Military forces, FG on the verge of securing Chibok girls’ freedom – Omeri

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The coordinator of the National Information Centre in Nigeria, Mr Mike Omeri, says security agencies are getting close to rescuing the over 200 school girls abducted from Chibok, Borno State in April.

While briefing the press in Abuja on Monday on the security personnel’s rescue efforts, Mr Omeri said that security intelligence efforts had led to several arrests which would assist the security agencies in the rescue operation and in the fight against insurgency.

According to reports from Channels Television, he, however, cautioned landlords across the nation to track the identities of their tenants, warning that some members of the Boko Haram sect could be moving from the northeast to other parts.

Several individuals were arrested last week, suspected to have aided the abduction of the girls from the dormitory of their secondary school in Chibok on April 14.

The girls’ abduction by a terrorist group, Boko Haram, had sparked protests in Nigeria and in other countries with calls on the government to expedite action in rescuing the girls.

For over 50 days, a group campaigning for the rescue of the girls has continued to protest, insisting that the campaign will continue daily at the Unity Fountain in Abuja until the girls are rescued.

The US, France, Canada and some other countries are rendering help to the Nigerian government to ensure that the girls are rescued.

In May, a military chief said that the locations of the girls had been identified but that the military was applying caution to ensure that there would not be casualties.

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