Former President Olusegun Obasanjo stated this at an interactive programme of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife Staff Club tagged Reflections of an elder statesman: An evening with OBJ. He
declared emphatically that searching for the Chibok girls will amount to an effort in futility because “nobody can bring back the girls for they are nowhere to be found.”
According to him: “So if any leader is promising to bring back Chibok girls, he is lying. Majority of these girls would have died, while those alive would have married, sexual violence and human traffic would have affected others.
Nigerian leaders should stop deceiving the populace as Chibok girls cannot return again. The disappearance of the Chibok girls is as a result of non challant attitude of the previous leaders who did not swing to action immediately, which constituted impediment to their return. 72 hours after the Chibok girls were adopted was too late for their rescue, talk less getting to two years by April.”