Ahmad Salkida, the prominent journalist who previously mediated with Boko Haram elements to secure the release of the abducted Chibok girls, says only 15 of the 113 believed to be with the terrorists are alive.
He made the claim in a series of tweets posted on his handle, @ContactSalkida, on Saturday, April 14.
NAIJ.com notes that in the tweets, the journalist, who is now based in Dubai, provided a background to the controversial abduction and stated that the remaining 15 have been married off, indoctrinated and may no longer be interested in returning home.
He further advised the federal government to demand for proof of life, as it carries out negotiations to secure the release of the remaining girls still in captivity.
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, April 13, reassured the parents of the school girls that were abducted from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State, that “their daughters will never be forgotten".
The president, in a series of tweets posted on his Twitter page, urged the parents to keep their hopes alive on the return of their daughters, noting that the recovery of more than a 100 of the girls that were kidnapped through the federal government’s determined effort should give confidence that all “hope is not lost”.
Survivors of Boko Haram - on NAIJ.com TV: