President Jonathan has canceled his meeting with parents of the abducted school girls. He had agreed to meet with 12 parents and five girls today Tuesday, but they all withdrew with no reason.
The commander-in-chief accused activists of “playing politics” and said the #BringBackOurGirls group should be ashamed of manipulating the “victims of terrorism”.
In a statement, he said, “Unfortunately, political forces within the Nigerian chapter of Bring Back Our Girls have decided to take this opportunity to play politics with the situation and the grief of the parents and the girls. They should be ashamed of their actions.
Those who would manipulate the victims of terrorism for their own benefit are engaging in a similar kind of evil: Psychological terrorism.”
Doyin Okupe, a spokesman for President Jonathan said the president was “extremely distraught”.
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