A prominent northern journalist, Ahmad Salkida, has claimed that 30 Chibok girls are alive which contradicts his earlier claim that only 15 of them remain.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, April 17, Salkida who has mediated between the government and the terrorists group for the release of the abducted girls claimed a member of the group provided him with this new development.
On the fourth anniversary of the abduction of the girls, Salkida had claimed only 15 of them were alive.
He added that recent information provided to him showed that 30 were alive but that five of them have chosen not to return if there is ever any plan by the federal government to rescue them.
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It will be recalled that the presidency has said that it is unaware of claims by a journalist, Ahmed Salkida, that only 15 out of the remaining Chibok girls in Boko Haram captivity are still alive.
The Punch reports that the senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday, April 14, said Salkida was not involved in the process leading to the release of over 100 girls and is also not involved in the current efforts aimed at rescuing the remaining girls still being held by the terrorists.
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