Posted by News Express | 25 May 2014 | 3,973 times
The Chibok abduction saga may be over within days, Co-ordinator, National Information Centre, Mike Omeri, has said.
He was quoted by Sunday Vanguard as saying last night that the efforts of officers and men of Nigeria’s defence forces as well as the police and the Department of State Service (DSS) to rescue the over 200 girls abducted April 14 by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, are paying off.
“We have made significant progress,” Omeri, who is also the Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), was quoted as saying. “The very nature of the sensitivity of what we are doing demands that we provide information only on a need to know basis. That is why some of the posers you have raised, I would not be able to yield.”
Omeri, whose duty it is to brief the media on efforts being made to rescue the girls, was further quoted as saying: “By God’s grace, we are looking at a matter of days.
“We are already winning the war against terror because when you look at the activities of our defence forces, including the police and the DSS, especially the number of attempted bombings that have been thwarted, you will agree with me that we are winning the war.
“The total attention and focus of the military on this war gives the confidence that by the time this chapter in this war is over, Nigerians would be pleasantly surprised and happy.
“Already, our troops are smoking the terrorists out of their hiding places.
“For instance, one of their hideouts in Darazo, Bauchi State, has been bombed repeatedly and they are now on the run.
“The support we are also receiving from our foreign partners has upped the tempo and we are confident that soon, very soon, the parents would have their children back and, by God’s grace, in safe and sound health.
“We are closing-in on them. But there is a limit to what I can volunteer.”
•Photo shows some of the abducted Chibok schoolgirls as appeared in a video recently released by Boko Haram.
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