Chibok Girls Will Be Rescued, Army Chief Assures

The Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, says the ongoing counter insurgency operations in the northeast would seek the release of the Chibok girls and others abducted by the Boko Haram group.


Renewed hope for the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls

According to him, the Army is in the process of identifying the exact spot the abducted school girls are kept by their captor and would swing into action immediately, with a view to rescuing them.

The Army Chief spoke at the third quarter conference of the Nigerian Army in Abuja where he took stock of the operations of the Nigerian Army since he assumed office two months ago.

It was the first quarterly meeting that he was having with the leadership of the Nigerian Army since he was sworn in.

According to him, the meeting would afford them the opportunity to re-strategize for operations in the northeast, with the aim of meeting up with the presidential deadline to stamp out Boko Haram.

The Chibok school girls were abducted in April 2014 and the Army Chief gave the assurance that they would be released even though the Army was yet to identify the exact spot the girls were being kept.

He also stressed the need for professionalism in prosecuting the counter-insurgency crusade, while announcing the approval for a special promotion for 5,000 gallant soldiers in the north east.

Source: Channels Television