Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo has insisted that the over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by members of the Boko Haram sect in Chibok, Borno state , Northeast Nigeria may never return.
Obasanjo, who spoke at an event organized by the Staff Club of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Friday, said anyone saying the girls would return was simply telling lies.
Since assuming office, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to rescue the schoolgirls who were kidnapped from their school in April 2014.
Despite efforts and assurances by the Federal Government that the girls will be rescued, there has been doubts on the part of some Nigerians.
Obasanjo blamed former President Goodluck Jonathan for trivializing the distress call to rescue the girls on the day they were captured.
“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,” Obasanjo stated.
“Anyone saying they(Chibok girls) will return is telling lies, maybe some of them will return to tell their story.”
According to him, the failure of the Peoples Democratic Party in the last presidential election is a blessing to Nigeria.
“We tried, but with Jonathan, it was best that PDP should fail to save Nigeria,” Mr. Obasanjo said.