Reuben Abati, a former special adviser on media and publicity to immediate past President Goodluck Jonathan has disclosed that his former principal secured the release of some Chibok girls abducted by Boko Haram terrorists, but stopped former National Security Adviser, NSA, Sambo Dasuki from publishing the news in order to protect their identities.
Abati made the disclosure yesterday while speaking at a programme which he anchored on Arise TV.
He said: “There was headway. We (Jonathan’s government) rescued many of the girls but the advice from the NSA at the time was that we should not publicise it because of the identities of those girls. I witnessed it on many occasions. Those girls were brought to the President.
“He met with them. In fact, some of them were sent to schools in the United States and United Kingdom. There were strict instructions not to publicise it because government thought that the identities of those girls should not be exposed. But l saw you guys making a dance out of the ones you rescued.
“In our time, we rescued some girls but we were under strict instruction not to publicise it. Check the records. The DSS, the intelligence agency, you should ask them. They will have the records.”