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Jonathan’s Criticism Of Boko Haram Are Attempts To Regain Some Pride Lost In Elections

Outgoing Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has finally come out against the Boko Haram, the terrorist organisation that has swept its reign of terror in Nigeria since it found a footing in 2002.

 

Over the past few weeks, government forces had been instrumental in rescuing several scores of females from captivity enforced by the Boko Haram. Jonathan's critics are of the opinion that his display of dissonance for the terrorist group is a part of a last-ditch effort to gain popularity in Nigeria. Jonathan failed to win elections against president elect Mummadu Buhari on March 31.

 

Militants from Boko Haram had managed to capture around 20,000 Christian women and young girls in 2014. While some were killed, others found their way into flesh trade. Around 700 of them were liberated from Boko Haram strongholds by the Nigerian military. Of these, more than 200 were believed to be pregnant.

 

All this happened merely an year after militants owing allegiance to the Boko Haram kidnapped 276 schoolgirls from Chibok. Vehement criticism from international quarters coupled with ardent campaigns on the social media proved futile in halting the rampage set forth by the terrorist army. Significance of this event in Jonathan's electoral loss can never be doubted. Interestingly, the Nigerian army was not ordered to aid in recovery of kidnapped schoolgirls.

 

Buhari melted all the coins he had against Jonathan in the run up to the elections. Buhari held the reigns of Nigeria for two years following a successful coup in 1983 against incumbent President Shehu Shagari. Buhari successfully defeated Jonathan in elections in Nigeria's northern part. Boko Haram has a strong following in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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