Despite Chibok Girls, Boko Haram taking several territory, ex-NSA Dasuki says Jonathan ‘defeated’ Boko Haram

Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki
Former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

Despite the Boko Haram taking over several territory including about 16 local government areas during the Goodluck Jonathan administration, the then National Security Adviser, NSA, said the government deserves commendation for defeating the group.

Speaking from detention where he is being held for allegedly mismanaging about $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram, Mr. Dasuki said it was the actions of the Goodluck Jonathan administration against Boko Haram that made the 2015 general election possible in Nigeria.

Mr. Dasuki spoke in a foreward he personally wrote to a 308-page book titled ‘Boko Haram Media War – An Encounter with the Spymaster,’ authored by Yushau Shuaib, an award-winning Public Relations professional.

According to the former NSA, the 2015 general elections would not have taken place especially in the volatile north-east if the government under which he served had not risen to the occasion to “defeat” Boko Haram.

Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]
Boko Haram militants [Photo: Independent.ie]
“In fact, without our intervention in ensuring the defeat of Boko Haram, the electorates could not have had the opportunity to exercise their franchise,” Mr. Dasuki was quoted in the forward.

“It is a fact that we provided peace and stability that afforded Nigerians, especially in the North-East in voting for their governors, legislators and others in the 2015 elections.

“In the war-front are evident success stories which Shuaib has mentioned in some of the articles that featured in this book, especially on media relations, self-censorship, gallantry in recovering dozens of cities and towns among other declassified revelations,” he said.

Mr. Dasuki did not, however, elaborate on how the former ragtag militants were able to mobilise and defeat several military formations before taking over the territories while he was NSA.

It was also during his tenure that the terror group kidnapped about 270 teenage girls from a secondary school in Chibok, Borno State. Many of the girls have since been released due to the efforts of the current administration, although scores still remain with the insurgents.

According to the federal government, funds meant to equip soldiers were allegedly shared amongst various politicians by Mr. Dasuki’s office, allowing the insurgents to defeat the poorly equipped and poorly motivated soldiers.

The Muhammadu Buhari government that eventually won the 2015 election is currently prosecuting the NSA alongside several others who took part in the alleged scandal, now termed #Dasukigate.

The government has also refused to release Mr. Dasuki on bail despite several court orders.

In the forward he wrote, the ex-NSA said part of the strategies deployed by the Jonathan administration was the use of what he called, “Crisis Communication”, which he said aided the government in “to win the heart of the citizens, boost the morale of the troops and weaken the fighting spirit of the terrorists.”

Short of blaming the Buhari administration of not doing enough, media wise, in the current war against Boko Haram, Mr. Dasuki said, “In strategic communication for crisis management, especially in confronting the Boko Haram, the media was a major tool in the campaign against the insurgency. There was thorough, timely and responsible reportage of the campaign. Some of the media played very strategic roles at great risk to their lives in the successes recorded, especially by our forces in the war against terrorism.”

He added that as part the Jonathan administration’s strategy in ensuring the mutual relationship with the media stakeholders, a 17-member Forum of the Spokespersons of Security and Response Agencies, FOSSRA, which included Mr. Shuaib, the author of the book, was established with representatives from the military, security, intelligence and response agencies.

According to Mr. Dasuki, the media component of the War on Terror, which “Yushau Shuaib and his team” carried out included various activities including issuance over 3000 media contents including newsworthy items and publications, exclusive news placements and editorial control of sensitive reports, hosting of timely and regular press briefings, social media engagements and production of specialised publications amongst others.

Apart from the military intervention, which he said Mr. Shuaib’s 308-pager talked about, the former NSA said the Jonathan administration implemented a “Soft Approach Programme” by initiating the countering terrorism alternative through de-radicalization, as well as implementing programs for the economic empowerment, education, communication, rehabilitation and counselling in the North-East.

He submitted that sensitive security issues were handled in a most professional manner, with strict adherence to confidentiality to avoid compromising national security.

Mr. Dasuki commended Mr. Shuaib for his “courage and boldness in the face of the current situations in the country and for his principle and consistency” in stating the obvious and indeed the facts in the book.

“On the media campaign, Yushau Shuaib who came highly recommended had been disengaged from the public service but was immediately re-engaged by the system to act as Chief Consultant on Crisis Communication. From the theories of Mass Communication, we deployed practical aspects of Crisis Communication throughout the Campaign period, especially between June 2013 to May 2015,” he said.

The ‘successes’ achieved by the Jonathan administration, referenced by Mr. Dasuki, occurred after a six weeks postponement of the 2015 general elections was announced from February 14 to March 28 of that year.

During that period and since then, the military have retaken several of the territory initially controlled by the sect. In the north-east, especially Borno State, the 2015 general elections were conducted largely in the IDP camps, due to the frail nature of security at that time. The then ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, eventually lost the presidential election as well as most of the elections conducted in Borno and many states of the north-east.


