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War against terrorism: Group chides unpatriotic media platforms over falsehood, attempts to undermine military

War against terrorism: Group chides unpatriotic media platforms over falsehood, attempts to undermine military

By News Proof 

The North East Peace Agenda (NEPA) has lamented the worrisome attacks targeted at the Nigerian military by some media outfits despite the troops' patriotism and sacrifices to rid the nation of terrorists and other criminal elements. 

The group said this unnecessary assault does not bode well for the restoration of peace and security that these institutions stand for. 

In a statement signed by National Coordinator, Ibrahim Bukar, on Wednesday, NEPA fingered Sahara Reporters to be at the forefront of this campaign. 

While acknowledging that Sahara's mischievous alliance with foreign groups to rubbish the military isn't new, Bukar said it reached an all new level with its recent outing. 

SR alleged that a routine change of guard in the Nigerian Army was informed by a decision to punish an erstwhile Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole for daring to demand for weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists. 

The North East Peace Agenda, therefore, condemns Sahara Reporters for promoting mischief, falsehood and dishonest objectives with sole intent of ruining the gains so far made on the war against insurgency.

The group strongly advised the Omoyele Sowore-owned outlet to find their missing conscience and quit following the direction dictated by its foreign financiers.  

Read full text below:

The North East Peace Agenda has observed with alarm the resurgence of targeted media attack on the counterterrorism by the Nigerian Military as this does not bode well for the restoration of peace and security that these institutions are saddled with.

This attack on the military climaxed with the glee that an outlet like Sahara Reporters celebrated the Boko Haram attack on Nigerian troops in Yobe state. The mischief that is behind this this criminal undertaken was obvious from the way Sahara Reporters rushed to manipulate figures and distorted facts to arrive at its goal of maligning an institution that has given much to deliver on its sacred mandate.

It is public knowledge that the military has done much to rid the country and neigbouring countries of Boko Haram and its carious subsidiaries, an exercise that has unnecessarily become onerous because of the foreign and international support that terrorists are getting in form of weapons, secret trainings, leaked intelligence, clandestine funding and other forms of support that has given the terrorists an appearance of being resilient. 

Perhaps the greatest support that the terrorists have enjoyed comes from international NGOs and pro-terrorists media outfits that help to deliver damaging propaganda for Boko Haram under the pretext of doing cutting edge stories. These are stories that will not stand to the scrutiny of professional and ethical journalism for the mere fact that they are not news stories in the journalistic sense of it but are rather press releases and statements crafted by Boko Haram and given the air or responsibility by known media outfits peddling them.

It is on this note that we reviewed with disappointment how Sahara Reporters led a pack of like minded platforms to allege that a routine change of guard in the Nigerian Army was informed by a decision to punish an erstwhile Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole for daring to demand for weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists. A news outlet that can infer such dismal of low intelligence on the part of its readers by telling such tales by moonlight does not deserve their respect and has no business being in existence in the first place. 

Tragically, these series of misdeeds are not firsts for Sahara Reporters, which has been in the habit of promoting all manner of fake news against the military. The publication has in the past reported falsehood against the army in favour of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram and just about any configuration that has the disintegration of Nigeria as its agenda.

For an online news portal whose publisher openly called for a forceful overthrow of a legitimately elected government, under the guise of #RevolutionNow movement, it is no surprise to us that Sahara Reporters and its affiliated agents of darkness deliberately manipulated and escalated casualty figure from the Yobe state incident. This action was not only targeted at derailing the Nigerian military but to also trigger mutiny amongst the troops and cause them to abandon their duties posts for terrorists to overrun the country. 

In running this negative propaganda, Sahara Reporters is fully aware that it would create a hive scenario whereby other publications, even the respectable ones, will be sucked into replicating its against the military thereby creating the impression that its lies are mainstream. 

Even more appalling is the realization that the dirty contract being executed b y Sahara Reporters is at the behest of foreign  interests that have things to gain from supporting Boko Haram against the Nigerian state. That a publication that hinges its existence on supposedly working for the betterment of Nigeria can become the terrorists propaganda corps is mind boggling.

Not minding its practice of resorting to blackmailing and maligning anyone brave enough to challenge its criminal undertakings, the North East Peace Agenda condemn Sahara Reporters in the strongest terms possible for promoting mischief, falsehood and dishonest objectives with sole intent of ruining the gains so far made on the war against insurgency. We strongly advise that Sahara Reporters and those that make decisions within that organization search for and find their missing conscience so that their actions and reports will be guided by the truth and not the direction dictated by its foreign financiers.

We realize that the temptation to retain steady access to the allure of donors remitted foreign currency is strong, but they need to realize that they owe a stronger duty of doing the right thing to themselves and to other Nigerians, whose lives are being negatively impacted by the lies dressed up as exclusive reports. The damage being done to the polity is what should prompt Sahara Reporters to cease and desist from further maligning the military while tendering unreserved apology to Nigerians for packaging the selfish agenda and vendetta of its publisher as facts for its unsuspecting readers to consume and act on. 

The North East Peace Agenda  calls on authorities to step away from their comfort zone of allowing Sahara Reporters get away with mass murder, for that is what its promotion of falsehood amounts to. The mechanism for exacting consequences for the serial misdeeds of the online news site should be activated and promptly so too.
By News Proof 

The North East Peace Agenda (NEPA) has lamented the worrisome attacks targeted at the Nigerian military by some media outfits despite the troops' patriotism and sacrifices to rid the nation of terrorists and other criminal elements. 

The group said this unnecessary assault does not bode well for the restoration of peace and security that these institutions stand for. 

In a statement signed by National Coordinator, Ibrahim Bukar, on Wednesday, NEPA fingered Sahara Reporters to be at the forefront of this campaign. 

While acknowledging that Sahara's mischievous alliance with foreign groups to rubbish the military isn't new, Bukar said it reached an all new level with its recent outing. 

SR alleged that a routine change of guard in the Nigerian Army was informed by a decision to punish an erstwhile Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole for daring to demand for weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists. 

The North East Peace Agenda, therefore, condemns Sahara Reporters for promoting mischief, falsehood and dishonest objectives with sole intent of ruining the gains so far made on the war against insurgency.

The group strongly advised the Omoyele Sowore-owned outlet to find their missing conscience and quit following the direction dictated by its foreign financiers.  

Read full text below:

The North East Peace Agenda has observed with alarm the resurgence of targeted media attack on the counterterrorism by the Nigerian Military as this does not bode well for the restoration of peace and security that these institutions are saddled with.

This attack on the military climaxed with the glee that an outlet like Sahara Reporters celebrated the Boko Haram attack on Nigerian troops in Yobe state. The mischief that is behind this this criminal undertaken was obvious from the way Sahara Reporters rushed to manipulate figures and distorted facts to arrive at its goal of maligning an institution that has given much to deliver on its sacred mandate.

It is public knowledge that the military has done much to rid the country and neigbouring countries of Boko Haram and its carious subsidiaries, an exercise that has unnecessarily become onerous because of the foreign and international support that terrorists are getting in form of weapons, secret trainings, leaked intelligence, clandestine funding and other forms of support that has given the terrorists an appearance of being resilient. 

Perhaps the greatest support that the terrorists have enjoyed comes from international NGOs and pro-terrorists media outfits that help to deliver damaging propaganda for Boko Haram under the pretext of doing cutting edge stories. These are stories that will not stand to the scrutiny of professional and ethical journalism for the mere fact that they are not news stories in the journalistic sense of it but are rather press releases and statements crafted by Boko Haram and given the air or responsibility by known media outfits peddling them.

It is on this note that we reviewed with disappointment how Sahara Reporters led a pack of like minded platforms to allege that a routine change of guard in the Nigerian Army was informed by a decision to punish an erstwhile Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole for daring to demand for weapons to fight Boko Haram terrorists. A news outlet that can infer such dismal of low intelligence on the part of its readers by telling such tales by moonlight does not deserve their respect and has no business being in existence in the first place. 

Tragically, these series of misdeeds are not firsts for Sahara Reporters, which has been in the habit of promoting all manner of fake news against the military. The publication has in the past reported falsehood against the army in favour of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Boko Haram and just about any configuration that has the disintegration of Nigeria as its agenda.

For an online news portal whose publisher openly called for a forceful overthrow of a legitimately elected government, under the guise of #RevolutionNow movement, it is no surprise to us that Sahara Reporters and its affiliated agents of darkness deliberately manipulated and escalated casualty figure from the Yobe state incident. This action was not only targeted at derailing the Nigerian military but to also trigger mutiny amongst the troops and cause them to abandon their duties posts for terrorists to overrun the country. 

In running this negative propaganda, Sahara Reporters is fully aware that it would create a hive scenario whereby other publications, even the respectable ones, will be sucked into replicating its against the military thereby creating the impression that its lies are mainstream. 

Even more appalling is the realization that the dirty contract being executed b y Sahara Reporters is at the behest of foreign  interests that have things to gain from supporting Boko Haram against the Nigerian state. That a publication that hinges its existence on supposedly working for the betterment of Nigeria can become the terrorists propaganda corps is mind boggling.

Not minding its practice of resorting to blackmailing and maligning anyone brave enough to challenge its criminal undertakings, the North East Peace Agenda condemn Sahara Reporters in the strongest terms possible for promoting mischief, falsehood and dishonest objectives with sole intent of ruining the gains so far made on the war against insurgency. We strongly advise that Sahara Reporters and those that make decisions within that organization search for and find their missing conscience so that their actions and reports will be guided by the truth and not the direction dictated by its foreign financiers.

We realize that the temptation to retain steady access to the allure of donors remitted foreign currency is strong, but they need to realize that they owe a stronger duty of doing the right thing to themselves and to other Nigerians, whose lives are being negatively impacted by the lies dressed up as exclusive reports. The damage being done to the polity is what should prompt Sahara Reporters to cease and desist from further maligning the military while tendering unreserved apology to Nigerians for packaging the selfish agenda and vendetta of its publisher as facts for its unsuspecting readers to consume and act on. 

The North East Peace Agenda  calls on authorities to step away from their comfort zone of allowing Sahara Reporters get away with mass murder, for that is what its promotion of falsehood amounts to. The mechanism for exacting consequences for the serial misdeeds of the online news site should be activated and promptly so too.

Growing Confidence in War Against Insurgency, By Sunday Attah

Growing Confidence in War Against Insurgency, By Sunday Attah

By Sunday Attah


There is no such thing as crisis of confidence in the current war against insurgency in Nigeria. If there is, it wouldn’t have been confined to the hush tones of conspirators but would have been evident in reports of the operations of troops.

When Nigerian troops suffered defeat in the hands of insurgents in the previous administration and retreated to other countries for tactical maneuver, the whole world knew that there was a problem on ground that even the military command could not hide.

The contrary is the case with reports coming from the theatres of war and other locations where Nigerian troops have battled the insurgents in recent time.
Unlike in the past where military camps and fortresses were being attacked and subdued at will and communities decimated in the twinkle of an eye, the narrative has changed to reports where troops have constantly repelled insurgents based on intelligence reports, destroyed their bases and sending them fleeing in all directions by taking the war to their bases.

This was the case in Biu, Michika, Maiduguri and other places where the insurgents had attempted to launch attacks.
The effectiveness of military operations at the moment is such that there is no room for the slightest form of compromise to be accommodated, not to talk of engendering a crisis of confidence. Such thoughts exist only in the imagination of naysayers.
People have forgotten so soon that Nigerian troops have recorded tremendous success in the fight against insurgency compared to what was obtainable in the past.

This they have done by changing tactics and strategies and taking the fight to the theatre of war, deployment of intelligence in the face of challenges and by boosting the morale of troops.

The Nigerian Army as well as the Chief of Army Staff, have received awards and recognition from governments and reputable organizations the world over.

The gallantry of the Nigerian troops is to such an extent that neghouring countries which were relied upon to lead in the fight against insurgency after having withdrawn the bulk of their troops from Nigerian soil have been awed by the renewed efficiency, professionalism and determination of the Nigerian troops which has seen them succeeding in the fight unlike in the past where they have to rely on such countries.
Time there was when Nigeria invested heavily on the participation of other countries as a stimulus for fighting the insurgents. But with the success being recorded now, Nigeria has taken back its leadership position in the fight and has paved the way for the success of the much onslaught against troops.

The Chief of Army Staff explained recently that the narrative changed because changes were introduced in tactics deployed by Nigerian troops from a wholly defensive posture to one where the army defend in numbers and conduct offensive operations in smaller packets but simultaneously in different fronts.

People have also forgotten so soon how the terrorists had seized parts of Nigerian territories and proclaim with glee that they are severing it from other parts while hoisting their flags to drive him the point.

It was such a low period for Nigeria that in Borno State alone, 14 local government came under the authority of the insurgents with the sacking of every form of authority of the Nigerian government, such things no longer exists as all the captured local governments and territories have been liberated and there is now an effective local government administration in those places.

Many would recall that Sambisa Forest used to be the most dreaded place in Nigeria where even troops dare not tread.

Insurgents had captured the military training facility as well as the armory and were deploying it to their use as they wished. The area was a no go area for troops then even when it was suspected to be where they kept the terrorists kept their abductees.

The effrontery of the insurgents then was such that they even penetrated military bases like Monguno and Gwoza and seized the training facilities as well as armoury and sent troops and other trainees fleeing for dear lives.

But the Nigeria army under Burati has confined such experiences to the dustbin of history by retrieving such captured military bases and the dreaded Samnbisa Forest from the hold of the insurgents and established a base at Camp Zero.

More than that, the hitherto usual invasion of military facilities by the insurgents have been stopped as the remnants of the terrorists have been so pummeled that they have been reduced to launching attacks on only soft targets.

This has led to an improvement on internal security as many roads that were declared impassable due to the activities of insurgents on such routes have been liberated by Nigerian troops such that many can now travel freely to their destinations without fear of being killed or attacked.
The barricading of major roads by organizations and in worship centers in state capitals has also reduced as people no longer fear conducting business within their premises.

From complaints about lack of sufficient and modern weapons the amry has been able to equip personnel with modern fighting equipments as well as encouraged and supported all NA officers and soldiers who have innovative ideas and competencies that it is now partnering with several companies in Nigeria including Innoson Motors, Proforce Limited and Nigeria Machine Tools, among others, towards the production of light and heavy armoured vehicles, critical equipment as well as protective clothing for NA troops which has led to the development of the TYB Rover, Infantry Patrol Vehicle (IPV) and the Bionbion Helicopter, among several other equipment.
Many also forget there was time when the activities of insurgents had begun to penetrate the hinterlands leaving the fringes of Bor and Yobe and extending to Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and even to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Those that peddle the idea of a crisis of confidence rely heavily on the restraint deployed when measures that extend beyond Nigeria are involved.

But this is misleading because they do not seem to realize that there are various dimensions to the insurgency which Nigeria has no power over. The interests of nations come into play when certain measures are taken which impact extends beyond a particular border. In such an instance, nations have to observe restraint in order not to be seen as infringing on the territorial integrity of others.

Issues concerning prisoner swap especially when  it has to do with international terrorists organisations like ISWAP cannot be determined by the interest of one country alone due to the effect it is bound to have on the global war against insurgency.

Nations have to fight to defeat both internal enemies and those coming from outside and the Nigeria army have done great so far showing that it has learnt from history.

In Romans 13 the bible enjoins all to respect constituted authority. It says,  “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad.”

It is also recorded that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received his first divine revelations for the purpose of legal warfare to repel aggression and protect human rights in Mecca where he peacefully preached the message of Islam to the Meccans for thirteen years until an intolerable level of persecution forced him and his followers to flee to the nearby town of Yathrib (later known as Medina and despite emigrating outside of Mecca, the Meccans headed by the Quraish aristocracy vowed to exterminate the newly formed religious community.

In all aspects therefore the Nigerian army has giving a good account of itself while defending the people and the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

There is therefore no such thing as crisis of confidence as far the war against insurgency in Nigeria is concerned.

