Olusegun Obasanjo
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Obasanjo: President Jonathan 'overwhelmed' by Boko Haram

Former Nigeria President Olusegun Obasanjo has told the BBC that current leader Goodluck Jonathan is "overwhelmed" by the security situation in the north of the country.

Speaking from Nairobi, Kenya, Mr Obasanjo said that President Jonathan has been unable to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency.

BBC Africa's Peter Okwoche started by asking him whether he had ever thought that the insurgency would get to a level where Nigeria would need foreign assistance to deal with it.

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  • 15 May 2014