News: I have access to Boko Haram - Says Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Thursday that he could reach out to the violent Islamic sect, Boko Haram, over the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by the sect, but regretted that the Federal Government had yet to give him the go ahead.

Obasanjo,in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, monitored in Kaduna, said he had a communication link with the sect, expressing the fears that the more than 200 abducted girls might never return again.
He said the terror group might release some of the girls that might be pregnant and finding it difficult to cater for the babies in the forest.
He noted that the girls might have been divided into groups and not likely to be at the same location.
The former President 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, but if they cannot take care of them in the forest, they may be released.”
The Chibok girls are two days short of two months in captivity, with the captors defying a global campaign for their release.

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