President Buhari invites BBOG into Sambisa forest

The President Buhari led administration has asked the Bring Our Girls Back (BBOG) group for a trip into the dreaded Sambisa forest.

The President said the search will be a military operational flight into the forest in search of the missing Chibok girls.

The invitation extended to members of the BBOG was contained in a letter dated Jan. 11.

The letter was signed by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and addressed to Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili.

In the letter, the government asked the BBOG to nominate three of its members to join on the guided trip on Jan. 16.

“The trip being planned by the military will have the ministers of defense and information and the Chief of Air Staff.

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“Others will include the Chief of Army Staff, the invited BBOG members, and a select group of journalists.

“They will first go to the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Command Center in Yola.

“They will witness firsthand the efforts being made to search for the girls by NAF.

“Thereafter, they will then join the day and night sorties with the BAF to the Sambisa Forest.

“Please note that due to limited seats on the search plane, only two of the invited BBOG members will join the NAF sorties.

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“After the sorties, the team will return to Yola for bidding by the NAF on their daily search for the girls as well as all those who have been abducted by Boko Haram.

“Departure is scheduled for 8.30a.m. at the Air Force wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport on Monday Jan. 17, 2017, ” the letter reads in part.

The FG stated that the trip will help the group to witness the efforts being made to secure the freedom of the girls.