President Jonathan Relocating Family To United Kingdom Because Of Boko Haram?
President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan is not
winning the war against Boko Haram. An
indication of his fears were confirmed with
his recent visit to his kids earlier relocated
from the British International School, Lekki,
Lagos to London last month. Close aides of
the President announced he was going to the
United Kingdom without details on his
mission last week.
Close sources hinted his recent visit to the
United Kingdom was to see his children who
he might not see in the next few months of
the electioneering campaign. On his visits
were some of his close relations to ensure a
Prior to the relocation of the children from the
British School, his aides had bought a
befitting house in upscale London to
accommodate the family and their aides,
following threats and hints that Boko Haram
were on their trails. Observers believed the
move by the President preclude the notion
that Nigeria is safe and confirms the fears in
some quarters that a wholistic approach is
being applied to tame insurgency.
If that be the case where lies our hope and
confidence that Nigeria is winning the war
against Boko Haram Nigeria. Why should a
Nigerian soldier put his life on the line when
the President has relocated his own
immediate family? Who wants to be a
sacrificial lamb? These and more probing
questions are on the lips of Nigerians who
expressed dismay at the development.
As at today, there is no statement credited to
the Presidency or his aides on his mission to
the United Kingdom.
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