Location of Chibok girls revealed by the Nigerian military

The Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Leo Irabor, on monday alleged that the abducted Chibok girls were being held in Sambisa as well as a location close to the Chad-Niger border.

Irabor in a CNN report on the ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations by the Nigerian military said military intelligence indicates that the abducted girls were still held in the Sambisa forest, which is the remaining stronghold of the terrorists.

Recall that over 200 school girls were in 2014 abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno State.

The disclosure confirms the military’s earlier stance that there is the possibility that most of the girls are still alive.

According to Irabor, the intelligence surrounding the current location of the Chibok girls points to the Sambisa corridor, adding that there is need for more international support.

He said, “The question of the Chibok girls remains a sore point in our history. The biometrics as it were of the Chibok girls are not known to us. Those are the issues which I believe are among the challenges.

“We think, from the intelligence available to us, that the remaining areas that we are working to move into, that are where we are hoping to be able to rescue the Chibok girls.”
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