The news of the arrest and detention of one Mrs. Nyadar Naomi Mutah who is a leader of the #BringBackOurGirls protest at the order of Nigeria’s first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan was carried by SaharaReporters and it filtered through the internet. However, the Nigerian Police Force has denied arresting or detaining the said protest leader in an official statement released later today and signed by CSP Frank Mba. Below is a copy of the police statement:
As part of measures geared towards eliciting useful information that could help security agents in the ongoing effort at finding and rescuing female students recently abducted by terrorists, suspected to be Boko-Haram, in Chibok, Borno State, Police Operatives this morning, 05/05/2014 invited one Mrs Nyadar Naomi Mutah, a native of Chibok and Deputy Director at the National Directorate of Employment, Abuja.
It 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.
Meanwhile, the Police and other security agencies are leaving no stone unturned at ensuring that the abducted school children are rescued.
CSP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER,
SaharaReporters have formerly been accused by its fans of been sponsored by anti-Goodluck Jonathan camp, an accusation the online news blog has not boldly denied.