Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Aisha Alhassan, has denied a report in the media that she accused Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, of being behind the abduction of Chibok school girls.
Alhassan stated this in a statement released by her Special Assistant on Media, Dantsoho Suleiman, on Sunday in Abuja. She said the comment was not from her since she had no knowledge of the abduction, as she was not a security officer.
The minister made it clear that apart from the BBC interview, she had not released any other media statement.
The statement read, “The comments going round social media on Governor el-Rufai did not emanate from Senator Aisha Alhassan. She is not a security officer and has no knowledge of the events that resulted in the kidnap of the Chibok girls.
“By nature and character, she is not the type to divulge sensitive information in public domain.”
The minister added that many people and her opponents would distort her interview with the BBC and “concoct all sorts of fabricated lies in order to achieve their selfish agenda.”