Premium Times (Abuja)

15 May 2014

Nigeria: Finally, Jonathan to Visit Chibok

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President Goodluck Jonathan.

Though the visit is yet to be formally confirmed, an advanced team of the presidential entourage is said to have already left Abuja.

About 24 hours after PREMIUM TIMES did a story detailing President Jonathan's failure to visit Chibok, contrary to world standards, the president has finally agreed to visit the community.

Mr. Jonathan will visit Chibok on Friday enroute France, aides said on Thursday.

Though the visit is yet to be formally confirmed, an advanced team of the presidential entourage is said to have already left Abuja ahead of the trip; a normal practice in the presidency.

The president's decision to visit the community comes over one month after Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped over 250 girls from a government school, there.

The kidnap has already drawn wide local and international condemnation.

It is believed Mr. Jonathan will also meet with the parents of some of the kidnapped school girls.

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