Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says though the current administration considers the return of Chibok schoolgirls a priority, it cannot be specific on when that will happen.
Speaking at a roundtable programme in Abuja on Wednesday, Osinbajo appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with the federal government.
Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari has not failed to challenge the military on doing everything possible to ensure that the girls are reunited with their families.
“At every security council meeting that I have attended, the president has always been concerned about Chibok girls. He thinks of how this can be done quickly,” he said.
“But it’s a very delicate issue and we cannot say we can deal with it next week. Every rescue attempt must take the safety of the girls into consideration.
“From the security reported we get, we will be able to bring back the girls but we must exercise some caution and patience and not sound as if it can be done but it’s not being done.”