FG did not pay $21m ransom for Chibok girls

  |   Nigeria News

The Presidency has described as untrue and unfair media reports which claimed renewed attacks in Borno State were as a result of recent release of the 21 Chibok girls. A statement read, in part, "Over the past few days, some newspaper reports ascribing the recent terrorist attacks in Borno State to the government's negotiation of the release of 21 Chibok girls, with a particular report alleging the exchange of USD 21 million for the girls are false and should be disregarded by members of the public.

"As a responsible government that is run on the basis of the constitution and budgets duly appropriated by the National Assembly, we have no such money under any allocation to pay out this outrageous sum of money as ransom."

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