With the current spate of insecurity of insecurity in the country, a former Minister of Petroleum, Prof Tam David-West, has criticized President Goodluck Jonathan for the terrible situation.
David West who said he was convinced that the President was afraid of Boko Haram that was why he (Jonathan) refused to visit the parents of the schoolgirls that were kidnapped in Chibok, Borno State over four months ago made this remarks during an interview with Sahara TV.
David-West said President Jonathan inviting the Chibok parents to Abuja was wrong rather he should have gone to Chibok to visit them that would have helped the traumatized parents psychologically.
He said Jonathan had no right to seek a second term in office and urged Nigerians to rise against bad governance. He said it was unfortunate that more Nigerians were being abducted by terrorists.
Speaking on the takeover by the dreaded Boko Haram sect which he described as shocking he said: “Anyone that is complacent about the state of affairs in the country is an enemy of Nigeria. It is a terrible situation and we should be ashamed, President Jonathan should be ashamed. He is the Commander-in-Chief and the number one security officer and citizen of the state.
“Over 200 of your girls taken away from your territory for the past three months and you are still talking. First, you are not even sure, his wife said nothing happened, then he also did not believe that anything happened and later he changed and said he knows where they are. If you say you know where they are, why can’t you save them?
“With all the security forces in the country, you cannot bring them. Our President is afraid of Boko Haram. He claimed they have infiltrated his cabinet and isn’t he ashamed? Since you know they have infiltrated your cabinet, why don’t you expose them?
“Up till now, he has not gone to Chibok and when he made that cosmetic move to see them, he invited the parents to come to Abuja and when they were going, he gave them money which has now been exposed and that is why Boko Haram has been so because they know that the President is weak.”
David-West said even though he is Jonathan’s kinsman, he would not turn a blind eye to the incompetence of his administration.
On April 14, over 200 Chibok school girls were abducted by the Boko Haram sect in Borno state. While there has been reports of some of the girls who have escaped the terrorists den, a large number of them a still being held captive.
The issue of terrorism in the country is now becoming very worrisome, as the Boko Haram sect have continued to carry out several attacks and take over towns in the Northern state.
On Tuesday, September 2 it was reported that the Boko Haram sect took over the second largest town, Bama in Borno state and some other towns in the state as they displaced soldiers and residents.
Yesterday, September 7, it was reported that Boko Haram sect have taken over the key town of Michika, Adamawa State.
However, the Nigerian Military have vowed to put an end to Boko Haram.