The Borno State government has asked former President Goodluck Jonathan to release the findings of his committee set up to investigate the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls.
The state Commissioner for Education, Musa Kubo said this in a statement on Saturday.
- Borno governor, Kashim Shettima during a recent book launch had said Jonathan wanted to sack him over the abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls.
- He added that Jonathan thought he was behind the kidnapping of the girls.
- While reacting, Jonathan, in a statement accused Shettima of frustrating the fight against terrorism in his state. He said Shettima exposed the girls to danger despite directives from the Federal Government.
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Kubo said, “Nigerians should ask Jonathan why he concealed reports of his own fact-finding committee.”
He added that Shettima was supportive of Jonathan in the fight against Boko Haram by single-handedly approving the funding of Civilian JTF without any support from the Federal Government.
He said, “Rather than direct spurious allegations to Governor Shettima on controversies surrounding the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls, the media aide should ask his principal, President Goodluck Jonathan, why he deliberately concealed (the) report of a presidential fact-finding committee he constituted and inaugurated on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 and which submitted the report of its findings to him on Friday, June 20, 2014.
“For the purpose of records, Eze and his colleagues are pointing towards the wrong direction; they should ask their principal, Jonathan, why he deliberately refused to make public the report of a committee he constituted, inaugurated and received their findings on facts surrounding the Chibok abduction and who is to blame for it.
“For nearly two months, the committee undertook a thorough investigation that included forensic assessment of all documents on the entire issues, held meetings with parents of the schoolgirls, visited Chibok, met with the then Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, the Director-General of the DSS and the Inspector-General of Police, all of whom were appointees of Jonathan.”
Kubo added, “The committee also met with officials of Borno State Government, including myself and the school principal. The committee held meetings with heads of different security agencies in Borno State, including security formations in charge of Chibok, and after compiling their findings, the committee submitted its report directly to Jonathan on Friday, the June 20, 2014 in Aso Rock.
“The question anyone should ask is why Jonathan deliberately refused to make that report public
“What was he hiding from Nigerians? Here is another question: if the findings had indicted Governor Shettima or the Borno State Government in anyway, does anyone really think Jonathan would have concealed that report, given his open hatred for Shettima and the fact that the governor was in the opposition party?”