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Chibok Girls: Newspaper Demands Swap Details From Presidency Via FoI Request



Leadership Nigeria News Today

The Dream Daily newspaper yesterday submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) request to the Presidency to demand details surrounding last weekend’s release of 82 Chibok Girls by Boko Haram.
According to a story posted on the newspaper’s website,, the FoI request was addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and signed by Editor, The Dream Daily, Mr. Osigbesan Sultan Luqman.
In the FoI request, the newspaper asked the Presidency to furnish it with the following information under the FoI Act:  “Names and corresponding pictures of the five (5) Boko Haram members reportedly swapped for 80 Chibok Girls released to the Presidency by Boko Haram in May, 2017.
“The rank/designation of the five released Boko Haram members
“The name of the faction of Boko Haram from which the Presidency received 82 swapped Chibok girls and the territorial location/town/village/hamlet/border post where the Boko Haram swapped its five members for the 82 Chibok Girls.
“The amount paid to Boko Haram in exchange for the 82 Chibok Girls.
“Names of any other Boko Haram members, apart from the reported five, released in exchange for the 82 Chibok Girls.
“Up-to-date records of Boko Haram members released since May 29, 2015.
The Dream Daily newspaper looks forward to receiving these information cum documents from the Presidency within seven (7) days of the application as required by the Freedom of Information Act 2011.