I was misquoted on release, says IGP Idris

By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA-THE Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has refuted statement attributed to him that Leah Sharibu, the last Dapchi school girl still in Boko Haram terrorists’ captivity was billed for release yesterday.

Leah Sharibu and President Buhari

Idris, in a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Jimoh Moshood, Sunday morning, said contrary to media reports that he confirmed that Sharibu’s release was yesterday, he never said so.

The statement said the police have no clue yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl

The statement read thus:”The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last Dapchi school girl will be released soon.

” The Statement of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted.

”The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released Dapchi School girls expected back home in Yobe State today but could not arrive due to weather condition. The IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition.

“The Force wishes the members of the public and the media disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant.

“The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl.

“This release should be taken as the true position of the IGP’s statement.”


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