While granting an interview in November 2012, President Buhari allegedly accused the leadership of former President Goodluck Jonathan as the biggest sponsor of Boko Haram.
He wondered why the Jonathan- led government, with all the military and resources, could not end the insurgency and was calling upon him (Buhari) to engage in talks with the sect, SaharaReporters recalls.
“The biggest sponsor of Boko Haram is the Federal Government itself. This is because it has all the powers to stop anarchy, political and otherwise, in the country. Now that substantial parts of the country are being paralysed, economic activities have ceased. People are no longer thinking of employment. They are thinking of what to eat.
“With all the military, resources to them available? To me, the Federal Government has lost absolute control,” Buhari reportedly said.
Boko Haram sponsorship is coming to the fore in the country after old videos and materials indicted Buhari’s ministers, Dr. Isa Pantami, as an extremist who held strong negative religious views.