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Chibok girls: Why Shettima didn't call Jonathan immediately

03 April 2016, 14:20

Abuja – Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima has opened up about why he took long to call the then president Goodluck Jonathan, following the abduction of at least 200 school girls from Chibok in 2014.

According to Premium Times, Shettima said he believed that security agencies had communicated the incident to Jonathan. 

Shettima was answering to questions regarding why he waited for almost three weeks to reach out to the president over the incident.

Last week, Shettima revealed that Jonathan abandoned the kidnapped girls for at least 19 days after they were abducted.

He accused Jonathan of failing to contact him or any other state official to empathize over the development.

Shettima said the situation could have been handled with a sense of urgency had former president Olusegun Obasanjo been in power at that time.

- News24 Nigeria


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