The Presidency on Friday said there was no truth in the insinuations in some quarters that President Muhammadu Buhari, while receiving the rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, also received the girl’s alleged abductor.

The clarification was contained in a message posted on the official Facebook page of the Presidency, Aso Rock Villa.


The Presidency explained that the man who accompanied Amina to meet Buhari was her brother and not the alleged abductor.

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The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to rumours and insinuations that the young man who accompanied Amina Ali to the State House to meet President Buhari is her alleged terrorist abductor.

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“This is false; there is absolutely no truth to it. The young man who was in the State House alongside Amina and her baby and mother is her older brother.

“He is different from the man who appeared with her in photos released by the Nigerian military, in the immediate aftermath of Amina’s rescue.

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“All insinuations alleging otherwise are false, mischievous, and should be wholly disregarded.

“Under no circumstances will a presidential welcome be extended to terrorists or abductors.”