Amanda Dory in a testimony she gave recently said that Pentagon expressed optimism that the abducted girls might have been broken into several smaller groups.
“They may or may not all be in Nigeria,” she said, adding that “Nigerian military’s heavy-handed tactics with Boko Haram risked further harming and alienating local populations”.
Boko Haram which has its strong hold in the northeastern part of the country, Cameroon and Niger, have claimed responsibility for the abduction of over 234 female students from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. They were also responsible for Tuesday’s twin bomb blast in Jos, the capital of Plateau State where over 200 lives were lost. The militants also killed about 29 people in a recent attack launched in Alagarno village in the same state.