Alert! People want to use #BringBackOurGirls for fraud, group says

FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.
FILE PHOTO: The last time the BBOG group attempted to protest in the presidential villa, they were stopped half way.

The #BringBackOurGirls campaign has alerted the public that people who aren’t part of the group are out to use its name to fraudulently raise funds for Chibok girls.

The group, in a statement on Monday, said, “we stumbled upon information of an event tagged “Official Inauguration and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the Chibok Girls Endowment Project” organised by the “Peace Corps of Nigeria” and “Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative”, with Hadiza Buhari-Bello.

“We are shocked, perplexed and completely dumbfounded to see the bold inscription of our hard-earned name, #BringBackOurGirls, on the event’s backdrop.”

The statement, jointly signed by the its leaders, Aisha Yesufu and Oby Ezekwesili, said the group wasn’t a party to the event and hadn’t information about on it.

“We urge the general public to disregard attempts at linking our movement to this highly suspicious event,” said the group which has been at the fore-front of the campaign for the release of the over 200 Chibok school girls abducted by the Boko Haram terrorists in 2014.

The group, which demanded a retraction and an apology from the organizers of the event, said it has contacted its lawyer over the incident. It advised law enforcement agents and the public to be on the look-out for people who may be planning similar activities to deceive local and international communities.

“After 902 days of painstaking advocacy, it is disheartening and unfortunate to suddenly see attempts, by external actors, to use it for selfish purposes. We have carefully built our reputation as a well-organized and disciplined global movement that is completely self-funded.

“The deliberate decision, to remain funded by sacrificial contributions of members for our very negligible needs, is the reason we are solely a Citizens’ Movement, and not an NGO. It will be highly injurious to allow it be dragged in the mud at this point.”

Boko Haram few days ago released 21 Chibok girls to the Nigerian government, eliciting hope that the rest of the girls may be freed soon.


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  • Otile

    Hadiza Imam Buhari-Bello, Hadiza Imam Buhari-Bello. Tactics comrades tactics.

    • Rommel

      Are you sure you don’t know this person? seems like what some smart ass disciple of president Jonathan would put together,we saw many of them during the Jonathan days

      • Otile

        Sycophancy is bad for you. Are you not ashamed of your moronic ass-licking?

      • vagabonds in power

        Ibo man——-Ijaws are not into 419 deals like the Ibos and Yorubas and now the Fulanis——–What would a member of the Jonathan supporters club –who have always declared that the BBOG project was initiated by the Fulanis and Yorubas——–with the Ibos as their errand boys——-to deceive 9jas—Suddenly trouble their souls over such a dirty filthy scheme designed to scam 9jas–and global leaders——–with Yawo Obj –Madam Oby as the foot soldier of the fake project—-by d tripod——lost your thinking cap maybe-

  • Burning Spear

    A renowned German newspaper in its editorial, has this to say about our President.

    _He is simply a dumb leader, hailed as the Messiah of Africa’s most populous democracy after winning election in 2015 His agenda of fighting corruption which was given a blessing by the West, especially former colonial master, England is very unpopular in his country as citizens are more concerned about the economic hardship and joblessness to his fight for financial recovery_.

    It went ahead to say,…

    _when it comes to world issues, the former general has little knowledge of events of the moment and hardly articulates.The more you listen to him, the dumber you become

  • Ugo

    Dickson akor latest fraud with his dying peace corps . The old he goat has shame

  • Ugo

    Dickson akor latest fraud with his dying peace corps . The old he goat has no shame