Hon. Goni Bukar, a House of Representatives member representing Bursari/Yunusari/Gaidam Federal Constituency of Yobe State said the whereabouts of 110 abducted Dapchi schoolgirls were known to the authorities.
Bukar made this disclosure on Thursday in an interview with The Nation, saying the girls were holed up in Bulabulin adding that he could lead the soldiers to their abductors’ hideout if a military uniform was given to him.
The lawmaker told the paper, “The girls are within Yobe. We have an idea that they are in Bulabulin, Yunusari Local Government. The military is aware that Boko Haram has been in that place for over four years. They live in that place like their own city.”
Sharing his knowledge of the situation with the publication further, he said, “This issue is beyond the military that we have in Yobe … It is not the issue of sending 10 policemen or 20 soldiers. It is a matter of commitment. That is what we need. If they like, let them give me the uniform and I will wear it and go and show them the place. Even the day of the incident, the chairman, member, House of Assembly and I went to Gumsa because we had information that three of the girls died along the way and they were thrown away but it was wrong information.”