A security personnel told Punch that, despite the fact that they are happy over the release of the 21 Chibok girls, they are at the same time worried and not comfortable with the exchange because the terrorists commanders could impact negatively on the campaign to end terrorism in Nigeria.
A top military figure said:
“It was a political decision, we are under the political leadership. We derive our mandate from the constitution as provided for by democratic governance.
“The military action must continue and it is going on as planned. We are working round the clock, in concert with other security agencies, to ensure that the remaining girls are also rescued.