But they are afraid to rescue them for fear that Boko Haram will kill the girls. Send the SEALS or the Mossad.
SKY News Nigeria’s Chief of Defence has said the military knows where more than 200 abducted schoolgirls are, but has ruled out using force to rescue them. Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh refused to name the location where they were being held.
He said: “The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you. “But where they are held, can we go there with force? We can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
The girls were abducted from their secondary school in Nigeria’s northern Borno state by the Islamist militant group Boko Haram last month. Intelligence experts and military personnel from the UK, US and France have joined Nigeria and its regional neighbours in a cross-border search.
In the seven weeks since the girls’ abduction, suspected Boko Haram attacks have left an estimated 470 Nigerian civilians dead. Thousands of people have died during Boko Haram’s five-year campaign to carve out an independent Islamic state.