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Chibok Girls: US Soldiers Yet To Make Arrest, Says Nigeria Military

Military authorities have assured Nigerians of preparedness to keep them abreast of every detail of their collaboration with allied forces in the mission to rescue the abducted Chibuk girls.

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 abducted schoolgirls, outside Nigeria's parliament in AbujaThe authorities however debunk speculations that the American security forces in Nigeria had arrested one of the Boko Haram leaders who masterminded the kidnapping of more than 200 secondary school girls from Chibok local government area of Borno State.

The Director Defence Information and Coordinator, Major General Chris Olukolade made this known in a statement he signed and made available to Newspot Nigeria late Saturday.

He said specifically that no foreign troop had so far been deployed on any operation to rescue the abducted girls, as he blamed a section of the media and some on-line media for peddling incorrect information on the ongoing efforts to secure the release of the girls.

According to Olukolade, “There has been no arrest or operation by any foreign military or security allies in the ongoing efforts to rescue the abducted girls or the conduct of the ongoing counter terrorist campaign in Nigeria as reported by national dailies today and currently being circulated online”.

He added, “Contrary to the reports and the pictures being circulated to illustrate the claims, there has been no incident or record as reported.

“The pictures being circulated to illustrate the claims in the story are not related to the situation in Nigeria as they were taken from scenes in other countries.

‘Indeed, no troop of the American Marines has so far been deployed in any part of Nigeria as is being circulated in certain media.

“International coalition is quite appropriate in handling terrorism being a trans-border and global crime.

“The public will be duly briefed on the areas of collaboration with allied forces in the mission to bring back our girls as the need arises.  There is therefore no need to engage in misleading speculations while the mission is in progress”.

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