Nigerian Defense Chief Air Marshal Alex Badeh Says They Have Located the Missing 300 School Girls Abducted by Boko Haram … Fears Use of Force to Free Them Could Get them Killed (VIDEO)
Abducted Nigerian school girls supposedly found …
Nigerian Defense Chief Air Marshal Alex Badeh stated yesterday that the Nigerian military has located the nearly 300 abducted school girls taken by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram. However, he fears that if the military tried to free them, many of the girls could be killed in the process. Badeh made this announcement in front of thousands of protesters in front of the Defense Ministry Headquarters, but did not say anything specific about where the girls are located. The terror Islamist group Boko Haram abducted nearly 300 girls on April 14 from a boarding school in Chibok in northern Nigeria.
Nigeria’s military has located nearly 300 school girls abducted by Islamic extremists but fears using force to try to free them could get them killed, the country’s chief of defense said Monday.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the much criticized military that Nigerian troops can save the girls. But he added, “we can’t go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.
Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.
“We want our girls back. I can tell you we can do it. Our military can do it. But where they are held, can we go with force?” he asked the crowd.
People roared back, “No!”
“If we go with force what will happen?” Badeh asked.
“They will die,” the demonstrators responded.