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Chibok Girls BBOG asks FG to recover $40m meant for negotiation with Boko Haram

The co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili also called on the government to prosecute everyone involved in the scam.

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Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners play Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaigners hold banners as they walk during a protest procession marking the 500th day since the abduction of girls in Chibok, along a road in Lagos August 27, 2015. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

The Bring Back Our Girls  (BBOG) group has called on the Federal Government to probe the diversion of $40m meant for the negotiation of the release of the Chibok girls.

The co-convener of the group, Oby Ezekwesili also called on the government to prosecute everyone involved in the scam.

Leadership reports that Hassan Tukur, ex principal secretary to former President Goodluck Jonathan, allegedly confessed to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) that he diverted the sum of $40m meant for negotiating with Boko Haram to release the Chibok girls.

Tukur was arrested by EFCC agents in Abuja on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Ezekwesili said “This group will write a statement to that effect. We want thorough investigation and we want the prosecution of those involved. It is unimaginable that people will play with the lives of the citizens. That is what Nigeria has degenerated to.”

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has however denied reports that he attempted to broker a deal with terror group, Boko Haram.

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