Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said the Federal Government is in touch with those purportedly behind the video.
The Minister’s reaction followed the release of a new video by Boko Haram, accusing the Nigerian Air Force of killing some abducted Chibok girls
He said this in a statement released by his Special Adviser, Segun Adeniyi on Sunday.
The Minister said, ”We are on top of the situation. But we are being extremely careful because the situation has been compounded by the split in the leadership of Boko Haram. We are also being guided by the need to ensure the safety of the girls.
”Since this is not the first time we have been contacted over the issue, we want to be doubly sure that those we are in touch with are who they claim to be,” he said.
Alhaji Mohammed expressed the hope that the latest development will signal the beginning of the end of the nightmare to which the girls, their families and indeed all Nigerians have been subjected since the unfortunate abduction.