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Only 15 Of 113 Missing Chibok Girls Still Alive – Salkida

Ahmad Salkida, a journalist, known to have access to information as regards the kidnapped Chibok girls, says only 15 of the yet to be released schoolgirls are still alive.

Salkida made the revelation via his official Twitter handle on Saturday.

According to him, many of the girls died as a result of crossfires from security forces that were supposed to rescue them.

On the night of 14–15 April 2014, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 female students from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria.

Some of the girls had regained their freedom while about 100 of them are yet to be released by their abductors.

But Salkida said the 15 girls still alive are no longer under the control of Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, saying that they have been married off.

He explained that the only way the girls can be rescued is by individual negotiations with their respective husbands.

Salkida further challenged the federal government to prove his claims wrong or “stop negotiating for many of the girls that don’t exist”.

“Today, my painstaking investigations on the #Chibokschoolgirls revealed that just a handful of the 113 #ChibokGirls are alive,” Salkida said.

“Many of the girls have died as a result of cross fires and bombardments of the security forces that no doubt were intent on rescuing them. I regret to state here that only 15 out of the 113 #Chibokgirls are alive today, based on my investigations in the last three months

“What is the status of the remaining 15 girls as far as negotiations are concerned? My investigations also revealed that, they are no longer under the control of #AbubakarShekau. According to sources, they are now ‘married’ and only their ‘husbands’ can decide their fates.

“If they are divorced or the men are killed that is when Shekau’s decision takes precedence, and in this instance, since the girls have been indoctrinated, their leader has no right to negotiate for their release, no matter the ransom offered, reliable multiple sources said.

“The way out for these girls, is a military rescue or negotiate wt individual captors to release their ‘wives’ in return for some kind of deal, but this will mean death to these fighters bcz the terror group now sees the girls as part of their own and must be protected.

“It will be unbearable to share the names of the 15 that are alive here, this is the responsibility of Govt.

“When I was involved I regularly provided proof of life. Govt must demand that to prove me wrong or stop negotiating for many of the girls that don’t exist.

“My heartfelt condolences to the parents of the near 100 that have perished or have not returned home and apparently not with their captors. But you must always remember that your daughters were stronger than the rest of us that couldn’t do more to avert this catastrophe.”

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