The immediate former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan has debunked the story published about him by The Guardian of the U.K accusing him of turning down international assistance on the rescue of the abducted Chibok girls.
In a statement released on the Official Facebook Page of the former President by Reno Omokri, his former Special Assistant on Social Media Affairs, described the claim that Jonathan “rebuffed efforts by the British military to rescue the kidnapped Chibok Girls sometime in 2014” as being “built on the foundation of lies.” The former Presidential Aide in a bid to debunk the allegation levelled against his boss asserted that:
“May 6, 2014: In a response to a request by the Nigerian Government for help, then United States President, Barack Obama announced that the US was dispatching personnel into the area to help search for the missing girls.”
“May 9, 2014: Nigeria welcomed experts from the United States and the United Kingdom to help search for the girls.”
He alluded the inability of the former administration to rescue the girls to the nonchalant attitude of the Borno state government, an action, he described as being politically motivated. He concluded by saying that “… not only is The Guardian story untrue, but it was not well researched… the story from The Guardian is built on a foundation of lies.”
It would be recalled that on April 14, 2014, over 200 girls of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, were abducted by the Boko Haram sect. it is almost three years now and most of the girls are still missing.