The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has asserted that there is no need to worry over the swap of Boko Haram insurgents for the 82 Chibok girls.
Featuring on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, Adesina made the claim while reacting to a question on security concerns raised over the release of the Boko Haram suspects.
The Presidential spokesman noted that though there were pocket of attacks in the north-east, the region is secure under the control of the security agencies.
According to Adesina, “When there is ability and capacity to ensure security there is no need to worry, the north-east is under the effective control of the security agencies.
“I know there are pockets of attacks here and there but in terms of is the area secure? Yes. We know it is secure.
“This is a conjecture and there is no truth in it, the [attacks are] talks of the last kicks of a dying horse, that it was what you saw.
“There are factions. I’m sure when those 21 girls were released, a faction must have been pissed and they decided to strike with some ferocity after that.”
Recall that about 82 girls abducted in Chibok, Borno State years ago, were on Sunday released by the insurgent group. Reacting to the news of the girls released, Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani said some Boko Haram prisoners were swapped for the release of the girls.