Leadership of the Chibok community group, Kibaku Area Development Association, Abuja Chapter, has denied that it received the alleged N100 million incentive from the Presidency on account of the missing Chibok girls.
The group, in a statement by its spokesperson, Dauda Ilya, described the claim as “false, malicious and unfounded.”
The group explained that it only offered, as a community association that represented the Chibok people in Abuja, to facilitate the visit of parents of the abducted girls and 51 of the 57 that escaped.
It added that it helped make that visit possible despite their misgivings that it was a poor substitute to their expectation that Mr. President should have visited Chibok even before the visit of their people for a tragedy that is now 107 days old.
The group further explained the role of the association in facilitating the visit, sating it spelt out its responsibilities in facilitating the meeting of the Chibok girls and parents with President Jonathan and that there was never a point it demanded any financial compensation.
“When the Presidency requested us to invite parents and escaped Chibok girls against 22nd July, 2014, we accepted the responsibility on the condition that we shall facilitate by way of contacting and mobilising the parents and escaped girls, thereby playing the sole role of facilitators,” the group said.