British troops expressed their frustration with the Nigerian military as they disclose secret information about the rescue operation of Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted more than a month ago by the Islamist group Boko Haram.
Few days ago Great Britain declared its readiness to send more specialist teams and soldiers to Nigeria. But today British forces expressed strong disappointment with the Nigerian government and military. First of all they stressed the military incompetence in the issues dealing with the disclosure of confidential information to media resources.
The accusations followed immediately after Nigeria’s Chief of Defence Staff, Air Marshal Alex Badeh, claimed that the country’s military had found the location of more than 200 missing schoolgirls. They believe that secret information relating to the rescue operation should be protected as its disclosure could lead to relocation of the abducted girls.
A British source said: “It is very frustrating. He was obviously briefed by our people. By announcing that he knows where they are, it may force Boko Haram to move the girls and he added that the Nigerians will not consider a military rescue because it is too dangerous. The problem is obvious – you don’t reveal your hand to the enemy.”
Also they criticized the Nigerian government inaction: “There is little direction from the Nigerians but when there is any news they want to take all the credit. But this is a Nigerian operation, even though others are doing all the work.”
Earlier at least 7 countries agreed to send experts and troops to Nigeria to assist in the search for the students, among them are USA, UK, France, China, Canada, Iran and Israel.
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