NIgerian army says the story in which Amnesty international claimed that troops where aware of the impending attack by Boko Haram in Dapchi, Yobe state, but failed to provide protection, was false and a calculated attempt to whip up sentiments and mislead Nigerians.
No security force was informed of Dapchi school girls abduction as alleged by AI, according to a statement by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier General John Agim.
He said AI’s statement was meant to ‘demoralise friendly nations and people collaborating with security forces to end insurgency in the North-East.’
The Nigerian public and the International Community should know that the Armed Forces of Nigeria is a professional military and has attained the highest form of professionalism in line with international best practices. And so, could not have ignored warnings of Boko Haram attack only to work tirelessly to get the girls back, he stated.
He said the armed forces of Nigeria was more than ever, poised to bring the activities of Boko Haram Terrorists to a complete end and “no amount of discouraging fabrications by the AI will deter the military from achieving its constitutionally assigned responsibilities”, he added.