Boko Haram Will Never Be Defeated–Obasanjo

By Ikenga Chronicles September 12, 2017

Boko Haram Will Never Be Defeated–Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday said that the activities of the Boko Haram will have no end.

The former president who stated this in an interview with the BBC in Lagos on Monday revealed that former President Goodluck Jonathan believed the insurgency was a ploy by the North to stop him from getting re-elected.

“I went out in 2011 to Maiduguri. I took great risk to find out what is really happening about Boko Haram, do they have grievances, if they have grievances, what are their grievances and I brought all that to Jonathan,” Obasanjo said.

“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.”

The former President also said the insurgency would not end because it stemmed from youth frustration in the North-east.

“Boko Haram will not be over; it started from a position of gross underdevelopment, unemployment, youth frustration in the North-east. So we must be treating the disease, not the symptom,” he said.