President Goodluck Jonathan Pictured Dancing “Tongolo” In Kano Hours After Abuja Bomb Blast


In the days after a series of bomb explosions at Nyanya motor park in Abuja killed at least 200 and maimed many more, President Goodluck Jonathan has hit the road, dancing at campaign rallies. This latest example of callous indifference by the president has left many Nigerians shocked and indignant, with Mr. Jonathan facing sharp criticism in the Nigerian print and social media. The president’s mindless campaigning in the hours after a savage attack that traumatized Nigerians is compounded by reports of the abduction of close to 200 school girls by Boko Haram terrorists. Earlier, the Nigerian army had claimed that the girls had been rescued. The principal of the girls’ school that was raided by Boko Haram militants has denied that claim. A special investigative report by SaharaReporters has exposed the unpreparedness of the Nigerian soldiers assigned the dire task of combating members of the increasingly more daring and reportedly better-armed Boko Haram. Our report also indicated that the soldiers live in wretched condition, with their morale running low even as their commanding officers reportedly pocket a sizeable chunk of the funds for security operations. It is shocking that a president who spent billions of naira and encouraged other public officials to squander billions more on his daughter’s wedding is not willing to ensure that the soldiers who fight and die to keep him, his family and other Nigerians safe are taken care of. 


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