Military Insists It Will Not Disclose The Location Of Chibok GirlsThe Nigerian Defence Headquarters on Thursday, January 5, stated that the military has no plans to disclose the location of the remaining Chibok girls yet to be rescued or released by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
The acting director of Defence Information at the Defence Headquarters, Brig-Gen. Rabe Abubakar while speaking to newsmen in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers state capital, said:
“Neither the military nor any security agency will give information on the Chibok girls in order not to jeopardise their safety.”
According to The Nation, the military spokesman assured the public that efforts are in place to rescue all other Chibok girls still in captivity but insisted that “information on strategy to rescue them will never be disclosed.”
Brig-Gen Abubakar also stated that Boko Haram had essentially been destroyed and its “members in disarray.”
He added that it had now become impossible for the islamist sect to regroup after its members were chased from the Sambisa forest that was the bastion of the group for many years.
Over 200 pupils of Chibok Secondary School were abducted from their school in Borno State in April 2014. A few of the girls managed to escape from the terrorists while the group released 21 of them in September 2016 following prolonged negotiations.
Another Chibok girl identified as Rakiya Abubakar was rescued by the military on Thursday around Alagarno near Sambisa forest. She was found with a baby believed to have been born while in captivity.