Evangelist Attah is a public affairs commentator based in Abuja.
By Sunday Attah


There is no such thing as crisis of confidence in the current war against insurgency in Nigeria. If there is, it wouldn’t have been confined to the hush tones of conspirators but would have been evident in reports of the operations of troops.

When Nigerian troops suffered defeat in the hands of insurgents in the previous administration and retreated to other countries for tactical maneuver, the whole world knew that there was a problem on ground that even the military command could not hide.

The contrary is the case with reports coming from the theatres of war and other locations where Nigerian troops have battled the insurgents in recent time.
Unlike in the past where military camps and fortresses were being attacked and subdued at will and communities decimated in the twinkle of an eye, the narrative has changed to reports where troops have constantly repelled insurgents based on intelligence reports, destroyed their bases and sending them fleeing in all directions by taking the war to their bases.

This was the case in Biu, Michika, Maiduguri and other places where the insurgents had attempted to launch attacks.
The effectiveness of military operations at the moment is such that there is no room for the slightest form of compromise to be accommodated, not to talk of engendering a crisis of confidence. Such thoughts exist only in the imagination of naysayers.
People have forgotten so soon that Nigerian troops have recorded tremendous success in the fight against insurgency compared to what was obtainable in the past.

This they have done by changing tactics and strategies and taking the fight to the theatre of war, deployment of intelligence in the face of challenges and by boosting the morale of troops.

The Nigerian Army as well as the Chief of Army Staff, have received awards and recognition from governments and reputable organizations the world over.

The gallantry of the Nigerian troops is to such an extent that neghouring countries which were relied upon to lead in the fight against insurgency after having withdrawn the bulk of their troops from Nigerian soil have been awed by the renewed efficiency, professionalism and determination of the Nigerian troops which has seen them succeeding in the fight unlike in the past where they have to rely on such countries.
Time there was when Nigeria invested heavily on the participation of other countries as a stimulus for fighting the insurgents. But with the success being recorded now, Nigeria has taken back its leadership position in the fight and has paved the way for the success of the much onslaught against troops.

The Chief of Army Staff explained recently that the narrative changed because changes were introduced in tactics deployed by Nigerian troops from a wholly defensive posture to one where the army defend in numbers and conduct offensive operations in smaller packets but simultaneously in different fronts.

People have also forgotten so soon how the terrorists had seized parts of Nigerian territories and proclaim with glee that they are severing it from other parts while hoisting their flags to drive him the point.

It was such a low period for Nigeria that in Borno State alone, 14 local government came under the authority of the insurgents with the sacking of every form of authority of the Nigerian government, such things no longer exists as all the captured local governments and territories have been liberated and there is now an effective local government administration in those places.

Many would recall that Sambisa Forest used to be the most dreaded place in Nigeria where even troops dare not tread.

Insurgents had captured the military training facility as well as the armory and were deploying it to their use as they wished. The area was a no go area for troops then even when it was suspected to be where they kept the terrorists kept their abductees.

The effrontery of the insurgents then was such that they even penetrated military bases like Monguno and Gwoza and seized the training facilities as well as armoury and sent troops and other trainees fleeing for dear lives.

But the Nigeria army under Burati has confined such experiences to the dustbin of history by retrieving such captured military bases and the dreaded Samnbisa Forest from the hold of the insurgents and established a base at Camp Zero.

More than that, the hitherto usual invasion of military facilities by the insurgents have been stopped as the remnants of the terrorists have been so pummeled that they have been reduced to launching attacks on only soft targets.

This has led to an improvement on internal security as many roads that were declared impassable due to the activities of insurgents on such routes have been liberated by Nigerian troops such that many can now travel freely to their destinations without fear of being killed or attacked.
The barricading of major roads by organizations and in worship centers in state capitals has also reduced as people no longer fear conducting business within their premises.

From complaints about lack of sufficient and modern weapons the amry has been able to equip personnel with modern fighting equipments as well as encouraged and supported all NA officers and soldiers who have innovative ideas and competencies that it is now partnering with several companies in Nigeria including Innoson Motors, Proforce Limited and Nigeria Machine Tools, among others, towards the production of light and heavy armoured vehicles, critical equipment as well as protective clothing for NA troops which has led to the development of the TYB Rover, Infantry Patrol Vehicle (IPV) and the Bionbion Helicopter, among several other equipment.
Many also forget there was time when the activities of insurgents had begun to penetrate the hinterlands leaving the fringes of Bor and Yobe and extending to Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kano, Kaduna and even to the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.

Those that peddle the idea of a crisis of confidence rely heavily on the restraint deployed when measures that extend beyond Nigeria are involved.

But this is misleading because they do not seem to realize that there are various dimensions to the insurgency which Nigeria has no power over. The interests of nations come into play when certain measures are taken which impact extends beyond a particular border. In such an instance, nations have to observe restraint in order not to be seen as infringing on the territorial integrity of others.

Issues concerning prisoner swap especially when  it has to do with international terrorists organisations like ISWAP cannot be determined by the interest of one country alone due to the effect it is bound to have on the global war against insurgency.

Nations have to fight to defeat both internal enemies and those coming from outside and the Nigeria army have done great so far showing that it has learnt from history.

In Romans 13 the bible enjoins all to respect constituted authority. It says,  “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad.”

It is also recorded that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received his first divine revelations for the purpose of legal warfare to repel aggression and protect human rights in Mecca where he peacefully preached the message of Islam to the Meccans for thirteen years until an intolerable level of persecution forced him and his followers to flee to the nearby town of Yathrib (later known as Medina and despite emigrating outside of Mecca, the Meccans headed by the Quraish aristocracy vowed to exterminate the newly formed religious community.

In all aspects therefore the Nigerian army has giving a good account of itself while defending the people and the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

There is therefore no such thing as crisis of confidence as far the war against insurgency in Nigeria is concerned.

Evangelist Attah is a public affairs commentator based in Abuja.

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER pays special tribute to COAS, Buratai's continued impressive coordination of troops' offensive against terrorists

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER pays special tribute to COAS, Buratai's continued impressive coordination of troops' offensive against terrorists

By News Proof

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has hailed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for sustaining the momentum and intensity in the fight against terrorism.

CALSER paid special tribute to the Army Chief at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

The Nigerian Army recently announced remarkable success in anti-terrorism and anti-banditry operations across the country.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, noted that armed bandits, kidnappers and other sundry criminals were finding it difficult to operate in the country due to the increased onslaught of the troops against them.

CALSER, in a statement signed by President, Princess Ajibola, lauded the COAS whose steadfastness and dedication to the course has rubbed off on his gallant troops, evident in their recent outings.

According to the Centre, this “ is indeed an indication that the war against terrorism would indeed come to an end soon”.

It further revealed that “with the reports gathered, there has been tremendous progress that has seen to the rescue of innocent people, mostly women and children from the Boko Haram/ISWAO enclaves.

“This is indeed commendable and as such the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to state that the Nigerian troops have indeed proved that where there is a will there is always a way because, despite the various conspiracies against Nigeria in the war against terrorism, the Nigerian troops have always given the Boko Haram terrorists fatal and decisive blows in the war front. “

The Centre reckoned that this tremendous gains wouldn't have been possible without President Muhammadu Buhari's concerted effort to ensure that the security agencies are up and running with improved welfare and up to date operational equipment.   

“The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights salutes the resolve of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration for this display of patriotism and unalloyed commitment to Nigeria,” Princess Ajibola said.

CALSER, however, urged Lt. Gen Buratai not to take his foot off the pedal at this point, especially with the troops in an all-time high in terms of morale. 

While charging Nigerians to rally behind the military, the Centre called on the African and international communities not to play ostrich and join hands with Nigeria in ridding the country of fleeing and heavily decimated insurgents.

This, the group declared, has become paramount as a bulk of the arms and ammunition used by the Boko Haram terrorists were supplied by foreign countries.

“ The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic also wishes to state that the war against terrorism requires all hands to be on deck in our quest to defeat terrorism. All Nigerians must stay united with the Military as they push for the final decimation of the Boko Haram terrorist group,” Princess Ajibola noted.

“ This is also calling on other African countries to intensify their resolve in the fight against terrorism in the African continent as it must be stated that the threats posed by terrorist organizations in the region is a collective threat as the effect would be felt across the region and ultimately affect our growth and development.

“This charge is also extended to the European Union to do all it can to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism by ensuring that it sanctions any of its member countries that sell arms and ammunition to the Boko Haram terrorist group.

“ This is indeed the time for African leaders to exhibit the true African spirit by join hands with Nigeria to defeat the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group. This much is necessary because the strategic importance of Nigeria in the African continent cannot be overemphasized.

“This is on the heels that the bulk of the arms and ammunition used by the Boko Haram terrorist were supplied from some European countries. It must be stated that it is not by mere coincidence that the Boko Haram group continue to enjoy the strategic support of some European countries.

“We wish to state that it is deliberate and a part of the grand plot by some foreign interest to destabilize Nigeria in fulfillment of their nefarious agenda. This is unacceptable and must be discontinued immediately.

“Nigeria shall be indeed great again. The leadership of the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights salutes the courage of all Nigerians that have kept faith in the country for the labors of our hero's past shall never be in vain. “
By News Proof

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has hailed Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai for sustaining the momentum and intensity in the fight against terrorism.

CALSER paid special tribute to the Army Chief at a press conference on Tuesday in Abuja.

The Nigerian Army recently announced remarkable success in anti-terrorism and anti-banditry operations across the country.

The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, noted that armed bandits, kidnappers and other sundry criminals were finding it difficult to operate in the country due to the increased onslaught of the troops against them.

CALSER, in a statement signed by President, Princess Ajibola, lauded the COAS whose steadfastness and dedication to the course has rubbed off on his gallant troops, evident in their recent outings.

According to the Centre, this “ is indeed an indication that the war against terrorism would indeed come to an end soon”.

It further revealed that “with the reports gathered, there has been tremendous progress that has seen to the rescue of innocent people, mostly women and children from the Boko Haram/ISWAO enclaves.

“This is indeed commendable and as such the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to state that the Nigerian troops have indeed proved that where there is a will there is always a way because, despite the various conspiracies against Nigeria in the war against terrorism, the Nigerian troops have always given the Boko Haram terrorists fatal and decisive blows in the war front. “

The Centre reckoned that this tremendous gains wouldn't have been possible without President Muhammadu Buhari's concerted effort to ensure that the security agencies are up and running with improved welfare and up to date operational equipment.   

“The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights salutes the resolve of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration for this display of patriotism and unalloyed commitment to Nigeria,” Princess Ajibola said.

CALSER, however, urged Lt. Gen Buratai not to take his foot off the pedal at this point, especially with the troops in an all-time high in terms of morale. 

While charging Nigerians to rally behind the military, the Centre called on the African and international communities not to play ostrich and join hands with Nigeria in ridding the country of fleeing and heavily decimated insurgents.

This, the group declared, has become paramount as a bulk of the arms and ammunition used by the Boko Haram terrorists were supplied by foreign countries.

“ The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic also wishes to state that the war against terrorism requires all hands to be on deck in our quest to defeat terrorism. All Nigerians must stay united with the Military as they push for the final decimation of the Boko Haram terrorist group,” Princess Ajibola noted.

“ This is also calling on other African countries to intensify their resolve in the fight against terrorism in the African continent as it must be stated that the threats posed by terrorist organizations in the region is a collective threat as the effect would be felt across the region and ultimately affect our growth and development.

“This charge is also extended to the European Union to do all it can to support Nigeria in the fight against terrorism by ensuring that it sanctions any of its member countries that sell arms and ammunition to the Boko Haram terrorist group.

“ This is indeed the time for African leaders to exhibit the true African spirit by join hands with Nigeria to defeat the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group. This much is necessary because the strategic importance of Nigeria in the African continent cannot be overemphasized.

“This is on the heels that the bulk of the arms and ammunition used by the Boko Haram terrorist were supplied from some European countries. It must be stated that it is not by mere coincidence that the Boko Haram group continue to enjoy the strategic support of some European countries.

“We wish to state that it is deliberate and a part of the grand plot by some foreign interest to destabilize Nigeria in fulfillment of their nefarious agenda. This is unacceptable and must be discontinued immediately.

“Nigeria shall be indeed great again. The leadership of the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights salutes the courage of all Nigerians that have kept faith in the country for the labors of our hero's past shall never be in vain. “

Armed Forces Commission: 200 CSOs unanimously reject bill being considered by Senate as invitation to anarchy

Armed Forces Commission: 200 CSOs unanimously reject bill being considered by Senate as invitation to anarchy

By News Proof

No fewer than 200 civil society organizations, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill, describing it as an “invitation to anarchy”.

Led by Comrade Ogenyi Okpokwu, the double century CSOs, under the aegis of Parliament Watch, made its stand known at the end of a one-day Town Hall meeting at the Confereence Hall, Top Rank Hotel,  Abuja.

In a communique signed by Comrade Danelsi Momoh, Comrade Kabir Dallah and two others, the CSOs said the National Assembly have not shown interest of the nation at heart after the bill scaled first reading on the floor.

The bill, according to the group, is “retrogressive and an attempt to undermine the powers of the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces”.

The CSOs further resolved that the NASS is acting against the interest of the country and heating up the polity for anarchy.

Having exhaustively analysed the said bill, the Parliament Watch concluded that it is “not in the overall interest of Nigeria and as such it is unacceptable for lacking in merit in its entirety”.

It, however, warned the NASS to avoid undermining the office of the President, the nation's constitution and a reverend institution like the Armed Forces.

Read full communique below:

Introduction:

The Parliamentary Watch is a Civil Society Organization that is devoted to the preservation of emerging democracies through the contributions of the parliament in Nation Building. It has, over the years, monitored the parliament and made tangible interventions in times of critical concern as it relates to issues of National Interest.

The Parliamentary Watch as an organization has continuously kept the parliamentary arm of government in check through numerous advocacies that have, over the years, entrenched our nascent democracy with the overarching objective of ensuring that our parliamentarians stay through to the ideals of democracy.

The Issues and Deliberations: 

The Parliamentary Watch at its one-day town hall meeting deliberated on the activities of the National Assembly with regards to the robustness of its deliberations vis-à-vis the introduction and passage of bills that are of national concern.

There was an extensive deliberation of some of the new bills introduced by the National Assembly, and the impact such bills, when passed into law, would have on the overall wellbeing of the country.   

One such Bill that attracted the attention of the members in attendance is the “Armed Forces Service Commission (Est.) Bill 2020 (SB 362)”. According to the Bill, the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Director of Military Intelligence and heads of other arm-bearing security agencies shall be appointed subject to recommendations by the Senate.

The Bill is advocating that the Armed Forces Service Commission shall have the power to approve the promotion of officers as heads of military formations/branches such as General Officers Commanding Divisions of the Nigerian Army and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force, amongst a host of others.

The Resolutions:

The Parliamentary Watch after extensive deliberations came up with the following resolutions:

Members of the Parliamentary Watch unanimously agreed that the National Assembly has not proven that it has the interest of Nigeria at heart with the Bill slated for Second reading of the floor.

That the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission bill is retrogressive and an attempt to undermine the powers of the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as stipulated in Chapter Six, Section 2 (1) (2)

That the National Assembly is strategically acting against the interest of Nigeria by playing to the gallery in an attempt to arrogant executive powers to itself.

That Armed Forces Service Commission Bill is a call for anarchy in Nigeria and to subject Nigeria to public ridicule among the comity of Nations.

That Bill is an affront to the office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

That the Armed Forces Service Commission bill lacks merit in its conceptualization and its provisions are against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an attempt to rewrite history through unconventional means. 

That the National Assembly through the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission Bill is attempting to reduce Nigeria to a Banana republic where they can subject their whims and caprices on Nigerians unpatriotically.

Conclusion:

The Parliamentary Watch at the end of the one-day town hall meeting convoked to assess the merit and demerits of the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission as a result of this concludes that the Bill is not in the overall interest of Nigeria as a country and as such it is unacceptable for lacking in merit in its entirety for the following reasons:

That the Armed Forces as a highly sensitive and strategic institution constitutionally mandated to defend Nigeria from external aggression and maintaining its territorial integrity and sovereignty should not and cannot be subjected to the whims and caprices of politicians and against National Interest.

