Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to Pres. Jonathan on Public Affairs was on air yesterday with CNN Aisha Sesay to defend the federal government's efforts so far on rescuing the missing schoolgirls.
Watch the video after the cut, but meanwhile here are excerpts from the interview:
ago. On the ground.. yes. Beyond that, virtually the entire communication machinery of the Ministry of Defence has been deployed to Borno State. More troops are on their way to Maiduguri right now. The president and government are not taking this easy as people all over the world say. We are not making any noise.. you know this is not a football match where you have commentaries on a daily basis, and it is not a plane crash. Do you understand?
I want to say it again, we will get those girls back. We will. We have the capacity, we have the resources. We have the manpower, our military and security services have the expertise. When I say this, I say with a whole lot of sense of responsibility.
And I want to appeal to people in the world - you know, just calm down. Give us time. WE WILL BRING THOSE GIRLS BACK!
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