Nigerian Govt Accuses Leah Sharibu’s Mother, Others of ‘Falsehood’ At U.S. Event
Posted By: GalantMedia Staff
on June 30, 2019
The Nigerian embassy in Washington, D.C., has frowned at a recent event in the U.S. capital where some “victims” of terrorism and farmers/herders conflict in northern Nigeria made “false” claims against the Federal Government.
The event, which was a panel discussion tagged “Insecurity in Nigeria: Eyewitnesses Speak”, was hosted by The Heritage Foundation, a Washington-based conservative think tank, on June 11.
The embassy’s reaction came in a letter signed by Mr Mohammed Suleiman, the Senior Counsellor/Head of Chancery, on behalf of the Nigerian Ambassador to the U.S.
A copy of the letter, dated June 18, was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York at the weekend.
It said: “The attention of the Embassy of Nigeria, Washington, D.C., has been drawn to an event your Foundation hosted on June 11, 2019, where you brought alleged Nigerian victims of violence and insecurity: Rebecca Sharibu, mother of Leah Sharibu; Alheri Bawa Magaji and Napoleon Adamu, who gave false and uncorroborated allegations about their experiences.
“The Embassy thought that as a reputable and respected organisation, you would allow unbiased individuals at the event to make their contributions.
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