President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Cameroon to discuss issues relating to the war against insurgency has generated some allegations against the former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The Sun, citing a presidency source reports that during Buhari’s interaction with his Cameroonian counterpart, Paul Biya, it was revealed that Jonathan did not do much in the war against insurgency.
The former president was accused of not forming a strong bond with leaders of neighbouring African countries who were also battling the same Islamism insurgency.
Jonathan was also accused of not responding and returning phone calls to discuss ways of combining efforts to battle Boko Haram. This led to a disjointed relationship between Nigeria and Niger, Chad and Cameroon in the fight against a group that was growing in size and might.
“The major complaint, according to Biya, is that Jonathan never or seldom, at best, picked his calls. He said most times he called, Jonathan neither picked nor returned his calls. And as a result, the integration of efforts that should have stopped Boko Haram’s foray and unchallenged run was lacking.”
Birya was said to have explained that a solo fight against a group that had its tentacles in different countries couldn’t have been effective.
“This solo handling of the problem did not enable the neighbours put in much to solve the problem until it got this bad,”
Meanwhile, a bomb explosion occurred in Gamboru market by Customs bridge in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital early this morning.