The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Turuk Buratai, has reassured Nigerians that he and his men are doing everything possible to eradicate the Boko haram menace in the country. On the other hand, General Buratai also hinted the public on the possible location of the abducted Chibok girls.
According to the Punch, Gen. Buratai gave a statement at the chief of army staff third quarter conference, Gen. Buratai said;
“The issue of the Chibok girls is very crucial, we are making all efforts to clear the terrorists and after clearing them we rescue the Chibok girls in one piece.
“I believe that the girls must be somewhere within the general area of the forest, but we are not yet sure exactly where they are.
“As soon as this is confirmed, we will attempt to see what we can do to bring them back in one piece, it is very crucial because their safety is very important.
“They could be somewhere else, so we are taking this issue in piecemeal so that we are sure of where we are and how we are going about it and we believe that we can find a solution to it very soon.
“It (rescue) is not an issue of the Army alone, it is a collective issue, the Air Force is there, also working very hard; the Department of State Service is also working very hard on this issue; our main concern is to provide the ground support to ensure that we do it very well. By and large there is progress.”