FG Promises International Best Practice In Rescue Of Abducted Schoolgirls

The federal government has said international best practice would be applied in the ongoing rescue mission of over 200 school girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents.

The Director General, National Orientation Agency, Mr. Mike Omeri told ThisDay that all options on the table concerning the operation would be in line with international best practice.

Omeri stated that contrary to what was being insinuated in some quarters, the government had been working very hard to rescue the abducted girls.

“The idea is not to rescue dead children but to rescue them alive. So, the strategy is different; you have to plan, agree and follow a particular method.

“It took America 200 days to get its citizens from Iran. It took twelve years to get Osama Bin Laden. We only learnt that they have landed and taken Osama Bin Laden; we didn’t hear the process.

“Nigerian armed forces are right in the bush. They are combing the bush everyday. In addition to that, if the government or the president is not doing anything, Mr. President would not have asked for additional support from other countries,” Omeri said.

He therefore urged protesters to keep calm for a while and reflect on the things they are saying and what the government was doing and not to keep complaining.

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