President Jonathan says he underestimated Boko Haram

February 22, 2015 4:58 PM

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Lagos - President Goodluck Jonathan said he underestimated Boko Haram Islamists who have overrun swathes of the country and defended an election postponement in an interview published Sunday.

Jonathan, facing a tight re-election bid against ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, has faced criticism over the vote delay, which critics argue was designed to give him time to shore up his campaign.

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