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News of release of Chibok girls in Borno fake news – Nigerian Military
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News of release of Chibok girls in Borno fake news – Nigerian Military

The Nigerian military has denied reports that some Chibok girls were rescued recently by troops. The Nigerian military has refuted reports that some Chibok girls were recently rescued. The denial was made public by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Maj.-Gen. Lucky Irabor. It had been reported that the girls were rescued during clearance operation in the Northeast. Irabor denied the claim at an interaction with newsmen during his operational visit to the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole in Maiduguri on Sunday. He said Chibok girls were not in the Military’s custody. “We do not have any of the Chibok girls in our custody, so if they are not with us we have nothing to confirm again. “It was the desire of the military the get the Chibok girls back safely and i...
Chibok girls reportedly escape from Boko Haram
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Chibok girls reportedly escape from Boko Haram

An unspecified number of girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists in Chibok, Borno State, about seven years ago have reportedly escaped from the group’s captivity. Ali Maiyanga, the father of one of the abducted girls, Halima, told journalists on Thursday that his daughter spoke with him from military custody and confirmed their escape from the Boko Haram den. He said: “She (the daughter) asked me. Is this my daddy? Is this my daddy, and she started crying. The crying was [so] much and I couldn’t hear her very well. I was crying too. I never expected to hear from her again. “The whole family is so happy. Our house is full of people who are rejoicing with us.” The man said he didn’t get the opportunity to speak to his daughter properly as she was emotional and the call was s...
Chibok Girls: Presidency Says CAN is Misleading Nigerians Over Ransom
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Chibok Girls: Presidency Says CAN is Misleading Nigerians Over Ransom

In Nigeria the Presidency has alleged that the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) is antagonizing President Muhammadu Buhari and misinforming Nigerians. This was contained in a press statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Wednesday. Adesina was reacting to the statement of CAN’s Director of Legal and Public Affairs, Kwamkur Samuel, alleging that the Presidency failed to pay ransom to rescue kidnapped Chibok girls because the majority of them are Christians. “Nigerians need to know if they have not known the reason why the Presidency could not pay ransom to rescue Chibok girls. It is because 80% to 90% of the girls are Christians. The reason why Dapchi girls’ ransom was quickly paid and they were returned is the discovery tha...
US Under President Obama Influenced Buhari to Frustrate Attempts to Rescue Chibok Girls – Firm Alleges
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US Under President Obama Influenced Buhari to Frustrate Attempts to Rescue Chibok Girls – Firm Alleges

A mercenary and chairman of a private army, Specialized Tasks, Training, Equipment and Protection International, Eeben Barlow, has alleged that the United States influenced the Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari, to terminate the contract to rescue the abducted Chibok girls. Barlow, who sponsored a similar private army, Executive Outcomes, which was shut down in 1998, said Buhari had no choice but to succumb to pressure from the US because his election campaign was sponsored by the American government in 2015. Boko Haram abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. While 57 escaped, 107 were released through negotiations. But 112 girls are still being held by the insurgents. Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, ...