Nigerian Military Doesn’t Lack Capacity To Rescue Chibok Girls – DHQ

soldiers-The Defence Headquarters, DHQ, said on Thursday that it has the capacity to rescue the girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok.

The military also condemned the impression that it lacks the capacity to free the girls.

This is contained in a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja and signed by Chris Olukolade, the Director of Defence Information.

Mr. Olukolade said it was unfortunate that the constructive engagement between the DHQ and the Coalition of Civil Society Groups on Tuesday on the ongoing efforts to rescue the girls had been distorted.

The statement further said this was being done ostensibly to pitch public opinion against the armed forces.

He said the import of the meeting between DHQ and the group was misrepresented apparently to project the Nigerian military in bad light and further heat-up the polity

“It must be noted that the military by training is not given to complaining, buck-passing or resignation to defeat as alleged in the report.

“The Armed Forces will not want to join issues with the representatives of the `bring back the girls’ groups.

“It is important to reiterate that no attempt by any group or individual to drag the military into politics will succeed as the Armed Forces is focused on the task of rescuing the abducted girls.”

Mr. Olukolade, a Major General, said in spite of the antics of those who were bent on undermining the efforts of the armed forces, the military would remain focused.

He added that the counter-insurgency operation in the northeast and other internal security operation ongoing across the country would be effectively prosecuted.

He said the Nigerian military has nothing against the “bring back the girls” campaign but endorsed it as a vital component of the nation’s efforts to end terrorism.

He requested that the civil society platform should not be used by individuals to undermine efforts at bringing back the girls from captivity.

He said that the military aspect of the campaign was on course and the armed forces were optimistic that the collaborative efforts would end the unfortunate crisis.

The military has been criticised for its handling of the security situation in the North East and the kidnap of over 250 girls from a school in Chibok.

The girls were kidnapped on April 14 from their dormitory at the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

The kidnap has generated local and international outrage with the U.S., U.K., and China pledging to assist Nigeria in the rescue of the girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorist group.



  1. Why una dey deny? Na true now! You people truely lack the capacitor! If na to enter town to dey show off, dey brag! Dey beat beat and kill kill innocent citizens, na that one una sabi. Na for our body una own capacitor dey!

  2. indeed our problem in dis country is impatience. we are too good at believing others n dispising our own. how long did it tk d US to capture osama? 10 yrs. n did americans insult their army or president? NO. we always want quick quick action 4getting dat if d army go 4 quick action, d girls may nt com out alive. thank God dat plane did nt miss in nigeria, by now they would av called for d head of gej. now dat d world powers hs com, lets see hw they would recue d girls in 2 day. GALLANTS, WE WHO ARE WIT U ARE FAR MORE DAN THOSE AGAINST U. KEEP UP D FIGHT!


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