Amina’s 38-year-old brother, Noah, has revealed that the Nigerian military maltreated him and he does not know the whereabouts of his mother and sister.
Amina, was who was the first Chibok girl to be rescued, was taken to Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, May 18 alongside her mother and brother.
Noah said after the ceremony at the state house, one Colonel O. M. Aleje took him to a hotel to rest and that he will be reunited with his mother and sister, Premium Times reports.
The following day, Noah kept trying to reach Colonel Aleje, but the phone number the army officer had given to him was not going through.
He finally got through on Friday night, only for the Colonel Aleje to berate him and order him to leave the hotel as the army only paid for one night.
He told Noah that he would not be able to see his mother and sister.
Taken aback by the statement, Noah shared his story with one of the hotel’s guests, who kindly gave him N100,000 to find another hotel.
“I left the hotel around 9.30pm,” he said. “Imagine if I am someone that doesn’t know road, if they just took him from his village and he doesn’t know anything. Do you think that person can find the way?”
Noah then slept at a hotel in Nyanya and left for Maiduguri the next day.
He is living with his uncle in Maiduguri whilst awaiting news of his mother and sister
When contacted, Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, said the rescued girl and her delegation were transported to the presidential villa by the Borno State government.
“It was Borno that took charge of all arrangements so I don’t know what you are talking about,” Mr. Adesina said.
Borno State Government spokesman, Isa Gusau, however said Noah was well treated and the state did its best to ensure that Noah was taken care of.
He however did not explain why authorities were reticent about the whereabouts of the rescued girl and her mother.