Revealed: Why Boko Haram is keeping 234 abducted girls
According to The Nation, the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, is believed to be desperate to use over 100 students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State it abducted last week as human shield, as plan to rescue them by the military intensifies.
The National Security Council at its expanded meeting on Thursday gave the military a marching order to rescue the girls.
The military operation is being co-ordinated by the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, who has been shuttling between Abuja and Maiduguri in the last one week.
The Nation gathered yesterday that the armed forces are taking maximum caution in handling the situation with a view to saving the lives of the girls.
“Intelligence report confirmed that Boko Haram found it strategic to keep the girls to save their camps from bombardment by troops,” a highly placed source said.
Troops are understood to be advancing on the area where the girls are being kept.
The source said: “From available security reports, troops are around the axis where the abducted girls are being held hostage.
“Details of the exact location cannot be made public".