Chibok Schoolgirls: Govt, Journalist Disagreed On Death Toll

Chibok Schoolgirls: Govt, Journalist Disagreed On Death Toll

The Federal Government has disagreed with Ahmad Salkida, a journalist who has access to Boko Haram on the number of Chibok schoolgirls that have died in the cell of the terrorists.


Salkida had said last week via his twitter handle that only 15 out of the remaining 113 Chibok schoolgirls were alive.


He also changed the number to 30 via the same social platform, adding that the fresh information from Boko Haram leadership showed that 10 Chibok girls and another five were in different cells, making the number to rise to 30.


But the Federal Government had disagreed with Salkida, saying that all the 113 Chibok girls are alive and that negotiation is going on to free them.


The statement from the Nigeria National Defence Headquarters asked Sakilda to produce video clips of his findings that only 15 or 30 of the girls are alive.


There were reports that some of the girls actually died during crossfire between the military and the terrorists.


“Nobody could say the outright number of the girls alive,” a source said.

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