FeaturedHighlight

Buhari administration just got caught in a lie about ransom to free kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls

169

Let’s not over-complicate this: The federal government lied about the statement denying the payment of large sums of money as ransom to terrorists to free the kidnapped Dapchi schoolgirls, according to new report by the United Nations.

Think that’s an overstatement? Let’s go through this.

Negotiations through a back-channel led to the release of 101 Dapchi girls and a boy, the federal government said in a report in the Guardian on March 21.

The minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said no ransom was paid as negotiations had international organizations like the Red Cross as  intermediaries.

“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”, UN said, in what many say has busted the federal government’s lie about the mater.

” The predominance in the region of the cash economy, without controls, is conducive to terrorist groups funded by extortion, charitable donations, smuggling, remittances and kidnapping, the report added.

The report was clear that claims that the federal government did not pay large sums of money for the release of the girls were false.

The 22nd report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, was submitted to the UN Security Council.

Per Second News gathered in New York Thursday that the Sanctions Monitoring team submits independent reports every six months to the Security Council on the Islamic states, Al qaeda and associated groups and individuals.

Leave a comment

Related Articles

NSSF targets training of 1 million youths on healthcare advocacy by 2029.

By 2029, the Nigerian Solidarity Support Fund (NSSF) says it is set...

Gunmen allegedly attack Shaibu, Sen. Okpebholo’s convoy in Benin, orderly killed

Gunmen have reportedly attacked the convoy of the All Progressives Congress candidate...

Updated: Tinubu approves N70,000 minimum wage, labour leaders laud president’s ‘fatherly gesture’

President Bola Tinubu’s approval of a new national minimum wage of N70,000,...

Just in: Tinubu to ministers: Pay off varsities staff members’ 4-month salary arrears

President Bola Tinubu has directed the Minister of Finance, Mr. Wale Edun,...

Russian war: King Charles III says UK govt will give full support to Ukraine, wants it to join NATO

Shine Alagba King Charles III said the UK government would continue to...

Food inflation: Reps pledge N648m, being 50% of six-month salaries, to provide succour for the poor

The House of Representatives unanimously agreed to sacrifice 50 percent of their...

Stakeholders reject proposal to raise university, polytechnic admission age to 18 years

Participants at the 2024 Joint Admissions Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) policy meeting on...

Breaking: FG sets 18 years as minimum admission age into tertiary institutions

The Federal Government has fixed the minimum age for entry into universities...

FG set introduce new curriculum for secondary schools nationwide

The Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, announced on Thursday plans to...

Climate change strikes close to home: Lagos Govt warns of looming floods

The Lagos State Government has issued a warning to residents of impending...

Police block SSANU, NASU protests in Abuja over unpaid four-month salaries

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigeria Police on Thursday...

Building collapse: Nigeria reports 22 incidents, 33 fatalities in 7 months – COREN

The Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) has reported...

Updated: Tinubu launches Education Loan Fund, hopeful initiative will curb terrorism, banditry

In fulfillment of one of his campaign promises, President Bola Tinubu on...

Pres. Tinubu appoints Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack as new Head of Service

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Mrs. Didi Esther Walson-Jack,...

Reps pass NDDC’s budget of N1.91trn

The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved the Niger Delta Development Commission’s...

Court refuses stay of proceeding in Yahaya Bello’s case, fixes Sept. 25 for arraignment

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has adjourned...

Breaking: Yahaya Bello: Judge walks out of court as two SANs clash

A heated argument between two senior lawyers on Wednesday disrupted the court...

Breaking: Tinubu approves kick off of student loan scheme, inaugurates committee

Following amendments to the Student Loan Scheme bill, President Bola Tinubu has...

Shaibu’s reinstatement: Edo Assembly appeals court’s decision, requests stay of execution

The Edo State House of Assembly has filed an appeal challenging the...

Nigeria ranks 7th in sub-Saharan Africa for fastest internet speed

“Réunion (63.29 Mbps) emerged as the leader in Sub-Saharan Africa, with South...