|Recent Killings in Nigeria_Credit_Vanguard Newspaper|
|Former President Goodluck Jonathan|
President Goodluck Jonathan was lambasted for his government’s response to the threat, and particularly his reaction to the high-profile kidnapping of 219 schoolgirls. Buhari, the former army general who once headed a military government in the 1980s, was seen as a better bet to restore order. – Persistent attacks – He made a strong start, recognising the need to re-energise the moribund regional force and rally the international community for support against extremism.
Written By: Phil Hazlewood, with Aminu Abubakar in Kano