The Minister of Information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja
The Federal Government has insisted that it did not pay any ransom to secure the release of the Dapchi girls.
In a statement issued in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Thursday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, challenged anyone who has any evidence of payment to publish such.
”It is not enough to say that Nigeria paid a ransom, little or huge. There must be a conclusive evidence to support such a claim.
“Without that, the claim remains what it is: a mere conjecture,” the minister said.
A report released by the United Nations had claimed that the Federal Government paid a huge ransom to Boko Haram for the release of the abducted Dapchi schoolgirls in March 2018. (Punch)