Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, has disclosed that there are ongoing efforts by the federal government to end reign of terrorism in the North-Eastern part of the county and ensure the release of the Chibok girls.
The minister, who made this disclosure, at the weekend to newsmen in Makurdi, Benue State capital, said government was working with relevant agencies to end the insurgency in Nigeria.
Moro, however, ruled out any specific date for the release of the abducted girls but noted that their release was topmost on the card of negotiations and consultation.
He said, “The true picture in Nigeria as far as insurgency in the North-East is concerned is that the war on Nigeria by the terrorists is still on.
“And, of course, from the onset of this crisis, government had indicated tackling the insurgency on three fronts: point of engagement, point of consultation and point of containment.
“And so, consultations definitely will continue: And don’t forget that because of the prolonged nature of the insurgency, a lot activities are going on, both at the level of government and the level of the insurgents. So now, the insurgents are divided into various sectors especially with the death of their leader, Shekau.
“However, at the moment, our foreign partners and collaborators are helping and collaborating with Nigeria to arrive at a peaceful resolution of the matter and to bring the insurgency to an end.
“And one of the issues on the table in arriving to an end to the crisis is the release of the Chibok girls. It is one issue at stake as part of the resolution of the crisis.
“But for anybody to put a date on the release of the Chibok girls, that person is just being speculative, but we will certainly get there soon”.