According to a report by Leadership newspaper indicates that former chief security officer to the late head of state
(General Sani Abacha), Major Hamza Al-Mustapha (rtd) and some retired military officers may have begun to making some overtures to the insurgents in order to secure the release of the remaining Chibok school girls from the captivity of the Boko Haram insurgents. According to the report, Al-Mustapha has been working with his former colleagues in the military to secure the release of the abducted girls.
The former military officer was said to have been instrumental to the release of Islamic clerics and prayer warriors, who were
recently abducted , but released few days later without the payment of any ransom.