The Inspector -General of police, Ibrahim Idris has denied own statement on release of the only christian girl, Leah Sharibu kidnapped by Boko Haram.
In a statement in Abuja on Sunday, the force spokesman, Jimoh Moshood said his statement was misunderstood.
Idris who was spoke in an interview with pressmen in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital had said that he was aware that the christian girl, Leah Sharibu will be released by Boko Haram. He added that the reason he didn’t visit Dapchi was because he wouldn’t want to truncate negotiation process with Boko Haram.
“Obviously, I am aware and that is what we are just discussing. I am supposed to go to Dapchi today, but because of the girl, I learnt she may be released.
“It is a sort of understanding that we do not create much security situation and I move with a helicopter. By the time I fly there, they might think I break and that was why I postponed the visit to Dapchi,”
Less than 12 hours after the comment was made, the IG denied, saying he had no information as to whether or not Leah Sharibu will be released.
The police spokesman in defense of the IGP, said, “The comment of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted. The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released Dapchi schoolgirls expected back home in Yobe State today (Saturday) but could not arrive due to weather condition.
“The IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition. The Force wishes the members of the public and the media to disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant.”
“The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl,” he said.
Meanwhile, Nigerians have been reacting to the return of the Kidnapped Dapchi school girls by the terrorist group, Boko Haram.
One of such is the governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose who queried the manner and circumstances under which the girls were returned without any form of resistance from the military and and other security agencies in the state.