Just hours after President Muhammadu Buhari met with the freed Chibok school girl, Amina Ali Nkeki yesterday, news of another released girl filtered in and was recieved with joy across the nation.
Then the head of the Abducted Chibok Girls Parents group, Yakubu Nkeki, came up with a contradiction and said unlike the first announcement about Amina, the military had not contacted them beforehand to establish the second girl’s identity.
Only two girls with the surname Luka were on the list of abducted girls and none was from Madagali, in neighboring Adamawa state, as the military said the second student had claimed, he added.
The military said the teenager was believed to be a Christian pastor’s daughter but Nkeki said there were only four priests on the list of parents and none was called Luka.
“I can say in my capacity as the head of the Chibok Abducted Girls Parents group that this girl is not among the abducted Chibok girls,” he told AFP.
However the leader of BringBackOurGirls campaign group in Abuja, Oby Ezekwisili, said they were “overjoyed” at the rescue but tweeted: “We have asked for some further verification of her identity.”
Meanwhile a senior military source stood by the army’s statement, saying it was “beyond reasonable doubt” that she was among the girls snatched.
“The military personnel who carried out the rescue operation and the civilian vigilantes who assisted them and those who know the girl confirmed that she is among those abducted,” he added.
On the evening of April 14, 2014 insurgents abducted over 200 students from Government Girls Secondary School Chibok, Borno State .