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Nigerian Schoolgirls Kidnapping

Official claims to know where girls are

27 May, 2014

Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh reports that Nigeria’s military knows where the kidnapped girls are but won’t use force to rescue them:

We want our girls back, I can tell you that our military can and will do it but where the girls are held; can we go there with force?  Nobody should say that the Nigerian military does not know what it is doing; we can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.  So we are working, the President has empowered us to do the work. If there is anyone castigating the military; definitely, there is something wrong with that person.  The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are but we cannot tell you that.  We cannot come and tell you the military secret; just leave us alone, we are working to get the girls back.

A Pentagon spokesman tells CNN that the US cannot confirm Badeh’s report.