That Section 218 Subsection 1 and 2 expressly states that “the powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation shall include power to determine the operational use of the Armed Forces of the Federation; (2) power to appoint the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Chief of Air Staff and heads of any other branches of the Armed Forces of Federation as may be established by an Act of the National Assembly.” 


Recommendations:

The Parliamentary Watch herby makes the following recommendations:

That the National Assembly must save its face from this despicable attempt at usurping the powers of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with regards to the appointment of Service Chiefs in the country.

That the National Assembly must desist from the attempt to destroy a strategic National and Professional Asset that has stood the test of time since the creation of Nigeria.

That the National Assembly must not lose sight of its functions as clearly spelled out in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and which must align with the strategic goals of ensuring growth and sustainable development

That the National Assembly must realize that its role in the Nigerian setting is to enact laws that would serve the overall interest of the country and not bills that suit their purpose and fulfills their desires and interests. 

That the Armed Forces must not be dragged into politics as it is critically engaged in sensitive internal security assignments that requires all level of concentration in the light of the politically sponsored security challenges in the country.
By News Proof

No fewer than 200 civil society organizations, on Tuesday, unanimously rejected the proposed Armed Forces Commission Bill, describing it as an “invitation to anarchy”.

Led by Comrade Ogenyi Okpokwu, the double century CSOs, under the aegis of Parliament Watch, made its stand known at the end of a one-day Town Hall meeting at the Confereence Hall, Top Rank Hotel,  Abuja.

In a communique signed by Comrade Danelsi Momoh, Comrade Kabir Dallah and two others, the CSOs said the National Assembly have not shown interest of the nation at heart after the bill scaled first reading on the floor.

The bill, according to the group, is “retrogressive and an attempt to undermine the powers of the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces”.

The CSOs further resolved that the NASS is acting against the interest of the country and heating up the polity for anarchy.

Having exhaustively analysed the said bill, the Parliament Watch concluded that it is “not in the overall interest of Nigeria and as such it is unacceptable for lacking in merit in its entirety”.

It, however, warned the NASS to avoid undermining the office of the President, the nation's constitution and a reverend institution like the Armed Forces.

Read full communique below:

Introduction:

The Parliamentary Watch is a Civil Society Organization that is devoted to the preservation of emerging democracies through the contributions of the parliament in Nation Building. It has, over the years, monitored the parliament and made tangible interventions in times of critical concern as it relates to issues of National Interest.

The Parliamentary Watch as an organization has continuously kept the parliamentary arm of government in check through numerous advocacies that have, over the years, entrenched our nascent democracy with the overarching objective of ensuring that our parliamentarians stay through to the ideals of democracy.

The Issues and Deliberations: 

The Parliamentary Watch at its one-day town hall meeting deliberated on the activities of the National Assembly with regards to the robustness of its deliberations vis-à-vis the introduction and passage of bills that are of national concern.

There was an extensive deliberation of some of the new bills introduced by the National Assembly, and the impact such bills, when passed into law, would have on the overall wellbeing of the country.   

One such Bill that attracted the attention of the members in attendance is the “Armed Forces Service Commission (Est.) Bill 2020 (SB 362)”. According to the Bill, the appointment of Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Director of Military Intelligence and heads of other arm-bearing security agencies shall be appointed subject to recommendations by the Senate.

The Bill is advocating that the Armed Forces Service Commission shall have the power to approve the promotion of officers as heads of military formations/branches such as General Officers Commanding Divisions of the Nigerian Army and their equivalents in the Navy and Air Force, amongst a host of others.

The Resolutions:

The Parliamentary Watch after extensive deliberations came up with the following resolutions:

Members of the Parliamentary Watch unanimously agreed that the National Assembly has not proven that it has the interest of Nigeria at heart with the Bill slated for Second reading of the floor.

That the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission bill is retrogressive and an attempt to undermine the powers of the President as the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as stipulated in Chapter Six, Section 2 (1) (2)

That the National Assembly is strategically acting against the interest of Nigeria by playing to the gallery in an attempt to arrogant executive powers to itself.

That Armed Forces Service Commission Bill is a call for anarchy in Nigeria and to subject Nigeria to public ridicule among the comity of Nations.

That Bill is an affront to the office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

That the Armed Forces Service Commission bill lacks merit in its conceptualization and its provisions are against the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and an attempt to rewrite history through unconventional means. 

That the National Assembly through the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission Bill is attempting to reduce Nigeria to a Banana republic where they can subject their whims and caprices on Nigerians unpatriotically.

Conclusion:

The Parliamentary Watch at the end of the one-day town hall meeting convoked to assess the merit and demerits of the proposed Armed Forces Service Commission as a result of this concludes that the Bill is not in the overall interest of Nigeria as a country and as such it is unacceptable for lacking in merit in its entirety for the following reasons:

That the Armed Forces as a highly sensitive and strategic institution constitutionally mandated to defend Nigeria from external aggression and maintaining its territorial integrity and sovereignty should not and cannot be subjected to the whims and caprices of politicians and against National Interest.

That Section 218 Subsection 1 and 2 expressly states that “the powers of the President as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federation shall include power to determine the operational use of the Armed Forces of the Federation; (2) power to appoint the Chief of Defence Staff, the Chief of Army Staff, the Chief of Naval Staff, the Chief of Air Staff and heads of any other branches of the Armed Forces of Federation as may be established by an Act of the National Assembly.” 


Recommendations:

The Parliamentary Watch herby makes the following recommendations:

That the National Assembly must save its face from this despicable attempt at usurping the powers of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces with regards to the appointment of Service Chiefs in the country.

That the National Assembly must desist from the attempt to destroy a strategic National and Professional Asset that has stood the test of time since the creation of Nigeria.

That the National Assembly must not lose sight of its functions as clearly spelled out in the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and which must align with the strategic goals of ensuring growth and sustainable development

That the National Assembly must realize that its role in the Nigerian setting is to enact laws that would serve the overall interest of the country and not bills that suit their purpose and fulfills their desires and interests. 

That the Armed Forces must not be dragged into politics as it is critically engaged in sensitive internal security assignments that requires all level of concentration in the light of the politically sponsored security challenges in the country.

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER backs FG on investigation of Boko Haram sponsors, fingers INGOs

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER backs FG on investigation of Boko Haram sponsors, fingers INGOs

By News Proof

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Liberation (CALSER) has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to investigate and prosecute Boko Haram sponsors in the Northeast.

The centre said this has once again confirmed the FG's “ unalloyed commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and properties of all Nigerians”.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, convener, Princess Ajibola hailed the Nigerian military for its tremendous feat in the war against terrorism despite conspiracy by desperate politicians and their cohorts in foreign countries.

According to Princess Ajibola, this group has continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the  military, from supplying food, drugs, to arming Boko Haram terrorists.

CALSER, therefore, backed the FG to investigate and prosecute these Nigerians who have formed a deadly alliance with international non-governmental organisations as it will mark the final victory over the terrorist group.

The centre equally urged relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying these individuals and organizations that have elected to enemies of our great country.

Read full statement below:

The leadership of the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CASLER) warmly welcomes you all to this press conference at the instance of the patriotic steps taken by the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to investigate and prosecute the sponsors of Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.

CASLER, in continuation of its core mandate, wishes to commend the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria in sustaining a decisive campaign against the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.

It is indeed a testament to the unalloyed commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and properties of all Nigerians by ensuring that the Nigerian Military is well equipped and motivated to defeat all acts of terrorism in Nigeria.

This fact is evident in the numerous gains recorded in the theatre of operations in North-East Nigeria, and which was corroborated recently by the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum where he stated that the Nigerian Military displayed unprecedented gallantry when they tackled the Boko Haram terrorist from ground to air in Damboa and seized 19 Gun Trucks belonging to the defeated Boko Haram terrorist group.

CASLER wishes to commend the Nigerian Military for this rare feat and also wants to encourage the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Military to continue to push till the remnants of Boko Haram terrorist group are entirely defeated.

The leadership of CASLER is also appreciative of the various rescue operations carried out by the Nigerian Military that has seen to the rescue of thousands of women, children and elderly ones once held in captivity by the terrorist group in their various camps scattered around the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin region.

This is also on the heels of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their communities and their loved ones by the Nigerian Military as a part of its strategic objective of ensuring that all displaced persons are reunited with their families and loved ones.

The leadership of CALSER wishes to state that with the current zeal and commitment displayed by the Nigerian Military, the end of the Boko Haram group is indeed around the corner despite the political patronage the group enjoys from some political elements that have been covertly providing logistical support to them in furtherance of their nefarious activities.

This despicable stance by those politicians that have benefited from the crisis to loot the commonwealth of the people is mainly responsible for the pocket of attacks carried out by the Boko Haram group in recent times.

It is also a statement of the fact that these individuals are hell-bent on destabilizing the country so that it can return to business as usual as it were in times past before the advent of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

We consequently wish to state that it is indeed despicable that these politicians are in cahoots with some foreign interest that are envious of the gains made by the Muhammdu Buhari administration in the war against terrorism since 2016 when the Nigerian Military gained ascendency over the Boko Haram group that saw to the retaking of the over 16 local government areas in North-East Nigeria hitherto under the control of the group.

The capture of the operational headquarters of the Boko Haram group, Camp Zero in Sambisa forest was indeed the game-changer in the war against terrorism and this heroic feat indeed unsettled these foreign agents of destruction and they have been doing all they could to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military in numerous ways, including ensuring the continuous flow of money to the insurgents through the activities of International Non- Governmental Organizations.   

CASLER views this action as a crime against humanity as it is unfathomable as to why International Non-Governmental Organizations who are supposed to be involved in Humanitarian efforts have betrayed the essence of their humanitarian intentions in the first instance and have suddenly become agents of the terrorist groups.

They have continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military, such as supplying food, drugs, and arms and ammunition to the Boko Haram group in conjunction with those foreign interests that are plotting the destabilization of Nigeria.

The leadership of CASLER is indeed in support of the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to investigate and prosecute the sponsors of the Boko Haram group in the light of the prevailing circumstances.

We are indeed convinced that this line of action will mark the final victory over the terrorist group as their sponsors have continued to use falsehood, mischief, and propaganda to manipulate the minds of Nigerians and diverting attention from their evil acts.

The leadership of CASLER welcomes this initiative and wishes to express its total support to the Muhammadu Buhari administration in this regard as it would usher in the needed peace in North-East Nigeria and an end to the inglorious era of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The leadership of CASLER is with this using this medium to call on the relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying these individuals and organizations that have elected to enemies of our great country.

We also call on the judiciary to embrace this worthy initiative by setting up special courts that will dispense justice and in record time. The judiciary must also not allow itself to be manipulated, as in the case in the past.

President Muhammadu Buhari must, as a matter of national interest, ensure that anyone found guilty gets maximum punishment as it would serve as a deterrent to others and an avenue for them to repent from their evil ways. 

The leadership of CASLER wishes to assure President Muhammadu Buhari that indeed all well-meaning Nigerian welcomes this initiative and are in total support of it.

We thank you all for your time and wishes to state that the end of the Boko Haram group is indeed in sight. Nigeria shall defeat terrorism, and Nigeria shall over its security challenges to the astonishment of that are plotting to destabilize the country.

Our unalloyed support of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration decision to investigate and prosecute sponsors of the Boko Haram Terrorist Group in Nigeria is unflinching.

God bless Nigeria.
God bless President Muhammadu Buhari
God bless us all.
By News Proof

The Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Liberation (CALSER) has welcomed the Federal Government's decision to investigate and prosecute Boko Haram sponsors in the Northeast.

The centre said this has once again confirmed the FG's “ unalloyed commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and properties of all Nigerians”.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, convener, Princess Ajibola hailed the Nigerian military for its tremendous feat in the war against terrorism despite conspiracy by desperate politicians and their cohorts in foreign countries.

According to Princess Ajibola, this group has continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the  military, from supplying food, drugs, to arming Boko Haram terrorists.

CALSER, therefore, backed the FG to investigate and prosecute these Nigerians who have formed a deadly alliance with international non-governmental organisations as it will mark the final victory over the terrorist group.

The centre equally urged relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying these individuals and organizations that have elected to enemies of our great country.

Read full statement below:

The leadership of the Centre for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CASLER) warmly welcomes you all to this press conference at the instance of the patriotic steps taken by the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to investigate and prosecute the sponsors of Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.

CASLER, in continuation of its core mandate, wishes to commend the efforts of the Federal Government of Nigeria in sustaining a decisive campaign against the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria.

It is indeed a testament to the unalloyed commitment to preserving the sanctity of lives and properties of all Nigerians by ensuring that the Nigerian Military is well equipped and motivated to defeat all acts of terrorism in Nigeria.

This fact is evident in the numerous gains recorded in the theatre of operations in North-East Nigeria, and which was corroborated recently by the Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Zulum where he stated that the Nigerian Military displayed unprecedented gallantry when they tackled the Boko Haram terrorist from ground to air in Damboa and seized 19 Gun Trucks belonging to the defeated Boko Haram terrorist group.

CASLER wishes to commend the Nigerian Military for this rare feat and also wants to encourage the officers and soldiers of the Nigerian Military to continue to push till the remnants of Boko Haram terrorist group are entirely defeated.

The leadership of CASLER is also appreciative of the various rescue operations carried out by the Nigerian Military that has seen to the rescue of thousands of women, children and elderly ones once held in captivity by the terrorist group in their various camps scattered around the fringes of the Lake Chad Basin region.

This is also on the heels of the ongoing rehabilitation and resettlement of displaced persons back to their communities and their loved ones by the Nigerian Military as a part of its strategic objective of ensuring that all displaced persons are reunited with their families and loved ones.

The leadership of CALSER wishes to state that with the current zeal and commitment displayed by the Nigerian Military, the end of the Boko Haram group is indeed around the corner despite the political patronage the group enjoys from some political elements that have been covertly providing logistical support to them in furtherance of their nefarious activities.

This despicable stance by those politicians that have benefited from the crisis to loot the commonwealth of the people is mainly responsible for the pocket of attacks carried out by the Boko Haram group in recent times.

It is also a statement of the fact that these individuals are hell-bent on destabilizing the country so that it can return to business as usual as it were in times past before the advent of the Muhammadu Buhari led administration.

We consequently wish to state that it is indeed despicable that these politicians are in cahoots with some foreign interest that are envious of the gains made by the Muhammdu Buhari administration in the war against terrorism since 2016 when the Nigerian Military gained ascendency over the Boko Haram group that saw to the retaking of the over 16 local government areas in North-East Nigeria hitherto under the control of the group.

The capture of the operational headquarters of the Boko Haram group, Camp Zero in Sambisa forest was indeed the game-changer in the war against terrorism and this heroic feat indeed unsettled these foreign agents of destruction and they have been doing all they could to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military in numerous ways, including ensuring the continuous flow of money to the insurgents through the activities of International Non- Governmental Organizations.   

CASLER views this action as a crime against humanity as it is unfathomable as to why International Non-Governmental Organizations who are supposed to be involved in Humanitarian efforts have betrayed the essence of their humanitarian intentions in the first instance and have suddenly become agents of the terrorist groups.

They have continually engaged in acts that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military, such as supplying food, drugs, and arms and ammunition to the Boko Haram group in conjunction with those foreign interests that are plotting the destabilization of Nigeria.

The leadership of CASLER is indeed in support of the decision of the Muhammadu Buhari administration to investigate and prosecute the sponsors of the Boko Haram group in the light of the prevailing circumstances.

We are indeed convinced that this line of action will mark the final victory over the terrorist group as their sponsors have continued to use falsehood, mischief, and propaganda to manipulate the minds of Nigerians and diverting attention from their evil acts.

The leadership of CASLER welcomes this initiative and wishes to express its total support to the Muhammadu Buhari administration in this regard as it would usher in the needed peace in North-East Nigeria and an end to the inglorious era of the Boko Haram terrorist group.

