Nigeria to launch new investigation of 2014 kidnap of Chibok girls

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ABUJA, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Nigeria's president Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an investigation into the kidnapping of 219 schoolgirls by Islamist jihadi group Boko Haram in April 2014 from the town of Chibok, the presidency said on Thursday.

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Nigeria to launch new investigation of 2014 kidnap of Chibok girls
Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls carry placards on April 14, 2015 to protest the delay in rescuing their daughters as they gather to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls gather on April 14, 2015 to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
Parents of missing Chibok schoolgirls gather on April 14, 2015 to mark the one-year anniversary of the abduction of 219 schoolgirls by Boko Haram Islamists in the northeastern Nigerian city of Chibok in Borno State. But as the teenagers entered their second year of captivity at the hands of the Islamist militants, Nigeria's incoming president said he could give no guarantees about their safe return. AFP PHOTO / STRINGER (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)
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A statement said a panel would be announced soon by the National Security Advisor. The decision comes after the girls' parents and the Bring Back Our Girls movement marched to the presidential villa to demand a meeting with Buhari.

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