Shehu Sani Reveals Role In Chibok Girls Release


Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local and Foreign Debts, Senator Shehu Sani has revealed the part he played in the release of the 21 Chibok girls.

The human rights activist on Friday said that he linked the Swiss government with the commanders of Boko Haram for the negotiations which eventually culminated in the release of the girls on Thursday.

Sani stated that he had contacted the Swiss government through their embassy in 2014 and negotiations had commenced but he accused the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan of not showing commensurate seriousness in the negotiations.



    “In the course of looking for a mediator, I first went to the European Union, then British Embassy and then the Saudi Arabia,” Sani said.

    “Vehemently, the Saudi Arabia rejected to be involved. It was after all these efforts failed that I contacted the Swiss government through their Embassy.”

    He said he linked the Swiss government officials with a legal practitioner, Mustapha Zannah who served as a negotiator.

    He however declined to explain the method adopted in the negotiation, saying: “It is not good to disclose the method used because most of the girls are still with the sect.”

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