Nigerian Defense Chief Claims Abducted Schoolgirls Located, But…..
This whole thing is messed up. You don’t have a news conference saying you know where they are unless you have rescued them.
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Nigeria’s defense chief is claiming that the country’s military has located nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists but cannot go in with force to free them.
Air Marshal Alex Badeh told demonstrators supporting the country’s much criticized military on Monday that Nigerian troops can save the girls, according to The Associated Press. But he added, “we can’t go and kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
He spoke to thousands of demonstrators who marched to Defense Ministry headquarters in Abuja, the capital. Many were brought in on buses, indicating it was an organized event.
Asked by reporters where they had found the girls, Badeh refused to elaborate.
A senior U.S. defense official who spoke to Fox News also said that the reports cannot be independently confirmed.
“We want our girls back. I can tell you we can do it. Our military can do it. But where they are held, can we go with force?” Badeh asked the crowd.