At a time many thought baba has finally calm down from his myriad attacks on state of the nation after declining his political affiliation, the Former President Olusegun Obasanjo made a shocking revelation during his interview with International Business Times UK at a global education conference in Dubai, UAE yesterday March 16th where he said that Boko Haram has “legitimate reasons” for wrecking havoc in Nigeria. He blamed the insurgency as a result of the low level of education in the north.
His words; “They (Boko Haram) have legitimate grievances,” he told IB Times United Kingdom. We don’t need anyone to tell us that that is a problem: a problem of disparity, a problem of marginalisation. The response of the government initially was definitely not enough. When Boko Haram started showing their fangs about four years ago, the reaction should have been firm and unmistakable,” he added.
“If Boko Haram is ready to talk, we should talk. But they will need to be pounded a little bit by the
military and then, they would be ready to talk,” he said.