Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has mocked his Nigeria counterpart, President Goodluck Jonathan for allowing foreigners into Nigeria to fight insurgency. He says he would rather commit suicide than surrender his country’s security to foreigners as Nigeria and some other African nations have done.
“I have never called the United Nations to guard our security. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call in the UN, I would rather hang myself,” he said at an event in Kampala this week
“We prioritized national security by developing a strong army otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children. It would be a vote of no confidence to our country and citizens if we can’t guarantee our security, what kind of persons would we be? “He added
Mr. Museveni had earlier warned the Nigerian government against negotiating with the Boko Haram sect.
Nigeria recently accepted international assistance to help rescue over 200 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok in Borno State on April 14.