Borno State Governor Kassim Shettima, has said there is a likelihood that the over 200 girls, kidnapped by Boko Haram from the Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State in April, 2014, are being held in bunkers, inside the Sambisa Forest, according to punchng.
The Governor speaking on Tuesday in Abuja said, “We are suspecting that Chibok girls are living with the insurgents in bunkers. I think the military must carry out its operations beyond the surface earth. They (Boko Haram) were also known to have dug tunnels to enable them to move from house to house. So, having been left unchallenged for such a long time, such possibilities cannot be ruled out which poses serious obstacles within the forest.
“The insurgents used their bases in the Sambisa Forest to launch deadly attacks and make quick retreat to their base which enabled them to capture and take over control of all the LGAs in the Nigeria/Cameroon, Chad and Niger borders, thus effectively cutting off the three neighbouring countries, thereby declaring what they assumed was their independent territory (caliphate).”
The Governor asked the military to fish out members of the Boko Haram sect and liberate the girls.