The BBC is still reporting on the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria. Their reporter there, Will Ross, says the government is saying 99 girls are missing but parents are saying it’s 150 to 200.
The attack on the school in Chibok, a remote part of Borno state, happened late on Monday with gunmen reportedly storming the school, stealing food supplies and ordering the students onto lorries.
On Wednesday, the military said most of the abducted students had been freed “as troops pursuing the terrorists close in on the den of those believed to have carried out the attack”.
But Mr Olukolade said it was based on a report “filed in from the field indicating that a major breakthrough had been recorded in the search”.
“The report forwarded to the public on this issue was in good faith and not intended to deceive the public,” he said.
“The number of those still missing is not the issue now as the life of every Nigerian is very precious.”
Local education officials say 99 of the girls are unaccounted for, but some parents suggest between 150 and 200 are still missing, the BBC’s Nigeria correspondent Will Ross reports.
I still want to know why education is haram but kidnapping is halal.