Aisha Yesufu, an #EndSARS campaigner, has questioned the Federal Government’s use of Miyetti Allah to negotiate with the abductors of students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, Katsina State.
The students, who were kidnapped in their school on December 11, 2020, were freed on Thursday, after negotiation with the abductors.
After they were released, Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle, disclosed that no ransom was paid to secure their release, and that Miyetti Allah helped facilitate the students’ safe return.
However, Yesufu, who was not pleased with the development, in a series of tweets questioned why an ethnic group would have access to terrorists.
She also taunted governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, for not using his “expert knowledge” to tackle Abubakar Shekau and the Kankara school abductors, like he did during the recent #EndSARS movement.
She furthered asked why the Department of State Services (DSS) could not intercept intelligence before the abduction of the schoolboys.
“Where was Emiefele’s expert knowledge on terrorism when #KankaraBoys were abducted? How come we did not hear Emefiele’s voice the way we did during #EndSARS protests? When will Emefiele call out Shekau for terrorism?
“How come the State Security Service, also known as DSS, did not intercept intelligence on the Kankara abduction? Where is the might they bring to those holding the government to account? Where is the might they used against protesters?” Yesufu asked.
“Miyetti Allah negotiated with terrorists on behalf of the government. In what capacity? 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?” she further queried.
The CBN had on November 11, secured an ex parte order from a Federal High Court in Abuja, to freeze accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners, saying the funds in their accounts might have been linked to terrorist activities.