason people like me are out of the picture".

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Buhari said there had been "unexpected setbacks" in talks because of infighting within Boko Haram.

"The four-year anniversary of the Chibok abduction reminds us that children in northeastern Nigeria continue to come under attack at a shocking scale", the statement quoted UNICEF representative in Nigeria Mohamed Malick Fall as saying.

Boko Haram has used kidnapping as a weapon of war during the conflict, seizing women and girls to act as sex slaves or suicide bombers, and men and boys to fight.

At least 2,295 teachers have been killed and at least 1,400 schools have been destroyed in northeastern Nigeria over the last nine years, UNICEF said.

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The government needed to deliver "meaningful action on behalf of all these victims of Boko Haram's crimes" and "far more support must also be provided for past victims", she added.

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