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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Nigeria's military knows location of missing girls

Published 26/05/2014 | 21:23

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Young women pray at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Joe Penney
Young women pray at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria. REUTERS/Joe Penney

NIGERIA'S military knows where the more than 200 girls abducted by Boko Haram are but has ruled out using force to rescue them, the state news agency quoted Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh as saying today.

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"The good news for the parents of the girls is that we know where they are, but we cannot tell you," Badeh was quoted as saying.

"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."

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