Abuja – First Lady, Dame Patience has denied ordering the arrest and detention of one of the prominent campaigners for the abducted
Chibok girls, Naomi Muriah.
The media assistant to the first lady, Ayo Adewuyi, in a statement in Abuja
on Monday, said the attention of the president's wife's had been drawn to
reports that she ordered the arrest of Muriah.
He said Muriah attended the women stakeholders’ meeting convened to discuss
ways and best strategies to ensure the release of the abducted children of
Chibok Girls secondary School.
“We wish to state without any iota of equivocation that the first lady did
not order the arrest of any woman or anyone for that matter before, during and
after the meeting.
“It is instructive to note that the meeting ended after three o'clock on
“And all those invited to the meeting, including a handful of
journalists who stayed throughout the lengthy meeting, left the
Presidential Villa thereafter,’’ Adewuyi stated.
Adewuyi explained that Muriah, mentioned in one of the
reports, came to the meeting as part of the Borno State delegation.
"The women were alarmed when someone who knew her told the meeting that she
was impersonating one of the mothers of the alleged abducted children on
the basis for which she attended the meeting.
"The women expressed their disappointment when she confirmed that she is
not a biological mother to any of the abducted children.
"Naomi left the State House with other members of the delegation.
"If she was arrested as claimed, then enquiries about her arrest should,
therefore, be directed to the security agencies.
- NANFor the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.