Chibok Girls ‘Whereabouts of kidnapped students unknown,’ Airforce

Abubakar said if they were really hit by the bombs from an Airfoce jet, their bodies will not remain intact.

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A masked gunman stands in front of a group of girls in a Boko Haram video released on August 14, 2016 purporting to show the Chibok hostages 

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The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has revealed that the Nigeria Airforce does not know the location of the Chibok girls.

The Airforce chief said his men do not have any intelligence to say whether the girls are in Sambisa forest or not.

He said “There is no credible intelligence that will specifically tell you that these girls are here.

“There is no day that the sun rises and sets that we do not go out hoping to see these girls. From January this year to August 17, we flew 2,600 hours.   About 50 per cent of that was Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance.

 “We are hoping that through the intelligence, we will be able to capture the movement of those girls; we will be able to locate what we consider legitimate targets.”

Abubakar also assured Nigerians that his men are working hard to ensure that the Chibok girls are located and rescued.

Speaking on the allegations by Boko Haram that the Airforce killed most of the girls, Abubakar  said “These guys are just trying to whip up sentiment because they know that every Nigerian is concerned about the girls.”

According to reports, members of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign will march to the Presidential Villa today, August 22, 2016.

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