Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan has denied he rejected a British supply to rescue the Chibok ladies kidnapped by Boko Haram.
The Royal Air Pressure (RAF) situated the greater than 200 ladies and proposed to rescue them however Mr Jonathan refused, the UK’s Observer newspaper says.
A spokesman for Mr Jonathan dismissed the paper’s report as “lies”.
The Chibok abduction sparked international outrage and led to one of many greatest social campaigns in recent times.
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The Observer says the RAF performed air reconnaissance over northern Nigeria for a number of months in 2014, as a part of a mission named Operation Turus, following the kidnapping of the schoolgirls by the Islamist militant group.
The paper’s report relies on claims made by an unnamed supply which it says was concerned with Operation Turus.
Mr Jonathan’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Eze, mentioned: “We are able to confidently say the lies on this report are self-evident.”
He mentioned that Mr Jonathan’s administration had allowed neighbouring nations to assist with the rescue try and let Western navy conduct reconnaissance flight over the nation’s airspace.
Nigeria’s Day by day Belief newspaper quotes Mr Eze as saying that the reviews had been the results of folks “taking part in politics with the difficulty of the Chibok ladies”.
The dearth of progress in opposition to Boko Haram was among the many points that’s thought of to have value Mr Jonathan his bid for re-election in 2015.