Buhari to Army: Stop ‘political madness’ in North East, South East, Niger Delta

FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory
FILE PHOTO: A Nigerian soldier pull down a Boko Haram flag as a mark of victory

The Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja hosted President Muhammadu Buhari to Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner and presented to him the captured Boko Haram flag.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the flag was handed over to the president by the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Lucky Irabor.

Troops operating in the North East had ‎‎successfully captured ‎the‎ “Camp Zero”, ‎the strongest enclave of Boko Haram terrorists sect, in the Sambisa Forest.‎

Mr. Irabor, a Maj. -Gen., had disclosed that ‎about 1,240 suspected Boko Haram terrorists were arrested during a mop-up operation by troops inside the Sambisa forest.

While receiving the flag, President Buhari challenged the armed forces to continue to ensure the survival of Nigeria as a geo-political entity despite what he described as “political madness” being exhibited in some parts of the country.

According to him, the army is duty-bound to ensure the sustenance of peaceful co-existence among the over 250 ethnic groups across the country.

“We will do our best to build the national institutions in the country.

“All these political madness in the North East, the Niger Delta or in the East should not be allowed to cause division or any form of tension in the country.

“There are 250 ethnic groups, so keeping Nigeria one is a task that must be done, even for your personal reason you must make sure this country remains united and stronger,’’ he said.

President Buhari, who narrated his early military life in Abeokuta and subsequent redeployment to Zaire (now Congo), said he was almost killed while on duty even before enjoying his first salary as an officer.

The president said he was conversant with the problems of the military having spent over 25 years in the service.

He recalled how his refusal to adhere to an advice from the IMF, World Bank to devalue the naira and increase prices of fuel and flour, as a military Head of State, led to his removal.

He said: “I refused and gave my reasons and the next thing I knew I was removed and detained for three and half years.

“As a civilian president I will do my best and I’m telling you all these because you are part of the leadership of this great country and God willing we will remain great.”

In his remarks, the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, urged the officers and men of the Guards Brigade to always maintain the courage and discipline they are known for in 2017 and beyond.

He assured that the military would continue their onslaught in the North East, and would not rest in mopping up of the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents.

Mr. Buratai, a Lt. Gen., reassured that the Nigerian Army would remain apolitical in carrying out its duties to the nation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the regimental dinner night, which was organised to mark the end of drilling year of the Presidential Brigade of Guards, afforded the officers of the brigade to socialise with their commanders.

The highlight of the occasion was the ‎inauguration of the PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) Gymnasium at the Scorpion Mess in W.U. Bassey Cantonment by the President.

The event also witnessed the presentation of Souvenirs, Scorpion Magazine and Compendium of Guards Brigade as well as the conducts of the band by the President.

The Commander, Brigade of Guards, Musa Yusuf, a Brig.-Gen., delivered the vote of thanks at the occasion which was attended by notable personalities including the representative of Senate President, ‎Sen. Leader, Ali Ndume, and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Muhammed Bello.

Others are the National Security Adviser, Service Chiefs‎, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris, Presidential aides among others.(NAN)


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  • elvis

    Dumb president. What is political about boko haram. Stop comparing them with niger delta and south east issue

    • Senator D

      You just called him “Dumb” where do you expect him to have the commonsense to stop the comparison?

  • obiora

    Biafrans are realy almost there, Where they wanted to be. May God almighty help us.

    • Senator D

      Do you know the discussion going on in the UN? Amina has leaked the info to Bubu…That’s the reason for the worry in the PARASITIC NORTH…

  • Hajiya Tunsj Soyemi(mai fura)

    “He recalled how his refusal to adhere to an advice from the IMF, World Bank to devalue the naira and increase prices of fuel and flour, as a military Head of State, led to his removal.”

    BABA, HAVE YOU NOT ‘DEVALUED’ THE NAIRA AND INCREASED THE PRICE OF FUEL NOW??
    NO B INCREASE IN PRICE OF FLOUR BE D KOKO NOW. NA INCREASE IN PRICE OF GARRI..COMMON GARRI! NA D KOKO BE DAT!

    All available data and statistics indicate this APC regime is a DISASTER!

  • evidence

    Anytime he opens his mouth,he reaffirms his crass stupidity and incompetence.

  • Decimator

    “All these political madness in the North East, the Niger Delta or in the East should not be allowed to cause division or any form of tension in the country.

    At last Mohammadu Buhari seems to be coming to terms with the reality that he has become the president of a non-existing Nation.

    In earnest, today the greatest threat to the peaceful co-existence of the present Nigerian enclave is Mohammadu Buhari and his Cronies of the larger Fulani Nation spread around Niger, Chad, Cameroon, Senegal and Mali etc.

    Just build that your highly cherished larger Fulani Nation, which you in reality bear allegiance to, but do not submerge the other ethnic Nationalities in the Nigerian Enclave into it through your military and Fulani Headsmen Militia.

