Nigeria's Jonathan seeks second term, vows to beat Boko Haram

November 11, 2014 1:50 PM

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Nigeria's Jonathan seeks second term, vows to beat Boko Haram

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan announced on Tuesday he would seek a second term in a February election and vowed to defeat a five-year-old northern Islamist insurgency that has blighted his leadership of Africa's biggest economy.

"After seeking the face of God, and in the quiet of my family, and after listening to the clarion call of Nigerians, I have accepted to present myself to serve a second term," Jonathan told cheering supporters at a rally in Abuja.

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