UK, US located Chibok girls, FG did nothing – Report

Pocock also said the information was shared with the Nigerian Govt. but they did not ask for help.

 

He also said the information was shared with the Nigerian Govt. but they did not ask for help.

Pocock, according to The Sunday Times of London said “A couple of months after the kidnapping, fly-bys and an American eye in the sky spotted a group of up to 80 girls in a particular spot in the Sambisa Forest, around a very large tree, called locally the Tree of Life, along with evidence of vehicular movement and a large encampment.”

The diplomat also said “A land-based attack would have been seen coming miles away and the girls killed, an air-based rescue, such as flying in helicopters or Hercules, would have required large numbers and meant a significant risk to the rescuers and even more so to the girls.”

Adding that “You might have rescued a few but many would have been killed. My personal fear was always about the girls not in that encampment — 80 were there, but 250 were taken, so the bulk were not there. What would have happened to them? You were damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”

276 female students of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, were kidnapped by members of Boko Haram in April 2014.

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