- Posted July 5, 2014 by
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Chibok Girls, They will comback, Defense Headquarter
Speaking with news agencies yesterday, July 3 in Abuja, the director of information at the Defence Headquarters, Major General Chris Olukolade said they are working to get the girls back alive in the best way possible.
“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 these girls,” he said.
Major General Chris Olukolade detailed that some rudiments were trying to politicize the setup of the Military but they would not be haggard into politics.
He also Speak about the N130 billion given to the military as part of funding for counter-insurgency operation, Olukolade said not the entire expanse of some amount were for remunerations of soldiers and generals, plus their allowance, adding that if Nigerians knew the facts of how the money was being spent, they would praise the military for being prudent.
He therefore appealed to the mass 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 persuasions.
It would be recalled that after Boko Haram abducted more than 200 girlsfrom Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State during a night raid, the Federal government started making efforts to find the girls and bring them home alive.
In May, the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, had stated that the Nigerian security leadership had located where members of Boko Haram were holding the abducted girls but that would not use force to rescue the girls in order to prevent the terrorists from killing them.