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


One-hundred and fifty more girls and women were rescued from Boko Haram Friday.

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

Meanwhile, the government says none of the girls who were abducted from a school in Chibok were among those rescued.

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 "Turning Point" 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 next 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.

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