Mr Johnson has admitted that the people have a just point when they complain.
The claim that the rebels represent Islam, but Muslim theologians say they do not follow the teachings of Islam. An Islamic theological institute, Al-Azhar in Egypt, has strongly denounced the abductions, saying it “completely contradicts the teachings of Islam and its tolerant principles.”
President Johnson has admitted the country is struggling, but his wife has told the group they are just playing games. The report states that the government is corrupt. Boko Haran only has a few hundred men, yet the Nigerian army seem powerless.
The kidnappings have taken place just before the World Economic Forum on Africa, with 6,000 troops deployed for security, so this is an embarrassment for the president. The delegates may be kept secure, but the army cannot protect its own vulnerable people safe, so how can it hope to attract investment.
This is written from a very personal viewpoint of the ‘It could have been me’ as the reporter had travelled as a student on the very same ferry route to that where tragedy recently struck. He describes how there was no thought of possible danger and that the ship was just a giant playground for the school children.
The incident is described as a preventable accident, and from this the writer sees lessons which can be learnt. The ship was very overloaded and the cargo was not properly secured so it moved about, affecting the stability of the ship. The captain had left the ship in the charge of a very inexperienced mate, and this resulted in only two life boats being used and many lives lost. He describes the fury of the Korean public that the captain was among the first to leave the ship.
This isn’t the only image of Korea he insists, and gives the example of a Korean crash in San Francisco where stewardesses carried injured passengers to safety. The difference