Security Reports Indicate Chibok Girls Can Still Be Rescued – Osinbajo


BEVERLY HILLS, April 13, (THEWILL) – Ahead of Thursday's second year anniversary of the abduction of Chibok girls, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that security reports available to the Federal Government indicate that it was still possible to rescue the remaining 217 schoolgirls still being held by Boko Haram terrorists.

Osinbajo, who however pointed out that government cannot put a timeline to the rescue, cautioned that people should not assume that government was not doing enough to bring back the girls to their families.

He stated this in Abuja on Wednesday at one-day round table on vulnerable people in Nigeria and in other conflicts in the country in honour of the Chibok girls and other victims of internal conflicts in the country.

The Vice President revealed that at every security council meeting that he has attended, President Muhammadu Buhari had always sought to know the fastest way to rescue the abductees but because the issue was very complicated, government could not say exactly when it would be achieved.

His words, “At every security council meeting that I have attended, the president has always been concerned about Chibok girls. He thinks of how this can be done quickly.”

“But it’s a very delicate issue and we cannot say we can deal with it next week. Every rescue attempt must take the safety of the girls into consideration.”

Osinbajo assured that “from the security reported we get, we will be able to bring back the girls but we must exercise some caution and patience and not sound as if it can be done but it’s not being done.”

He insisted that everything that could be done to rescue the girls was being done with the assistance of international partners, adding that aside the rescue of the girls, the situation of other vulnerable Nigerians remained the focus of the present administration.