Boko Haram 'Marching to Villa won't bring back Chibok girls,' Group tells BBOG

Labo noted that playing politics with the kidnapped girls is unhelpful and embarrassing to the government and counterproductive to the silent efforts of the military to rescue them.

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A pro-Buhari group, Buhari Media Support Group, (BMSG), has urged the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group to stop its proposed march to the Presidential Villa.

In a statement signed by one of its members, Muhammad Labo, on Friday, August 19, the group said the demonstration is capable of undermining efforts of the government to rescue the girls unharmed.

Labo noted that playing politics with the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls is unhelpful and embarrassing to the government and counterproductive to the silent efforts of the military to rescue them.‬

‪He said the government will take serious exception to the mobilisation of the parents of the kidnapped girls to score political advantage or exploiting the tragedy to play to the gallery.

Labo said dragging the parents of the victims to Abuja for endless demonstrations will only compound a bad situation, and give them the impression that a rescue mission "is as simple as abc."

‪According to him, the group should not claim monopoly of patriotism and humanity over the government by seeking to undermine the silent efforts of the military to map out strategies to safely rescue the girls.‬

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‪The statement said: "The terrorists have no rules of engagement and therefore, would not mind killing all the hostages if the Nigerian military attempts any rash action.‬

"Any rescue attempt that leaves the kidnapped girls dead would not worth it.

"Our armed forces have been working hard on plans and strategies of how to rescue the girls but don't have to publicise their plans because absolute secrecy is needed.‬

‪"The primary objective of any rescue mission is to get the hostages alive and unharmed."

Labo advised the group to support the government in its efforts to deal with the challenge rationally.

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