Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has dismissed promises that the missing Chibok girls will be rescued,saying it is a lie.Obasanjo who was the guest speaker at the 7th Osun Interactive Session hosted by the Staff Club of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, last Friday, said
“Today, if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok schoolgirls, it is a lie. It is a lie. (President Muhammadu) Buhari has even said that he does not have any information about the Chibok girls except those who escaped and some of them have been rehabilitated. “I was talking to a Sierra Leonian diplomat who is responsible for women affairs at the UN. He said to me, ‘For now, sexual violence and human trafficking have been brought together in all areas of insurgency and that is what has happened to the Chibok girls. Some of them were sold and maybe in 10, 20,30 years, we will come back and we will hear some of their stories. But if anybody tells you he will bring back the Chibok girls, it is a lie.”
He also blamed the former president Jonathan for not responding promptly, after learning about the abduction of the schoolgirls.
“The former president got the information at 8am on the moring they were abducted and I have said it and even wrote it in my book that he did not even believe that Boko Haram was a menace. He believed that it was compelled by the North to prevent him from having a second term. His reaction was that ‘since they have said they want to make Nigeria ungovernnable, let them be abducting themselves’ and we have not got anyting out of that.”