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Jonathan Blames Opposition Over Cancellation of Visit to Abducted Chibok Girls’ Families

President Goodluck Jonathan’s scheduled visit to the parents of the abducted Chibok Secondary schoolgirls in Borno state has been canceled at the instance of the hosts the parents.

Women react during a protest demanding security forces to search harder for 200 abducted schoolgirls, outside Nigeria's parliament in AbujaAfrican Examiner’s source in the state capital, Maiduguri stated that the hint of sudden development occurred when arrangement has been concluded.

The situation did not however go down well with the presidency, which suspected fowl play and alleged that the ongoing fight was not only against the insurgency, but also the political oppositions.

Presidency’s reaction, which was contained in a statement, explained that the visit was to have an audience with the parents of the abducted girls and five of them who escaped from captivity with a view to rescuing the remaining over 200 abductees still being held hostage in the bush.

Former Minister of Education and Coordinator of Bring#BackOurGirls rally, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili on Tuesday, maintained the women group’s position on negligence and laxity by the Federal government in managing the crisis, rescuing the girls and meeting with their families.

She stressed that her wish was that the girls are safely rescued and reunited with their families before the count of 100 days of missing.

President Jonathan had promised about three months ago to visit Borno state and the abducted girls’ families.

However, the latest moves were to make good his promise – visit to the families and victims of the abduction when he received the Pakistani teen education crusader, Malala Yousafzai on Monday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Malala has since visited Borno state and met with the parents of the abducted girls and the escaped victims.

 

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