By Aminu Imam,with agency report
Similarly, the Presidency yesterday confirmed that the location of the abducted Chibok School girls by the dreaded Boko Haram terrorists group has been discovered by the Nigerian military.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe made the confirmation yesterday, in a special interview with the Cable News Network, (CNN), adding that” as an insider, I am saying that the location of the Chibok school girls is now known and President Jonathan is doing everything possible to ensure their safe return.”
Okupe’s confirmation corroborated the revelation by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who announced last week that the Nigerian military has discovered the whereabout of the Chibok school girls.
Just like Okupe said in the interview with CNN, a competent source within the presidency debunked the rumour that which made its way to one of the national newspapers that President Goodluck Jonathan was angry with the CDS over his revelation to the effect that the Nigerian military ‘’discovered the where about’’ of the Chibok school girls which allegedly angered the Americans.
The source further said that the President was not unmindful of the effect of the positive development on the morale of the Nigerian military with the headway.
He said: ‘’If the Americans had made the breakthrough, that would have been the end of the Nigerian military; and the President, as the Commander-in-Chief, knows that at all times he must show and have confidence in the capacity and competence of his troops.’’
According to the source, the administration has been battling all kinds of dangerous and unfounded rumours aimed at discrediting and creating confusion within the rank and file of the military.
“President Jonathan and the military high command were ‘’compelled’’ into accepting the assistance of some foreign nations, with a view to reducing the barrage of criticisms against the government over the delay in the release of the abducted Chibok school girls.