The Police High Command in the early hours of Sunday refuted a statement credited to the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris in the Media that the last of the abducted School girls in Dapchi, Yobe State, Leah Sharibu would be released very soon.
The section of the Media had quoted the IGP to have made the Statement in Maiduguri on Saturday, promising that the girl would be released by the abductors.
However, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO , Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Jimoh Moshood, the Force clarified that the IGP was misquoted.
According to the statement, “the attention of the Nigeria Police Force has been drawn to the publication on some Social Media platforms 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 Force pointed out that the IGP could not also proceed to Dapchi because of same weather condition.
The statement advised the members of the public and the media to disregard the purported statement as not what the IGP meant, saying that it “has no information yet on the release of the last Dapchi school girl.
It also enjoined the members of the Public and the Media to take this clarification as the true position of the IGP’s statement on the matter.