The Nigerian army has reportedly reacted to a claim by House of Representatives member, Honourable Goni Bukar that the 110 secondary school girls abducted by Boko haram insurgents from Dapchi, Yobe state are being kept in Bulabulin, a village in the same state. The army, who seemed insulted by the lawmaker unfounded claimed said it is inviting the Reps member to lead the way to the village where he claimed the girls are being kept, The Nation reports.
A top officer, who pleaded for anonymity, said: “If they know where the girls are, they know what to do, instead of staying somewhere in Damaturu or Abuja and claiming that the girls are somewhere within Yobe state or anywhere else.
“This is how some of these politicians will stay in Abuja and will be granting interviews to you media people, claiming this and that, yet they are not anywhere near their constituencies.
“I have been in Maiduguri since Tuesday and all the nation’s top military and security brass have been in Maiduguri and Yobe axis, pursuing all the leads. The investigations are not only on-going, painstaking and multi-dimensional, but what I can tell you now is that we are not leaving any stone unturned.”
Recall that the 110 girls abducted by Boko Haram from their school in Dapchi town of Yobe state are possibly been kept in Bulabulin town in Yunusari local government area of the state.
The lawmaker representing Bursari/Yunusari/Gaidam federal constituency, told The Nation newspaper on Thursday, March 1, in Damaturu the state capital that the girls were still within the territory of Yobe state.