Thursday, 3 August 2017

Boko-Haram: Some Soldiers Had Stayed in Northeast For Over Four Years-Fayose

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‘’when you keep soldiers in a troubled spot for more than four years without making substantial changes how do you expect positives results.’’ We had that some of those soldiers compromise and do what they are not expected to do, no doubt, if you want things of such to continue, you should expect more of such action. On our part, it is unthinkable to believe that soldiers kept in a particular spot for four years and still counting will not compromise with those enemies fighting Nigeria, don’t forget some of them are part of us’’

This was the submission of ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose when addressing journalist in Ado ekiti monitored by urban express news correspondent. Continuing, Ayo Fayose said he refuse to believe boko haram is tactically defeated, making reference to united states’ country report on terrorism  2016, and transparency international  ( TI) report revealing  corruption in the military as confirmation  of his stern position that the federal government lied to Nigerians that the sect had been technically defeated
 “With over 120 Nigerians killed by the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State last month alone, it is necessary for the federal government to face the reality that it has a very long walk to victory in the fight against the insurgents,” Fayose said
In a statement in Ado Ekiti wednesday by the governor’s Special Assistant on Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, the governor alleged a possible ‘arranged’ release of some Chibok girls by the federal government to divert attention of Nigerians and give the impression that it was making progress in the fight against the insurgents.
The US Department of State’s Bureau for Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism had said in the report that the inability of security agencies in Nigeria to share intelligence report because of animosity is affecting the success in the fight against Boko Haram.
It went further to accuse the State Security Services (SSS) of failure to share intelligence report with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), thus making it harder to investigate Boko Haram financing.
“This report by the US Government has further lent credence to earlier revelation by the Transparency International (TI) that despite President Muhammadu Buhari government’s anti-corruption fight, corruption in the military is weakening Nigeria’s efforts to battle Boko Haram.
“The report is also a confirmation that the SSS has abandoned its core responsibility of intelligence gathering and turned itself into an instrument of political oppression, invading judges residences in the night,” the governor said.
On how the insurgents can be defeated, the governor said: “The first step will be for the federal government to stop lying to Nigerians. The government must let the people know the situation on ground so that genuine assistance can be offered.
“There should also be a periodic change in military personnel so that officers don’t become institutions to themselves.
“As revealed by the TI, fight against Boko Haram has become a cash cow for some top military officers and corrupt politicians in the Buhari’s government, with the creation of fake defence contracts and laundering the proceeds often labroad-UK, U.S. and elsewhere.
“The TI went further to state that the military is left without vital equipment, insufficiently trained, low in morale and under-resourced.
“The federal government must therefore address the widespread corruption in the fight against Boko Haram as revealed by the TI and also see to the welfare of the military personnel involved in the fight.”
While reiterating the need for the government to say the truth always, Fayose said: “The government cannot keep telling the public that Boko Haram had been decimated and the same Boko Haram was able to kill over 120 people in just one state in one month.

“Few hours ago, the insurgents invaded a community in Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, killing more than 10 people and sacking the entire community.
“The truth like I said, two days ago is that the battle is not over yet. In fact, it is raging fiercer than ever before. The gory killing of the oil workers confirms this. The wanton destruction of lives andproperty all over the place by Boko Haram also testifies to this fact.”

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