The Co-convener of Bring Back Our Girls Group, BBOG, Aisha Yesufu, on Friday slammed the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, for claiming that the terrorists were desperate and out to embarrass the Buhari-led government.
The minister on Thursday while addressing reporters at Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi in Yobe, it was still too early to determine the whereabouts of the missing Dapchi schoolgirls.
In a swift reaction, Mrs Aisha took to her Twitter page, on Friday to query the stance of the minister, saying how Mr Mohammed would be concerned about the public image of the government while young school girls were still missing.
“This can’t be true. How can Lai Mohammed be talking about government image when people’s daughters have been abducted and only God knows what they are going through?
“Does he understand the pain their families are going through?” she queried.
The minister is amongst the three ministers that President Muhammadu Buhari asked on Wednesday to embark on an immediate fact-finding mission to the state.
Mr Mohammed said: “We are still monitoring the situation and what I want people to understand is that since two days ago some of the students who fled to neighbouring towns and communities had returned and more have been returning.
“When we arrived here we have been briefed by the governor and the GOC about the situation of the students.
“We know there are few students who are yet accounted for, but we don’t want to manufacture stories on this issue. But give us few days, we will be able to tell you exactly the real situation of things.
“But you can see the response of the military, the response of the state government is quite commendable. Since four days now we have been following the efforts being made to arrest the situation.
“But we must understand that these are they dying days of the Boko Haram and what they intend to do is to embarrass the government because they have been degraded, they have been pushed out of Sambisa forest.
“They have been starved out of oxygen and the oxygen they feed on is publicity so that they can grab the world’s attention. But I can assure you that with the determination of our gallant military, the days of Boko Haram are numbered.”