#BringBackOurBoys campaigners can now go home – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed says the #BringBackOurBoys campaigners can now go home following the rescue of 344 schoolboys abducted from their school on December 11 in Kankara, Katsina State.

Mohammed spoke on Friday at a media briefing on Friday in Abuja.

The minister said he was disappointed that the abduction of the schoolboys was politicised.

“The reactions in certain quarters to the Kankara incident was shameful. Some Nigerians went as far as denigrating their government and country in the most uncouth and irresponsible manner,” he said.

“They simply threw decorum to the wind and allowed their emotions to take a better part of them. When disasters and tragedies strike, people come together.

“We hope the naysayers have learnt their lessons. And we hope those who have started trading and politicking with the #BringBackOurBoys can now go home as our boys have been brought back, even before their dubious campaign could take off.”

Mohammed emphasised that no money exchanged hands in the course of negotiation for the release of the boys.

He also said the boys, who were released unharmed, would undergo necessary medical tests before joining their families.

Mohammed said the Federal Government would not relent until the abducted students in Chibok and Dapchi were reunited with their families.

The minister also assured that Nigeria would overcome its security challenges.