Boko Haram: President Jonathan Heads To Baga
Findings from security sources reveal that President Jonathanis is headed to Baga which was reclaimed by government troops last week after Boko Haram militants overran the town killing hundreds and displacing thousands.
According to Premium Times, President Goodluck Jonathan arrived Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
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The president who got to Yola international airport at about 10.45a.m. February 26, Thursday, was accompanied by the service chiefs and the inspector general of police. After which he boarded a helicopter to Mubi.
President Jonathan and his administration have been widely criticised for their handling of the Boko Haram crisis, and the failure of the government to stem attacks against civilians.
Ahead of elections, the government has apparently stepped up effort against the terror group with multiple towns liberated by soldiers.
A top security sources in Borno state said the president was heading to Baga en rout his trip to Mubi.
It would be recalled that General Kenneth Minima, Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, on Februry 25, Wednesday, visited Baga town in Borno State.
He said as the troops recaptured some territories from militants the displaced persons may decide to come back to their houses before the general polls which are rescheduled to March 28 and April 11.
The Army chief added that he was pleased with the achievements by the troops and promised that more Nigerian territory still being under the control of the Boko Haram will be recaptured.