Nigeria Air Chief Speaks on Location of Chibok Girls in Sambisa

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Nigeria’s Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has stated that the force doesn’t have much to say on the location of the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Sambisa forest.

“Honestly we don’t,” he said when asked about the location of Chibok girls. “That is the truth of the matter. Even if you see women that are dressed in hijab, how are you sure they are women; that they are not men? It is only when you get there and they remove the hijab that you now realise that they are men and they have their rifles.

He added that no credible intelligence that will specifically say that the girls are in the forest.

“There is no day that the sun rises and sets that we do not go out hoping to see these girls. From January this year to August 17, we flew 2,600 hours. About 50 per cent of that was Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance,” he said according to PUNCH.

“We are hoping that through the intelligence, we will be able to capture the movement of those girls; we will be able to locate what we consider legitimate targets,” he added.

He also dismissed Boko Haram video which showed some girls it claimed were killed by military bombardment.

This is cheap propaganda, the military chief said. According to him there was no way bodies of people killed by bombardment could be intact as shown in the video.


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