Jonathan Visits Towns Reclaimed From Boko Haram

Boko Haram insurgents

President Goodluck Jonathan, today, visited Mubi in Adamawa State, more than three months after Nigerian troops recaptured the town from the Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram. He also met with the Emir of Mubi, Isa Ahamadu, and the people of the area.

Security sources told Premium Times that from Mubi, Jonathan was to travel to Baga in neighbouring Borno State. Military, last week reclaimed the town after Boko Haram militants overran it, killing hundreds and displacing thousands.

“Of course the president will be going to Baga today but the trip is not being handled by us here. I believe it is not something big but just a confidence building visit for the troops,” Premium Times quoted a military source as saying.

Army Chief, Kenneth Minimah, Wednesday visited Baga where he announced that troops who liberated the town will be automatically promoted to the next rank. He also said that given the successes achieved by the troops, the president might likely visit the troops.

Jonathan was accompanied on the trip by the Chief of Defence staff and all the service chiefs and the inspector general of police.

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