Lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission and wife of a judge in Borno State judiciary, Aisha Wakil, who was recently declared wanted by the Nigerian Army, had an interview with Premiumtimes where she said the involvement of the wife of the US President, Michelle Obama in the Bring Back Our Girls Campaign frustrated the rescue of the abducted Chibok school girls.
Excerpts from the interview below
Assuming I had clue that they were going to kidnap the girls, I would have been in Chibok sleeping. Then I would have been in that hall and everybody would be kidnapped. I didn’t know about it. When I heard about it, I told the government to calm down. They should keep quiet. I was able to pass the message across. I said ‘please start releasing them’. It did not take time before some of the girls were released. So by the time I knew it, the whole thing was in the media. Boko Haram now called me and said mama we are no more releasing. The Chibok girls have become diamond and gold. I asked why? They said even Obama’s wife is carrying ‘Bring Back Our Girls’. They now knew that they are very important as the whole attention was focused on them.
After that I became really disturbed. I started tracing them in the bush to see whether I could get to where the girls were. I slept in the bush. Then later they told me where to come and pick 50 of them. I was heading there with Dr. Steven Davis and one general. We slept in that bush. So by the time we got there, civilian JTF alerted them in the …Read More
Source:: Linda Ikeji Blog