DHQ Dismisses Boko Haram’s Claim, Says Troops Targeted Insurgents, Not Chibok Girls
The defence headquarters (DHQ) has disputed the claim of Boko Haram that some of the Chibok girls in its hold have been killed by military airstrikes.
In a statement on Sunday, Rabe Abubakar, defence spokesman, said it was extremely difficult to hit innocent people during an air raid because the operation is done with precision.
He said the military was examining the latest video from Boko Haram purporting to show some of the kidnapped Chibok schoolgirls.
“Currently we are studying the video clips to verify its authenticity and analysing the comments of the speakers in the video, especially the terrorist member and the girl that spoke in mother tongue,” he said.
“It is extremely difficult and rare to hit innocent people during airstrike because the operation is done through precision attack on identified and registered targets and locations. The precision airstrike is very effective at taking out targeted enemies because it is not a random operation. We are nevertheless studying the video clips to examine if the victims died from other causes rather from the allegation of airstrike.”