Former Nigerian president, Goodluck Jonathan has been accused of refusing help when Boko Haram kidnapped 274 schoolgirls in Chibok, Borno state.
The allegation was raised by former British prime minister, David Cameron, In For The Record, his memoir and published by The Cable.
According to him, British troops traced the location of some of the victims and offered to help but Jonathan refused.
“In early 2014 a group of its fighters centered the government secondary school in the village of Chibok, seizing 276 teenage girls.
They were taken to camps deep in the forest. The Christians among them were forced to convert to Islam. Many were sold as slaves, entering the same endless violent nightmare the Yazidi women suffered.
“As ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ campaign spread across the world, we embedded a team of military and intelligence experts in Nigeria, and sent spy planes and Tornadoes with thermal imaging to search for the missing girls. And, amazingly, from the skies above a forest three times the size of Wales, we managed to locate some of them.
“But Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, seemed to be asleep at the wheel. When he eventually made a statement, it was to accuse the campaigners of politicising the tragedy. And absolutely crucially, when we offered to help rescue the girls we had located, he refused.”
Meanwhile, in his reaction, Jonathan said the allegations raised against him in the memoir of Cameron was not true.