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Tillerson to spend few hours in Nigeria

Tillerson to spend few hours in Nigeria

President Buhari said Nigeria prefers to have the schoolgirls back alive, and that is why it has chosen negotiation, rather than military option.

Rex Tillerson, in an audience at State House, Abuja, Monday, President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with global organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

Receiving the American Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in an audience at State House, Abuja, Monday, President Buhari added that Nigeria was working in concert with global organizations and negotiators, to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

Adesina quoted the President as saying that Nigeria was working in concert with global organisations and negotiators to ensure that the girls were released unharmed by their captors.

He said the United States government is cautioning countries to look carefully at the implications of the deals. "It is better to get our daughters back alive", he was quoted as saying.

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The meeting started some few minutes after 4 p.m. after President Buhari returned from an official visit to Benue State.

Tillerson said Chad had taken important steps to strengthen control over its security and passports."These steps I think are going to allow us to begin to normalise the travel relationship with Chad", he told reporters.

"Nigeria has the USA in full support and we are actively working with our partners in what we can assist you in this fight".

A news Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report published this morning by News Express had said: "When Tillerson meets Buhari, both men are expected to discuss counter terrorism efforts and humanitarian issues in Nigeria's Northeast and the Lake Chad basin". Nigeria and the United States must do more to combat extremism and terror.

During his trip, he is expected also to meet with the U.S. Embassy personnel and participate in events related to U.S. government-supported activities.