Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has revealed the role played by the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima, in abduction of Chibok girls.
Deliberately het exposed students of Government Girls Secondary School in Chibok to avoidable danger, in total disregard of a Federal Government directive to the governors in the three states most affected by Boko Haram to relocate their students writing the West African Schools Certificate Examination to safe zones.”
“The governor is now denying that he had no hand in the kidnap of the Chibok girls even before anybody accused him of culpability.
“However, we share the view of those who insist that the governor had other things up his sleeve when he promised the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) that he would secure the girls, and ended up doing the very opposite, by deliberately abandoning them to their fate, without any security presence in their school.
“It is instructive that while other governors in the zone heeded the security advice, Shettima remained the only one that flagrantly flouted it. Should we also fail to point out that his decision to reward the principal of Chibok Secondary School, who was uncharacteristically absent on the night terrorists stormed the school, with the post of a commissioner, did throw up more questions than answers?
“Talking about accountability, perhaps, Shettima should also do well to explain to the good people of Borno State and Nigerians what he did with the over N60 billion local government funds left by his predecessor, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff.
“That way, they will accurately gauge their own approval and test their popularity with the Nigerian people.