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Jonathan Reportedly Almost Swapped BH Prisoners for Chibok Girls

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CBS This Morning has revealed that a deal to swap the kidnapped 200+ school girls for the Islamist militant sect’s prisoners was set to take place over the weekend, but later canceled by President Goodluck Jonathan.

If you recall, in a video released earlier this month by Abubakar Shekau, he said the girls will not be freed until all prisoners of his movement are released – read it here.

A source reveals to the American news cable network that “a deal to swap the girls for Boko Haram prisoners secured over the weekend was scuttled at the last minute by President Goodluck Jonathan.”

It is not stated what made the commander-in-chief back out of the swapping but Jonathan had earlier told British officials that the government will not be making negotiations.

The United States has made it known that once they know the location of the girls, they’ll “go” and “get” them.

Nigeria is yet to communicate the location of the girls, and yesterday Air Marshall Alex Badeh confirmed that they know where the girls are, but fear the group may kill them, if they go forcefully.

Will it be unpatriotic, if we state the location and leave the U.S to help #BringBackOurGirls?

10 Comments

  1. Iyke

    May 27, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Whichever option is chosen, people are going to die. That’s collateral damage. I stand against negotiating with terrorists. Confirm the location and let SEAL 7 go get them.
    This whole terrorist (Boko Horam) rubbish is being engineered by the few Northern Politicians…they don’t what what it takes to trouble the West but we have to clip their wings no and sort this out once and for all.
    If Nigeria is to be, NOW is the time for Jonathan to be decisive and for once, act like a leader.

    • Idak

      May 27, 2014 at 3:01 pm

      Funny enough we were discussing this whole issue of a leader being decisive on ofilispeaks.com/and we were using David Moyes as a case study.

  2. mark

    May 27, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    True ..its this northerners sponsoring this thing ..everyone is blaming d president pls what are the governors of those state doing why do we have governors in the first place ?..they are responsible for their state security..they seat and watch things happen cause they know about it

  3. mark

    May 27, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Just because the president has a laid back attitude ppl think he is slow ..many Nigerians cannot shrug off that gra gra mentality that the Army has imposed on them ..when someone is gentle they say he is slow or mumu ..Nigerians like who makes alot of noise and does nothing than the one who does something and dont make noise bout it

    • Idak

      May 27, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Let us not get it mixed up;besides being slow,the man is inept and incompetent. It is a testimony to the stat of our polity that a man like him found his way to the presidency of a seemingly serious nation. The man has never produced any tangible result at any point in his life.

  4. Concerned_Boyfriend

    May 27, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Why should we leave the burden to the U.S ?. The U.S role is to provide tactical support and reconnoissance. The actual rescue operation needs to be executed by the Nigerian Army. I highly doubt if the U.S congress would allow it’s troop to be involved in the combat operation in Nigeria. This is a Nigerian problem, it requires a Nigerian solution.

    • iyke

      May 27, 2014 at 3:20 pm

      and the Nigeria solution is to keep pandering to the useless Northern elites?They are lucky am not Jonathan….This rubbish wouldn’t happen under my watch.I will sacrifice my second term and rewrite a new chapter in our history.
      @Mark, your president is slow, too damn slow, uncharismatic and lacks the halo to effect change.I NEED a leader who speaks for me and make me proud of my country.
      Sorry, Your president isn’t!

    • Pinto

      May 28, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Oga Iyke rush to your ward cum local government and get registered in a party and take your own steps towards becoming a ‘president’ or even a youth leader to say the least, not staying behind a laptop and blabbing ‘if I were Jonathan’. Too much talk little action.

  5. mrs chidukane

    May 27, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    This whole thing should have been nipped in the bud when it started. When they were bombing churches and killing ibos the President didn’t bat an eye meanwhile you needed to see ibos campaigning heavily for him and voting and even considering he’s from the Southeast. He’s just a huge letdown. He should know by now his second term agenda is hanging by a thread. Does he want to be forever remembered as a coward?i tire oh

  6. fre

    May 28, 2014 at 8:39 am

    The media/people need to quit making statements with no evidence. They really do not realize the implication of all this. All in the name of selling papers/getting hits.
    I fear the era of true journalism has really been watered down as every other thing

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