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Aisha Yesufu Calls On CBN Governor To Deal With Shekau, Katsina Abductors Like #EndSARS

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Co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls movement, Aisha Yesufu has called on the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele to use his "expert knowledge" to tackle the leader of the Boko Haram group, Abubakar Shekau, and the Kankara school abductors as he did during the recent EndSARS movement.

AllNews reports that the schoolboys were later freed on Wednesday evening, after a reported negotiation between the bandits and the Miyetti Allah, and a disputed payment of ransom.

Yesufu, in a series of tweets, scolded the CBN Governor for deploying his knowledge during the recent EndSARS movement and blocking the bank accounts of protesters who were alleged to be fostering insecurity but chose to remain silent during the insecurity engendered by Shekau and the Katsina abductors.

"Where was Emiefele's expert knowledge on terrorism when #KankaraBoys were abducted? How come we did not hear Emefiele's voice the way we did during the #EndSARS protests? When will Emefiele call out Shekau for terrorism?

"How come the State Security Service, also known as DSS, did not intercept intelligence on the Kankara abduction? Where is the might they bring to those holding the government to account? Where is the might they used against protesters?" Yesufu asked.  

"Miyetti Allah negotiated with terrorists on behalf of the government. In what capacity? Is Miyetti Allah a trained negotiating organization or a fellow terror organization with access? What the heck is going on in Nigeria? How are we comfortable with a supposed ethnic group being the one negotiating with terrorists on behalf of the government?" she further queried.

READ ALSO: Aisha Yesufu Calls For Buhari's Resignation Amid Katsina Boys' Kidnap

ON November 11, the CBN had approached a Federal High Court in Abuja to freeze the accounts of 20 #EndSARS campaigners, saying the funds in their accounts might have been linked to terrorist activities.

The CBN had, in the second week of October, frozen 20 accounts and thereafter approached the court to seek an ex parte order to freeze the accounts.

In the case with suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/1384/2020, filed before Justice A. R. Mohammed, the CBN, however, made no mention of the fact that the 20 accounts were owned by persons involved in the #EndSARS protests, but told the court that the funds might have emanated from terrorist activities.

On December 2, the CBN pleaded with the court again to allow it to keep freezing the accounts.

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Adedayo Babatunde
Adedayo Babatunde

Adedayo Babatunde is a seasoned journalist and an enthusiastic organic writer, who is passionate abo...

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