I Can’t Take Responsibility For Chibok Girls’ Abduction, I Don’t Control Boko Haram – Jonathan

Date: 01-12-2018 7:55 am (2 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Goodluck Jonathan, Nigeria’s former President who spoke in an interview with BBC stated he can’t take responsibility for Chibok girls’ abduction. Goodluck Jonathan who stated that Boko Haram should be blamed for the abduction of the 200 schoolgirls in 2014, maintained that he can’t take responsibility for Chibok girls’ abduction.

“I cannot take responsibility for the abduction, I don’t control Boko Haram. They are criminals. But as a President, of course you know it is not the President that goes to the field. You have security and intelligence officers that do the work.

“Let me admit that yes, maybe they did 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.

“I may not be blamed for the action but I could be blamed that my security intelligence system was not strong enough to rescue the girls. If I as a politician could tell the whole world that my political ambition for any office is not worth the blood of a single Nigerian, how would I be happy that girls have been kidnapped? I am not that kind of character.”


The former President who also lamented over the way the Chibok issue was politicised, wondered why a First Lady of the United States would take part in carrying a ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ placard.

“Immediately the Chibok issue came up, we expected Nigerians to be concerned about how to 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” he said.

Ahead of the 2019 elections, Goodluck Jonathan who stated that he had faith in the Independent National Electoral Commission, the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army and the Department of State Services to do well, however added that there is sense of worry among Nigerians regarding the neutrality of government agencies that will take part in the conduct of the 2019 general elections.

He said, “We are a bit worried about the neutrality of the relevant agencies of government because with previous elections, I was not in the field. Of course after every election, people will complain naturally but those are the areas people are getting worried but I believe the elections will come and go and those bodies- INEC, the police, the army and the DSS will be able to do well.”

On the supposed interference of President Barack Obama during the build-up to the 2015 general elections, Jonathan questioned the rationale behind the visit of US Secretary of State, John Kerry, to Nigeria on the eve of the elections, adding that such an interference should not be swept under kept.

He said, “The level of interference by the Obama government was very overwhelming. It is not as if I could not have won the election even with that. If by my own thinking and also the way other people looked at it, they go outside the normal diplomatic relationship, then it should be mentioned.

“Sending that person to Nigeria on the eve of elections even after Obama had issued a statement directing Nigerians to vote for the next chapter, that tells you something and we should not sweep these things under the carpet.

“If a foreign country whether African country or America interferes with our own elections, we should mention it.”


Posted: at 1-12-2018 07:55 AM (2 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- ignis99 at 1-12-2018 09:10 AM (2 years ago)
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At least you saved Nigeria from war .
Posted: at 1-12-2018 09:10 AM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ficull at 1-12-2018 09:27 AM (2 years ago)
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You swore an oath with the Holy Bible to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to protect the Nigerian people, their properties and her territories. You were also the President and Commander in Chief when Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram, as such, you are responsible for them.
Posted: at 1-12-2018 09:27 AM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Rabbiharrison at 1-12-2018 09:39 AM (2 years ago)
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Nigeria is weak government blaming each other of any little thing
Posted: at 1-12-2018 09:39 AM (2 years ago) | Newbie
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- angesco at 1-12-2018 10:31 AM (2 years ago)
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AND YOU DID NOT CONTROL NIGERIA EITHER!!

That WAS the PROBLEM.

YOU had NO control over anything - even your wife’s “speeches!”
Posted: at 1-12-2018 10:31 AM (2 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- christiano10 at 1-12-2018 01:36 PM (2 years ago)
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Quote from: ficull on  1-12-2018 09:27 AM
You swore an oath with the Holy Bible to uphold the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, to protect the Nigerian people, their properties and her territories. You were also the President and Commander in Chief when Chibok girls were abducted by Boko Haram, as such, you are responsible for them.
you would have said he organised the kidnap, when you see black you call it red and vice versa.
Posted: at 1-12-2018 01:36 PM (2 years ago) | Upcoming
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