Barrister Aisha Wakil – one of the three persons declared wanted by the Nigeria Army – who is believed to have exclusive prerogatives to the hegemony of the terror group Boko Haram, has disclosed that the group is ready for talks with the Federal Government as regards to the fate of the over 219 missing Chibok girls.
Declared wanted for grilling on August 14, by the military, in line with the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended), Wakil stated that she had consistently been on the neck of the leaders of the death cult, who according to her offered to honour her to dialogue with the government and release the girls and other captives.
She also averred that the leadership of the group might soon make a pronouncement on their plan for the girls.
While speaking to The Nation’s correspondent on phone, she said:
“Since I came back, I have been on their neck. They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls.”
“I am for the Chibok girls and all the captives. They are ready for peace. This is what they told me.”
“I think they might post some information on YouTube within 24 hours.”
Aisha, who stood her ground on being innocent, was declared wanted alongside journalist, Ahmed Salkida, and Amb. Ahmed Umar Bolori.
She had said: “I am Aisha Alkali Wakil. I understand that the military declared me, Ahmed Silkida and Ahmed Bolori wanted for having links with Boko Haram. It’s interesting; now they believe me?
“I know the Boko Haram boys. I have been in front fighting for peace long before Chibok girls were kidnapped. Nigerian security knows me too well. I’m not shady. Why declaring me wanted?
“I have had meetings with Chief of Army Staff and his people. I told them the way forward, to allow me come with some commanders of Boko Haram and discuss with them, present the release of CBGs but they chose to do things their own ways only and never gave considerations to any of my suggestions.
“I want to inform the Nigerian people of my innocence and make them realise that I am in constant relation with the security personnel and they know where to find me but wonder why I had to be declared wanted on national news, even mentioning my husband’s name alongside.
“This has put my immediate and extended family under a lot of pressure and I do not deserve this from the Nigerian government.
“Though they may not appreciate all my efforts to proffer peaceful solutions to the menace of Boko Haram, my name should not be mudslinged nor my character defamed. Thank you.”