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Amina Ali ‘Rescued Chibok girl’s abductor wasn’t at Aso Rock,’ Presidency says

19-year-old Amina met President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after being rescued on Tuesday, May 17.

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President Muhammadu Buhari meets rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki and her baby, Safiya at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

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The Presidency has denied reports that the Boko Haram suspect who was found with rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali Nkeki accompanied her on a visit to the Presidential Villa.

19-year-old Amina met President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, May 19, 2016, after being rescued on Tuesday, May 17.

The Presidency made the clarification via a statement released on its Facebook page. It reads:

Our attention has been drawn to rumours and insinuations that the young man who accompanied Amina Ali to the State House to meet President Buhari is her alleged terrorist abductor.

This is false; there is absolutely no truth to it. The young man who was in the State House (extreme left, in the photograph below) alongside Amina and her baby and mother, is her older brother.

He is different from the man who appeared with her in photos released by the Nigerian military, in the immediate aftermath of Amina's rescue.

All insinuations alleging otherwise are false, mischievous, and should be wholly disregarded.

Under no circumstances will a presidential welcome be extended to terrorists or abductors.

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