•Says no sufficient intelligence on the girls’ whereabouts
• ‘Girls not used as suicide bombers’
By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
A former Director with the Department State Security Service (DSS), Mr. Mike Ejiofor, has called on the Federal Government to publish the report of the findings by the Panel of Investigation on the abduction of the Chibok girls.
The committee, which was set up by the former President Goodluck Jonathan, had since finished their work and Ejiofor, who spoke on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, says it is necessary for the Nigerian government to make the report on the abducted Chibok girls public.
The former SSS boss, who was part of the team that investigated the girls’ abduction, disclosed that the girls were taken from their dormitory as claimed.
“We looked at the register of people writing the exams and WAEC enrolment and the people who were not available to write the exams,” he told Channels TV, while giving his opinion on Nigeria’s security situation and the efforts to rescue the over 200 girls abducted two years ago.
The former Intelligence officer, however, declined to speak further on the findings since the report had not been released.
He said that he had expected that the government would have released the report, but expressed optimism that the government, being a continuum, would do so soon.
Speaking further, Ejiofor stressed that the issue of the abducted Chibok girls taken by members of the Boko Haram sect on April 14, 2014 from their school’s dormitory was a puzzle that the government must solve.
On why it has become so difficult to rescue the girls, he said: “We do not have sufficient intelligence on the whereabouts of the girls and this necessitated the Senate to invite the security chiefs”.
The former SSS official also said he was never against negotiations with the terrorists on the release of the girls.
He said: “The problem we are actually facing is the issue of getting credible leadership from within the Boko Haram to negotiate with the Federal Government.