The leadership of CASLER is with this using this medium to call on the relevant security agencies to begin the process of profiling and identifying these individuals and organizations that have elected to enemies of our great country.

We also call on the judiciary to embrace this worthy initiative by setting up special courts that will dispense justice and in record time. The judiciary must also not allow itself to be manipulated, as in the case in the past.

President Muhammadu Buhari must, as a matter of national interest, ensure that anyone found guilty gets maximum punishment as it would serve as a deterrent to others and an avenue for them to repent from their evil ways. 

The leadership of CASLER wishes to assure President Muhammadu Buhari that indeed all well-meaning Nigerian welcomes this initiative and are in total support of it.

We thank you all for your time and wishes to state that the end of the Boko Haram group is indeed in sight. Nigeria shall defeat terrorism, and Nigeria shall over its security challenges to the astonishment of that are plotting to destabilize the country.

Our unalloyed support of the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration decision to investigate and prosecute sponsors of the Boko Haram Terrorist Group in Nigeria is unflinching.

God bless Nigeria.
God bless President Muhammadu Buhari
God bless us all.

Foreign NGOs And The War Against Insurgency, By Ibrahim Abubakar

Foreign NGOs And The War Against Insurgency, By Ibrahim Abubakar

By Ibrahim Abubakar

For so long, the Nigerian military has consistently raised alarm over the untoward role foreign media and some non-governmental Organisations, NGOs play, in collaboration with their local partners in the war against insurgency in the Northeast. The military has repeatedly spoken against the uncomplimentary activities of these foreign organisations which tend to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian military in its attempt to permanently put paid to the menace of terror and sundry terrorist uprisings in the country which have almost held hostage three states: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe since 2009. Some of the methods they use include frivolous, unsubstantiated allegations of humanitarian violations by the military and supply of food and other relief materials to the Boko Haram Islamist sects. This is outright blackmail and blatant intimidation just to undermine the huge gains so far recorded by our indomitable troops.

Consequently, the military has recently shut down regional offices of two prominent NGOs: Action Against  Hunger and Mercy Corps. In December last year, following alleged espionage activities against Nigeria, the Nigerian military temporarily banned UNICEF operations in the Northeast. Also, Amnesty International has consistently been at daggers drawn with the military over alleged human rights abuses. This has compelled some concerned Nigerians to stage peaceful protests calling for the exit of AI from our shores. Obviously, owing to some hidden agenda, these foreign media and NGOs are deliberately overlooking the fact that the war against insurgency and Islamic State of West Africa Province is not a conventional war with defined territories and boundaries in which most of the insurgents are identifiable but rather a guerilla warfare where the terrorist do not wear uniform. Some of the insurgents go as far as donning even fake Nigerian military uniform in order to create confusion.

It is on record that some of these foreign organisations pamper the insurgents and terrorists with food, drinks and even drugs whereas the military sees hunger or starvation as a weapon of war. That is the kernel of the disagreement. An argument in certain quarters that the activities of the NGOs in the region help to highlight not only the scale of impact of the insurgency but also the humanitarian shortcomings of the Nigerian government is not only warped and mischievous. It is also an addendum of falsehood and propaganda which serves to massage the nebulous ego of the insurgents and terrorists. It is therefore preposterous for the foreign NGOs to inadvertently proclaim the state of imminent famine at the internally displaced people's camps in the Northeast despite the avalanche of food and relief materials that government has been pushing to the IDPs.

What with the jarring report by the foreign NGOs that the military are high-handed in the prosecution of the war and had killed over 7,000 innocent civilians in the region! No government worth its onions can tolerate such magnitude of lies against it by foreigners whose interests in the crisis are less than noble. That a United States of America-based NGO had predicted the breakup of Nigeria in 2015 underscores the partisan waywardness of these foreign media and their NGOs in cascading Boko Haram insurgency and pockets of terrorists activities going on in the country. There is therefore no lack of conspiracy theories in the rampaging violent profile in our dear country. It is patently sad that the international community is keeping mute over this matter. If it is because the Northeast is not the Niger Delta where the multinational oil companies have strategic interests that has induced this disturbing conspiracy of silence, then the international community should not be exonerated from blame in the mass hysteria afflicting Nigeria.

There is, indeed, a thriving underground economy symbolized by a huge scale of illegal arms business in the country today as though Nigeria is prosecuting a shooting with another country. And everybody knows that the illegal arms are daily smuggled into Nigeria from foreign countries by undesirable elements. This sorry state of affairs has been reinforced by the duplicity of these foreign media and their NGOs in our country. We are of the opinion that there are some powerful forces mounting strident extenuating propaganda to prolong the war in order for them to sell their weapons to the insurgents. This relentless, sophisticated and surprisingly effective propaganda campaign through foreign media and the NGOs is to persuade the world into believing that the Nigerian government does not have the capacity to effectively prosecute the war against insurgency and terrorism in the Northeast. They have perfected the manipulation of these proxy bodies essential to the propagation of that all too widely plotted fantasy.

More tragic is the partisan meddlesomeness of the Western media that will stop at nothing to circulate fake and unguarded stories on Africa while leaving out more horrible and ungodly materials in their respective countries unreported. Even though we may intellectually dismiss as an essentialized  concept, we still must take it into account when looking at social settings and interactions, as race still very much is a crucial and material social construct in everyday existence. The assumption is that when people speak of race, they are talking about some way in which the world of humans has been divided. The most apparent of the markers by which these divisions have been made is physical appearance. But it is unthinkable that at the dusk of the second decade of the 21st century, racism has continued to colour Western media coverage.

All said, the Nigerian press should probe into this trajectory and counter all residues of racism and unwarranted Western media  manipulation of the situation in the Northeast. All the foreign NGOs operating there and their local agents should understand the predicament of the military in fighting a non-conventional war. If this is the country we have all willingly come to accept as ours on the face of the earth, then we must develop a new faith in it so that we can all come together to make it work. The concept of faith in patriotism comes with belief in oneself, one country and one people. The expression of a deep national loyalty by all Nigerians to the entity called Nigeria irrespective of tribe and creed is what we need to overcome all our challenges as a country. The war in the Northeast must be brought to its logical conclusion and every stakeholder must respect the legal maxim that , " he who must come to equity must do so with a clean hand."

Abubakar is the Executive Secretary, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC).
By Ibrahim Abubakar

For so long, the Nigerian military has consistently raised alarm over the untoward role foreign media and some non-governmental Organisations, NGOs play, in collaboration with their local partners in the war against insurgency in the Northeast. The military has repeatedly spoken against the uncomplimentary activities of these foreign organisations which tend to undermine the efforts of the Nigerian military in its attempt to permanently put paid to the menace of terror and sundry terrorist uprisings in the country which have almost held hostage three states: Adamawa, Borno and Yobe since 2009. Some of the methods they use include frivolous, unsubstantiated allegations of humanitarian violations by the military and supply of food and other relief materials to the Boko Haram Islamist sects. This is outright blackmail and blatant intimidation just to undermine the huge gains so far recorded by our indomitable troops.

Consequently, the military has recently shut down regional offices of two prominent NGOs: Action Against  Hunger and Mercy Corps. In December last year, following alleged espionage activities against Nigeria, the Nigerian military temporarily banned UNICEF operations in the Northeast. Also, Amnesty International has consistently been at daggers drawn with the military over alleged human rights abuses. This has compelled some concerned Nigerians to stage peaceful protests calling for the exit of AI from our shores. Obviously, owing to some hidden agenda, these foreign media and NGOs are deliberately overlooking the fact that the war against insurgency and Islamic State of West Africa Province is not a conventional war with defined territories and boundaries in which most of the insurgents are identifiable but rather a guerilla warfare where the terrorist do not wear uniform. Some of the insurgents go as far as donning even fake Nigerian military uniform in order to create confusion.

It is on record that some of these foreign organisations pamper the insurgents and terrorists with food, drinks and even drugs whereas the military sees hunger or starvation as a weapon of war. That is the kernel of the disagreement. An argument in certain quarters that the activities of the NGOs in the region help to highlight not only the scale of impact of the insurgency but also the humanitarian shortcomings of the Nigerian government is not only warped and mischievous. It is also an addendum of falsehood and propaganda which serves to massage the nebulous ego of the insurgents and terrorists. It is therefore preposterous for the foreign NGOs to inadvertently proclaim the state of imminent famine at the internally displaced people's camps in the Northeast despite the avalanche of food and relief materials that government has been pushing to the IDPs.

What with the jarring report by the foreign NGOs that the military are high-handed in the prosecution of the war and had killed over 7,000 innocent civilians in the region! No government worth its onions can tolerate such magnitude of lies against it by foreigners whose interests in the crisis are less than noble. That a United States of America-based NGO had predicted the breakup of Nigeria in 2015 underscores the partisan waywardness of these foreign media and their NGOs in cascading Boko Haram insurgency and pockets of terrorists activities going on in the country. There is therefore no lack of conspiracy theories in the rampaging violent profile in our dear country. It is patently sad that the international community is keeping mute over this matter. If it is because the Northeast is not the Niger Delta where the multinational oil companies have strategic interests that has induced this disturbing conspiracy of silence, then the international community should not be exonerated from blame in the mass hysteria afflicting Nigeria.

There is, indeed, a thriving underground economy symbolized by a huge scale of illegal arms business in the country today as though Nigeria is prosecuting a shooting with another country. And everybody knows that the illegal arms are daily smuggled into Nigeria from foreign countries by undesirable elements. This sorry state of affairs has been reinforced by the duplicity of these foreign media and their NGOs in our country. We are of the opinion that there are some powerful forces mounting strident extenuating propaganda to prolong the war in order for them to sell their weapons to the insurgents. This relentless, sophisticated and surprisingly effective propaganda campaign through foreign media and the NGOs is to persuade the world into believing that the Nigerian government does not have the capacity to effectively prosecute the war against insurgency and terrorism in the Northeast. They have perfected the manipulation of these proxy bodies essential to the propagation of that all too widely plotted fantasy.

More tragic is the partisan meddlesomeness of the Western media that will stop at nothing to circulate fake and unguarded stories on Africa while leaving out more horrible and ungodly materials in their respective countries unreported. Even though we may intellectually dismiss as an essentialized  concept, we still must take it into account when looking at social settings and interactions, as race still very much is a crucial and material social construct in everyday existence. The assumption is that when people speak of race, they are talking about some way in which the world of humans has been divided. The most apparent of the markers by which these divisions have been made is physical appearance. But it is unthinkable that at the dusk of the second decade of the 21st century, racism has continued to colour Western media coverage.

All said, the Nigerian press should probe into this trajectory and counter all residues of racism and unwarranted Western media  manipulation of the situation in the Northeast. All the foreign NGOs operating there and their local agents should understand the predicament of the military in fighting a non-conventional war. If this is the country we have all willingly come to accept as ours on the face of the earth, then we must develop a new faith in it so that we can all come together to make it work. The concept of faith in patriotism comes with belief in oneself, one country and one people. The expression of a deep national loyalty by all Nigerians to the entity called Nigeria irrespective of tribe and creed is what we need to overcome all our challenges as a country. The war in the Northeast must be brought to its logical conclusion and every stakeholder must respect the legal maxim that , " he who must come to equity must do so with a clean hand."

Abubakar is the Executive Secretary, Save Humanity Advocacy Centre (SHAC).

Damboa: Former CP Tsav hails Buratai, Nigerian troops over gallant display against Boko Haram terrorists

Damboa: Former CP Tsav hails Buratai, Nigerian troops over gallant display against Boko Haram terrorists

By News Proof

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and his gallant troops for a display of sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko/ISWAP terrorists.

According to Mr Tsav, the COAS has once again silenced his critics and proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is worthy of President Muhammadu Buhari's trust and that of Nigerians despite the conspiracy.

Scores of insurgents lost their lives on Wednesday after the gallant troops repelled an attack in Damboa, a town 85 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The Nigerian soldiers were unscathed from a five-hour gun duel which left dead bodies of the insurgents and their 19 abandoned trucks littered on the ground.

Being a security expert himself, Alhaji Tsav likened the Nigerian troops to its American counterparts with zero tolerance for terrorists.

He expressed pride in their consistent show of bravery and courage amidst distraction by paid critics behind beguile negative scripts.

Mr. Tsav added that this may not have been achieved without Lt. Gen Buratai’s focused leadership and tenacity, who he says has done enough to earn his respect and that of all Nigerians.

This victory, according to the ex-CP, however, is an indication that all the military need is encouragement and not disparagement from Nigerians.

Read full statement below:

I am compelled by the extraordinary gallantry and  patriotism displayed by our patriotic troops in their recent encounter with the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to issue this public statement because of the excitement that  overwhelmed me and countless Nigerians.

I wish to stress that Nigeria belongs to all of us. And   when it borders on matters of national security, it is also our collective responsibility to encourage and support the efforts of FGN and our troops in securing our lives and property in any part of the country.

There is a deliberate malevolence and dampening scolding of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and Service Chiefs over alleged incompetence in handling the fresh spate of insecurities in the country. I sensed for a long time that it has assumed the tone of conspiracy by a select elite.

But contrary to such regressive thoughts, our Armed Forces are performing exceedingly marvelous on the warfront. And the cooked opinions they canvass is not what is really obtainable on the field of battle.

I was specifically elated with the strides of our combined troops, comprising the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force under the “Operation Lafiya Dole which recorded yesterday’s blistering victory (March 4, 2020) over Boko Haram criminals and ISWAP terrorists in Damboa, Borno state. A battalion of insurgents laid ambush on our troops and the natives, with the intention of overrunning the town.

But in a surprise bulwark of defence network mounted by our brave troops, the invading insurgents were pounded so mercilessly to the extent the survivors had to scamper for safety.  The terrorists least expected this fatal fate.

News reports had it that several insurgents met their waterloo during the encounter and 19 of their warfare vehicles were also destroyed. It happened both during the fierce exchange of gun battles and their defeatist retreat after a hot chase by our ground and air forces.

As a security expert myself, I know, it was an excellent performance by our troops and a replica of what only American troops can do to terrorists. The military squad which conducted this highly successful and commendable operation deserves special hogs and a dinner from Nigerians.

Even Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and the residents of Damboa were impressed.  Zulum could no longer conceal his feelings, but gave a public salutation to the gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army and the Air Force under operation Lafiya Dole for the decisive blow against the Boko Haram insurgents.

These are actions that should attract loud public commendations for our troops beginning with the National Assembly, State Governors, opposition parties, Nigerian elites, the media and the generality of Nigerians. 

The focus of the people on the once in awhile crippling of our troops in the frontlines is a very unpatriotic act. There is nowhere in the world where the citizens only delight in celebrating the victories of enemy forces against their Armies in battle or country.

Even before the repelling of insurgents at Damboa, Nigerian troops performed a similar feat at Jiddari Polo General Area located at the Southern part of Maiduguri metropolis. The same day President Buhari paid a condolence visit to Borno over the Boko Haram attack in Auno village, the insurgents regrouped and stealthily launched an attack on Jaddiri Polo General Area.

The intention was to disgrace Mr. President, challenge and mock the competence and capacity of our troops. But our brave troops proved them wrong by repelling the attack and securing the community.  And to my knowledge, since 2019 when insurgency was animated again, our troops have gone to extra miles to secure communities in the North East and Nigeria so many times.

With every sense of responsibility, I commend the Nigerian Army and the troops fighting Boko Haram in the North East. They have always made us proud as a nation and should never be distracted by paid critics, who themselves feel comfortable wherever they are resident to craft the beguile negative scripts because of the security some of your colleagues’ have even paid the supreme price so that we can live in peace.

Most profoundly, I salute the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen TY Buratai for his focused leadership and tenacity.  He has proven to Nigerians innumerable times that Nigeria’s problem with insurgency is not beyond him and the competence of the Nigerian Army. He has proved it enough to earn my respect and that of all Nigerians.

