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Nigerians react to reports officials have located missing girls

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:22

May 27 - Nigerians consider the risks of a military raid after officials confirmed that they've located the more than 200 missing school girls. Deborah Gembara reports.

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A day after a Nigerian military official said they've located the more then 200 abducted girls but have ruled out using force to rescue them, locals in Lagos -- both Muslims and Christians gathered to pray for the girls' safe return. (SOUNDBITE) (English) CONSULTANT, YEMISI RANSOME-KUTI, SAYING: "It's difficult to imagine that they will know where they are and they cannot do anything about it. The news that shocked me was that the militants were negotiating for 100 prisoners, for 50 girls. I mean, what kind of negotiation is that? That's a non-starter. You don't negotiate on those terms and then pull out at the end. At the beginning of negotiation, you have, you, the person negotiating must have the upper hand, the best that you want out of the negotiation. Not only should you be negotiating for the girls, you should also be negotiating for the end of terrorism." In both Lagos and Abuja, they speculated about the risks of military action and the motive behind the announcement. (SOUNDBITE) (English) TRADER, OBINNA AMADI, SAYING: "Although many people may condemn that for saying it in the open, but my own opinion is that it might be a strategy for them to make the insurgents to relocate those girls, so that they can take them unaware during the process of the relocation of the girls." (SOUNDBITE) (English) BUSINESSMAN, DAVID OJEDIRAN, SAYING: "First of all let me commend the military, they are doing a good job, they are trying their best. But I must say this is an issue of life and death, it's not, it's beyond the issue of they have seen the location of those children, but what we Nigerians, what we need now is we need action, and how do I mean, they need to apply the principle of diplomacy, they need to be, the federal government and the military, they need to be diplomatic in their approach to get those girls out of the captivity." While Nigeria has accepted help from the West in the form of intelligence and surveillance planes, officials here worry that a raid might trigger Boko Haram to kill the girls. = Nigerians react to reports officials have located missing girls Nigerians ponder the risks of a military raid after officials confirmed that they've located the more than 200 missing school girls. Deborah Gembara reports.

Nigerians react to reports officials have located missing girls

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:22

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