Nigeria’s President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan is scheduled to be in Chibok, Borno state tomorrow. Chibok is a village where over 200 female students were abducted on April 14, by members of the deadly Boko Haram.
Senior government officials said today that the President would immediately, after arriving in Chibok, take off for Paris the same day, to attend a regional security summit, during which the issue of Boko Haram would be discussed.
The visit to Chibok by President Jonathan is coming on the heels of a growing international effort to rescue the girls, since they were abducted.
Jonathan is under pressure to crush the rebels and has so far rallied many international communities for that task, even as his government has come under criticism for its slow response to the abductions.
The President asked France last week to arrange a Paris security summit with neighbours Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Benin, and officials from the US, Britain and the European Union to discuss a coordinated response