Mikel Obi visits President Goodluck Jonathan
John Mikel Obi on Monday visited Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan to express his gratitude to the government for the safe return of his father. Mikel’s father, Mr. Michael Obi, was kidnapped in Jos and held for nearly two weeks before he was rescued by security forces in Kano. President Jonathan is said to have kept a close interest in the matter, and Mikel, who is in camp with the Nigeria national team preparing for a 2012 African Nations Cup qualifier, took time out to go thank the President personally. Jonathan assured Mikel that the government was committed to ensuring the safety and security of the lives of all its citizens.