US surveillance planes have reportedly located the large groups of girls held together in remote locations of Nigeria.
Discovered over country northeastern, the children might be among the group abducted by Boko Haram insurgents almost 4 months ago in Chibok, Borno State, The Nation provides.
According to the surveillance report, the victims have not been forced into marriage or sex slaver as it was feared by some groups.
The information provided by the US aerial imagery allegedly matches the one from northern Nigerians who negotiated with the insurgents, Nigerian authorities claim, i.e. the girls get special treatment due to the global attention towards the issue and due to the terrorists’ plan to swap the children for Boko Haram prisoners.
It was revealed that in July US surveillance flights over northeastern Nigeria had spotted about 60-70 girls in open field, days later – a group of 40 girls in a different field. However as flights returned, the groups had been moved.
While the US operatives are not sure if he newly located groups are the same they discovered in July, officials of both countries believe that the found females are Chibok girls as a defense representative was quoted saying:
“It’s unusual to find a large group of young women like that in an open space. We’re assuming they’re not a rock band of hippies out there camping.”
It would be recalled that the girls were abducted on April 14 by Boko Haram insurgents. In one of the videos the sect leader Abubakar Shekau said the students might be exchanged for the sect prisoners, which claim Shekau allegedly restated several times. The negotiations about the “swap” deal had reportedly started though the intermediary, when the Nigerian government was said to have cancelled the deal shortly before it was to take place.
Nigerian lawmaker, Desmond Elliot has joined other Nigerian politicians in clamouring for regulation of social media.
The Lagos legislator and Nollywood actor, says Nigerian youths display rude behaviour on social media
In the video, the Actor-turned-Lawmaker called on the youth to get into Government if they are tired.
He said ;
Mr. Speaker, we need to adress certain things ;
The Nigerian Youth, The Social Media, The Social Influencers, All of these are making the narrative that we are seeing today, except we are joking with ourselves.
Social media is good but it has Negative impacts.
Let me thank you for condeming the killings and carnage that happened at Lekki. When i went through the comments i could not believe it Mr. Speaker, the curses, the abuses from children and i ask myslef, is this Nigeria ? What is going on?
Children cursing, people having the effontery to enter an Oba’s palace, hold the staff of office ? Culture is gone. Mr. Speaker, in the next 5 years, there will be no Nigeria if we don’t act now.
The youth is not only those who do the peaceful protest, but those who have looted and destroyed lives are also youths as well.
He also seized the opportunity to plead with Nigerian celebrities, social media influencers and motivational speakers to “tune down on the hate narrative.”
He said the youth have a constitutional means to change government and it is called the ‘PVC’.
He added ;
Go to the elections, if you are tired come and enter government. People are dying. The narrative must change.
An Ugandan man, Raymond Steven Sekitayira slumped and died a few days to his wedding in Kampala.
Information Nigeria gathered that Sekitayira, who slumped at his office, was rushed to IHK hospital where he gave up the ghost.
His death was announced by Rotaract Club of Nateete Kampala on Thursday morning.
The wedding to his beau, Joy Nekesa was scheduled to hold on Saturday, November 7th, 2020 and the introduction ceremony was to hold on Saturday, October 31, at the bride’s family home.
“With deep sorrow , we announce the passing of RAYMOND STEVEN Sekitayira, a Past President, Treasurer, SAA and many other hats wore while at the Rotaract club of Nateete Kampala. His impact will forever be felt among us. Heartfelt condolences go out to Friends and family.” the statement reads.
Friends and colleagues have taken to social media to mourn the deceased.