It is our divine obligation as Nigerians to always suckle the confidence we have collectively reposed in the competence and capacity of Lt. Gen TY Buratai. He has not failed to demonstrate that we will not only win the war, but expose and put the enemies of Nigeria to shame.

And I buttress this point with all seriousness from the confidence the latest Damboa Boko Haram incident has rekindled in me. Like the 2016 demolishing of the dreaded Sambisa forest, both have symbolized for our country a foretold success in the counter-insurgency operations.  Nigerians should think of this!

We imagine that the residues of terrorists had mobilized all their fleeing forces together to fight the troops and wreak havoc on the innocent people in the town of Damboa to mock our country. But unexpectedly, the insurgents were embarrassed and violently pushed back by the Nigerian troops. They met a mightier force in our troops, at a time some Nigerians dismissed them as non-performers on the warfront.

It's a sign of what we all stand to gain if we remain unflinchingly committed and united behind our military. It is just the only part we are obligated to play and there will be no force too strong for us to defeat.

I thank and appreciate all Nigerians and very hopeful, that with passage of time soonest, our country shall be free of any trace of terrorism.
By News Proof

Ex-Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Alhaji Abubakar Tsav, has commended the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai and his gallant troops for a display of sheer “gallantry and patriotism” against Boko/ISWAP terrorists.

According to Mr Tsav, the COAS has once again silenced his critics and proven beyond reasonable doubt that he is worthy of President Muhammadu Buhari's trust and that of Nigerians despite the conspiracy.

Scores of insurgents lost their lives on Wednesday after the gallant troops repelled an attack in Damboa, a town 85 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

The Nigerian soldiers were unscathed from a five-hour gun duel which left dead bodies of the insurgents and their 19 abandoned trucks littered on the ground.

Being a security expert himself, Alhaji Tsav likened the Nigerian troops to its American counterparts with zero tolerance for terrorists.

He expressed pride in their consistent show of bravery and courage amidst distraction by paid critics behind beguile negative scripts.

Mr. Tsav added that this may not have been achieved without Lt. Gen Buratai’s focused leadership and tenacity, who he says has done enough to earn his respect and that of all Nigerians.

This victory, according to the ex-CP, however, is an indication that all the military need is encouragement and not disparagement from Nigerians.

Read full statement below:

I am compelled by the extraordinary gallantry and  patriotism displayed by our patriotic troops in their recent encounter with the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to issue this public statement because of the excitement that  overwhelmed me and countless Nigerians.

I wish to stress that Nigeria belongs to all of us. And   when it borders on matters of national security, it is also our collective responsibility to encourage and support the efforts of FGN and our troops in securing our lives and property in any part of the country.

There is a deliberate malevolence and dampening scolding of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR and Service Chiefs over alleged incompetence in handling the fresh spate of insecurities in the country. I sensed for a long time that it has assumed the tone of conspiracy by a select elite.

But contrary to such regressive thoughts, our Armed Forces are performing exceedingly marvelous on the warfront. And the cooked opinions they canvass is not what is really obtainable on the field of battle.

I was specifically elated with the strides of our combined troops, comprising the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Air Force under the “Operation Lafiya Dole which recorded yesterday’s blistering victory (March 4, 2020) over Boko Haram criminals and ISWAP terrorists in Damboa, Borno state. A battalion of insurgents laid ambush on our troops and the natives, with the intention of overrunning the town.

But in a surprise bulwark of defence network mounted by our brave troops, the invading insurgents were pounded so mercilessly to the extent the survivors had to scamper for safety.  The terrorists least expected this fatal fate.

News reports had it that several insurgents met their waterloo during the encounter and 19 of their warfare vehicles were also destroyed. It happened both during the fierce exchange of gun battles and their defeatist retreat after a hot chase by our ground and air forces.

As a security expert myself, I know, it was an excellent performance by our troops and a replica of what only American troops can do to terrorists. The military squad which conducted this highly successful and commendable operation deserves special hogs and a dinner from Nigerians.

Even Borno state Governor, Professor Babagana Zulum and the residents of Damboa were impressed.  Zulum could no longer conceal his feelings, but gave a public salutation to the gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army and the Air Force under operation Lafiya Dole for the decisive blow against the Boko Haram insurgents.

These are actions that should attract loud public commendations for our troops beginning with the National Assembly, State Governors, opposition parties, Nigerian elites, the media and the generality of Nigerians. 

The focus of the people on the once in awhile crippling of our troops in the frontlines is a very unpatriotic act. There is nowhere in the world where the citizens only delight in celebrating the victories of enemy forces against their Armies in battle or country.

Even before the repelling of insurgents at Damboa, Nigerian troops performed a similar feat at Jiddari Polo General Area located at the Southern part of Maiduguri metropolis. The same day President Buhari paid a condolence visit to Borno over the Boko Haram attack in Auno village, the insurgents regrouped and stealthily launched an attack on Jaddiri Polo General Area.

The intention was to disgrace Mr. President, challenge and mock the competence and capacity of our troops. But our brave troops proved them wrong by repelling the attack and securing the community.  And to my knowledge, since 2019 when insurgency was animated again, our troops have gone to extra miles to secure communities in the North East and Nigeria so many times.

With every sense of responsibility, I commend the Nigerian Army and the troops fighting Boko Haram in the North East. They have always made us proud as a nation and should never be distracted by paid critics, who themselves feel comfortable wherever they are resident to craft the beguile negative scripts because of the security some of your colleagues’ have even paid the supreme price so that we can live in peace.

Most profoundly, I salute the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen TY Buratai for his focused leadership and tenacity.  He has proven to Nigerians innumerable times that Nigeria’s problem with insurgency is not beyond him and the competence of the Nigerian Army. He has proved it enough to earn my respect and that of all Nigerians.

It is our divine obligation as Nigerians to always suckle the confidence we have collectively reposed in the competence and capacity of Lt. Gen TY Buratai. He has not failed to demonstrate that we will not only win the war, but expose and put the enemies of Nigeria to shame.

And I buttress this point with all seriousness from the confidence the latest Damboa Boko Haram incident has rekindled in me. Like the 2016 demolishing of the dreaded Sambisa forest, both have symbolized for our country a foretold success in the counter-insurgency operations.  Nigerians should think of this!

We imagine that the residues of terrorists had mobilized all their fleeing forces together to fight the troops and wreak havoc on the innocent people in the town of Damboa to mock our country. But unexpectedly, the insurgents were embarrassed and violently pushed back by the Nigerian troops. They met a mightier force in our troops, at a time some Nigerians dismissed them as non-performers on the warfront.

It's a sign of what we all stand to gain if we remain unflinchingly committed and united behind our military. It is just the only part we are obligated to play and there will be no force too strong for us to defeat.

I thank and appreciate all Nigerians and very hopeful, that with passage of time soonest, our country shall be free of any trace of terrorism.

Revealed: How INGOs, staff embezzle billions of dollars meant for northeast IDPs

Revealed: How INGOs, staff embezzle billions of dollars meant for northeast IDPs

By News Proof

The activities of some International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) operating in North-East Nigeria have once again come under the radar with regards to their true motives in the carrying out of humanitarian activities.

In many quarters, it has been stated that the presence of various INGOs in North-East Nigeria is one of the reasons why the war against terrorism in Nigeria is still on. It was also alleged that these INGOs have been providing logistics support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group, as well as carrying out espionage activities that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military in the fight against terrorism.

This medium commissioned an investigative report on the activities of the INGOs in North-East Nigeria and presented the following revelations that were gathered from the field.

The Number of INGOs in North-East Nigeria:

It was revealed that between 2017 to date, there been an astronomical increase in the number of INGOs that registered to carryout humanitarian services in North-East Nigeria. A total number of 150 INGOs indicated an interest in operating in North-East Nigeria and from the number; over 80% are of French origin.

This astronomical rise was experienced when the Nigerian Military sacked Camp Zero, the operational headquarters of Boko Haram, in December of 2016. The bulk of the INGOs indicated they were carrying out humanitarian services for victims of the Boko Haram war, especially those domiciled in liberated communities and local government areas.

How the Military Goofed: 

Credible sources in the know of things stated that the Nigerian Military thought that with the coming of INGOs, the task of rebuilding the war-torn communities would be made more manageable, and resettlement of displaced people would not take a more extended period with the help of the INGOs.

A source confided in this medium that the Military made a costly mistake by believing in the genuineness of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria. 

“The Nigerian Military allowed the influx of INGOs because they wanted speedy resettlement of displaced persons back their communities. They didn’t know that the majority of the INGOs have ulterior motives. The reality struck when some of them started taking up hotel spaces for upwards of ten years.”

“The INGOs took up all available hotel spaces in Maiduguri, the state capital, and you rarely find them in the liberated communities where they indicated they would be carrying out humanitarian services.”

Another source stated that the Nigerian Military immediately understood the game plan but was too engaged in the war to scrutinize the activities of the INGOs, and such they continued to grow in numbers and influence.

“ It was a daunting task the Nigerian Military had at hand, and this was what the INGOs capitalized on and entrenched themselves in the system.”

The Siphoning of Funds from Donor Agencies:

It was also revealed that most of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria were in the habit of converting donor funds meant for humanitarian services. They have adopted a model that ensures that these funds continue to trickle by staging movies like scenes with women and children.

This medium was able to establish the fact that the bulk of the funds received by the INGOs in the North East were converted to private concerns. The foreign staffers of these organizations spend the bulk of their time in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, where they frequent choicest night clubs and hotels.

A staff of one of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria who pleaded anonymity described the activities of the INGOs as the height of fraud as they have been using Nigeria to defraud donor agencies.

“The expatriate workers do not allow us to attend meetings where crucial decisions are taken as regards to providing humanitarian services. Whenever we make recommendations on the plight of those in IDP camps, they always turn down the request due to a lack of funds. But the next day, they would all fly business class to Lagos for night parties with choice whiskeys and wines.”

“They hardly stay in Maiduguri. There is a particular director that orders his food and drinks from Abuja. Since the past two years, he has been in Nigeria; he hasn’t spent the weekend in Borno State.”

Another source in one of the IDP camps stated that the INGOs are indeed fleecing Nigerians and the international communities with their nefarious activities. He noted that the quantum of monies received from donor agencies is enough to tackle the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria if put to good use.
This medium was able to scrutinize the books of three INGOs, and it was realized that over $200 million have come in as foreign aids to these organizations alone, but there is nothing to show for it.

It was realized that the INGOs usually stage humanitarian crisis in IDP camps and send such clips to donor agencies who in turn release funds for humanitarian interventions that eventually ends up in private pockets.

This medium witnessed one of such displays, and when our reporter inquired further as to why the women and children are being recorded, the officials of the organization stated that it was a psychological exercise designed to give them some mental relief from the trauma of war.”

Our reporter later identified that those clips are packaged as real-life situations and used as materials for soliciting for funds from donor agencies.

The Lack of Accountability and Transparency:

Another issue identified was the apparent lack of transparency and accountability in the management of funds means for humanitarian interventions. A banker with one of the banks frequently used by most of the INGOs stated that once funds come in, the way and manner it is disbursed reeks of a regime of absolute financial recklessness.

He stated that the bulk of the expatriate workers pay themselves frivolous allowances under various sub-heads. “Whenever we receive funds, in less than 24 hours, the account is depleted with transfers to individual accounts that are not on the payroll. “He further added that this trend is familiar with almost all the INGOs in the North East in the past three years.

This medium was able to identify that the most thriving business by Europeans in Africa now is running NGOs that collect money from people on the pretext that same will be used for the basic needs of victims of disasters. At the same time, the same goes for personal effects.
By News Proof

The activities of some International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) operating in North-East Nigeria have once again come under the radar with regards to their true motives in the carrying out of humanitarian activities.

In many quarters, it has been stated that the presence of various INGOs in North-East Nigeria is one of the reasons why the war against terrorism in Nigeria is still on. It was also alleged that these INGOs have been providing logistics support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group, as well as carrying out espionage activities that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Military in the fight against terrorism.

This medium commissioned an investigative report on the activities of the INGOs in North-East Nigeria and presented the following revelations that were gathered from the field.

The Number of INGOs in North-East Nigeria:

It was revealed that between 2017 to date, there been an astronomical increase in the number of INGOs that registered to carryout humanitarian services in North-East Nigeria. A total number of 150 INGOs indicated an interest in operating in North-East Nigeria and from the number; over 80% are of French origin.

This astronomical rise was experienced when the Nigerian Military sacked Camp Zero, the operational headquarters of Boko Haram, in December of 2016. The bulk of the INGOs indicated they were carrying out humanitarian services for victims of the Boko Haram war, especially those domiciled in liberated communities and local government areas.

How the Military Goofed: 

Credible sources in the know of things stated that the Nigerian Military thought that with the coming of INGOs, the task of rebuilding the war-torn communities would be made more manageable, and resettlement of displaced people would not take a more extended period with the help of the INGOs.

A source confided in this medium that the Military made a costly mistake by believing in the genuineness of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria. 

“The Nigerian Military allowed the influx of INGOs because they wanted speedy resettlement of displaced persons back their communities. They didn’t know that the majority of the INGOs have ulterior motives. The reality struck when some of them started taking up hotel spaces for upwards of ten years.”

“The INGOs took up all available hotel spaces in Maiduguri, the state capital, and you rarely find them in the liberated communities where they indicated they would be carrying out humanitarian services.”

Another source stated that the Nigerian Military immediately understood the game plan but was too engaged in the war to scrutinize the activities of the INGOs, and such they continued to grow in numbers and influence.

“ It was a daunting task the Nigerian Military had at hand, and this was what the INGOs capitalized on and entrenched themselves in the system.”

The Siphoning of Funds from Donor Agencies:

It was also revealed that most of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria were in the habit of converting donor funds meant for humanitarian services. They have adopted a model that ensures that these funds continue to trickle by staging movies like scenes with women and children.

This medium was able to establish the fact that the bulk of the funds received by the INGOs in the North East were converted to private concerns. The foreign staffers of these organizations spend the bulk of their time in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt, where they frequent choicest night clubs and hotels.

A staff of one of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria who pleaded anonymity described the activities of the INGOs as the height of fraud as they have been using Nigeria to defraud donor agencies.

“The expatriate workers do not allow us to attend meetings where crucial decisions are taken as regards to providing humanitarian services. Whenever we make recommendations on the plight of those in IDP camps, they always turn down the request due to a lack of funds. But the next day, they would all fly business class to Lagos for night parties with choice whiskeys and wines.”

“They hardly stay in Maiduguri. There is a particular director that orders his food and drinks from Abuja. Since the past two years, he has been in Nigeria; he hasn’t spent the weekend in Borno State.”

Another source in one of the IDP camps stated that the INGOs are indeed fleecing Nigerians and the international communities with their nefarious activities. He noted that the quantum of monies received from donor agencies is enough to tackle the humanitarian crisis in North-East Nigeria if put to good use.
This medium was able to scrutinize the books of three INGOs, and it was realized that over $200 million have come in as foreign aids to these organizations alone, but there is nothing to show for it.

It was realized that the INGOs usually stage humanitarian crisis in IDP camps and send such clips to donor agencies who in turn release funds for humanitarian interventions that eventually ends up in private pockets.

This medium witnessed one of such displays, and when our reporter inquired further as to why the women and children are being recorded, the officials of the organization stated that it was a psychological exercise designed to give them some mental relief from the trauma of war.”

Our reporter later identified that those clips are packaged as real-life situations and used as materials for soliciting for funds from donor agencies.

The Lack of Accountability and Transparency:

Another issue identified was the apparent lack of transparency and accountability in the management of funds means for humanitarian interventions. A banker with one of the banks frequently used by most of the INGOs stated that once funds come in, the way and manner it is disbursed reeks of a regime of absolute financial recklessness.

He stated that the bulk of the expatriate workers pay themselves frivolous allowances under various sub-heads. “Whenever we receive funds, in less than 24 hours, the account is depleted with transfers to individual accounts that are not on the payroll. “He further added that this trend is familiar with almost all the INGOs in the North East in the past three years.

