Nigerians Cannot Hold Me Responsible For Chibok Girls Abduction

Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, a former president of Nigeria has recently issued in a statement that Nigerians cannot hold him responsible with regards to the abduction of the Chibok school girls.


It will be recalled that in 2014,  precisely on the 14th of April, over two hundred students where kidnapped by a known Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.

However, the abduction of this girls, which occurred during former president Goodluck Jonathan’s watch as the then president has left the fate of this girls vulnerable to this terrorist. 

Nevertheless, Former President Jonathan, yesterday has reacted during an interview grant with BBC correspondence stating that Nigerians cannot hold him responsible for Chibok girls abduction. 


“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.”

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