News

FG insists, no money changed hands for Dapchi girls release

Lai Mohammed’s absence in court stall trial in N2.5bn project suit

 

The Federal Government has again denied claims that it paid the Boko Haram terrorists an undisclosed sum of money to secure the freedom of the Dapchi, schoolgirls in their captivity.

The FG was reacting to a United Nations report on Thursday, accusing the FG of paying ransoms to the Boko Haram sect before securing the release of the girls.

It would be recalled that in February this year over 100 girls were kidnapped from the Dapchi school by a Boko Haram faction with about 105 of them later released by the terrorists. The FG did not secure the release one of them, Leah Sharibu, who refused to denounce her Christian faith, is still being held by her abductors.

The UN accused the Federal government of paying money for the girls release Dapchi girls in a report recently released and submitted to the UN Security Council on Boko Haram and related terrorist organisations,

 

[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]Mohammed insisted that the report remained a speculation until evidence of payment of the purported ransom was made available. “It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge.[/penci_blockquote]

The report said such ransom was providing oxygen for the insurgency around the Lake Chad region. The UN report is titled “22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team”, related to Resolution 2368 (2017) regarding “Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – ISIL – (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities.”

The Federal Government however reiterated that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls.

 

[penci_related_posts taxonomies=”undefined” title=”Online Related Posts” background=”” border=”” thumbright=”no” number=”4″ style=”grid” align=”none” displayby=”recent_posts” orderby=”random”]

In a statement issued in Ilorin, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish such.

“In Nigeria, 111 schoolgirls from the town of Dapchi were kidnapped on 18 February 2018 and released by ISWAP on 21 March 2018 in exchange for a large ransom payment,” the report stated.

Mohammed insisted that the report remained a speculation until evidence of payment of the purported ransom was made available. “It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge.

“There must be a conclusive evidence to support such claim. Without that, the claim remains what it is: a mere conjecture,” the Minister said

Comment With Facebook

Comments (155)

  1. I enjoy what you guys are usually up too. This kind of clever work and coverage! Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my blogroll.|

  2. Having read this I thought it was really enlightening. I appreciate you finding the time and effort to put this article together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still worth it!|

  3. Someone essentially assist to make critically articles I might state. This is the first time I frequented your website page and thus far? I surprised with the analysis you made to create this particular put up amazing. Magnificent job!|

  4. You actually make it seem really easy with your presentation however I in finding this matter to be really one thing that I think I’d by no means understand. It kind of feels too complex and very large for me. I am looking ahead for your next put up, I’ll attempt to get the hold of it!|

  5. Hello! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick shout out and say I truly enjoy reading through your posts. Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that cover the same subjects? Thanks!|

Comment here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.