Ms. Mutah was arrested in the early hours of Monday.
The Nigerian Police on Monday released a Chibok women leader, Naomi Mutah, several hours after she was arrested.
Ms. Mutah was arrested and detained at about 3:20 a.m. on Monday by the Asokoro police division after she honoured an invitation for a meeting called by the wife of the Nigerian President, Patience Jonathan. She was released at about 1:30 p.m.
Ms. Mutah was arrested along with two other women who were released earlier by the police.
The other two were the Commissioner for Women Affairs, and the Principal of the Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, where the over 200 girls were kidnapped.
The terrorist group, Boko Haram, on Monday, confirmed that it kidnapped the girls.
Since April 30, Ms. Mutah and scores of other women and some men have staged protests demanding the safe rescue of the girls. The women had stated that they would continue with the protest, which takes place every day at 3 p.m., until the girls are rescued.
The police had earlier denied knowledge of Mrs. Mutah’s arrest.
The spokesperson to the FCT police command, Altine Daniel, had told PREMIUM TIMES on Monday morning that she was not aware of the arrest of the Chibok women leader.
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