The Defence headquarters has reacted to a report that 98 of the 113 remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram’s captivity are dead.
Ahmad Salkida, a popular journalist known to have access to access to Boko Haram sect, in a tweet this morning said only 15 of the girls are still alive.
Defence spokesman, John Agim, has described the report as an act meant to discourwge the government.
Salkida said those still alive had been married off. He challenged the government to speak the truth.
“I regret to state here that only 15 out of the 113 #Chibokgirls are alive today, based on my investigations in the last three months,” Salkida wrote on Twitter.
But TheCable quoted Agim as saying: “They are only trying to discourage the government,” Agim said.
“In our operations, we have rescued hundreds of people in Boko Haram captivity, and when we profile them, most are not Chibok girls. But, look at when they first said the girls had been married off, we were able to secure the release of some of the girls.
“Every time, they are always saying the girls have been killed, we we continue to secure their release just like we did recently.”