President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that some fraudsters have been demanding for money from the Federal Government for the purpose of negotiating the release of the kidnapped Chibok school girls.
Over 200 of them were abducted from their school in Chibok, Borno State, in April 2014. Since then, efforts have been made both by the previous administration as well as the Buhari administration to secure their release.
The President made the disclosure in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, while receiving the Primate and Archbishops of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.
President Buhari assured that his administration will not fall for the antics of the fraudsters despite the fact that the rescue and safe return of the remaining Chibok girls remains a top priority for his administration.
According to reports, the President told his guests that his administration would continue to insist on a thorough authentication of the identities of any persons or groups claiming to have custody of the girls before entering into negotiations with them.
The President, however, assured the Anglican Bishops of his undeterred commitment to the rescue of the Chibok Girls, saying that their safe return will be one of his greatest fulfillment in office as President.
Mr. Adesina also revealed that the Buhari-led administration will verify the identity of anyone who wishes to broker a deal for the release of the Chibok girls.
He alleged that the fake sect members were paid millions of dollars to secure the release of the Chibok girls.