    Let other ethnic Nationalities in the present Nigerian Enclave thrive. Very simple

  • The Optimist

    Mr President, sir, is any madness worse than that of the terrorist herdsmen in the middle belt? Why is that you don’t seem to see it as a national disaster crying for redress?

  • Ebere Asika Umeh

    Buhari will be alive to experience Biafra exist. This ideology is bigger than him and his Fulani milishia. Nigeria is no longer a valid state since 2014 going by amalgamation ducment. We are free to go our separate ways.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Common rants

      • thusspokez

        Yeah, the mørøn [oops! Nigerian intellectual] defending issue.

      • Senator D

        Rants? Are you not already afraid? If not why are you here fighting and quarreling? Just go and sleep and relax… You shall live to see the agitation of people to be free from PARASITIC NORTH become a reality forever!

  • Braun

    Nothing on Southern Kaduna where your kinsmen are holding sway.

  • Alex

    Belive it or not,Buhari will be hiding that BH Islamic flag under his pillows and kissing before he goes to sleep.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      In your confused brain.

      • thusspokez

        Yeah, the intellectual defending issue – Nigerian style!

    • Senator D

      I bet my ten cents bro… You are 100% kworrekt!

  • Lina

    What about political madness in S Kaduna, in Adamawa where Fulanis are fighting Kanuris, in Benue and Kogi states where Fulanis are steadily making incursions into their land and occupying their land.
    It is obvious that the president’s determination to ensure Nigeria is kept one is fuelled by his desire to Islamise Nigeria and not by patriotism. His silence over the activities of the fulanis is deafening. He will go to any length, using national resources both monetary and human to fight cattle rustlers as if cattle rearing was a national asset, and yet turn a blind eye to unsuspecting Nigerian citizens who are pounced upon and massacred by his Fulani brothers while they are relaxing in their own homes.
    The president is hereby reminded that cattle rustling should by fought at the expense of the owners and not by the countriy’s security forces or state governments. The priority should be the citizens not cattle.

    • Eluba Inas

      There is nothing Islamic about Fulani herdsmen activities. That issue is about cattle rustling, destruction of farm lands, and revenge attacks. Learn to separate and address each issue as it is. In fact if you care to investigate you will find out that most Fulani herdsmen do not practice any religion.

  • thusspokez

    Buhari to Army: Stop ‘political madness’

    If it is “political”, what makes Buhari think that he can solve political problem with military madness?

    These politicians were elected to solve (among others) political problems but see military force as panacea to every problem because none of them posses the wherewithal to solve problems let alone difficult political and social problems — which one would expect in a complex multi-ethnic, multi-faith country like Nigeria.

    • Eluba Inas

      Once again you demonstrated your level of confusion by your statement. There is nothing like “military madness” in fight an evil entity like BH. Everything is off the table when it comes to those idiots. If you truly know the destruction they have caused you won’t be saying such nonsense.

      • thusspokez

        There is nothing like “military madness

        But you believe that there is “political madness”?

        My comment above was about political and social problems in general. Read carefully and try to understand my comments before you rush to respond to them.

  • thusspokez

    The Nigerian Army on Friday night in Abuja hosted President Muhammadu Buhari to Guards Brigade Regimental Dinner and presented to him the captured Boko Haram flag.

    So immature! What a bunch of mumus.

    A flag is just a piece of cloth, so what is so unique about one captured boko haram make-do flag — probably flown by the mumus on a special chartered aircraft to Abuja to present to the president. The world must be amused by the sight of the Nigerian President receiving a captured make-do boko haram flag. tut tut tut! I despair!

    • Eluba Inas

      A flag is a symbol of an entity, in this case BH, so capturing it makes a lot of military sense.

      • thusspokez

        It wasn’t exactly the Nazi flag hanging above the Brandenburg Gate, was it?

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Ask what a flag symbolizes if you too uneducated to know.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          Ask what a flag symbolizes if you are too uneducated to know.

          • thusspokez

            if you are too uneducated to know.

            LOL! Typical Nigerian response. Very rich, the word “uneducated” coming from someone from a country with one of the worst education standard in the world.

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Is that your response to the issue raised? You have been pretending to know,unfortunately,your pretence is too weak. Since your ignorance better describes who you are,why not allow the intellectuals to defend issues,rather than disturb us here with your perpetual quote and pastes

          • thusspokez

            Is that your response to the issue raised?

            What issue have you raised except present the usual “Nigerian argument”?

            The lack of wherewithal to argue or debate issues is a common problem with many of you on Nigerian websites. How can anyone call himself or herself “intellectual” without even the basic means to argue?

            “Ask what a flag symbolizes if you are too uneducated to know.” is your idea of intellectual defending issue? Comical indeed! And you seem deluded.

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Again! Emptiness, as usual. Come down from your air stage and stop being too Superior.

          • thusspokez

            Again! Emptiness, as usual. Come down from your air stage and stop being too Superior.

            This is, in effect, an admission of your inferiority, but I doubt that you have the wherewithal to figure out how I came to that conclusion.

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Can’t make any sense from all your submission. Please get yourself educated.

          • thusspokez

            Please get yourself educated.

