With the nation marking four years of Chibok girls being in captivity, sad reports are emanating from credible sources that up to 98 of the 113 girls still in captivity are dead.
“Today, my painstaking investigations on the #Chibokschoolgirls revealed that just a handful of the 113 #ChibokGirls are alive. Many of the girls have died as a result of cross fires and bombardments of the security forces that no doubt were intent on rescuing them,” revealed Ahmad Salkida.
Salkida is a popular Nigerian journalist reputed to have rare insights of Boko Haram’s affairs.
According to Salkida who made the chilling revelations via a series of tweets, “I regret to state here that only 15 out of the 113 #Chibokgirls are alive today, based on my investigations in the last 3 months and we have already seen some of them in a video, which I exclusively obtained and was published on SR website.”
He stated that the remaining 15 girls were no longer under te control of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. He said that “according to sources, they are now ‘married’ and only their ‘husbands’ can decide their fates.”
He said: “If they are divorced or the men are killed that is when Shekau’s decision takes precedence, and in this instance, since the girls have been indoctrinated, their leader has no right to negotiate for their release, no matter the ransom offered, reliable multiple sources said.
“It will be unbearable to share the names of the 15 that are alive here, this is the responsibility of Govt. When I was involved I regularly provided proof of life. Govt must demand that to prove me wrong or stop negotiating for many of the girls that don’t exists…
“The secrecy around the condition of the #ChibokGirls and most recent #DapchiGirls debacle by those involved is the reason people like me are out of the picture. The fact remains that under the present circumstances there is NO room for peace settlement.”
Options available for remianing Chibok girls release
Salkida stated that there are two options open for the release of the girls.
“The way out for these girls, is a military rescue or negotiate wt individual captors to release their ‘wives’ in return for some kind of deal, but this will mean death to these fighters bcz the terror group now sees the girls as part of their own and must be protected,” he said.
He stated that parents, BBOG campaigners and Nigerians in general were in the dark about the Chibok girls because government was resisting independent reporting of the crisis. He alleged that most of the reports on the Chibok girls were choreographed.
He said: “How comes there is little or no information about the girls and both the parents and campaigners are in the dark? Because, Govt resist independent reporting of the crisis, most of the reports are choreographed & Nigerians are also not ready to hear the truth or stand by it.”