This medium was able to identify that the most thriving business by Europeans in Africa now is running NGOs that collect money from people on the pretext that same will be used for the basic needs of victims of disasters. At the same time, the same goes for personal effects.

Revealed: Why NEMA staff moved against Union Chairman

Revealed: Why NEMA staff moved against Union Chairman

By News Proof

Justin Uche
Fresh facts have emerged as to why
Justin Uche, the workers sacked the Union Chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency. It was revealed that amongst other anomalies, the workers accused the dismissed union chairman of highhandedness and financial recklessness. 

An insider source within the agency, who pleaded anonymity stated that the “ ousted union chairman antics was purely for personal aggrandisement, a trend that has gained notoriety.” He often blackmailed the management for personal benefits just like his recent trip to Italy, which he was not supposed to be part of the team but compelled the management through blackmail.

“They incorporated companies through their cronies with which they lobbied. Comrade Justin Uche behaved like a mini-god when he was the chairman of the Union. He presided over a team that was the most corrupt in the history of NEMA. They were in the habit of paying themselves bogus and undocumented allowances that were not accounted for. When confronted, Comrade Uche would send other members of the Exco to threaten the workers.”

Another source conversant with the events that led to the sack of the Exco led by Justin Uche stated that they used their office to intimidate and harass the management of NEMA by soliciting for contracts in the agency.

“Justin and his gang were marauders. They were after their interest and not the benefit of the workers. They incorporated companies with which they lobbied for contracts in the agency. If these companies are not shortlisted, they resort to blackmail and other despicable acts unbecoming of union leaders in a critical agency like NEMA.

“The workers of NEMA were tired of his atrocities and decided to take the bull by the horns. Of course, this did not go down well with him, and he has been fighting dirty. But the workers would not budge because of the support it has extended to the caretaker committee in place.”

A credible source in the Exco secretariat confided in this medium that the era of Justin Uche is gone for good as the caretaker committee in place has hit the ground running and has the total support of the workers. “The workers have absolute confidence in the caretaker committee, and this much has witnessed some level of calmness in the agency since the caretaker committee was inaugurated.

It was also gathered that the director-general of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja has expressed concern over the issues in the Union and has sued for calm and caution. The director-general has called on stakeholders to intervene to restore sanity in the system.

A source in the office of the director-general stated that the DG has been reaching out to several stakeholders to intervene in the crisis rocking the Union.

“The DG is visibly sad and wants a speedy resolution of the issues. He has reached out to several people, and the responses received so far are positive. As a peace-loving man, the DG believes the rancor was uncalled for, especially at a time that humanitarian crisis in the country is becoming alarming due to the activities of insurgents.”

“The DG believes that all hands should be on deck in this critical period for the agency with its level of involvement in humanitarian interventions in North-East.

In a similar development, it is understood that the caretaker committee of the Union is considering joining the Amalgamated Trade Union with it’s over 500 members. It was gathered that this development is because the Trade Union Congress (TUC), instead of maintaining neutrality in the ongoing crisis, it is instead of taking sides with the sacked Excos led by Justin Uche.

A source in the know of events stated that the plans had reached an advanced stage, and baring all unforeseen circumstances; the caretaker committee would lead the Union into the Amalgamated Trade Union. 

“The Trade Union Congress is taking sides with the sacked Excos, and this has further heightened the tension in the Union. This has not gone down well with the generality of workers, and they have consequently pledged their loyalty to whatever decision the caretaker committee takes.”

Close watchers of the event strongly believe that NEMA contractors are behind the ongoing disputes as those loyal to Justin Uche have refused to give peace a chance. It was stated that the contractors that have benefited from the influence wielded by the Justin Uche led Exco has vowed to do all possible to ensure that activities of NEMA are disrupted.

This position was corroborated by a cross-section of NEMA workers that recently staged a solidarity march in support of the presidency and the DG of NEMA in the fight against insurgency.

The Association of Senior Staff Union of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) arising from its annual congress in Abuja recently embarked on a solidarity rally around the city in support of the management of the agency, which is commended for delivering on its objectives.

The new Caretaker Chairman, Comrade Yinka Agaba, said that the workers are pleased and impressed with the efforts of the Director-General, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and other stakeholders of the agency in the restoration of lasting peace and sanity to the Northeast region and other parts of the country.

Agaba said that, as civil servants who have the responsibility to serve Nigeria, it was incumbent on the workers to stand up for fairness and truth and commend the agency’s leadership where it had discharged its mandate adequately.

He assured that the Union would always stand up for good leadership, efficiency, and the massive investment of government in the social development of the people affected by the agency’s mandate.

“We would no longer keep mute when good conscience and truth are circumvented. All the self-serving individuals whose interests are at variance with public good and governance will no longer be allowed to decimate our efforts and goodwill. We shall not allow further erosion of the ethics of public service and governance,” Agaba further said.

Attempts to reach the DG or the TUC President proved abortive as calls and SMS made to their lines were not answered.
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Justin Uche
Fresh facts have emerged as to why
Justin Uche, the workers sacked the Union Chairman of the National Emergency Management Agency. It was revealed that amongst other anomalies, the workers accused the dismissed union chairman of highhandedness and financial recklessness. 

An insider source within the agency, who pleaded anonymity stated that the “ ousted union chairman antics was purely for personal aggrandisement, a trend that has gained notoriety.” He often blackmailed the management for personal benefits just like his recent trip to Italy, which he was not supposed to be part of the team but compelled the management through blackmail.

“They incorporated companies through their cronies with which they lobbied. Comrade Justin Uche behaved like a mini-god when he was the chairman of the Union. He presided over a team that was the most corrupt in the history of NEMA. They were in the habit of paying themselves bogus and undocumented allowances that were not accounted for. When confronted, Comrade Uche would send other members of the Exco to threaten the workers.”

Another source conversant with the events that led to the sack of the Exco led by Justin Uche stated that they used their office to intimidate and harass the management of NEMA by soliciting for contracts in the agency.

“Justin and his gang were marauders. They were after their interest and not the benefit of the workers. They incorporated companies with which they lobbied for contracts in the agency. If these companies are not shortlisted, they resort to blackmail and other despicable acts unbecoming of union leaders in a critical agency like NEMA.

“The workers of NEMA were tired of his atrocities and decided to take the bull by the horns. Of course, this did not go down well with him, and he has been fighting dirty. But the workers would not budge because of the support it has extended to the caretaker committee in place.”

A credible source in the Exco secretariat confided in this medium that the era of Justin Uche is gone for good as the caretaker committee in place has hit the ground running and has the total support of the workers. “The workers have absolute confidence in the caretaker committee, and this much has witnessed some level of calmness in the agency since the caretaker committee was inaugurated.

It was also gathered that the director-general of NEMA, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja has expressed concern over the issues in the Union and has sued for calm and caution. The director-general has called on stakeholders to intervene to restore sanity in the system.

A source in the office of the director-general stated that the DG has been reaching out to several stakeholders to intervene in the crisis rocking the Union.

“The DG is visibly sad and wants a speedy resolution of the issues. He has reached out to several people, and the responses received so far are positive. As a peace-loving man, the DG believes the rancor was uncalled for, especially at a time that humanitarian crisis in the country is becoming alarming due to the activities of insurgents.”

“The DG believes that all hands should be on deck in this critical period for the agency with its level of involvement in humanitarian interventions in North-East.

In a similar development, it is understood that the caretaker committee of the Union is considering joining the Amalgamated Trade Union with it’s over 500 members. It was gathered that this development is because the Trade Union Congress (TUC), instead of maintaining neutrality in the ongoing crisis, it is instead of taking sides with the sacked Excos led by Justin Uche.

A source in the know of events stated that the plans had reached an advanced stage, and baring all unforeseen circumstances; the caretaker committee would lead the Union into the Amalgamated Trade Union. 

“The Trade Union Congress is taking sides with the sacked Excos, and this has further heightened the tension in the Union. This has not gone down well with the generality of workers, and they have consequently pledged their loyalty to whatever decision the caretaker committee takes.”

Close watchers of the event strongly believe that NEMA contractors are behind the ongoing disputes as those loyal to Justin Uche have refused to give peace a chance. It was stated that the contractors that have benefited from the influence wielded by the Justin Uche led Exco has vowed to do all possible to ensure that activities of NEMA are disrupted.

This position was corroborated by a cross-section of NEMA workers that recently staged a solidarity march in support of the presidency and the DG of NEMA in the fight against insurgency.

The Association of Senior Staff Union of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) arising from its annual congress in Abuja recently embarked on a solidarity rally around the city in support of the management of the agency, which is commended for delivering on its objectives.

The new Caretaker Chairman, Comrade Yinka Agaba, said that the workers are pleased and impressed with the efforts of the Director-General, Engr. Mustapha Maihaja and other stakeholders of the agency in the restoration of lasting peace and sanity to the Northeast region and other parts of the country.

Agaba said that, as civil servants who have the responsibility to serve Nigeria, it was incumbent on the workers to stand up for fairness and truth and commend the agency’s leadership where it had discharged its mandate adequately.

He assured that the Union would always stand up for good leadership, efficiency, and the massive investment of government in the social development of the people affected by the agency’s mandate.

“We would no longer keep mute when good conscience and truth are circumvented. All the self-serving individuals whose interests are at variance with public good and governance will no longer be allowed to decimate our efforts and goodwill. We shall not allow further erosion of the ethics of public service and governance,” Agaba further said.

Attempts to reach the DG or the TUC President proved abortive as calls and SMS made to their lines were not answered.

Revealed: How International Non- Governmental Organizations are escalating war against terrorism

Revealed: How International Non- Governmental Organizations are escalating war against terrorism

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Fresh facts have emerged on how some International Non-Governmental Organizations are fueling the fight against terrorism in North-East Nigeria. It was revealed amongst other things that these INGOs have perfected the plan to escalate the ongoing crisis to ensure that they continue to attract funding from donor agencies. 

According to impeccable sources, some of the INGOs go as far as organizing movies like documentaries in IDP camps and other areas that have been affected by the insurgency and sell these clips to the international media in an attempt to paint a gory picture and attract funding and justification for their continued stay in the country.

The source who pleaded anonymity stated that “some INGOs would gather displaced women and children and throw in the air items like biscuits, sweets, and other edibles and while the women and children scramble for these items, they record them and transform it into a documentary that is transmitted to the foreign media.

“Most times, we are baffled with what these INGOs stand to benefit from conducting such activities. For some of us that have access to the international media, when we see such videos, we shake our heads in absolute disbelief and wondered why such is the order of the day.”

“There was a particular case that was indeed despicable. It was so bad that the Military had to intervene. An INGO from one of the European countries staged a scene where some young girls and women were videoed and asked to say that the workers and security operatives in the IDP camps take turns to sleep with them in return for food and other consumables.”

“The irony is that it was the INGO that promised the women and children financial and material help if they agree to present themselves for recording. In some instances, after the recording, these women and girls would be given a packet of biscuits, a can of juice, and the sum of N1000.”

Another source in the know of events in North-East Nigeria stated that some of the INGOs are making brisk money from international donor agencies that continually send in funds for humanitarian activities in North-East Nigeria.

“Some of these INGOs have seen a goldmine in the crisis in North-East Nigeria. They would stop at nothing to ensure that the crisis continues so they can justify their continued stay in the country. There was a case of a French NGO that was involved in gun-running.”

“These arms and ammunitions are concealed as humanitarian items and brought into the country from some of the neighboring countries. Some of these items are labeled as medical supplies. Once they are granted access to the trenches, they pass these items to Boko Haram/ISWAP members.”

The source further added that the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters have been receiving training on how to use drones from some mercenaries who go about as humanitarian workers. 

“You would be amused to know that the bulk of the workers of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria are mercenaries, and this is possible because of the international conspiracy against Nigeria by some foreign interests that do not want the war to come to an end.

“These individuals are well organized, they carry identity cards of perceived notable organizations, but in truth, what they do is nothing but providing logistic support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group. As a fact, it has been established that they carry out espionage activities for the Boko Haram/ISWAP group.”

“The sophistication of the Boko Haram group can be linked to the activities of INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria. They provide them food, as well as medicine. In some instances, they intentionally abandon their operational vehicles in the midst of nowhere for the insurgents to pick up for their use. The authorities must look into this.”

According to some insider sources within the camp of the INGOs operating in North-East Nigeria, it was revealed that there is intense pressure from some of the parent countries of the INGOs for them to ensure that the gains made by the Military are upturned.

The source who pleaded anonymity stated that in some instances, it is expected that the INGOs should ensure that the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters get necessary supplies in food and medicine regularly.

“The war against terrorism in Nigeria would not come to an end soon so long these organizations parading themselves as International Non-Governmental Organizations are present in North-East Nigeria. They are even worse than the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist. Thiers is more of the international wing of Boko Haram because they are the conduit with which Boko Haram/ISWAP gets their logistic supplies.”

“They also give information to Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters regularly whenever the Military is planning any offensive. Have you wondered why it is that the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist seems invincible in recent times? It is because the INGOs are working for them and passing information that aids their operations.”

The source further added that the ultimate victims are the people who have been traumatized and exploited by the INGOs.

“The unfortunate thing is that the local people think the INGOs are there to help them, and as such, they are quick to do anything they ask them to do, including gathering information about the movement of military personnel and hardware through their communities.”

“For every movement of military hardware, the INGOs are aware and consequently pass the same information to the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. This is mainly responsible for the series on ambushes suffered by the Nigerian Military in recent times.

A former commander of Operation Lafiya Dole corroborated this position. He stated that one of the ways the war against terrorism can come to an end is when the Military begins strategic profiling of all the International Non-Governmental Organizations in North-East Nigeria.

“The Military must see to the fact that the activities of these organizations are curtailed. While I was in the theatre of operations, we got Intel that some INGOs were supplying food and medicine to the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. We made moves and intercepted a large supply meant for the insurgents along the Dikwa/Ngala axis.”

“The consignment was concealed in an operational truck of a notable organization of French origin and consisted of items such as food items, malaria medications, and sex-enhancing drugs, energy drinks, tramadol capsules, and cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.”

The former commander also stated that the situation was so bad that the more the Military make plans to launch an offensive, the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters would be informed, and they would change base.

“It got to the point that we were frustrated. It was like our movement was monitored, and our troops were ambushed regularly. It was much later we realized that some moles were planted in communities under the guise of humanitarian workers, and gathering information and passing to the Boko Haram group.”

“The INGOs are not helping our cause in the fight against terrorism, and not until they are eased out of the theatre of operations, the war against terrorism won’t come to an end soon because they are also using the prolonged war to extort donor agencies.”

It would be recalled that some time ago, the Nigerian Military closed down the offices of two French INGOs in Maiduguri and Damaturu for aiding and abetting terrorists and endangering humanitarian assistance to millions of people.

The Military in a statement said it obtained several credible intelligence, which indicated that some INGOs operating in the NE are notorious in supplying food and drugs to the criminals in the area.
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Fresh facts have emerged on how some International Non-Governmental Organizations are fueling the fight against terrorism in North-East Nigeria. It was revealed amongst other things that these INGOs have perfected the plan to escalate the ongoing crisis to ensure that they continue to attract funding from donor agencies. 

According to impeccable sources, some of the INGOs go as far as organizing movies like documentaries in IDP camps and other areas that have been affected by the insurgency and sell these clips to the international media in an attempt to paint a gory picture and attract funding and justification for their continued stay in the country.

The source who pleaded anonymity stated that “some INGOs would gather displaced women and children and throw in the air items like biscuits, sweets, and other edibles and while the women and children scramble for these items, they record them and transform it into a documentary that is transmitted to the foreign media.

“Most times, we are baffled with what these INGOs stand to benefit from conducting such activities. For some of us that have access to the international media, when we see such videos, we shake our heads in absolute disbelief and wondered why such is the order of the day.”

“There was a particular case that was indeed despicable. It was so bad that the Military had to intervene. An INGO from one of the European countries staged a scene where some young girls and women were videoed and asked to say that the workers and security operatives in the IDP camps take turns to sleep with them in return for food and other consumables.”