            No Thanks! Keep your Nigerian education — not for me!

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            The same shallow submission. How may I know the way you came up with your jaundiced conclusion.

          • Senator D

            By forging a certificate? And forgetting same with the Nigerian Customs or maybe this time around with the Police! Olodo rabatta…

          • Senator D

            Who is upvoting you? Kai, wonders shall never end!

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            Your brain is simply fried and hence don’t deserve a responsible response.

          • Senator D

            What more can you say? Parasite and pedophile like you!

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            I repeat I can’t dignify you with a response. Thanks

          • Senator D

            You just confirmed my worst fears… The parasitic northerner’s way of showing inferiority complex…

          • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

            You hat no job, go find one. I don’t have your time too busy.

          • Senator D

            My job is to look you in the face and call you what you are: Parasite, Pedophile and a curse to the collective blessings of the East, the West and Southern Nigeria!

          • Senator D

            Please explain Mr Educationist… I want to know Mr United States of Nigeria!

      • Senator D

        You just proved how pathetic your loyalty is. You tell me that by Boko Haram burning the Nigerian flag they have actually subdued Nigeria? Please explain “military sense”

    • Senator D

      A committee on how to destroy the flag will be inaugurated and then a white paper released and Liar Mohammed will give a speech on that!

  • thusspokez

    “All these political madness in the North East, the Niger Delta or in the East should not be allowed to cause division or any form of tension in the country.”

    One can’t always blame Buhari for omitting Christmas in his Christmas well-wish or omit North-West and North-Central in this case. These are not Buhari’s omission but his speech writers and spokesperson’s deliberate omissions. These people have a tribal and Islamic agenda and seems to have infiltrated the Buhari’s administration.

    In every administration, one would find such group of close-knit ideological friends with their own agenda and would often try to nudge the government, in which they serve, in their direction. Like the neo-conservatives infiltrators in George Bush’s administration that consequently led Bush into disastrous home and foreign policies.

    • Eluba Inas

      How can Buhari omits Christmas in his Christmas well-wish? You are confused!

    • Gibson Bosah

      Always take ur drugs at least 2hrs b4 u login

      • thusspokez

        This is your counter argument? Well done!

    • Otile

      But is your god Buhari so_stupid, can’t he read over the speech and change the words/phrases he does not like? Many times intelligent presidents write their own speeches to convey their own real feelings. Haba

  • imagine_2012

    Stewpid buhari as always.

    • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

      Excuse me sir!say that to your father when you get to him.

      • imagine_2012

        Hahahhaah…..another stewpid fellow.

        • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

          You agree you have a fellow s2 pid? Nice,but count me out of your s2 p d T.

      • thusspokez

        This is the response of the poster who claims to be an intellectual.

      • Senator D

        I see you already did so to your father!

  • Daniel

    What about the ‘madness’ in he North Central?

    Some one is truly a waste of Nigeria’s time.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Welcome back the NA. The enemies of Nigeria have started growing grey hair. Any good news about Nigeria is always their night mare. You will see them trying to divert attention from the real issues using their uninformed biadaft,insult at the personality of the president, unnecessary comparation. Well we are almost there,those whose dream is biafdaft can live on in their terrifying dream. All sorts of tantrum have bee thrown but have all failed woefully. Chest beating is the best asset at their disposal,let them continue to deploy it.

    • optimisticman1

      Nigeria is a dead country. It cannot resurrect. There is no hope for Nigeria so long as tribal minds like Buhari continue to preside over its affairs.

    • Sir Louis

      Disappointing comment from a true and concerned Nigerian if you are mature or educated.

      • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

        For being patriotic?

        • Senator D

          Are you shitting me? You are simply a bootlicker!

  • optimisticman1

    Twisted mind thinking he can bring everybody to submission with guns, forgetting that believe is stronger than gun.

  • marc umeh

    This impression that Nigeria is a entity united by FORCE is an anachronism that should be abandoned in speeches by the president. He should instead be touting the tremendous advantage we could be enjoying if the country stayed one—— the vast land mass , the seaports , the natural resources ( known and unknown) etc.
    The main job of maintaining internal peace and cohesion lies with the police not military.

    • Sir Louis

      Well thought and correct.

  • Otile

    Life has never been better for the Fulanis than now that their tribesman is at the helm. Since 2015 Buhari came to power his Fulani tribesmen have been matching from glory to glory, killing people, conquering territories in the SS SE, securing obedience from SW, with federal juicy jobs going to Fulanis and Buhari in-laws.

  • Iskacountryman

    i thought kanu was incarcerated in the mental wing of our top of the range zoo mental hospitals…what is this man blabbing about…if you want shekau and tompolo…you have to catch them first…

  • Senator D

    Did he say, “Political Madness”? So, he knows it’s all about politics? Nah waooo… Nigeria is in for a bumpy ride under this man…

  • Senator D

    Do you know the hush hush discussion going on in the UN circle? Amina has leaked the info to Bubu…That’s the reason for the worry of the PARASITIC NORTH…