Barrister Aisha Wakil who was recently declared wanted alongside two others, by the Nigerian Army, on allegations that they were aiding Boko Haram, has revealed how Michelle Obama’s involvement in BringBackOurGirls, frustrated the rescue of the abducted girls.
In an interview with PremiumTimes, when asked about the prospect of rescuing the rest of the Chibok girls, Wakil, who Boko Haram calls mummy, because of her cordiality with the late founder of the group, said:
“Assuming I had clue that they were going to kidnap the girls, I would have been in Chibok sleeping.
Then I would have been in that hall and everybody would be kidnapped. I didn’t know about it. When I heard about it, I told the government to calm down. They should keep quiet. I was able to pass the message across. I said ‘please start releasing them’. .
It did not take time before some of the girls were released. So by the time I knew it, the whole thing was in the media. Boko Haram now called me and said mama we are no more releasing.
The Chibok girls have become diamond and gold. I asked why? They said even Obama’s wife is carrying ‘Bring Back Our Girls’. They now knew that they are very important as the whole attention was focused on them. You know they read everything they read a lot. They go on the Internet and read a lot of things.”