Aisha Alhassan Denied Saying El-Rufai Knows About 276 Chibok Girls Kidnapping in 2014
Madam Aisha Jummai Alhassan, the minister of women affairs of Nigeria has responded to trending news that she said Governor of Kaduna state, Nasir El-Rufai knows about kidnaping of 276 Chibok girls in 2014 before it happened.
The Minister of Women Affairs’ special assistant on media, Dantsoho Suleiman made this known in a statement made publicly on Sunday, yesterday.
The news about the arrant accusation about Governor Nasir El-Rufai and the 276 abducted chibok girls started trending on Friday after the governor said that the honorable minister of Women Affairs, Madam Aisha Jummai Alhassan has never been a supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration right before 2014 APC presidential primaries.
The minister, Madam Alhassan has earlier professed support for former vice president Atiku Abubakar to be winner of 2019 presidential election while Governor Nasir El-Rufai had said a group of “Buharists” which imcludes himself are hoping President Muhammadu Buhari seeks reelection come 2019.
The Ministers’ special assistant on Media, Suleiman said:
- “In order to verify the authenticity of the statements, I enquired from Senator Alhassan and she categorically denied making any comments, statements or interviews to the press. The comments going round social media on Governor El- Rufai did not emanate from Senator Alhassan. She is not a security official and has no knowledge of the events that resulted in the kidnap of the Chibok girls. By nature and character, she is not the type to divulge sensitive information.”
Dantsoho Suleiman continued that Aisha Alhassan respects El-Rufai, adding that there is nothing with his opinion of her.
- “It should be noted that a lot of people will be cashing in on Aisha’s BBC interview to concoct all sorts of fabricated lies in order to achieve their selfish agendas. The public should note that apart from the BBC Hausa interview, no further comments and statements being attributed to her [Alhassan] are from her.”
See full statement below: