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From President Muhammadu Buhari’s two-day visit to Cameroon to discuss issues relating to the war against the Boko Haram insurgency came allegations that former president, Goodluck Jonathan, by his inaction contributed to the festering of Boko Haram insurgency.
Quoting a credible presidency source, Daily Sun reports that it was revealed at the presidential visit which ended yesterday that Jonathan did not do much in the war against insurgency in the course of Buhari’s interaction with President Paul Biya of Cameroon.
While the immediate past president was accused of not forming a strong bond with leaders of neighbouring African countries who were also battling the same insurgency, he was also accused of not responding and returning phone calls meant to discuss ways of combining efforts to confront the terrorists.
The foregoing, it was stated, contributed in no small measure to the disjointed relationship between Nigeria and Niger, Chad and Cameroon in the fight against the Boko Haram group that was growing in size and might.
In the words of the presidency official, “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.”
Biya, who was quoted as warning, that a solo fight against the terrorist group could not have been effective, stressed that “This solo handling of the problem did not enable the neighbours put in much to solve the problem until it got this bad”.