Police Releases Naomi Nyadar, Says She Was Not Arrested

A prominent member of the women group protesting the kidnap of school children in Chibok, Borno State, who was arrested by security operatives, has been … Continue reading Police Releases Naomi Nyadar, Says She Was Not Arrested


Women-protest-Chibok-girls-abductionA prominent member of the women group protesting the kidnap of school children in Chibok, Borno State, who was arrested by security operatives, has been released.

Mrs Naomi Nyadar’s purported arrest elicited protest by various female groups and human rights organisations after she was allegedly arrested and detained earlier today at the Asokoro Police Station in Abuja.

However, in a Statement, Police spokesman, Frank Mba, said that the invitation of Mrs Mutah, a Deputy Director at the National Directorate of Employment, Abuja, was purely an interactive and fact finding interview.

“Mrs Nyadar cooperated with the Police in the course of the interview and was immediately allowed to return home to her loved ones. She was never arrested nor detained as being wrongly speculated in some quarters,” the statement read.

Mr Mba said that the Police and other security agencies are leaving no stone unturned at ensuring that the abducted school children are rescued.

President Goodluck Jonathan had in a media chat on Sunday reassured Nigerians that the school girls would be rescued.

But the issue took another turn on Monday when the leader of the Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Shekau, released a video claiming the abduction of the girls and threatening to sell them.