According to a report by Associated Press, it was the First Lady that ordered the arrest of Mrs Naomi Nyarda, the Chibok woman protester who was arrested this morning, though the police later denied it was an arrest.
Hajia Saratu Angus Ndirpaya of Chibok town told AP that men of the State Security Service agents drove her and protest leader Naomi Mutah Nyadar to a police station on Monday morning after they finished an all-night meeting at the presidential villa in Abuja with the first lady.
She said when they got to the station, police immediately released her but Nyadar was held back. She said during the meeting, Mama Peace accused herself and Nyarda of being part of Boko Haram and were working to rubbish her husband’s government. Continue..
“She told so many lies, that we just wanted the government of Nigeria to have a bad name, that we did not want to support her husband’s rule. They said we are Boko Haram, and that Mrs. Nyadar is a member of Boko Haram”. She said as Dame Patience was accusing them, all the other women in the meeting were chanting “yes’yes”. She said the first lady told them they had no right to protest and that Mrs Naydar who is deputy director of the National Directorate of Employment. J should resign.
When contacted to speak on Mrs Nyarda’s arrest, Deputy Superintendent Daniel Altine, police spokeswoman for Abuja, said she had no information but would investigate. Spokesperson of the First Lady, Ayo Adewuyi, said he was not aware of any arrest and denied the first lady ordering any arrest
“The first lady did not order the arrest of anybody, and I’m sure of that,” he told the AP