Aisha Yesufu, Co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls campaign and activist, has lambasted the Nigerian Government for employing the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, to negotiate the release of the 333 schoolboys abducted from Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
Following the release of the schoolboys on Thursday, the Governor of Zamfara State was quoted to have said the state consulted MACBAN and some repentant bandits to negotiate the boys’ release.
The boys, who were kidnapped from the Government Science Secondary School in Kankara, Katsina State on December 11 and ferried to a forest in the state were released on Thursday with no ransom reportedly paid.
The Governor also stated that no ransom was paid for the students’ release.
Reacting to the development, Aisha Yesufu, a vocal voice on social media, questioned the capacity on which the Fulani organisation was called to act as a middle man.
“Miyetti Allah negotiated with terrorists on behalf of the government. In what capacity? Aisha said.
“Is Miyetti Allah a trained negotiating organisation or a fellow terror organisation with access?
“What the heck is going on in Nigeria? How are we comfortable with a supposed ethnic group being the one negotiating with terrorists on behalf of the government.”