Apparently dissatisfied, the Federal Authorities has rejected the circumstances given by the Carry Again Our Ladies, #BBOG, group for becoming a member of a day search sorties for lacking Chibok ladies to Sambisa Forest.
In a letter addressed to the convener of the group, Obiageli Ezekwesili, which was made accessible to the media on Sunday, the federal government stated it was unable to postpone the journey as scheduled.
The letter dated January 14 was signed by the Minister of Info and Tradition, Lai Mohammed.
“Thanks in your letter, dated Jan. thirteen, which is in response to ours of Jan. eleven, requesting that we modify the date of the proposed guided tour of the North-East to accommodate a Pre-Tour Assembly between your organisation and a few high officers of the Federal Authorities.
“We’ve additionally famous the circumstances you gave for embarking on the journey which embody the stated Pre-Tour Assembly and the retraction of some remarks allegedly made by the Chief of Military Workers, Lt. – Gen. Tukur Buratai, which the #BBOG finds to be slanderous.
“We remorse, nonetheless, to tell you that we’re unable to postpone the journey as scheduled.”
The Information Company of Nigeria reviews that the federal government insisted the crew would proceed on the journey on Monday as scheduled due to the slender window obtainable to have a very good climate on the day.
It stated that fee for the satellite tv for pc downlink streaming of the mission had been made for the day and shifting the date would require one other spherical of reserving to safe such a slot.
The federal government added that other than the BBOG members, native and worldwide journalists had been invited for the journey, whereas some preparations had been made by the Nigerian navy.
It famous that the remarks purportedly made by the Chief of Military Workers and the request for a gathering with its sure prime officers had been irrelevant to its request for the BBOG to affix within the search mission.
The federal government confused that it prolonged the invitation to the BBOG in recognition of the group’s dedication to the protected launch of the Chibok women in captivity and curiosity within the welfare of those that had been launched.
“We hope that the BBOG will drop its situations and be part of the journey which exhibits the dedication of the Federal Authorities to securing freedom for the Chibok ladies and its transparency in dealing with the problems of the women.
The federal government had in a letter of January eleven, invited members of BBOG to a brief journey in a army operational flight into Sambisa forest in the hunt for the lacking Chibok women.
Within the letter, the federal government requested the BBOG to appoint three of its members to affix on the guided journey out of which two would be a part of the sorties as a consequence of restricted seats on the search aircraft.
The federal government had said that the journey would avail the BBOG the chance to witness and higher perceive the efforts being made to safe the liberty of the women and different victims of Guide Haram terrorists.
The BBOG had in its reply to the invitation letter requested the federal government to fulfill sure situations earlier than the tour and in addition demanded for a change within the scheduled date.
Particularly, the group requested a Pre-Tour Assembly with some officers of presidency and a retraction of some remarks allegedly made by the Chief of Military Workers, which it alleged are defamatory.
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