Almost six weeks after their abduction, the military has located where the female students of Government Girls’ Secondary School, Chibok, are.
This was disclosed on Monday by the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Marshal Alex Badeh while discussing with members of the Citizens Initiative for Security Awareness outside the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
The CDS however said the military has refused to employ force to release the girls so that they would not be killed by their abductors.
“We want our girls back, we want our girls back; we can do it, our military can do it but where they are held, can we go with force?
“If we go with force, what will happen? (they will kill them). So nobody should come and say the Nigerian military does not know what it is doing. We know what we are doing, we can’t go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back. So we are working.
“The good news for the girls is that we know where they are but we cannot tell you, we cannot come and tell you military secrets here. Just leave us alone, we are working, we would get the girls back.”