DHQ de­nies re­port on im­preg­nated Chi­bok Girls

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

De­fence Head­quar­ters (DHQ) has de­scribed as un­true a media re­port that a run­away Chi­bok girl re­cently handed over to the mil­i­tary re­vealed that other girls were alive and many im­preg­nated by Boko Haram ter­ror­ists.

A state­ment yesterday by De­fence spokesman, Colonel Rabe Abubakar said the re­port which claimed one of the Chi­bok girls who es­caped from ter­ror­ist cap­tiv­ity and handed to the mil­i­tary post in Baga, Borno State was mis­lead­ing.

He said as much as the mil­i­tary is work­ing to res­cue not only the Chi­bok girls but oth­ers held cap­tive by the ter­ror­ists, it will not give in to mis­lead­ing re­ports.

Abubakar added that: “the search for ab­ducted Chi­bok school girls and the res­cue of other Nige­ri­ans in hostage has never re­lapse as could be at­tested to in re­cent times where hun­dreds of women and chil­dren were res­cued by the mil­i­tary through its co­or­di­nated oper­a­tions.”

He fur­ther said the mil­i­tary would con­tinue to sus­tain the op­er­a­tion un­til the en­tire North East is cleared of all ter­ror­ists and mis­cre­ants.

“We wish to once again re­mind jour­nal­ists to seek clar­i­fi­ca­tions on any is­sue re­lat­ing to mil­i­tary oper­a­tions and other na­tional sen­si­tive mat­ters be­fore go­ing to press,” the DHQ stated.

Mo­torists on a bad por­tion of the Benin-Auchi-Okene high­way at Ekpoma sec­tion, yesterday.

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