In order to help with Chibok girls rescue operation, the neigbouring Cameroon and Chad might block routes in their countries identified by the military as the ones used by Boko Haram insurgents.
Photo: Goodluck Jonathan and the abducted girls
Top military source, that pleaded anonymity, revealed this possibility to The Nation saying that if the routes are blocked, the terrorists’ whereabouts will be limited to the Nigerian camps.
According to the source:
“…soon, we expect tangible results… With the blockade, Nigerian troops with neighboring countries’ forces and the foreign counterparts can move in to rescue the girls wherever they are located. We have located where the girls are but the priority now is to see the best way to get these girls out without casualties.”
Meanwhile the Nigerian authorities represented by the Coordinator of the National Information Centre Mike Omeri, claimed that negotiations with the insurgents, as one of the options, were not excluded from the plan
It would be recalled that last week information surfaced in the media that President Goodluck Jonathan had secretly hired an Australian negotiator, Dr Stephen Davis, to receive help with the operation. The expert reportedly said that the abductors split the girls into several groups, with many of the victims being kept in Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
More than 200 female students were abducted in the April 14 night raid by Boko Haram members. Some of the girls escaped shortly after the escape, and some – weeks later, however the majority are still kept in captivity.
Last week the Nigerian military claimed they had discovered the girls’ whereabouts, but insisted they would not use force in order no to harm them.
World powerful countries, including USA, Britain, France, China, have since offered and provided assistance to Nigeria to facilitate and enable the kidnap victims’ release.
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