“The irony is that it was the INGO that promised the women and children financial and material help if they agree to present themselves for recording. In some instances, after the recording, these women and girls would be given a packet of biscuits, a can of juice, and the sum of N1000.”

Another source in the know of events in North-East Nigeria stated that some of the INGOs are making brisk money from international donor agencies that continually send in funds for humanitarian activities in North-East Nigeria.

“Some of these INGOs have seen a goldmine in the crisis in North-East Nigeria. They would stop at nothing to ensure that the crisis continues so they can justify their continued stay in the country. There was a case of a French NGO that was involved in gun-running.”

“These arms and ammunitions are concealed as humanitarian items and brought into the country from some of the neighboring countries. Some of these items are labeled as medical supplies. Once they are granted access to the trenches, they pass these items to Boko Haram/ISWAP members.”

The source further added that the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters have been receiving training on how to use drones from some mercenaries who go about as humanitarian workers. 

“You would be amused to know that the bulk of the workers of the INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria are mercenaries, and this is possible because of the international conspiracy against Nigeria by some foreign interests that do not want the war to come to an end.

“These individuals are well organized, they carry identity cards of perceived notable organizations, but in truth, what they do is nothing but providing logistic support to the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group. As a fact, it has been established that they carry out espionage activities for the Boko Haram/ISWAP group.”

“The sophistication of the Boko Haram group can be linked to the activities of INGOs in operation in North-East Nigeria. They provide them food, as well as medicine. In some instances, they intentionally abandon their operational vehicles in the midst of nowhere for the insurgents to pick up for their use. The authorities must look into this.”

According to some insider sources within the camp of the INGOs operating in North-East Nigeria, it was revealed that there is intense pressure from some of the parent countries of the INGOs for them to ensure that the gains made by the Military are upturned.

The source who pleaded anonymity stated that in some instances, it is expected that the INGOs should ensure that the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters get necessary supplies in food and medicine regularly.

“The war against terrorism in Nigeria would not come to an end soon so long these organizations parading themselves as International Non-Governmental Organizations are present in North-East Nigeria. They are even worse than the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist. Thiers is more of the international wing of Boko Haram because they are the conduit with which Boko Haram/ISWAP gets their logistic supplies.”

“They also give information to Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters regularly whenever the Military is planning any offensive. Have you wondered why it is that the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist seems invincible in recent times? It is because the INGOs are working for them and passing information that aids their operations.”

The source further added that the ultimate victims are the people who have been traumatized and exploited by the INGOs.

“The unfortunate thing is that the local people think the INGOs are there to help them, and as such, they are quick to do anything they ask them to do, including gathering information about the movement of military personnel and hardware through their communities.”

“For every movement of military hardware, the INGOs are aware and consequently pass the same information to the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. This is mainly responsible for the series on ambushes suffered by the Nigerian Military in recent times.

A former commander of Operation Lafiya Dole corroborated this position. He stated that one of the ways the war against terrorism can come to an end is when the Military begins strategic profiling of all the International Non-Governmental Organizations in North-East Nigeria.

“The Military must see to the fact that the activities of these organizations are curtailed. While I was in the theatre of operations, we got Intel that some INGOs were supplying food and medicine to the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. We made moves and intercepted a large supply meant for the insurgents along the Dikwa/Ngala axis.”

“The consignment was concealed in an operational truck of a notable organization of French origin and consisted of items such as food items, malaria medications, and sex-enhancing drugs, energy drinks, tramadol capsules, and cartons of Marlboro cigarettes.”

The former commander also stated that the situation was so bad that the more the Military make plans to launch an offensive, the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters would be informed, and they would change base.

“It got to the point that we were frustrated. It was like our movement was monitored, and our troops were ambushed regularly. It was much later we realized that some moles were planted in communities under the guise of humanitarian workers, and gathering information and passing to the Boko Haram group.”

“The INGOs are not helping our cause in the fight against terrorism, and not until they are eased out of the theatre of operations, the war against terrorism won’t come to an end soon because they are also using the prolonged war to extort donor agencies.”

It would be recalled that some time ago, the Nigerian Military closed down the offices of two French INGOs in Maiduguri and Damaturu for aiding and abetting terrorists and endangering humanitarian assistance to millions of people.

The Military in a statement said it obtained several credible intelligence, which indicated that some INGOs operating in the NE are notorious in supplying food and drugs to the criminals in the area.

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER commends Nigerian Army Super Camp Strategy, lauds constant presence of Buratai in the theatre

Boko Haram/ISWAP: CALSER commends Nigerian Army Super Camp Strategy, lauds constant presence of Buratai in the theatre

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The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has saluted the Nigerian Army's Super Camp Strategy as the perfect morale booster in the final push to victory against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

CALSER's gave this commendation after deploying a team of researchers to transverse the length and breadth of the northeast.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, convener Princess Ajibola said this strategy has recorded massive dividends, especially with the army's top shots, led by Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, always at the trenches. 

CALSER showered praises on Lt. Gen. Buratai who has made it a mandatory exercise to consistently pay routine visits to the theatre of operations to boost the morale of the troops.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights, however, frowned at selfish individuals against the Super Camps, whose mission is to undermine the giant strides recorded.

Read full statement below:

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights welcomes you all to this press conference organized in light of the operations of the Super Camp strategy of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to applaud the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria with the introduction measures and strategies aimed at ensuring the return of peace and tranquility in North-East Nigeria.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights deployed a team of researchers to transverse the length and breadth of North-East Nigeria to put issues in proper perspectives for members of the unsuspecting general public.

This periodic assessment by the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights is in line with its strategic objective of appraising the operations of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

We consequently wish to state that the Super Camp Strategy of the Nigerian Army has indeed provided that needed boost in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. This is cognizant of the fact that in the periods that the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Africa Rights deployed its team of researchers to the fields, it noticed the presence of some top brass of the Nigeria Army in the trenches with the troops.

We wish to state that on numerous occasions where researchers from the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights were on the field conducting periodic reviews of the war against terrorism, it has encountered on numerous occasions top brass of the Nigerian Army with the troops in the trenches, and worthy of mention is the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. This is quite commendable and an indication that indeed the leadership of the Nigerian Army has matched words with actions in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

This is also on the heels that the Super Camp strategy of the Nigerian Army has proved to be that avenue with which the Nigerian Army has continued to advance in multiple gains in the fight against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in North-East Nigeria.

The Coalition for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights appreciates the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff in the war against terrorism. It wishes to state that if this tempo is sustained, we might as well be seeing the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in Nigeria.

In light of the above, we call on the African continent to rise against the Boko Haram/ISWAP ideology by ensuring that those channels with which the Boko Haram/ISWAP spreads its ideology are identified and curtailed in the overall interest of the African continent.

The African continent must come together in this critical point of our existence and in one voice to work for the collective existence of the African region against the threats posed by some European forces working assiduously to see to the disintegration of the African continent through the covert sponsorship of the activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

We wish to state that an example should be taken from the leadership strides of the Nigerian Army where the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has made it a mandatory exercise to consistently pay routine visits to the theater of operations to boost the morale of the troops and as well as encouraging them to give in their best in the final push for the decimation of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

This is in light of the unwholesome practice and interest of the political authorities in North-East Nigeria that have been carrying out acts that undermine the efforts of Nigerian Military in the fight against terrorism and other acts of sabotage in the country.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights frowns at such dispositions and calls for unalloyed patriotism by all citizens, including the critical media community, to see to the final defeat of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

It must be noted that it is indeed a statement of the fact that all hands must be on deck in pursuit of the defeat of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP.

The Nigerian Military must not also tolerate any act of sabotage from any quarters in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria as multiple evidences suggests that some vested interested in North-East Nigeria that have been benefitting from the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist activities are hell-bent on seeing to the continuation of hostilities so they can continue to smile to the bank at the detriment of the generality of the people of North-East Nigeria.

This tide the Nigerian Military must stem if it is desirous of seeing to the end of the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to state in unequivocal terms that should the Nigerian Military treat such unwholesome practices with kids’ gloves the activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group would fester.
The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to use this medium to appreciate and commend the leadership of the Nigerian Military for the great efforts so far in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, and most notably, the introduction of the Super Camp Strategy that indeed proved to be the magic wand in routing the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in North-East Nigeria.

The leadership of the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights thank you all for finding time to attend this press conference and consequently states that in no distance time, Nigeria shall indeed celebrate the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP menace in North-East Nigeria.

Thank you all, and God Bless.
By News Proof

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights (CALSER) has saluted the Nigerian Army's Super Camp Strategy as the perfect morale booster in the final push to victory against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

CALSER's gave this commendation after deploying a team of researchers to transverse the length and breadth of the northeast.

Speaking at a press conference on Monday in Abuja, convener Princess Ajibola said this strategy has recorded massive dividends, especially with the army's top shots, led by Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, always at the trenches. 

CALSER showered praises on Lt. Gen. Buratai who has made it a mandatory exercise to consistently pay routine visits to the theatre of operations to boost the morale of the troops.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights, however, frowned at selfish individuals against the Super Camps, whose mission is to undermine the giant strides recorded.

Read full statement below:

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights welcomes you all to this press conference organized in light of the operations of the Super Camp strategy of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to applaud the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria with the introduction measures and strategies aimed at ensuring the return of peace and tranquility in North-East Nigeria.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights deployed a team of researchers to transverse the length and breadth of North-East Nigeria to put issues in proper perspectives for members of the unsuspecting general public.

This periodic assessment by the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights is in line with its strategic objective of appraising the operations of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

We consequently wish to state that the Super Camp Strategy of the Nigerian Army has indeed provided that needed boost in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. This is cognizant of the fact that in the periods that the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Africa Rights deployed its team of researchers to the fields, it noticed the presence of some top brass of the Nigeria Army in the trenches with the troops.

We wish to state that on numerous occasions where researchers from the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights were on the field conducting periodic reviews of the war against terrorism, it has encountered on numerous occasions top brass of the Nigerian Army with the troops in the trenches, and worthy of mention is the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. This is quite commendable and an indication that indeed the leadership of the Nigerian Army has matched words with actions in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria.

This is also on the heels that the Super Camp strategy of the Nigerian Army has proved to be that avenue with which the Nigerian Army has continued to advance in multiple gains in the fight against Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in North-East Nigeria.

The Coalition for African Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights appreciates the efforts of the Chief of Army Staff in the war against terrorism. It wishes to state that if this tempo is sustained, we might as well be seeing the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in Nigeria.

In light of the above, we call on the African continent to rise against the Boko Haram/ISWAP ideology by ensuring that those channels with which the Boko Haram/ISWAP spreads its ideology are identified and curtailed in the overall interest of the African continent.

The African continent must come together in this critical point of our existence and in one voice to work for the collective existence of the African region against the threats posed by some European forces working assiduously to see to the disintegration of the African continent through the covert sponsorship of the activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

We wish to state that an example should be taken from the leadership strides of the Nigerian Army where the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has made it a mandatory exercise to consistently pay routine visits to the theater of operations to boost the morale of the troops and as well as encouraging them to give in their best in the final push for the decimation of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

This is in light of the unwholesome practice and interest of the political authorities in North-East Nigeria that have been carrying out acts that undermine the efforts of Nigerian Military in the fight against terrorism and other acts of sabotage in the country.

The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights frowns at such dispositions and calls for unalloyed patriotism by all citizens, including the critical media community, to see to the final defeat of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group.

It must be noted that it is indeed a statement of the fact that all hands must be on deck in pursuit of the defeat of the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP.

The Nigerian Military must not also tolerate any act of sabotage from any quarters in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria as multiple evidences suggests that some vested interested in North-East Nigeria that have been benefitting from the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist activities are hell-bent on seeing to the continuation of hostilities so they can continue to smile to the bank at the detriment of the generality of the people of North-East Nigeria.

This tide the Nigerian Military must stem if it is desirous of seeing to the end of the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP group. The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to state in unequivocal terms that should the Nigerian Military treat such unwholesome practices with kids’ gloves the activities of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group would fester.
The Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights wishes to use this medium to appreciate and commend the leadership of the Nigerian Military for the great efforts so far in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria, and most notably, the introduction of the Super Camp Strategy that indeed proved to be the magic wand in routing the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist group in North-East Nigeria.

The leadership of the Coalition for Africa Liberation and Socio-Economic Rights thank you all for finding time to attend this press conference and consequently states that in no distance time, Nigeria shall indeed celebrate the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP menace in North-East Nigeria.

Thank you all, and God Bless.

Boko Haram/ISWAP: Group warns French envoy against statements capable of undermining Nigeria's efforts

Boko Haram/ISWAP: Group warns French envoy against statements capable of undermining Nigeria's efforts

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The National Democratic Front (NDF) has cautioned French Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Jerome Pasquier to quit making utterances capable of undermining Nigeria's progress against terrorism.

NDF gave this warning at a press conference on Saturday in Abuja in reaction to the French envoy's recent comments that Nigeria isn't doing enough in the war against insurgency.

In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Dr. Abdulkadir Bolaji, NDF berated France not overstretch its liberty by consciously inciting Nigerians against the Federal Government.

Dr. Bolaji described Pasquier's claims as an assault on the sensibilities of Nigerians, especially knowing the role played by European nation in the crisis in the northeast; arming and funding terrorists.

The NDF, therefore, demanded that “the French Ambassador to Nigeria should immediately withdraw the statements and apologize to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people for deriding their dilemma in the hands of terrorists.”

Read full statement below:

Nigeria is a country at peace with herself despite a catalogue of internal challenges. Nigeria cherishes international relations and the global community as defined by the principles of the United Nations (UN).

But Nigeria shall not condone acts from other countries, which seem to undermine her sovereignty as nation. France is unjustifiably attempting to test the patience of Nigeria with reckless and injurious public comments. 

France has no reason to deliberately provoke Nigeria. Even under colonial era, Nigeria was colonized by the Britons and not France. And so, there is no reason why France will make Nigeria her enemy and keep using her former colonies to make Nigeria uncomfortable by heightening lyrics of insecurity. 

The French Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Jerome Pasquier freely assaulted the sensibilities of Nigerians by public statement at a workshop in Abuja to the effect that the efforts of the Nigerian Government in addressing insecurity particularly in the Northeast are not enough.

Nigeria is aware of the behind the scenes schemes France has playing in the Northeast. Nigeria knows of France’s vested interest in the crude oil reserves in the Lake Chad Basin. It is suspected of using some dubious elements in Niger and other neighbouring countries to deprive Nigeria of this natural resource.

Nigeria’s quietness in the face of this glaring injustice does not mean the French envoy should carelessly confront and assault the sensibilities of Nigerians. Any attempt to puncture the patience of Nigerians as France is has staged out will be resisted. 

That Mr. Pasquier had the courage and effrontery to tell Nigerians at a workshop in Abuja that the Nigerian Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, the authorities and stakeholders should “step up actions and devise new approaches” is the height of heartlessness. It smacks of mockery and abuse of diplomatic privilege.

France should rather ask itself how much it has contributed to ending Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, hence its former colonies directly bear the brunt of any crisis in Nigeria. France has none. It has never issued a public statement condemning the atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria probably because it is excited by the blood they shed. 

Nigeria wishes to appeal to the UN, the European Union (EU),  the African Union (AU)  and the global community to investigate the festering Boko Haram terrorism on the fringes of Nigeria’s Borno state and the Republic of Niger.   France cannot be this nice by offering an advice, while it does nothing to help the country dismantle the barriers of Boko Haram from Nigeria to Niger.

Nigeria can accept any trash from foreign countries. But it should not transmute into mocking of the sanctity of Nigeria’s statehood as done by the French ambassador.

In Nigeria, France is widely accused of arming and funding terrorists through their Niger connections.  The same country cannot pretend and openly pour mud into the faces of Nigerian people with such careless and extremely very reckless statements.   

It punctures the ethics of diplomacy that France should seek to provoke and incite Nigerians against the Federal Government over an issue its role is still suspect. Seeking to rubbish the efforts of the Nigerian state in curbing terrorism is the least thing France should have ever contemplated. This is condemnable and unacceptable.

