Chief of Defence Staff Air Marshal Alex Badeh (above) said: “The good news with the girls is that we know where they are but we cannot tell you. Just leave us alone we are working. We’ll get the girls back.”
He was also quoted as saying: “But where they are held, can we go there with force? We can’t kill our girls in the name of trying to get them back.”
The location of the missing girls has been a mystery since their kidnapping from a school in Borno state in April.
Some Nigerian civilians have ventured into the Sambisa Forest, a Boko Haram stronghold, to search for the girls, but it has also been suggested that the girls could have been taken across borders.