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No intelligence on Chibok girls location - Air Force

22 August 2016, 06:25

Lagos - The Nigerian Air Force has confirmed that it has no substantial intelligence on the location of the missing Chibok girls after reports suggested that they were being held captive in the Sambisa forest, Naij reports.

Air Marshall Sadique Abubakar, the Chief of Air Staff revealed that the Air Force had no concrete intelligence on the missing school girls, after a new proof of life video surfaced.

Also read: Boko Harm kills seven, abducts 13 in Borno

Abubakar also dismissed the video as cheap propaganda by the terrorist organisation in an attempt to display power as its forces suffered many casualties at the hands of the Nigerian Army.

"Honestly we don't. That is the truth of the matter. Even if you see women that are dressed in hijab, how are you sure they are women, that they are not men?

"It is only when you get there and they remove the hijab that you now realise that they are men and they have their rifles. There is no credible intelligence that will specifically tell you that these girls are here,” Abubakar said.

News24 Nigeria reported that recently a video was released by Boko Haram showing the missing Chibok girls that was watched by some of the girls' parents.

Over 200 schoolgirls were abducted by Boko Haram militants from Chibok exactly two years ago. Some of them managed to escape but some were still missing despite a global campaign #BringBackOurGilrs to that sought to have them freed.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News 24


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