Lai Mohammed denies ransom for Dapchi girls’ claim

Nigeria Information minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed refuted the claim that ransom was paid for the release of Dapchi schoolgirls saying it’s a mere conjecture without evidence.

He refuted the claim saying it’s a mere conjecture without evidence to support its authenticity.

In a statement on Thursday, August 16, 2018, the minister said ”It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge. There must be a conclusive evidence to support such claim.

“Without that, the claim remains what it is: a mere conjecture.”

Earlier, the United Nations had claimed in a report that the Nigerian Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls.

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