Aisha Wakil, a lawyer with the National Human Rights Commission and wife of a Judge in Borno State judiciary, says Boko Haram is ready for peace and may make a big announcement about the kidnapped Chibok school girls within the next 24 hours.
Aisha who was recently declared wanted by the Nigerian Army for her close links with Boko Haram members, disclosed this yesterday, saying she had been on the neck of the terrorist group leaders, who according to her offered to honour her to dialogue with the government and release the girls and other captives.
“Since I came back, I have been on their neck. They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls. I am for the Chibok girls and all the captives.
“They are ready for peace. This is what they told me. I think they might post some information on YouTube within 24 hours.”
The Military had on August 14 declared Hajiya Aisha and two others – Ahmed Salkida, and Amb. Ahmed Umar Bolori wanted for interrogation in line with the Terrorism Prevention Act 2011 (as amended).
But Aisha has maintained her innocence, claiming that she is not a shady personality, but was only seeking for peace and for the release of the Chibok girls and other captives held by the group.
President Muhammadu Buhari had last weekend expressed willingness to swap Boko Haram prisoners for the Chibok girls, as demanded by the sect.
The sect had released a video about two weeks ago showing a camouflage-clad Boko Haram fighter addressing Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in front of about 50 of the girls, all stony-faced and clad in long robes and hijabs.
Claiming that some of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped two years ago have been killed in airstrikes by Nigeria’s military, the fighter made an insurgency’s call for a prisoner swap – asking the government to release its members jailed in Lagos, Abuja and the northeastern provincial capital of Maiduguri or forget about the girls.
The Bring Back Our Girls campaigners (BBOG) and families of the kidnapped girls had called on the President to heed the call by the sect to swap its prisoners for the Chibok girls.