The presidency has denied the identity of the alleged husband of the found kidnapped Chibok girl, Amina Ali, on Friday.
The reaction of the Presidency is coming on the heels of a seeming confusion of the identity of the man that was received alongside Amina, her baby and parents by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
In a statement in Abuja, the Presidency said: “Our attention has been drawn to rumours and insinuations that the young man that accompanied Amina Ali to the State House to meet President Buhari is her alleged terrorist abductor.
“This is false; there is absolutely no truth to it. The young man who was in the State House (extreme left, in the photograph) alongside Amina and her baby and mother, is her older brother.
“He is different from the man who appeared with her in photos released by the Nigerian military, in the immediate aftermath of Amina’s rescue.
“All insinuations alleging otherwise are false, mischievous, and should be wholly disregarded.
“Under no circumstances will a presidential welcome be extended to terrorists or abductors.”