The federal government has assured that the Chibok girls would be rescued before the swearing-in of the new government in May 29. The National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (rtd) assured that on or before the May 29 expiration of the present administration, the Nigerian military would liberate the dreaded Sambisa forest, where some of the Chibok girls are suspected to be held in captivity.
Dasuki gave this assurance on Tuesday [April 14] while speaking to PRNigeria on the anniversary of the abduction of over 200 secondary school girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State.
He further assured that the Federal Government was making every effort to ensure that the girls along with every other Nigerian abducted by terrorists are rescued.
In a statement by PRNigeria, the NSA said the movement of the terrorists is being monitored and the military is leaving no stone unturned to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation.
“Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest have been destroyed. The forest would have since been liberated but for the unfavourable weather condition prevailing in the area as all needed reconnaissance activity and necessary deployment of troops has been made for the operation.
“Every movement of the terrorists is being monitored and every necessary detail is being taken care of to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation. Aside the Chibok girls, other Nigerian girls, boys, men and women were abducted by the terrorists and all efforts are being made to rescue them all,” he said.
Dasuki insisted that government is concerned about the welfare of every single Nigerian including the girls adding “aside the Chibok girls, other Nigerian girls, boys, men and women were abducted by the terrorists and all efforts are being made to rescue them all.”
He recalled that before elections were postponed in February, over 20 local governments were occupied by Boko Haram and that most Nigerians were pleasantly surprised that so much was achieved against insurgency within six weeks.
Against that backdrop, the NSA appealed for a little more time to complete the routing of terrorists in the North Eastern part of the country.