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Arrested “Save Our Girls” Demonstration Leader Released
Kevwe Ebireri, Abuja
Leader of the “Save Our Girls” demonstration, Naomi Mutah Nyadar, who was arrested Monday morning and whisked to an unknown destination by men of the Asokoro Police command has been released.
Former minister of Education, Obiageli Ezekwesili, tweeted around 3:15pm that Nyadar has been handed over to her husband even though the reason for her arrest has not been specified.
Nyadar was said to have attended an all-night meeting convened by the wife of the President, Patience Jonathan, at the Presidential Villa over the mysteries surrounding the kidnap of over 200 girls from the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State on April 14.
Reports had said that her arrest was on the orders of the First Lady.
Jonathan is said to have expressed doubts about the girls’ abduction and accusing the women demanding their release of being Boko Haram members.
It is said that the First Lady at the meeting insisted that the state government and the commissioner of education should be blamed for the abduction of the girls as they failed to act on the letter from the Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, for relocation of WAEC candidate to Maiduguri or a safer place.
Jonathan who had earlier volunteered to lead a protest to the state to further demand release of the girls has changed plans saying now that those in Borno State should handle matters themselves until they show more seriousness about the issue.