Chibok Girls Could Have Been Rescued, Says Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan’s corrupt and incompetent government failed to act quickly enough to save more 200 schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram last year, former President Olusegun Obasanjo said. He said the government did not recognize the threat Boko Haram posed until it was too late, calling the reaction “lukewarm at best.” Jonathan took 18 days to contact the governor of the province from which the girls had been taken, he added.

“The government did not believe that there had been an abduction for some time,” Obasanjo told a panel at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai, the New Indian Express reported. “If that had happened maybe the girls would have been rescued.”

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