Although an elite military official claims to know the whereabouts of the 300 girls that were allegedly kidnapped by Islamist terror group, Boko Haram, last month, he says that Nigeria’s military will not exact force to rescue them, according to CNN.
The official said to the News Agency of Nigeria, a state-run news service, “Nobody should say Nigerian military does not know what it is doing; we can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
He added that the military will not disclose information pertaining to the girls’ location, saying, “We cannot come and tell you the military secret, just leave us alone, we are working to get the girls back.”
Earlier this month, President Barack Obama said the U.S. would offer aid in finding the girls. He told NBC News, “In the short term our goal is obviously is to help the international community, and the Nigerian government, as a team to do everything we can to recover these young ladies.”
First Lady Michelle Obama also addressed the treacherous kidnapping in a recent address, using the girls as a source of inspiration for those in America to utilize their education. “I hope that any young people in America who take school for granted, any young people who are slacking off or thinking about dropping out, I hope they will learn the story of these girls and re-commit themselves to their education.”