According to Chief of Defense staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh (pictured), the Nigerian government has located the missing girls of Borno State, but due to the sensitivity of the matter, they cannot rescue the girls at this time.
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Badeh reportedly told a group of visitors in Abuja that the nearly 300 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14th have been located, “The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you.”
He then reportedly added, “Just leave us alone, we are working to get the girls back.”
Badeh told the group that even though the girls’ whereabouts are now known, the military cannot retrieve them, “We want our girls back. I can tell you that our military can and will do it, but where they are held, can we go there with force?
“Nobody should say Nigerian military does not know what it is doing; we can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
Watch Badeh’s impromptu admission here:
Last Thursday, frustrated teachers went on a strike, to support the missing girls and bring awareness to the 173 teachers who have been killed by the terrorist group, with 36 states closing down schools for the day. At the time, Nigerian Union Teachers (NUT) President Michael Olukoya proclaimed, “All schools nationwide shall be closed as the day will be our day of protest against the abduction of the Chibok female students and the heartless murder of the 173 teachers. We remain resolute in our resolve to continue the campaign even as we mourn the death of our colleagues until our girls are brought back safe and alive and the perpetrators of the heinous crime are brought to book.”
Unfortunately, the march did little to quell Boko Haram’s violent activities.
That very day, the Islamic terrorist sect lashed out once again, shooting at least 27 people.
And there has hardly been a day of peace since April 14th, the day the girls were abducted, with each day displaying Boko Haram’s sadistic creativity in terrorizing the local populace.
Indeed, with Boko Haram showcasing their seemingly unlimited resources and murderous zeal, any retrieval plan concocted by the Nigerian authorities in tandem with the United States, the United Kingdom, China, France, and the European Union would have to be masterfully executed in order to avoid the mass murder of the young girls whose only crime was trying to elevate themselves and families through education.