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 unknown.
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.”According to him, the best efforts to rescue the girls can yield is that few of the girls may be found.
“Anyone saying the Chibok girls will return is telling lies, maybe some of them will return to tell their story.”
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 analyst.
“I will trust Wole Soyinka as an “aporo hunter” than trusting him as a political analyst. I have no ssue with him”