Obasanjo: I have contacts with B' Haram
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has told the British Broadcasting Corporation that he has communication contacts with the Boko Haram insurgents over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the sect.
He however said that he was hamstrung from further action by the inability of the Federal Government under President Goodluck Jonathan to give him the go ahead.
Obasanjo,in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, monitored in Abuja, said he had a communication link with the sect, expressing the fears that the more than 200 abducted girls might never return again.
He said the terror group might release some of the girls that might be pregnant and finding it difficult to cater for the babies in the forest, noting that `the girls might have been divided into groups and not likely to be at the same location.
The former President 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.”