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We won’t keep Dapchi girls as long as Chibok girls, Aisha Wakil reports B’Haram told her

Aisha Wakil, commonly referred to as ‘Mama Boko Haram’ reportedly owing to her privileged access to the dreaded terror group and high regard among members, has claimed that the Al-Banarwi faction of Boko Haram has contacted her to confirm abduction of the 110 Dapchi girls, and provided assurances that unlike the abducted Chibok girls reportedly in the custody of the Abubakar Shekau faction, they were willing to release the new set of abductees.

The activist said the Barnawi faction of Boko Haram contacted her on Thursday.

She added that the abductors confirmed to her that the girls were safe and in good condition.

In an interview with PRNigeria earlier this week, Wakil had called on the abductors to release the girls to enable them to be reunited with their families.

Wakil declared that she was ready to sacrifice her life to rescue the girls.

Wakil said, “They are even the ones that called me, and said Mama we heard what you have said and told me that they are with the girls and they are going to release them.

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“I begged of them and said please let this not be another 1,000-plus days of Chibok girls, and they laughed and said no.

“I asked them where I can come and stay with them (girls) for two days, but they did not say anything.

“I can assure Nigerians that so far they are with my son Habib and his friends; Habib is a nice guy, he is very nice boy. He will not harm them, he will not touch them, and he will not kill them.

“He is going to listen to us, and so far he indicated interest that he loves peace. And I love them for that and believe what they said on this.

“They will definitely give us the girls. All I am begging Nigerians is to calm down, be prayerful, everything will be over in God grace”.

She made these comments in a new video.

Wakil is reported to have at various times played key roles in negotiations between the military authorities and Boko Haram insurgents’ commanders, which facilitated the release of numerous abductees from the terrorists’ captivity.

 

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