Friday, 16 May 2014
President Goodluck Jonathan To Visit Chibok Town In Borno State Friday
Some security personnel have arrived in Maiduguri, the state capital of Borno, late today, and more are expected to arrive later tonight, Thursday evening. The arrival of federal security officers in the state capital, has not gone unnoticed. The federal personnel is usually linked to the presidential security detail, and it has caused quite a stir even outside Maiduguri. Their arrival has sparked rumors among local residents, civic leaders, and elected officials of possible actions to be taken in the coming days.
SaharaReporters has learned that President Goodluck Jonathan will visit with the families of the abducted schoolgirls on Friday, in a highly publicized appearance. The appearance of the so-called ‘advance men’ has drawn attention to the sometimes-mysterious movements of a president who has come under fire, and increased scrutiny, since the April 14th kidnapping.
It is Jonathan’s first visit to Borno state after 31 days of the abduction of nearly 300 school students, all female, in a story that has captured world attention.
The Boko Haram, in a daring late night raid on the small village, kidnapped over 200 girls at the Government Girls Secondary School, in Chibok last month. The kidnapping, which has drawn the attention of the international community, has placed unwanted focus on Jonathan’s beleaguered leadership.