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I cannot take responsibility for that abduction of Chibok girls, I don’t control Boko Haram – Ex president Goodluck Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan, said he cannot take responsibility for the abduction of the Chibok girls in April 2014 as he does not control the terrorist group.

Remember that Boko Haram terrorists members invaded the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State, on April 14th 2014 and abducted over 200 girls.

 

Speaking at an interview with BBC on Friday November 30th, Jonathan said he did all that was expected of any responsible government to do immediately the girls were abducted.

Immediately the Chibok [schoolgirls] issue came up, we expected Nigerians to be concerned. ‘How do we get these girls out?’ Within a couple of days, we saw people going to the US with Bring Back Our Girls placards. How? Why? And of course, Mrs Obama received one of those placards. I cannot take responsibility for that abduction. I don’t control Boko Haram. They are criminals.

“But as a president, of course you know it’s not the president that goes to the fields. You have security and intelligence officers that do the work. Let me admit that yes, maybe they do their best, but their best was not good enough for us to recover the girls. That I cannot say I am right or I am wrong. That does not mean I am trying to remove myself from any blame. Yes I may not be blamed for the action, but I could be blamed that my security and intelligence systems were not strong enough to be able to rescue the girls.

“If I as a politician, will tell the whole world that my political ambition fir any single office is not worth the blood of any Nigerian, how will I be happy that girls have been kidnapped? I’m not that kind of character.”

3 COMMENTS

  1. THE TALK HAS BEGUN FOR THE TRUTH TO BE MADE KNOWN. PLEASE LET US MAKE THIS TALK CONTINUE SO THAT ALL CAN BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

    CHIBOK GIRLS: WILL IT BE RIGHT TO SAY THAT JONATHAN’S GOVERNMENT WAS UNDER SIEGE?

  2. THE TALK HAS BEGUN FOR THE TRUTH TO BE UNVEILED. LET THIS TALK CONTINUE SO THAT ALL MAY BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

    THE ABDUCTION OF THE CHIBOK GIRLS: WILL IT RIGHT TO SAY THAT JONATHAN’S GOVERNMENT WAS UNDER SIEGE?

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