The Federal government on Tuesday assured that the government would do everything possible to ensure the safe return of the Chibok girls.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated this on Tuesday at a press conference in Abuja.
The Minister equally said that the government is seriously concerned about the safe return of the over 200 secondary school girls kidnapped by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State over 600 days ago.
Alhaji Mohammed thus assured that no stone will be left unturned by the soldiers in the North Eastern part of the country to ensure that the kidnapped girls are rescued and returned safely to their people.
According to him, “the military is leaving no stone unturned to get them (the Chibok girls). The government is very concerned about the safe return of the Chibok girls. There are so many things that the soldiers are doing underground that cannot be exposed to the public. For security reason, we cannot disclose certain information.”
On the issue of the ongoing agitation for Biafra Republic by some people in the South Eastern part of the country, Alhaji Mohammed pointed out that the Federal government was doing everything to tame the agitation.
The Minister added however that such agitation has to be subtle.
His words, “The federal government is doing everything to tame the agitation, but such has to be subtle. Government is concerned and is taking it seriously. We can’t be revealing everything we are doing”.
Speaking on the deadline (December 31st, 2015) given by President Muhammadu Buhari to the military to wipe out Boko Haram insurgents from the country, the Minister said optimistically that the military has largely won the war.
Mohammed, who recently embarked on the tour of some communities liberated by the military from the Boko Haram captivity in Borno State, was optimistic that by the end of this year, they (the Boko Haram insurgents) would no longer be able to launch the kind of attacks that were witnessed in the past in the country.
According to him, the Boko Haram insurgents have been heavily decimated and dislodged as they no longer enjoy the type of cohesion they used to.