Nigeria’s President to Make First Visit to Chibok Since Kidnappings

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.  (Photo Credit: Google Images)

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.
(Photo Credit: Google Images)

Reuters is reporting that Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan will visit Chibok, the northeastern village from where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted a month ago by Islamist rebel group Boko Haram, senior government officials said. The president who has been criticized for his government’s slow response to the abductions, will make his first visit to the place that has become ground zero for the international movement to find and return the girls to their respective homes.

After his visit to Chibok, President Jonathan will continue on to a regional security summit in Paris to discuss a coordinated response to Boko Haram. The summit will include Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and officials from the U.S., Britain and the European Union. 

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