Facts have emerged as to how the State Security Service, SSS, struck prisoner swap deal with al-Barnawi faction of Boko Haram to release top Boko Haram commander, Hussaini Maitangaran, in exchange with Dapchi schoolgirls.
Daily Nigerian reports that in a statement issued September 9, 2017, the SSS announced the capture of Mr. Maitangaran, the mastermind of the deadliest attacks in Kano.
But in a revealing article by Ann McGregor, an expert in global security and intelligence, in an international news site, News Plus Views, details of how Nigerian and foreign collaborators are making huge profits in ransom deals with the terrorists were revealed.
“Since 2009, the Swiss have perfected the art of private diplomacy to offer themselves as “neutral interlocutors” in many of Africa’s conflicts.
“That also comes with a price, but one has attracted and discomforted European and US governments is the so called “mediations, ceasefire and release of 105 Dapchi school girls.”
“The puzzle and the jigsaw was the manner of the abduction and release. Boko Haram are keeping in their custody one of the Christian girl among the 110 Dapchi school girls they abducted, Leah Sharibu has refused to renounce her faith.