“Jonathan believed BokoHaram was sponsored to remove him” – Obasanjo

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has once again revealed ex-president Jonathan thought Boko Haram was created to distract his government.

Speaking in an interview with the BBC in Lagos, the 80-year-old former Nigerian Army general noted that former President Goodluck Jonathan did not take the insurgency serious.

He said:

“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.”

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