By Michael Peter, The Sight News
Abuja: Following reports that one of the freed Chibok girls attempted suicide because she was being forced to attend ABTI School, a school owned by former Vice President,Atiku Abubakar, his media team has debunked the report, saying that the former Vice President is not aware that anyone was forced to attend ABTI schools.
Recall that Sahara Reporters had reported that one of the freed Chibok girls attempted suicide because she was being forced by the Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan to attend ABTI School founded by the former Vice President.
This was however seen as an attempt to rubbish the image of both the Minister and the former Vice President after the Minister moved against President Buhari for Atiku in the coming Presidential election in 2019.
A statement by Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to Abubakar described the story as a contrived hogwash, urging the media to remember that not everything is about 2019.
According to him “His Excellency Atiku Abubakar (Waziri Adamawa), is shocked that some would-be journalists think it is fair game to exploit a young girl’s trauma to score cheap political points.
“I wish to stress that the intention of the Waziri Adamawa was to give the freed Chibok girls (just like he did to an earlier batch in 2014) the best possible education, and that was why he helped set up the foundation programme to create such an opportunity in a familiar environment.
“Unfortunately, the best intentions can backfire. These girls are still healing, and clearly, the recent deterioration of the security situation in the North East has opened old wounds” he said.
He however stated that “the Waziri Adamawa also called on the Federal Government to honour its promise to make Nigerians feel safe again”.