Saturday, 21 May 2016
'2nd girl rescued was abducted from Chibok school' - Army insists
In an interview with Premium Times, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the Army cannot be debating what it knows as a fact.
Chibok community leader Pogu Bitrus today told The Associated Press that the 2nd rescued girl was not among the missing Chibok girls.
According to Usman, he said “We cannot be dragging words with people who have clear political agenda. The facts speak for themselves that that girl came from Adamawa and, beyond all reasonable doubt, she is amongst those that were abducted on the 14th of April 2014 in Government Secondary School, Chibok. For anybody to wake up and say he’s the head of Chibok community and the girl was not amongst those kidnapped is wrong. If the principal of that school comes out and say ‘this is my nominal role and I don’t have such student’ then we can be debating the matter. She is not from Chibok but Adamawa and she may not have been on any of the unofficial lists that said they were 249 girls or 219 girls, but she was kidnapped and we have all the facts.”
Asked if he was certain of his claims, Usman said “Yes, otherwise we won’t release the news to the whole world”.
Posted by Ekpedeme Albert