President Goodluck Jonathan Calls Off Visit To Chibok, Attending Summit In France

Nigeria&#39s President Goodluck Jonathan has called off a visit to Chibok in Borno State where more than 200 schoolgirls were abducted, officials say.

But the visit was called off for security reasons, the officials said. The president under pressure over his government&#39s failure to rescue the girls – will fly direct to Paris, France, for a summit.

President Jonathan has been criticised for not visiting the town more than a month after the girls were seized.

The president will travel to Paris to take part in a summit convened by French President Francois Hollande to discuss Boko Haram.

The leaders of Nigeria&#39s neighbours – Benin, Cameroon, Niger and Chad – are scheduled to attend the summit on Saturday, which will also include representatives from the UK, US and EU.

A statement said delegates at the meeting will “discuss fresh strategies for dealing with the security threat posed by Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in west and Central Africa”.

Credit:bbc.com


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