Don’t Blame Buhari’s Govt For Not Rescuing All Chibok Girls —Presidency
President says that he is unaware of the pledges that support organizations made to Nigerians in 2015
President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, according to the Presidency, has quenched insurgency in the nation.
Additionally, it asserted that the government was not to blame for the abduction of all the Chibok schoolgirls in April 2014 by Boko Haram militants.
Remember that Borno State was the starting point of the Boko Haram insurgency, which has taken hundreds of lives.
Boko Haram fighters are no longer as active as they were before to 2015, according to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, who made this claim in an interview with Channels Television’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.
”Can you say the insurgency is still what it was before 2015 when they killed people in thousands and seized control of many local governments in Borno State?” Adesina queried.
Adesina claimed that the country’s insurgency situation had significantly improved after Buhari assumed office in 2015. She also noted that the number of victims had dropped significantly.
He said that Nigerians shouldn’t hold the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari accountable for failing to free all of the kidnapped Chibok girls.
”Remember that in 2014 alone, over 7,000 persons were lost to insurgency, whereas in 2022, a little over 2,000 died from Boko Haram attacks. Don’t get me wrong, to lose just one soul is already bad enough.
But we cannot say we are still where we were before 2015 when this government assumed office,” the presidential spokesman said.
“In 2015, we knew where Nigeria was, today we know where we are, 276 school girls were spirited away, about 57 escaped immediately, and over 100 have been returned by the administration.
“The ones that are left, I think 90-something, they are Nigerians, they have the right to be brought back.
“But then, if a government came in when the trail was already cold and you couldn’t trace where the girls were taken, you can’t then blame it solely for not bringing them back, that would not be quite right.
”Dachi girls were taken under the administration, and within the week they were recovered except maybe five, including Leah Sharibu sadly.”
Adesina noted that the government was proactive to tackle the kidnap at the time it occurred, adding that the incoming government should take up the responsibility to recover the girls.
“I believe that with the Chibok girls, we should rather appreciate God and appreciate the government for what was achieved. It is not as if the government folded its arms and didn’t do anything, it did its level best.
“Because government is a continuum, the incoming government, if it recovers more of those girls, the country will gladly receive them,” he said.
Adesina also said President Buhari didn’t know of many promises made to Nigerians in 2015 by his supporters, including revamping the economy, agriculture, and infrastructure, and fighting corruption.
He said: “What happened in 2015 was that there was a rash of documents passing off as the party’s manifesto.”
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