On 19 May, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari held a ceremony at the presidential palace to meet Amina Ali Nkeki, 19, the first of the 219 girls kidnapped from their Chibok school in April 2014 to be found alive. The girl was there with her new baby, and her elderly mother.
The three haven’t been heard from since.
Premium Times has the bizarre testimony of Nkeki’s older brother, Noah, who says he attended the ceremony, then was told by government officials that he would be able to see his sister and mother the following day, after a doctor’s examination.
The brother is still waiting. So is Yakubu Nkeki, chairman of the Chibok Parents’ Association, who also attended the 19 May ceremony. “None of us knows where she is,” he was quoted as saying, five days later. The Premium Times report is a tale of federal, state and military spokesmen pointing fingers at one another.