Goodluck Doubts Obj's Sincerity On Chibok Girls Rescue

The thinking in government circles is that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not sincere in his widely-publicised plan to intervene in the rescue of the over 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok, Borno State, investigation has revealed.
Obasanjo was reported last week as saying that he had links with   Boko Haram, the group     holding the girls, and that he needed a go-ahead from the Federal Government before intervening.
Although the Presidency had said it was open to any intervention by anybody that could lead to the rescue of the girls, Obasanjo granted another interview recently, saying he had yet to receive government’s go-ahead.
But a top Presidency source, who pleaded not to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, however, told one of our correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, that Obasanjo was not sincere in his claims.
The source said   the former President had yet to approach President Goodluck Jonathan on the matter despite the fact that he had an unfettered access to him.
He added that what further showed the insincerity in Obasanjo’s claims was his absence on two occasions last week during events that he could have used to approach the President if he did not want to speak with him one-on-one.
The source   said, “The truth of the matter is that Chief Obasanjo is not sincere in his claim and the government would no longer be drawn into a media war with him no matter the provocation.
“It will interest you to know that he has not approached the President on the matter despite the interviews he has been granting on the matter.
“Just last week, there was an All Political Parties Summit on Security attended by the President in Abuja, Chief Obasanjo was invited and he did not attend.
“You will also recall that President Jonathan, later in the day, also met with former leaders inside the Presidential Villa on the security situation in the country. Again, Chief Obasanjo did not attend that meeting.
“All these are pointers to the fact that the former leader is not sincere in his claims.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Chibok   community in Abuja, Tsambido Abana, has said   that the military   has   yet to deploy troops in their community despite the fresh threat by   Boko Haram to strike again.
Abana, in a telephone interview with   one of   our correspondents on Tuesday,   said the Chairman of the Chibok Local Government Area, made this known to him.
Boko Haram had last week written to the people of the community to watch out for its next visit.
Abana, who confirmed that the people were living in fear, pleaded with the government to immediately send troops to the community.
He said, “Since they got the letter from Boko Haram, our people have been living in fear and no soldier has been sent to     protect them. The only thing they can do if Boko Haram comes, is to run and hide in the bush. The government should please send soldiers to protect the community from destruction by Boko Haram.”
Asked whether the community had made a formal report to the police and military authorities, Abana, said the publication of the threat   was enough notification to the government.
Efforts to   get the Director of Defence Information, Maj.Gen. Chris Olukolade, to speak on the   threat by   Boko Haram did not yield any result as his telephone line indicated that it was either switched off or in an area outside network coverage.
But a top security source said that they were aware of the story that the insurgents wrote the community.
He said, “We are aware of that story here but we don’t know if the authorities have deployed soldiers in the place or not.”


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Mr president the "you said he said" is becoming too much as each day this girls are away from home is too painful to bear . Since you have allowed every foreign giv to intervane with out any success let obj do it simple and let's stop playing politics.

    1. My friend go back to school

  2. OBJ should go ahead and do it if he has d contact like he claims and stop dis talking to press in every little thing. He is an elder stateman. Forget GJN for once and save d girls afterrall na u impose Goodluck on Nigerians.

  3. On this one,i agree totally with FG

  4. @8:34 which school do you want me to go to?? Tell jona to open the ones that are closed first MUMU frustrated and idiot lectrurer.

    1. Don't mind the teacher on the loose.
      I can imagine the idiot with his red biro and cane.

  5. Dis obj of a whole,if I may comment I would av said obj nos evrything about dis bokoharam issue May b he is d one dat invented them dey ar working 4 him

  6. Jonathan is a complete failure. He should stop spending our money to bribe states houses of asembly members for the impeachment of opposition governors and go and bring back our girls . Ole.

  7. Bring back our girl obj shld tell his friend and stop playing tricks

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