“Ransom Was Paid For The Release Of Chibok Girls” – Defence Headquarters Denies Report

It was earlier reported that the ransom paid to Boko Haram in exchange for the release of some Chibok girls have contributed to the recent upsurge in the killings and disappearances of soldiers engaged in the fight against the insurgents. The Defence Headquarters has released a statement refuting the report.

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The attention of Defense Headquarters (DHQ), has been drawn to a news story by the Punch newspapers alleging that ransom was paid by the government in exchange for the recently released of 21 of the abducted Chibok girls. This unsubstantiated story, to say the least is quite unfortunate.

It is important to recall here that several statements have been issued by the military high command to clarify the issue surrounding the release of the girls, which the whole world applauded. It is therefore worrisome that some sections of the media continue to undermine this modest effort of the government, security agencies and other stakeholders. It is imperative to state categorically that the sponsors of this media campaign have a hidden agenda which is best known to them.

The military and other security agencies will not be distracted and would remain focus in achieving its objectives in the North East. The important thing is that the release have been made and circumstances surrounding this effort should not be a matter of controversy so as not to overheat the polity and jeorpardising the ongoing efforts to secure the release of the remaining girls and other innocent citizens still in captivity of the terrorists.

The insinuations that ransom was paid to the terrorists which the terrorists used to escalate the recent attacks in the North East is completely false and imagination of the author. The general public should therefore discountenance it in its entirety.

The DHQ wishes to once more remind the media to be cautious of such reports which has serious implication on national and to further add that, as partners in progress, the media also has a stake in the ongoing efforts to restore lasting peace in the North East and the country in general.soldiers

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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    Many stories are just related to this issue of chibok girls which makes its validity to be questionable.

  • kayode akinsanya

    Alright ooo

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    I Waka pass

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    This chibok girls matter self..

  • chika bibian

    Lies attached to this missing Chibok girls matter plenty… I pass abeg

    • Cornel Nwankwo

      I de tell you, the stories are quite numerous now.

  • Lies everywhere

  • WillieBravo

    Too many conspiracy theories one can’t come to terms on what to believe.

  • emekachilaka

    who are we to believe

  • Olovo Obinna

    So many lies concerning this bokoharam/chibork gals saga