– FG says it is tracking remaining girls in Boko Haram’s den.
– Lai Mohammed says the information about the progress made is confidential.
The Federal Government on Tuesday says it is working with its Swiss partners and others, on a daily basis, to track and secure the release of remaining abducted Chibok Girls still in captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed gave the assurance to the international community at a briefing at the Department of African Studies, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
The minister, who engaged members and students of the department on the development in the US said that the government has never one day forgotten or closed the case of the abducted girls.
While noting that the fifth anniversary of the sad event was a few days ago, Mohammed pointed that it was the engagement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government that led to the release of 107 of the girls, assuring that the government is still engaging in trying to find out where the girls are and what has become of them.
“However, some of these negotiations are very delicate due largely to the fact that it takes a lot of time and there is a sort of rationalization within the terrorist group.
“We are still working with our Swiss partners and the others every day so that we can be able to track where these girls are, what has become of them and how many are left.
“However, these are not something you can disclose, anyhow because of the sensitivity,” he said.
Responding to a question based on the reintegration and sponsorship of the girls, the minister said going by the experiences of the released 107 girls, the government took responsibilities for their reintegration and got them all back to schools.
He said only recently, there were media reports about the bright performances of some of the girls in their respective fields.