Reacting to a news publication yesterday by guardian, ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has denied claims by the news agency that he rejected an offer made by the British forces to rescue the Chibok girls.
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s media aide, Ikechukwu Eze, struck out the Operation Turus offer of 2014. According to him, such claims can’t be true as Jonathan’s government worked
with major powers, who deployed their crack intelligence officers to work with Nigerian security operatives, and those of its neighbours.
Eze went further to disclose that Goodluck Jonathan wrote to former U.S president, Barack Obama, President Francois Hollande of France, David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the UK, including personal contacts made to the Governments of Israel and China, seeking their assistance in the search for the abducted Chibok girls.
“In the course of the mission, the international team, including members from Nigeria’s neighbours of Chad, Niger and Cameroun, met regularly with our own intelligence officers to plan and conduct their operations.
In fact, the Jonathan administration was so genuinely supportive that the foreign powers involved were granted permission to overfly our airspace, while conducting the search and rescue missions.
“We are however not surprised that this kind of concocted story is coming out at this point in time, as it appears that some people who have obviously been playing politics with the issue of the Chibok girls will stop at nothing to further their interest” he said.