Today marks 81 days that the chibok girls have been kidnapped by islamic extremist, Boko-Haram. The Nigerian military authorities have explained why
they are yet to rescue the missing Chibok girls from
According to the military, the effort is aimed at bringing
them back safe and alive.
The Director of Information at the Defence
Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade told
newsmen in Abuja that they are working round the
clock to ensure the girls come back unhurt.
Olukolade said, “To the best of our knowledge, they are still accessible. If
we tried to force our way in, they may be killed. If we
force our way there, they will kill them. This is what we
want to avoid at all cost; rescue operations of that
nature should not be done in a hurry. Sambisa (forest)
is not impenetrable. But let me say it here: they mined
almost everywhere around where they are keeping
Clearing the air on the N130 billion given to the military
as part of funding for counter-insurgency operation,
the military authority said that some amount were for
salaries of privates and officers, including their
He added that if Nigerians knew the details of how the
money was being spent, they would commend the
military for being prudent.
He therefore appealed to the media and the people of
Nigeria to try as much as possible to protect the
military which belong to all irrespective of their
religious and political affiliations.