Nigeria: 98 of 113 Chibok Girls in Boko Haram Custody Dead – Salkida
- April 16, 2018
As Nigeria commemorated the fourth anniversary of the abduction, by Boko Haram, of 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno State, the news came from Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known for his strong link to the terror group, that only 15 of the 113 girls still in the custody of the terrorists were alive.
I regret to state here that only 15 out of the 113 Chibok girls are alive today, based on my investigations in the last three months,” he was quoted to have said by News Agency of Nigeria.
There were, however, muffled reactions from the government while the Presidency said it had no information on Salkida’s claim, the Defence Headquarters dismissed it as the stereotype about the safety of the girls.
The 276 girls were abducted on April 14, 2014, while 163 had returned at various times in different circumstances, 113 remained in the custody of Boko Haram.
President Muhammadu Buhari had again on Friday assured the world from far away London that the federal government would not abandon the 113 girls, as it was negotiating frantically with the terrorists to secure their release.