7th May, 2014
The Nigerian Police Wednesday offered a N50 million reward to anybody who could provide genuine information that can lead to the release of the over 200 girls abducted from their Chibok Girls Secondary School, Borno State over three weeks ago.
The whole amount is the equivalent of about $300,000 or 215,000 Euro.
And spread among the captives that the whole world is anxious about, the amount translates to less than N250,000 per each girl. In contrast, the Americans have a $7million reward for information on the whereabouts of Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram.
Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, who disclosed the reward in a statement, further urged that anyone with such useful information should contact the police through 09-2914649, 08081777309, 08055547536, 08032125050, 08034617591 or 08035969731.
The statement called on every Nigerian to be part of the solution to the present security challenge facing the country while it quoted the Police High Command as reassuring all citizens that any information given would be treated anonymously and with utmost confidentiality.
There has been global outrage over the abduction of the girls and the seeming lukewarm attitude earlier posed by the government.
The American government has however agreed to assist Nigeria in the rescue effort.