Chris Steven, Abuja
Ahmad Salkida, Nigerian journalist who is close to the Boko Haram insurgents has disclosed that only 15 out of the 113 Chibok girls with the terrorists are alive, as the nation and world mark the fourth year of their abduction.
Salkida, in a series of tweets he made on Saturday to mark the anniversary of their abduction, said his investigations in the last three months revealed that not all the girls are still alive.
“I regret to state here that only 15 out of the 113 #Chibokgirls are alive today, based on my investigations in the last 3 months and we have already seen some of them in a video, which I exclusively obtained and was published on SR website.
“What is the status of the remaining 15 girls as far as negotiations are concerned? My investigations also revealed that, they are no longer under the control of #AbubakarShekau. According to sources, they are now ‘married’ and only their ‘husbands’ can decide their fates.
“It will be unbearable to share the names of the 15 that are alive here; this is the responsibility of Govt. When I was involved I regularly provided proof of life. Govt must demand that to prove me wrong or stop negotiating for many of the girls that don’t exists…,” he tweeted