Some Chibok girls may not return, says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday declared that some of the over 200 Chibok school girls abducted by the Boko Haram insurgents over a month may never return to their respective families.

 In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa  Service monitored in Kaduna Thursday, Obasanjo  said that perhaps succeeding generations would continue to remember those female students who were abducted by suspected Boko Haram members in April.

 He disclosed that only those girls who would later get pregnant and find it difficult to cater for the babies in the forest who might be released by the insurgents.

 Obasanjo said that he had ways of communicating with the suspected Boko Haram members but the government had not permitted him to do so.

 He noted that the girls might have been separated, and were not kept in the same location.

 He 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 to children of the Boko Haram members, but if they cannot take care of them in the forest, they may release themselves.”

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