The BringBackOurGirls group has expressed shock at the use of its brand name at a fundraising by HADIZA BUHARI-BELLO, daughter of President MUHAMMADU BUHARI.
At the event, which was held on Monday, the Peace Corps of Nigeria donated N3.5m to Africa Support and Empowerment Initiative, a non-governmental organisation owned by HADIZA BUHARI-BELLO as part of an endowment fund for the Chibok girls.
It was revealed that “Bringbackourgirls” was inscribed boldly on the backdrop of the event.
But the advocacy group led by OBY EZEKWESILI has disassociated itself from the event, promising to issue a response through its lawyer, FEMI FALANA.
In a statement signed by EZEKWESILI and AISHA YESUFU, the group said the organizers of the event were trying to smear its hard-earned name and emphasised that it was a self-funded movement, and not a money-making NGO.
However, speaking with the online medium, TheCable, ONWUKA DON UCHE, national secretary of the NGO, said he tried to reach members of the BBOG group but failed at every turn.
He said he later dropped a message for OBY EZEKWESILI on Twitter, but there was no response.