Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee (NCC) of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ben Ndi-Obi, has debunked insinuations in some quarters alleging that the story of the schoolgirls abducted in Chibok three years ago by Boko Haram terrorists was a hoax.
He stated that the abduction and release narratives of government were true while chatting with the media in Abuja on Wednesday.
According to him, there was evidence to show that the government did not stage-manage the abduction and release of the girls to score political points.
The PDP scribe said: “I certainly do not believe the issue of the Chibok girls is a hoax. I was in government when this happened.
“I do know the quantum of effort that was made by the past government in trying to release the Chibok girls – in as much as it wasn’t successful then.
“I know there are people who go around day-in-day-out crying and singing ‘bring back our girls’ I want to believe they are certainly not doing that for nothing. You all should also know that it has gained international dimension which means there is something behind that.
“I think this (Buhari) administration is doing well on the issue of the Chibok girls. There is no doubt about it. The military is equally doing extremely well in trying to track down the abducted girls.
“Nobody would be unhappy to hear that the Chibok girls have been released. We are all delighted and we will be more delighted when they are finally reunited with their family and friends.”