Olusegun Obasanjo, former president of Nigerian, has disclosed the ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan thoughts about Boko Haram when he was on seat.
The former president Obasanjo also said that Jonathan believed that Boko Haram was a device used to distract and remove him from seat.
He said this statement in an interview with BBC in Lagos; he noted that Jonathan did not take a serious step for the insurgency.
I went out in 2011 to Maiduguri. I took great risk to find out what is really happening. Boko Haram, do they have grievances, if they have grievances, what are their grievances and I brought all that to Jonathan.Jonathan didn’t believe that Boko Haram was a serious issue. He thought that it was a device by the North to prevent him from continuing as president of Nigeria which was rather unfortunate.”“Even when Chibok girls were abducted, it took a while for the government to believe. Now if that is the situation, you can understand why the right attention was not paid to the issue of Boko Haram when it should have been paid.