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Published On: Fri, May 30th, 2014

Chibok: We know girls location, military insists

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By Edoamaowo Udeme

The Nigerian military, while discountenancing worldwide outcry on the military’s disclosure of the location of the abducted Chibok girls, insists that it is in the know of where the girls were being held.

Defence spokesperson, Major-General Chris Olukolade, who spoke at a briefing by the National Information Centre (NOA), which held at its headquarters in Abuja yesterday, said, “Let everyone believe what the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, said and if you don’t believe, wait for developments; but our interest is in the safety of these children and every effort will be put towards that and we expect cooperation from everyone”.

“We remain with the position taken by the CDS. When we have any further comments or developments, the nation will be told”, he further stated.

Speaking on recent attacks on Buni Yadi, Yobe State, Olukolade confirmed that 12 soldiers and 13 policemen were killed but denied insinuations that the troops in Buni Yadi were abandoned by the military command during the hours of the incident.

He disclosed that based on intelligence reports and information provided by Nigerians, a number of arrests have been made in different parts of Kaduna and Zamfara states and thus reducing terror activities tremendously.

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