Nigeria calls journalist Isha Sesay’s book ‘farrago of misrepresentation’

Nigerian presidency says a recent book about the Chibok schoolgirls is a “farrago of misrepresentation”, that “risks a negative judgment of history”.

Beneath the Tamarind Tree, by former CNN journalist Isha Sesay, is a book about the 2014 abduction of Nigeria’s Chibok schoolgirls and their years in captivity.

The kidnapping of over 200 schoolgirls by militant group Boko Haram made global headlines and though some have been rescued, the Nigerian government says 110 still remain in captivity.

Presidential spokesperson Garba Shehu who put out a series of tweets

, said it was wrong to say that the “government and people of Nigeria no longer cared about the girls because ‘they are poor…they don’t have famous names'”.

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