Hillary Clinton Speaks on #BringBackOurGirls, Says Nigerian Govt Is Somewhat Derelict
Former US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton has called the capture of nearly 300 Nigerian school girls by extremists an “act of terrorism”.
Clinton said on Wednesday that the Nigerian government needed to accept global offers of help, including from the United States.
“The seizure of these young women … is abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible first and foremost from the government of Nigeria,” Clinton told Robin Roberts at an event at the Ford Foundation in New York City.
The “government of Nigeria has been somewhat derelict” in dealing with these types of issues, she said.
They “need to make it a priority to do everything they can to try to bring these girls home safely.”
She noted that Obama had offered U.S. military help, and that Secretary of State John Kerry, her predecessor, had “conveyed it directly” to Nigerian officials.
“It’s horrible, Robin, it’s horrible,” she said. “It is a terrible example of what we’re seeing unfortunately more of — the use of women and girls particularly as victims of war, as slaves for these militia groups … and a failure of local law enforcement, local community support and then the entire national government.”
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