Senator Shehu Sani has revealed that five members of Boko Haram were released by the federal government in exchange for 82 Chibok girls released by the dreaded Islamic sect.
Sen. Sani, who was involved in the negotiation leading to the release of the abducted Chibok girls, shed light on how the girls were freed.
He said, “the swap commanders are five, and not two as reported. The Chibok girls release will partially clear the dark cloud of moral guilt that hangs over the sky of our country. The negotiators never gave up, the negotiators will continue for the next set after the one secured are made public.
“It is credible that 82 girls have been released; all in good condition with the exception of one with fracture on the hand and one with crutches.”
Meanwhile Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has described the reported release of the 82 Chibok girls as “diversionary” saying it was used to divert attention away from the health status of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Right now, a matter of urgent national importance arresting the attention of all and sundry is that of the President’s health. While I continue to pray, in conjunction with other Nigerians, for the President’s quick recovery, I condemn without equivocation this shameless playing on the intelligence and psyche of Nigerians taking undue advantage of the vexed issue of the so-called Chibok girls.
“It has become the style of this government to distract attention but the truth will be told some day. Which Chibok girls are they talking about? Chibok girls who purportedly were writing Physics WAEC examinations but cannot speak simple English? Chibok girls who were shielded from the media? Till today the media have not been allowed access to the so-called Chibok girls,” Fayose was quoted as saying in a press statement released at Ado-Ekiti on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Idowu Adelusi.