A former Director Army Legal Services, Yomi Dare, says government does not necessarily have to place a premium on the abducted girls as every citizen’s life matters.
“I don’t know what premium you expect government to put on the lives of the Chibok girls. Those who are using them as baits, really know what they are after.
“I believe that the life of every citizen is really high, so what premium should one put on the life of the Chibok girls. I think it’s very important and the government has said it time and time again that efforts are on-going.”
Mr Dare said this during an interview on the Channels Television’s breakfast program, Sunrise Daily.
He added that the German, US, British, and French governments were working assiduously alongside the military to put an end to the insurgency and rescuing the girls.
In response to the recent release of a video in which one of the girls was seen making an appeal, the former Army Legal Director said the fact that they were alive and a mother had identified one of the girls as her daughter, was hope rekindled.
He further mentioned that the army could not tell specifically when they were truly on the trail of the Boko Haram.
“To be very honest with you, I do not think we should put a time frame on this because it might just amount to an adventure in the wilderness. Like I said, it could take years. It’s unfortunate.”
However, apart from the same old military strategies being used, he said, General enlightenment and awareness of the public could help speed up the rescue of the abducted girls.