SCAM CHECK: Bring Back Our Girls Group Does Not Ask For Money–Group Cries Out

By Ikenga Chronicles October 17, 2016

SCAM CHECK: Bring Back Our Girls Group Does Not Ask For Money–Group Cries Out

The #BringBackOurGirls group has cried out that it is not in anyway seeking for funds, and has warned the general public to report anybody or groups of persons posing as or using the #BringBackOurGirls hashtag or name to demand for money.


(The banner for suspicious call for Chibok Girls endowment Fund)


This call was first made by one of its conveners Aisha Yesefu and backed by co-convener Obiageli Ezekwesili.

According to Aisha;

“Disclaimer Movement is not involved in any MOU signing of Endowment and does not raise funds and has no intention to”

This came on the backdrop of a group that is trying to launch what it referred to as the “Chibok Girls Endowment Fund” which is purportedly being sought by “Bring Back Our Girls Members and the Entire Stakeholders”

While the BBOGs group is not against people raising money to support any form of help for the Chibok community, and the girls, it specifically asked that the name “Bring Back Our Girls” should not be brought into it, as it goes against the principles of the group which has survived for over 902 days through personal funding. Yesefu pointed out that using the BBOG name to carry out such a thing, is “[V]ery dubious.”

“If they want to raise money for its their right but to use the name is not acceptable” she concluded.

Recall that in times past, members of the BBOGs group had even donated personal funds to help the community. A case in point was when co-convener Oby Ezekwesili donated the USD10,000 prize money from the  Queen of Sweden’s C-10 award to the Chibok community to help them in rebuilding and re-integrating the returning Chibok girls.

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