Chibok Kidnapping: “Nobody can bring back the girls because they are nowhere to be found”-Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun
Obasanjo said the over 200 girls
abducted by Boko Haram in Chibok,
Borno State may never be found
because their whereabout is
He stated this on Friday, February 5
while fielding questions during the
Seventh Roundtable with Chief
Olusegun Obasanjo, a programme
organised by Obafemi Awolowo
University Staff Club.
“The search for the abducted
Chibok girls may not be fruitful.
Nobody can bring back the girls
because they are nowhere to be
found.” he said.
Obasanjo blamed former President
Goodluck Jonathan for ignoring the
distress call to rescue the girls on the
day they were abducted.
“The former president heard about
the kidnap 8am in the morning of
the abduction but failed to act
until 72 hours later and by then it
was too late.”
“Anyone saying the Chibok girls
will return is telling lies, maybe
some of them will return to tell
their story.”
According to him, the best efforts to
rescue the girls can yield is that few
of the girls may be found.
He described the failure of the
Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) in
the 2015 presidential election as a
blessing to Nigeria.
Responding to a question posed to
him about the constant fight
between him and Prof. Wole
Soyinka, Obasanjo described the
playwright and Nobel laureate as a
hunter rather than a political
“I will trust Wole Soyinka as an
“aporo hunter” than trusting him
as a political analyst. I have no
ssue with him”