No Chibok girl in our custody: Chief of Defence Staff

Written by on February 1, 2021

There are no freed Chibok girls in the custody of the Defence Headquarters.

Chief of Defence Staff, Major-General Leo Irabor, made the clarification in Maiduguri, Borno State, when service chiefs, paid their first operational visit to the theatre of the Boko Haram war.

Boko Haram insurgents had on April 14, 2014, attacked a Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno, and took away more than two hundred and seventy-six schoolgirls from their hostels.

Rescue efforts and negotiations between the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari and the insurgents led to the release of one hundred and seven in batches.

He however said the Military was hoping to strengthen efforts in order to free everyone held in captivity of insurgents.


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