Update on efforts to free Chibok girls - FG

(August 15, 2016) The federal government has reaffirmed ongoing efforts to secure the release of the Chibok girls and put an end to the abduction matter. Reacting to the latest video of some of the girls, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said in a statement in Abuja that the government was in touch with those purportedly behind the video.

“We are on top of the situation. But we are being extremely careful because the situation has been compounded by the split in the leadership of Boko Haram. We are also being guided by the need to ensure the safety of the girls”.

“Since this is not the first time we have been contacted over the issue, we want to be doubly sure that those we are in touch with are who they claim to be”, the statement quoted the minister as saying.

Alhaji Mohammed expressed the hope that the latest development will signal the beginning of the end of the nightmare to which the girls, their families and indeed all Nigerians have been subjected since the unfortunate abduction.

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