The leader of Boko Haram Islamic sect, Imam Abubakar Shekau has just released a video claiming responsibility of forceful abduction of 276 female students from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State, Saharareporters.com reports.
Shekau in the video issued to select journalists stated, ‘I am the one that abducted them”, and more attacks will follow soon.
Meanwhile Sahara reporters are also claiming the first lady was the one who ordered the arrest of Naomi Nyadar, a prominent campaigner for the kidnapped girls. Find it below…
Nigeria’s first lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan has ordered the arrest and detention of one of the prominent campaigners for abducted Chibok girls.
Naomi Nyadar was arrested minutes after she returned home from a marathon meeting with the first lady and several wives of state governors at the Presidential Villa.
During the meeting, the first lady reportedly accused Nyadar of fabricating the abduction story, accusing her of being an active member of Boko Haram.
Lawyers to Nyadar said she was first detained at the Asokoro police station with another woman from Chibok before being moved to an unknown destination after protesters began gathering at the police station to demand her release.
Yesterday Mrs. Jonathan dramatically broke down in tears on national television during a meeting with the principal of Government High School where the girls were abducted three weeks ago. During her widely televised “weeping”, Mrs. Jonathan seem to cast doubt on the abduction saga. She was hostile to the principal asking why she did not come to the presidential villa meeting with other teachers.
Also, last week, the women leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kema Chikwe, issued a statement at a prayer session of the party widely questioning the abduction saga, she later retracted her statement claiming she was misunderstood following condemnation by the public.