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Jonathan was never committed to ending the Boko Haram insurgency - Osinbajo

01 November 2016, 11:01

Lagos – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has accused former Goodluck Jonathan’s government of not having stepping up its commitment to bring down the terror brought Boko Haram, reports Punch.

Speaking at a lecture at Harvard University’s Weatherland Centre for International Affairs in the United States on Monday, Osinbajo said that Jonathan's administration was too quick to accuse the northern-Muslim political elite of supporting Boko Haram.

Osinbajo said the People's Democratic Party (PDP) also accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) after forming of being advocators for the terror group.

However these rumours went under scrutiny following a near fatal attack on President Muhammadu Buhari’s life.

Also read: At least 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes, a civilian killed by Boko Haram.

Osingao further states that the PDP were under the impression their accusations would weaken the ruling party under Buhari.

But the PDP came under fire when more than 200 secondary schoolgirls were abducted from their dormitories in Chibok that the public has reached their wits end, especially after Goodluck’s government denied the abductions took place.

Meanwhile Buhari has responded to a report Human Rights Watch on Monday which detailed how Nigerian officials sexually abuse internally displace persons.

According to reports, Buhari ordered that Inspector-General of Police, Idris Ibrahim, and governors of affected states to immediately commence investigations expressing worry and shock.

“The welfare of these most vulnerable of Nigerian citizens has been a priority of his government.

“Nigerians and the international community can rest assured that the allegations raised in the HRW are not being taken lightly, “ stated Buhari.

 “While the Nigerian military continues to work hard so that these unfortunate victims of Boko Haram terrorism can soon return safely to their homes, the government will do its best to ensure their protection and welfare in the temporary IDP camps.”

- News24

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