Former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan secured the release of some Chibok girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram but decided not to publicise it, said the former media aide to Jonathan during a show he anchored on ARISE TV. He stated this during an interview with Femi Adesina, spokesperson of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said Sambo Dasuki, the then national security adviser (NSA), advised the government against making the release public in order to protect the identities of the freed girls.
He said the former president rescued many of the girls but the advice from the then NSA at the time was that he should not publicise it because of the identities of those girls.
Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, in Borno state on April 14, 2014. While 163 of the girls have been returned, over 100 are believed to be in the custody of the terrorist group with some thought to be dead.