President Goodluck Jonathan’s spokesman Reuben Abati has lashed out at ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, describing him as a confused man unstable in his views regarding government’s handling of the protracted Boko Haram insurgency.
Reacting to Obasanjo’s comments in a CNN interview that the president had been deploying excessive force and exploring little or no dialogue in solving the Boko Haram problem.
“To deal with a group like that, you need a carrot and stick. The carrot is finding out how to reach out to them. When you try to reach out to them and they are not amenable to being reached out to, you have to use the stick,” he said.
Abati took to Twitter to deplore the former president’s comment and labeling him a confused man whose counsel or view the government does not care about.
In five different tweets this morning, the presidential spokesperson said: