Publisher of Ovation Magazine, Dele Momodu, has said that the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls of Chibok will haunt Nigeria forever.
Momodu, who was speaking in view of government’s “soft” handling of the matter, noted that it is now seven weeks since the girls were taken away from their friends and families.
“There is no excuse or justification for failing to find and liberate those girls after two months of empty promises and grandstanding,” Momodu wrote on his Twitter timeline.
“I have no doubts that if children of our leaders and the super rich were among, our governments would have negotiated and even paid heavy ransoms.”
He reiterated the need for government to consider the option of negotiation urgently if it was impossible to “liberate the girls” using force.
“We continue to live in denial and pretend that this ugly saga will go away like everything Nigerian, but it will haunt us all forever,” he said, blaming the handlers of President Goodluck Jonathan for the president missteps.
“Over 200 girls were abducted by terrorists; these magicians lied to our president that it didn’t happen, and he believed them.”
“Our great country is bleeding dangerously and speeding towards perdition. Advisers will come and go, but Mr. President alone will carry the cross.”
“My sincere advice to our dear commander-in-chief is to urgently free himself from those who make him look so bad in the eyes of the world.”