Abuja - The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has
dismissed reports it had located the position of the girls Boko Haram
terrorists abducted in Chibok in 2014.
Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, NAF Director of Public
Relations and Information, said the reports emanated from a misrepresentation
of an interview with a television channel, aired last Friday.
“The NAF is hereby making it categorically clear that in
the said interview the Director made mention of the NAF’s ability to identify
possible location that the girls might be in,” said Famuyiwa this past weekend.
Hence, Famuyiwa said NAF wished to categorically state it
had at no time identified the specific location of the Chibok girls.
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However, NAF is working “round the clock” with
surveillance aircraft in the Northeast in order to identify the position of the
more than 200 girls and other Nigerians that might have been held captives.”
Therefore, Famuyiwa said, while the specific position of
the Chibok girls had not yet been ascertained, NAF “had not folded its arms” on
the surveillance flights.
“(NAF) will continue to use these flights to degrade the
capacity of the terrorists and as soon as possible locate the position of the
Chibok girls and other Nigerians that are under captivity.”
Members of the Boko Haram sect have abducted
scores of civilians, including more than 200 schoolgirls sect mebers kidnapped
at a government school in Chibok.
- CAJ News