Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that some of the abducted school girls of Government Secondary School Chibok have been impregnated and may be returned back but warned that most of the them may never be found despite ongoing rescue efforts.
The Former President and a Chieftain of the ruling People’s Democratic Party in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation said, “I believe that some of them will never return. We will still be hearing about them many years from now. Some will give birth, but if they cannot take care of them in the forest, they may be released.”
Obasanjo, same Thursday told PREMIUM TIMES “It’s inconceivable to get all of them back. If you get all of them back, I will consider it a near-miracle,” said the former president, who spoke by telephone from Senegal”.
The former President who blamed the Nigerian government for failing to act early enough after the raid said, “do you think they will hold all of them together up till now? The logistics for them to do that, holding over 200 girls together, is too much.”
“72 hours was already too late. If the administration had acted quickly, we could have rescued them,” he said. “The best it seems we can have now is if the government agrees to negotiate, we can get half.”
The former president said he has tabled his proposal to commence talks with Boko Haram before President Jonathan, but has yet to receive a feedback.
“If they agree to negotiate then we can begin to talk with them (Boko Hara),” he said. “Nobody can do anything alone. You cannot do it alone, it is not a one man mission, it’s not even a two man mission. It’s a collective mission. It can even be an international mission,” he said.
Mr. Obasanjo said it is possible the government considers his proposal “irrelevant” and was moving through with another process.