A week ago, the Nigerian Air Force said it does not know the whereabouts of the abducted Chibok girls.
According to the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar “There is no day that we do not go out hoping to see these girls.
“From January this year to August 17, we flew 2,600 hours. About 50 per cent of that was Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance.
“We are hoping to capture the movement of those girls; we hope to locate what we consider legitimate targets too.”
In an interview in Nairob Kenya, President Buhari said his government was still searching for the abducted girls.
He however said he is ready to dialogue with the original leaders of Boko Haram.
Then the president said this: “If they do not want to talk to us directly, let them pick an internationally recognized NGO.
“They should convince the NGO on the whereabouts of the girls.
“If they do this, we will release a number of Boko Haram leaders in detention, which they are supposed to know.
“We want those girls out and safe.
“The faster we can recover them and hand them over to their parents, the better for us.”
Reacting to questions on Niger Delta militancy, the President said the Federal Government is also open to dialogue.
However the president added this: “We do not believe that the militants have announced ceasefire.
“We are trying to understand them more.
“We are trying to understand who their leaders are and their thought processes.
President Buhari has serially told the nation that his government is dialoguing with Niger Delta Militants.
We can’t seem to wrap our head around his latest statement of “Trying to understand and know who Avengers’ leadership is?”
Who has the NSA and other security apparatchik being dialoguing with all this while?
In brief: the president is unsure of the modus operandi of Boko Haram and Avengers.
Should this be so?