The Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said, the Federal Government is still tracking the kidnapped Chibok Secondary School girls abducted by Boko Haram sect. The 235 Chibok girls were declared missing for about 300 days, while efforts were made to ensure their safe arrival. Speaking during Channels TV, Sunrise programme through phone, Mohammed said: "We are a bit constrained. I know that some countries have set certain fire around the Sambisa forest in order to smoke out the Boko Haram insurgents but we are being careful because we are still looking for the Chibok girls and we do not want unnecessary collateral casualties.
“I know that many of our neighbours like Mali and Niger have employed certain procedures because of our major objective that we are still looking for the Chibok girls, so in some parts of Sambisa forest, we cannot adopt such drastic approaches," Mohammed stated.