On Tuesday, Muhammadu Buhari pledged to make an effort to free 200 schoolgirls who were kidnapped a year ago from their secondary school in Chibok by Boko Haram militants last April.
However, he did state that it was not definite that they would be found, given the cicrumstances.
This kidnapping brought world awareness to the crisis being caused by Boko Haram trying to create a caliphate in Nigeria, a country where those of different religions are in conflict.
This awareness caused the movement #BringBackOurGirls to be created, where various celebrities and people of influenced posted images of themselves holding paper with the words “Bring back our girls”.
In Abuja, there is a march being held to note the one year anniversary of the incident.
The president stated his administration would do what they could to bring down the Islamist group.
“My government will do everything in its power to bring them home,” he stated.
The former president Goodluck Jonathan has been strongly slated for the slow response to the mass kidnapping.