The Nigerian Army has revealed more details why it declared Aisha Wakil, popularly known as ‘Mama Boko Haram’ and two others wanted.
The army said Aisha Wakil, Ahmed Salkida and Ahmed Bolori revealed that the three were declared wanted to make clarifications on the Boko Haram insurgency since they know what the army didn't know. The army further said it only declared them wanted so as to invite them for clarifications and not for them to be arrested.
The Director of Defence Information Brig.-Gen. Rabe Abubakar revealed this while delivering a lecture tagged “Media-Military relationship in the fight against insurgency”, in Abuja during the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Correspondent Chapel 2016 activities to mark its one year in office.
According to Abubakar, “The military in the last seven years has been engaged in the fight against insurgency; a lot has happened and we are calculating as whatever we do or planning to do is not just for doing sake, it must have some national interest.
“We cannot just declare people wanted; it is for a purpose. The more sentimental you become, the more you hinder investigation.
“Just as we released whoever was innocent in the past, we are not arresting them but inviting them to shed more light.”