Former Africa National Congress, ANC, Youth Leader and a federal lawmaker in South Africa, Julius Malema, has chided President Goodluck Jonathan for his insensitivity towards the killings of Nigerians in Baga, Borno State. Malema said whereas Jonathan was quick at issuing a condemning statement on the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine office in Paris, France, he had been taciturn on the killings in his own country.
Malema, leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Party, described Jonathan's action as that of an "irresponsible" leadership. He said his party would table a motion at the South African National Assembly on possible intervention in Nigeria. Malema at a press conference mocked Jonathan, saying “Eh Goodlook, or Goodluck or whatever his name is or badluck I don’t know …He is quick to release statement about the killing in Paris; but failed to say anything about the killings in his own country. That’s an irresponsible leadership."
“We are really saddened by what is happening in Nigeria. It is highly disturbing, and we need South African Government to intervene and we will be raising the matter in the Parliament. We will make the Parliament to debate it as an urgent matter and pass the resolution for South African intervention in Nigeria,” Malema added.