The Nigerian Military has rebutted claims its aerial strikes against Boko Haram insurgents killed some of the abducted Chibok girls.
Rabe Abubakar, acting director, Defence Information, said dismissed the claims as ‘propaganda’, the PUNCH reported. Abubakar added that the military authorities are examining video clips recently released by Boko Haram insurgents, showing some Chibok girls.
“We are still assessing the video clip to confirm its authenticity or otherwise. This is an era of social media, anything can happen, anybody can crop up anything. However, we are very much alive to our responsibilities.
“The claim that the aerial bombardment was used to kill some of them is a complete propaganda; they are trying to buy time, or trying to put psychological trauma in Nigerians against the military.
“The equipment we are now using since the beginning of the new leadership of the military is a high level precision aerial equipment; just the way we did in Arepo in the Ogun, Lagos areas against vandals. The equipment was capable of the registering target and capable of hitting that target.
“The equipment was used to avoid unnecessary targets; to avoid collateral damage. So the issue of saying we are using bombs to kill Chibok girls is propaganda. They are trying to create psychological trauma in the parents and all Nigerians.” Abubakar said.