Nigeria

Terror as pretext

Print edition : March 06, 2015

Goodluck Jonathan, presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party, at an election rally in Maiduguri on January 24. Photo: TUNJI OMIRIN/AFP

Mohammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the opposition All Progressive Congress, at a campaign rally in Lagos on January 30. Photo: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP

A screen grab image taken on February 9 from a video made available by the Boko Haram shows its leader Abubakar Shekau making a statement at an undisclosed location. Photo: AFP

Supporters of Buhari at an election rally in Gombe on February 3. Photo: AFOLABI SOTUNDE/REUTERS

The Goodluck Jonathan government postpones the elections, citing the Boko Haram insurgency as the reason, even as observers believe that his inability to defeat the terrorist outfit may cost the President his office.
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