Former Nigerian President: Gaddafi's Fall Helped Supply Boko Haram

Says weapons and militants found their way to Nigeria after Libyan uprising.


Former President Obasanjo has said the Libyan revolution that ousted long-time leader Mu'ammar Ghaddafi let loose trained militants and weapons that found their ways into Nigeria, fuelling the Boko Haram insurgency.

In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation radio and television aired yesterday, Obasanjo said also that the rise of the insurgency could be linked to bad leadership.

"There is an element of that," he said when asked if bad leadership contributed in propping up the sect.