• Lai Mohammed denies Boko Haram demanding $50m ransom for release of Chibok girls

    Lai Mohammed denies Boko Haram demanding $50m ransom for release of Chibok girls

    The Federal Government on Sunday denied media reports that the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, is demanding $50 million from it as ransom before releasing the abducted Chibok schoolgirls.

    In an interview with the Voice of America, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said ransom reports were not new.

    The minister said: “It appears we have several versions of this report.

    “The one that we heard was from a source that (Boko Haram) wants to release 10 of these girls for one million […]