My biggest question to President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) must be his biggest regret. The question, ‘why did GEJ not pay as much attention by way of resources, time and effort in rescuing the Chibok girls at the start and why did he let the problems in the north-east fester?’
The recent efforts by the Nigerian army not only in defeating Boko Haram but also in rescuing women and children is commendable, for it reinforces local and international confidence in the Nigerian military. This is an army that received global commendations for its involvement and professionalism in the conflicts in Liberia, Sierra Leone and DR Congo. So for the military to struggle with Boko Haram in a small region of the north east was irreconcilable.
So why did GEJ allow the problems in the north-east to fester?’ I guess we shall never know. Perhaps if GEJ had been as decisive as he has been in the past two months on the issue of insurgency and insecurity he would still be President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 29th May?
Whatever the case, well done to the Nigerian army on their continued efforts in their operations in the north-east.
For more on the Nigerian army’s efforts read http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32561052