Kidnapped schoolgirls reportedly found.
Nigeria's top military officer said he knew where the girls abducted by Boko Haram are being held but has ruled out the use of force to rescue them. Chief of Defense Staff Air Marshall Alex Badeh told state media, 'We can't kill our girls in the name of getting them back.' The teenage students were abducted from their dormitory beds almost seven weeks ago.
The military statement has given some parents hope that their daughters are still safe, and still in the country.
But the military has made untrue claims before. In the days after the abduction, the military spokesman said that almost all the girls had been freed. That turned out to be false.