Chibok Girls ‘We didn’t kill any missing girls,’ Military denies Boko Haram’s claims

The accusation was made by a member of Boko Haram who appeared with 50 of the girls in a video released on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

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Defence spokesperson, Rabe Abubakar

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The Nigerian military has denied claims made by Boko Haram that it killed some of the missing Chibok girls during an airstrike.

The accusation was made by a member of Boko Haram who appeared with 50 of the girls in a video released on Sunday, August 14, 2016.

However, according to the Acting Director of Defence Information, Brig. Gen. Rabe Abubakar the equipment used by the military in air strikes against the sect had a high level of precision in hitting targets.

“We are still assessing the video clip to confirm its authenticity or otherwise. This is an era of social media, anything can happen, anybody can crop up anything. However, we are very much alive to our responsibilities,” he told Punch.

“The claim that the aerial bombardment was used to kill some of them is a complete propaganda; they are trying to buy time, or trying to put psychological trauma in Nigerians against the military.

“The equipment we are now using since the beginning of the new leadership of the military is a high level precision aerial equipment; just the way we did in Arepo in the Ogun, Lagos areas against vandals. The equipment was capable of the registering target and capable of hitting that target.

“The equipment was used to avoid unnecessary targets; to avoid collateral damage. So the issue of saying we are using bombs to kill Chibok girls is propaganda. They are trying to create psychological trauma in the parents and all Nigerians,” he added.

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Boko Haram has demanded the release of its members in exchange for the girls who were abducted in April 2014.

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