Nigerian police offered a 50 million naira ($300,000) reward on Wednesday to anyone who can give credible information leading to the rescue of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels.
Last month’s mass kidnapping by militant group Boko Haram in the remote northeastern village of Chibok triggered an international outcry and protests in Nigeria, piling pressure on the government to get the girls back.
The girls were abducted from their hostel by the Boko Haram sect on April 14 and have since been taken to an unknown destination by their captors.
In a statement yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mba, the police assured that such information would be treated with uttermost confidentiality and that the identity of the informant would be protected.
The police called on members of the public to be part of the government’s efforts at finding solution to the current security challenges in the country.
The Force urged anyone with such useful information on the whereabouts of the abducted girls to contact the following telephone numbers:
09-2914649, 08081777309, 08055547536, 08032125050