With every sense of responsibility and patriotism, NDF demands that the French Ambassador to Nigeria should immediately withdraw the statements and apologize to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people for deriding their dilemma in the hands of terrorists.


NDF pleads with Nigerians to remain calm in spite of the deliberate incitement by France. Nigeria shall always remain a peaceful country and will soon overcome her security challenges no matter the magnitude of conspiracies against her from countries like France.
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By News Proof

The National Democratic Front (NDF) has cautioned French Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Jerome Pasquier to quit making utterances capable of undermining Nigeria's progress against terrorism.

NDF gave this warning at a press conference on Saturday in Abuja in reaction to the French envoy's recent comments that Nigeria isn't doing enough in the war against insurgency.

In a statement signed by Secretary-General, Dr. Abdulkadir Bolaji, NDF berated France not overstretch its liberty by consciously inciting Nigerians against the Federal Government.

Dr. Bolaji described Pasquier's claims as an assault on the sensibilities of Nigerians, especially knowing the role played by European nation in the crisis in the northeast; arming and funding terrorists.

The NDF, therefore, demanded that “the French Ambassador to Nigeria should immediately withdraw the statements and apologize to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people for deriding their dilemma in the hands of terrorists.”

Read full statement below:

Nigeria is a country at peace with herself despite a catalogue of internal challenges. Nigeria cherishes international relations and the global community as defined by the principles of the United Nations (UN).

But Nigeria shall not condone acts from other countries, which seem to undermine her sovereignty as nation. France is unjustifiably attempting to test the patience of Nigeria with reckless and injurious public comments. 

France has no reason to deliberately provoke Nigeria. Even under colonial era, Nigeria was colonized by the Britons and not France. And so, there is no reason why France will make Nigeria her enemy and keep using her former colonies to make Nigeria uncomfortable by heightening lyrics of insecurity. 

The French Ambassador to Nigeria Mr. Jerome Pasquier freely assaulted the sensibilities of Nigerians by public statement at a workshop in Abuja to the effect that the efforts of the Nigerian Government in addressing insecurity particularly in the Northeast are not enough.

Nigeria is aware of the behind the scenes schemes France has playing in the Northeast. Nigeria knows of France’s vested interest in the crude oil reserves in the Lake Chad Basin. It is suspected of using some dubious elements in Niger and other neighbouring countries to deprive Nigeria of this natural resource.

Nigeria’s quietness in the face of this glaring injustice does not mean the French envoy should carelessly confront and assault the sensibilities of Nigerians. Any attempt to puncture the patience of Nigerians as France is has staged out will be resisted. 

That Mr. Pasquier had the courage and effrontery to tell Nigerians at a workshop in Abuja that the Nigerian Government under President Muhammadu Buhari, the authorities and stakeholders should “step up actions and devise new approaches” is the height of heartlessness. It smacks of mockery and abuse of diplomatic privilege.

France should rather ask itself how much it has contributed to ending Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria, hence its former colonies directly bear the brunt of any crisis in Nigeria. France has none. It has never issued a public statement condemning the atrocities of Boko Haram in Nigeria probably because it is excited by the blood they shed. 

Nigeria wishes to appeal to the UN, the European Union (EU),  the African Union (AU)  and the global community to investigate the festering Boko Haram terrorism on the fringes of Nigeria’s Borno state and the Republic of Niger.   France cannot be this nice by offering an advice, while it does nothing to help the country dismantle the barriers of Boko Haram from Nigeria to Niger.

Nigeria can accept any trash from foreign countries. But it should not transmute into mocking of the sanctity of Nigeria’s statehood as done by the French ambassador.

In Nigeria, France is widely accused of arming and funding terrorists through their Niger connections.  The same country cannot pretend and openly pour mud into the faces of Nigerian people with such careless and extremely very reckless statements.   

It punctures the ethics of diplomacy that France should seek to provoke and incite Nigerians against the Federal Government over an issue its role is still suspect. Seeking to rubbish the efforts of the Nigerian state in curbing terrorism is the least thing France should have ever contemplated. This is condemnable and unacceptable.

With every sense of responsibility and patriotism, NDF demands that the French Ambassador to Nigeria should immediately withdraw the statements and apologize to the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Nigerian people for deriding their dilemma in the hands of terrorists.


NDF pleads with Nigerians to remain calm in spite of the deliberate incitement by France. Nigeria shall always remain a peaceful country and will soon overcome her security challenges no matter the magnitude of conspiracies against her from countries like France.
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Boko Haram: Nigerians will soon have cause to celebrate the Army again- Archbishop Julius Ediwe

Boko Haram: Nigerians will soon have cause to celebrate the Army again- Archbishop Julius Ediwe

By News Proof

Archbishop Julius Ediwe
The Archbishop of the South-South Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria, Archbishop Julius Ediwe has stated that Nigerians would have a cause to celebrate the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in the country in no distant time.

The clergy, who is known for his many predictions on the state of affairs in Nigerian as regards the Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgency, stated this in an interview with journalists recently. In the interview, he emphasized the fact that there has been a strategic alliance against Nigeria by neighboring francophone countries, and this has been aiding and abetting the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters in launching offensives in Nigeria.

"The war against terrorism in Nigeria has assumed a dangerous dimension that has seen to the fact that some of our neighbors have been carrying out acts that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Army is ensuring that the remnants of the terrorist group are wiped out."

"This is a serious endeavor that requires not only the physical effort but also the spiritual efforts in praying and fasting for God in his infinite mercies to come to the rescue of Nigeria in this critical point of our existence."

He took a swipe at France and other francophone countries along the Lake Chad basin region for the inglorious role they have been playing that has seen to the buoyancy of the activities of the group in recent times.

"France and its allies must realize that they have not been good neighbors of Nigeria for whatever reason. A situation where the Boko Haram group have found solace in their territories from where they launch attacks in Nigeria is ungodly and against every known form of being one's brother's keeper."

"In the book of Romans 14:19, the bible stated that "So then let us pursue what makes for peace and mutual up building." They must understand that there been neighbors to Nigeria should be for good and not for evil. The instruction in the bible is explicit."

The clergy added that the South-South Pentecostal Churches have been interceding on behalf of Nigeria, and there are signs that the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP group is near.

"As we know, there is currently some in-fighting in the Boko Haram/ISWAP camp, and this is as a result of the relentless prayers offered by well-meaning Nigerians, as well as the tremendous efforts of the Nigerian military against the insurgents."

"Remember that I mentioned earlier that with the way things are going, it is now a combination of both physical and spiritual efforts that are required to win this war completely. I am glad about the results so far and return all the praises."

"They are tired of perambulating in the bushes because they do not have any base due to the constant pressure been mounted by the Nigerian Army in operation. This is indeed a sign that their end is indeed near, and Nigerians would have cause to celebrate their defeat by the grace of God."

The fiery cleric added that there are several revelations from God concerning Nigeria, and one of them is the fact that in the coming days and weeks, many more Boko Haram members would drop their arms and surrender.

"We have heard from God concerning Nigeria and the fight against the forces of evil that have conspired against our peace and unity. God revealed to us in the book of Deuteronomy 20:4 "for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory."

"I wish to tell Nigerians that indeed great victory is coming our way because God is not a man that he should lie. He has promised, and he will never fail.

The cleric called on Nigerians not to relent in prayers in fulfillment of the prophecy of God concerning Nigeria as regards the imminent defeat of the Boko Haram group.

"I call on all Nigerians regardless of the religious or ethnic affiliations to continue to pray for Nigeria because God has revealed that the end of Boko Haram is near”

"I heard from God that Boko Haram would be defeated under President Muhammadu Buhari and what we owe him is our constant prayers and support in this regard. I call on all of us to play this all-important role that would ultimately be beneficial to all of us as Nigerians."

The cleric further assured Nigerians that God is involved and doing great things. The military must remain focused on this final push in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. He also stated that in no distant time, Nigerians would begin to see and appreciate the efforts of the Nigerian military in the quest to keep Nigeria safe and secure.
By News Proof

Archbishop Julius Ediwe
The Archbishop of the South-South Pentecostal Churches in Nigeria, Archbishop Julius Ediwe has stated that Nigerians would have a cause to celebrate the efforts of the Nigerian Army in the fight against terrorism in the country in no distant time.

The clergy, who is known for his many predictions on the state of affairs in Nigerian as regards the Boko Haram/ISWAP insurgency, stated this in an interview with journalists recently. In the interview, he emphasized the fact that there has been a strategic alliance against Nigeria by neighboring francophone countries, and this has been aiding and abetting the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters in launching offensives in Nigeria.

"The war against terrorism in Nigeria has assumed a dangerous dimension that has seen to the fact that some of our neighbors have been carrying out acts that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Army is ensuring that the remnants of the terrorist group are wiped out."

"This is a serious endeavor that requires not only the physical effort but also the spiritual efforts in praying and fasting for God in his infinite mercies to come to the rescue of Nigeria in this critical point of our existence."

He took a swipe at France and other francophone countries along the Lake Chad basin region for the inglorious role they have been playing that has seen to the buoyancy of the activities of the group in recent times.

"France and its allies must realize that they have not been good neighbors of Nigeria for whatever reason. A situation where the Boko Haram group have found solace in their territories from where they launch attacks in Nigeria is ungodly and against every known form of being one's brother's keeper."

"In the book of Romans 14:19, the bible stated that "So then let us pursue what makes for peace and mutual up building." They must understand that there been neighbors to Nigeria should be for good and not for evil. The instruction in the bible is explicit."

The clergy added that the South-South Pentecostal Churches have been interceding on behalf of Nigeria, and there are signs that the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP group is near.

"As we know, there is currently some in-fighting in the Boko Haram/ISWAP camp, and this is as a result of the relentless prayers offered by well-meaning Nigerians, as well as the tremendous efforts of the Nigerian military against the insurgents."

"Remember that I mentioned earlier that with the way things are going, it is now a combination of both physical and spiritual efforts that are required to win this war completely. I am glad about the results so far and return all the praises."

"They are tired of perambulating in the bushes because they do not have any base due to the constant pressure been mounted by the Nigerian Army in operation. This is indeed a sign that their end is indeed near, and Nigerians would have cause to celebrate their defeat by the grace of God."

The fiery cleric added that there are several revelations from God concerning Nigeria, and one of them is the fact that in the coming days and weeks, many more Boko Haram members would drop their arms and surrender.

"We have heard from God concerning Nigeria and the fight against the forces of evil that have conspired against our peace and unity. God revealed to us in the book of Deuteronomy 20:4 "for the Lord your God is he who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies, to give you the victory."

"I wish to tell Nigerians that indeed great victory is coming our way because God is not a man that he should lie. He has promised, and he will never fail.

The cleric called on Nigerians not to relent in prayers in fulfillment of the prophecy of God concerning Nigeria as regards the imminent defeat of the Boko Haram group.

"I call on all Nigerians regardless of the religious or ethnic affiliations to continue to pray for Nigeria because God has revealed that the end of Boko Haram is near”

"I heard from God that Boko Haram would be defeated under President Muhammadu Buhari and what we owe him is our constant prayers and support in this regard. I call on all of us to play this all-important role that would ultimately be beneficial to all of us as Nigerians."

The cleric further assured Nigerians that God is involved and doing great things. The military must remain focused on this final push in the fight against terrorism in Nigeria. He also stated that in no distant time, Nigerians would begin to see and appreciate the efforts of the Nigerian military in the quest to keep Nigeria safe and secure.

Microfinance Boss Accuses Police Of Harassment, Intimidation

Microfinance Boss Accuses Police Of Harassment, Intimidation

By Kunle Olasanmi
Abuja

Benedette Uzoamaka Obiajunwa
The Chairman of Atlas Microfinance Bank, Benedette Uzoamaka Obiajunwa, has cried to the High Court of Justice, over constant harassment by policemen attached to the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

According to Obiajunwa, through her counsel, Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Obasi-Nweze, the IGP Special Monitoring Team turned itself into a debt recovery agents contrary to a judgement of the Supreme Court that says the Police cannot act as a debt recovery agent.

According to a court document made available to LEADERSHIP, one Mr. Ignay Nwene, trading under the name NMA LULU UNO, secured a consent judgement sum of over N100m against Atlas Micro Finance Bank.

Out of the consent judgement sum, Mrs. Obiajunwa was able to pay about N50m while also pleading with Nweze to be patient with her so that she can raise money to pay up.

But Nwene, who claimed he ran out of patience used extra judicial means to intimidate and harassed Obiajunwa to pay him.

According to Barrister Nweze, the businessman engaged the IGP monitoring team to intimidate and harassed his client so as to recover his money which was against the law of the federal republic of Nigeria.

According to him, Supreme Court has settled it in one of its judgements that the police is not a debt recovery agent and cannot recover debt for anyone.

According to a motion on notice filed by Barrister Nweze, the consent judgement sum is only enforceable by the Deputy Sheriff of the high court and his officers in a manner directed by the court and not the Nigeria Police.

In an affidavit attached to the motion on notice, dated February 20, 2020, Obiajunwa said she was arrested, detained and tortured alongside her brother Joseph Amaechi Odenigbo, on the order of Ignay Nwene.

''That I am one of the applicants herein and I was arrested, detained and tortured by the 1st to 5th respondent at the behest of the 6th respondent (Ignay Nwene) from the 18th to 24th December, 2019 and since then the 1st to 5th respondent have been inviting me for them to keep me in their custody until they pay the consent judgement sum against Atlas Micro Finance Bank.

Respondent in the suit are the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, FCT Police Commissioner, Adamu Elena, ACP and Head, IGP Special Monitoring Unit, ASP Aminu Sokoto, IPO, Ignay Nwene and Deputy Sherrif, FCT High Court.

The case has been adjourned April 1, 2020.
By Kunle Olasanmi
Abuja

Benedette Uzoamaka Obiajunwa
The Chairman of Atlas Microfinance Bank, Benedette Uzoamaka Obiajunwa, has cried to the High Court of Justice, over constant harassment by policemen attached to the office of the Inspector-General of Police.

According to Obiajunwa, through her counsel, Barrister Ifeanyichukwu Obasi-Nweze, the IGP Special Monitoring Team turned itself into a debt recovery agents contrary to a judgement of the Supreme Court that says the Police cannot act as a debt recovery agent.

According to a court document made available to LEADERSHIP, one Mr. Ignay Nwene, trading under the name NMA LULU UNO, secured a consent judgement sum of over N100m against Atlas Micro Finance Bank.

Out of the consent judgement sum, Mrs. Obiajunwa was able to pay about N50m while also pleading with Nweze to be patient with her so that she can raise money to pay up.

But Nwene, who claimed he ran out of patience used extra judicial means to intimidate and harassed Obiajunwa to pay him.

According to Barrister Nweze, the businessman engaged the IGP monitoring team to intimidate and harassed his client so as to recover his money which was against the law of the federal republic of Nigeria.

According to him, Supreme Court has settled it in one of its judgements that the police is not a debt recovery agent and cannot recover debt for anyone.

According to a motion on notice filed by Barrister Nweze, the consent judgement sum is only enforceable by the Deputy Sheriff of the high court and his officers in a manner directed by the court and not the Nigeria Police.

In an affidavit attached to the motion on notice, dated February 20, 2020, Obiajunwa said she was arrested, detained and tortured alongside her brother Joseph Amaechi Odenigbo, on the order of Ignay Nwene.

''That I am one of the applicants herein and I was arrested, detained and tortured by the 1st to 5th respondent at the behest of the 6th respondent (Ignay Nwene) from the 18th to 24th December, 2019 and since then the 1st to 5th respondent have been inviting me for them to keep me in their custody until they pay the consent judgement sum against Atlas Micro Finance Bank.

Respondent in the suit are the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police, FCT Police Commissioner, Adamu Elena, ACP and Head, IGP Special Monitoring Unit, ASP Aminu Sokoto, IPO, Ignay Nwene and Deputy Sherrif, FCT High Court.

The case has been adjourned April 1, 2020.

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