The lawyer said yesterday that she had been on the neck of the Boko Haram leaders, who according to her offered to honour her to dialogue with the government and release the girls and other captives.The groupâ€™s leadership might soon make a pronouncement on their plan for the girls, she said.
Hajiya Aisha, who spoke withÂ The
Nationâ€™s correspondent on the phone, said she
expected the Boko Haram leaders to come out and discuss with the
â€œSince I came back, I have been on their neck. They have now agreed to come out and discuss with the government and bring back the girls.
â€œI am for the Chibok girls and all the captives. They are ready for peace. This is what they told me.â€
Although Hajiya Aisha was not forthcoming on the imminent release of the girls, whose abduction has sparked a global outrage, she said:
â€œI think they might post some information on YouTubeÂ within 24 hours.â€
The Army on August 14 declared Hajiya Aisha and two others
wantedÂ for interrogation in line with the Terrorism
Prevention Act 2011 (as amended).
But Aisha has maintained her innocence, claimingÂ that she is not a shady personality.In a reaction to the Armyâ€™s statement, she had said:
â€œI am Aisha Alkali Wakil. I understand thatÂ the military declared me,Â Ahmed Silkida andÂ Ahmed Bolori wanted for having links with Boko Haram. Itâ€™s interesting; now they believe me?
â€œI know the Boko Haram boys. I have been in front fighting for peace long before Chibok girls were kidnapped. Nigerian security knows me too well. Iâ€™m not shady. Why declaring me wanted?
â€œI have had meetings with Chief of Army Staff and his people. I told them the way forward, to allow me come with some commanders of Boko Haram andÂ discuss with them,Â present the release of CBGs but they chose to do things their own ways only and never gave considerations to any of my suggestions.
â€œIÂ want to inform the Nigerian people of my innocence and make them realise that I am in constant relation with the security personnel and they know where to find me but wonder why I had to be declared wanted on national news, even mentioning my husbandâ€™s name alongside.
â€œThis has put my immediate and extended family under a lot of pressure and I do not deserve this from the Nigerian government.
â€œThough they may not appreciate all my efforts to proffer peaceful solutions to the menace of Boko Haram, my name should not be mudslinged nor my character defamed. Thank you.â€