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Why military pampers Boko Haram -GEJ



The Nigerian military has been handling the Boko Haram sect with kid gloves, so as not to put the over 200 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, in harm’s way.

President Goodluck Jonathan, who stated this on Thursday, noted that the military was wary of storming the insurgents’ hideout so as not to cause harm to the girls, who may be used as shields.

He also assured that the over 200 girls abducted more than 300 days ago are still alive, and that government is still keen on getting them reunited with their families.

According to the president, who spoke on an AIT morning programme, Kakaaki, if the schoolgirls had been killed, the insurgents’ commander, Shekau, would have released a video showing how they were murdered.

Also on Thursday, the Federal Government had a closed door meeting with parents and relatives of abducted Chibok schoolgirls, where it tabled plans to get the girls released from Boko Haram captivity.

In a press statement by the Special Adviser to Minister of State for Power (Hon. Mohammed Wakil), Olawale Rasheed, it was disclosed that, at the meeting in Maiduguri, the Federal Government, through it’s representative, told the parents how far it had gone in securing the release of the schoolgirls from captivity.

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