A lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, Hajiya Aisha Wakil, who is believed to be close to the Boko Haram leadership, has disclosed that the sect is ready for talks with the Federal Government on the fate of the 219 abducted Chibok schoolgirls.
Mrs. Wakil also known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’, said yesterday that she had been on the neck of the sect’s leaders, who she noted, offered to honour her by holding talks with the government as well as release the schoolgirls and other captives.
The group’s leadership might soon make a pronouncement on their plan for the girls, she added.
She said: “Since I came back, I have been on their neck. They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls.
“I am for the Chibok girls and all the captives. They are ready for peace. This is what they told me”.
Although Hajiya Wakil was not forthcoming on the imminent release of the girls, whose abduction on April 14, 2014, sparked global outrage, she said: “I think they might post some information on YouTube within 24 hours”.
It would be recalled that the Nigerian Army on August 14, 2016, declared Mrs. Wakil and two others wanted in connection with Boko Haram and the Chibok schoolgirls.
The others are a citizen journalist, Ahmed Salkida, and a social worker, Ahmed Umar Bolori.