Last week, Nigerians leaped in frenzy when news of 21 Chibok girls hit newsstands.
Unknown to Nigerians, another group of persons had perfected plans on how to benefit from our collective happiness.
The Federal Government has vowed to carter for the girls and their families.
To make matters worse, Hadiza Buhari-Bello and her sisters is promoting the event with the #BringBackOurGirls coalition’s name.
The group has issued a statement calling on President Buhari to call his daughter to order.
The BBOG urged the public to disregard attempts at linking it to “this highly suspicious event.”
But the BBOG in a statement by Co-coordinators, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yusuf, said it was not a party to the alleged fund-raising.
#BringBackOurGirls coalition has also contacted its lawyer, Femi Falana, and was considering a response to the attempt to smear its name.
The statement read, “Following repeated enquiries from the media, we stumbled upon information of an event tagged ‘Official Inauguration and Signing of Memorandum of Understanding on the Chibok Girls Endowment Project’.
“The suspicious event is organized by Hadiza Buhari-Bello and other Ngos.
“We are shocked, perplexed and completely dumbfounded to see the bold inscription of our hard-earned name, #BringBackOurGirls, on the event’s backdrop.
“We state categorically that we are not party to the said event.
“We have absolutely no information of its origin.
“We urge the general public to disregard attempts at linking our movement to this highly suspicious event.
“Together with our lawyers, Femi Falana & Co., we are considering a response to this attempt to smear our movement.
“We call on the general public and law enforcement agencies to be on the look-out for unscrupulous persons like Hadiza.
“They are already planning similar nefarious acts to deceive the local and international community.
“It will be highly injurious to allow it be dragged in the mud at this point.
“We therefore demand an immediate retraction and unreserved apology from the organizers,” it stated.