Less than 24 hours after he was quoted as saying detained Christian girĺ, Leah Sharibu, was on the verge of being released by her Boko Haram captors, Police Inspector-General, Ibrahim Idris, is now claiming he was misunderstood.
In Maiduguri, Borno State, he was quoted as saying, “I was suppose to be in Dapchi today (Saturday but I couldn’t go because l learnt that Leah Sharibu may be released today by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“I would have gone to Dapchi today but by the time I fly in with a helicopter and police escort, they(terrorists) may think I’m trying to break the arrangement”.
But on Sunday, a statement from Police spokesman, Assistant Commissioner of Police Jimoh Moshood reads: “The attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platform and conventional media indicating that the Inspector General of Police said the last Dapchi school girl will be released soon.
“The Statement of the IGP was misunderstood and misquoted. The misunderstanding may be as a result of the already released Dapchi School girls expected back home in Yobe State today but could not arrive due to weather condition. The IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition.
“The Force wishes the members of the public and the media disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant.
“The Force therefore reiterates that it has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl.
“This release should be taken as the true position of the IGP’s statement.
“The media are hereby enjoined to correct their records and publication, please. “