One man who is not only troubled about the fate of the over 200 girls kidnapped in Chibok by Boko Haram sect but also doing all in his power to ensure that the girls return home safe is President Olusegun Obasanjo.
The ex-President said on Thursday that he could reach out to the schoolgirls abducted in the insurgents camp, but he regretted that the Goodluck Jonathan Government had yet to give him the green light to act.
In the words of Obasanjo: “I have ways of reaching them(Boko Haram) but I have not been given the go ahead.
“I believe that some of them will never return. We will still be hearing about them many years from now, some will give birth to children of the Boko Haram members, but if they cannot take care of them in the forest, they may release them.”
In an interview on Hausa Service of British Broadcasting Corporation monitored in Kaduna, he expressed worry that the girls might have been separated and kept in different locations to checkmate rescue plans.
Since the girls were kidnapped from their hostel in April, 2014, Obasanjo has been making frantic efforts to get them out and reunite them with their family. He held a meeting on the matter in his home recently and has thus go out of his way to convince the government to do the needful for the sake of the girls.