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CIA Never Rescued Chibok Girls, Says Ex-President Jonathan



A new controversy has erupted over the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls, with former President Goodluck Jonathan denying claims made in a new book that the CIA rescued 30 of the girls in a covert operation.

Jonathan’s denial comes after former UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, also disputed the claims, which were made in the book “The Sisterhood: The Secret History of Women at the CIA” by Liza Mundy.

According to Jonathan, the Nigerian government never received any offer of help from the CIA or any other foreign government to rescue the girls.

He also revealed that he had authorized the secret deployment of troops from the US, UK, and Israel to help rescue the girls, but no rescue effort was made.

International human rights lawyer Emmanuel Ogebe has called on the CIA to clear its name over the controversy, saying that the claims made in the book are “false” and “grotesquely ironic”.

Ogebe, who has been involved in efforts to free the Chibok girls, said that the claims made in the book are a “weaponization, commercialization and normalization of falsehood in mainstream journalism and historical literature”.

The controversy has sparked a heated debate over the role of the CIA and other foreign governments in the rescue efforts of the Chibok girls.

While some have praised the efforts of the CIA and other governments, others have raised questions over the accuracy of the claims made in the book.

In a statement, Ogebe said: “The CIA should clear its name in view of these powerful rebuttals by world leaders about their purported role or lack thereof in a fictional Chibok rescue.

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It is grotesquely ironic that in an effort to burnish the iconic role of women in clandestine service, Liza Mundy has banished the role of young heroines escaping captivity of one of the world’s most brutal and bloody terrorist groups.”

The Chibok girls were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014, and their rescue has been a major priority for the Nigerian government and international community. While some of the girls have been freed, many remain in captivity, and efforts to rescue them have been ongoing.

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