Hours after an abducted girl’s parent charges that the Defense Ministry lied about the rescue of all but eight kidnapped girls, the director of defense says the initial report was not intended to deceive the public. Major General Chris Olukolade says:
The number of those still missing is not the issue now as the life of every Nigerian is very precious.
The general doesn’t say how many are missing. The principal of the school denies telling anybody that all but eight had been freed and notes that 14, not 30 as previously reported, of the original 129 kidnapped girls managed to escape.