WorldStage Newsonline- Nigeria's Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali denied reports quoting him as saying on a Television interview programme that the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls will regain freedom in two weeks.
Dan Ali, asked to give a timeline for the return of the girls, said it could be a week.
He added: "It can be earlier, may be a week, it can be two weeks, but we are on it, and I'm telling you with all sense of sincerity that we are closing in on them".
"It should be stated that when he was asked to give a timeline for the girls' rescue, the minister emphasized that government had intensified efforts and deployed considerable manpower sufficient enough to raise hopes but being a purely operational matter, it would be absolutely unfeasible and impracticable to give a specific timeline for the eventual freedom of the abducted girls".
"I'm sure with the latest intelligence on information we are getting, we shall get them soonest".
The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, gave this assurance during an interview on Dateline Abuja, a Channels Television's programme which aired on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had said the life of every citizen matters to his administration.
He has visited Government Girls Science and Technical College (GGSTC) in Dapchi, Yobe State and held a meeting with parents and teachers.