President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Cameroon to discuss issues relating to the war against the Boko Haram insurgency has spurred some allegations against our former president, Goodluck Jonathan.
The Sun is reporting that a credible presidency source said that during Buhari’s interaction with the Cameroonian president, 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.
The source also said that Jonathan was 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 the Boko Haram group that was growing in size and might.
The source said: “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.”
According to the source, Biya also explained that a solo fight against the terrorist group couldn’t have been effective. He said: “This solo handling of the problem did not enable the neighbours put in much to solve the problem until it got this bad,”