Michelle Obama Affected Release Of Chibok Girls – National Human Rights Commission laywer Aisha Wakil has revealed that the widespread publicity of the kidnap of the Chibok girls affected their release.
In an interview with Premium Times, Wakil, who was recently declared wanted by the government, revealed that the terrorists were not pleased with the worldwide attention the kidnapping had gotten.
Wakil has had multiple communications with the terrorists because she is a Borno native, and she said in the interview that she had pleaded with the government to keep it under wraps.
She said, “Assuming I had a 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 they were very important as attention was focused on them.”