A media organisa­tion based in Abuja, The Dream Daily newspaper has submitted a Freedom of Information (FoI) re­quest to the Presidency demanding details sur­rounding last weekend’s release of 82 Chibok girls by Boko Haram.
In the request submit­ted to the Presidency on Monday, the newspaper said that it was making the demand under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act:
The newspaper’s Edi­tor, Mr. Osigbesan Sultan Luqman, in a report post­ed on the medium’s web­site, www.thedreamdaily.com, said that the FoI request was addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Luqman specifically asked Buhari to provide the names and corre­sponding pictures of the five Boko Haram mem­bers reportedly swapped for 82 Chibok girls re­leased to the Presidency by the insurgent group 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 the 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, and
*Up-to-date records of Boko Haram members released since May 29, 2015.
In its conclusion, the newspaper said that it “looks forward to receiv­ing these information cum documents from the Presidency within seven days of the application as required by the FoI Act, 2011.-The Authority