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  • samG60

    Whatever the objective of this headline is right after Diezani Bombshell, it’s rather misleading. I don’t want to be seen to be defending former NSA but these words are not new, they’ve been written before and you are just rehashing stale news for sensationalism and click bait. To the substance of the matter also, bokoharam were not holding any territory as of the time Goodluck handed over, and it’s true that elections were conducted in that part of the country with a large turnout. Wether funds were mismanaged or not is a different story altogether and it’s for those accused to defend themselves in a court of law. Why don’t you write also about disobedience of constitution and various court orders by illegally detaining citizens, the massacre of shiite, destruction of their homes and places of worship, and illegal detention of their leader.

  • Mayo

    This headline is simply clickbait and the inference Premium Times is trying to draw is simply wrong. You can’t be saying –…Despite Chibok Girls and Boko Haram taking several territory.. since Dasuki is not making the claim of defeating BH before the above events happened. A legitimate charge to make against him is – should the events have happened in the first place?

  • Shahokaya

    Dasuki: How we spent billions to defeat Boko Haram ” We issued over 3000 media contents including newsworthy items and publications, exclusive news placements and editorial control of sensitive reports, hosting of timely and regular press briefings, social media engagements and production of specialised publications amongst others.” The Sambisa Expert that rescued Chibok girls and caught Shekau alive , act one scene one!

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    These criminals have no remorse for diverting money meant to fight boko haram, which lead to the death of our soldiers, thousands of Nigerians & displaced millions.
    The government should demand capital punishment.

    • Nieriho ImodezI

      Miserable parasite. Sorry, miserable “Weaker Animal”! That’s what the hair dresser called Aisha called you. Instead of you to demand that the ‘National’ assembly, or should I say ‘Hausa/Fulani Assembly’ impeach a frail, sickly invisible so called president, you are here on the net like a real weak Animal demanding the ridiculous. While suicide bombers are never named, Islamist terrorists set free for “Lack of evidence”, murderers who kill on thumped up blasphemy charges etc are set free, you are demanding capital punishment for a man who is a victim of Buhari’s vindictive campaign…just because he actively participated in the arrest of Buhari during the coup that took him out 3 decades ago. Yeye Fowl!

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        You have only insulted me without making a point.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          There are many like them; not even worthy to be tagged ‘intellectual orphans’.

    • Ken

      I never knew that Nigerians are this daft! How on earth can somebody be saying that Dasuki diverted money yet up till now there is no trace of such diversion. The prove has not recorded any outcome he cannot be proven guilty outside the court. Why is the govt not prosecuting him? Buhari knows the truth that there are no evidence to prove any crime against Dasuki.

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        You must have been in planet sun when money were diverted for Ekiti, Osun and 2015 general election.

        • Ken

          That is where you get it wrong. The money for Ekiti is from the govt not from Arms money. Now, where did Buhari get money to fund his election. It is equally from govt. Amaechi spent over N50b. Fashola spent over N40b Lagos money. Somany Govs gave Buhari money. Where do you think GEJ would source his campaign funds? Where do Govs get theirs? Where did Obj and Yar’Adua and Fashola and others get their campaign funds? Stop deceivin yourself and think up.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            They were diverted from natural defence budget.

          • 0tile

            I know you have been faking Edo origin. You reason like a Yoruba, talk like a Yoruba, hate like an oduafraudian. You don’t have any common sense at all. Many Yorubas are highly intelligent but some of you dummies and e-rats here are hopeless. Awo ode.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            Where I came from is not as important as what I wish for Nigeria. Probably, accountability in government.
            No one gain from bad corrupt government. We all pay the price.

          • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

            Don’t waste your time and data on a brain dead nincompoop.

            He’d never appreciate the difference.

          • Izedomi Ohirein

            We have them even in my Village blaming the Council Chairmen or State governor for the deplorable state of Federal Road.
            I try to inform them because they are also voters.

  • curseless

    I believe the long incarceratio of Dasuki is causing him to have retrograde amnesia

    • Qaqa Abu

      @davidsonlawoyin:disqus

      “The real problem with the country is that Jihad has been launched in Nigeria;
      and Islamists that have been interfering in the governance of the country;
      using “Taqiyya” (approved deception) as “Stealth/Civilisation Jihad”,
      and Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen as violent Jihad,
      are relentless in their pursuit of eradicating democracy
      in Nigeria.

      The objective of the Islamists (Political Islam) is to supplant the constitution of Nigeria
      with Sharia ideology as the source of legislation in the nation. The conflict between
      democracy as national ideology, and Sharia as a usurping ideology,
      is responsible for the crisis unfolding in Nigeria.
      The nation is in the throes of Jihad.”

      …………Army Generals T.Y Danjuma,
      Joshua Dongoyaro and Zamani Lekwot

      (July 14th, 2017)

      • Dandelion

        @davidsonlawoyin:disqus

        All over the public service in Lagos state now, it is either you hear
        SANUSI or GANIYU or ABDUL or RAUFU or RAJI or LATIFU. You will never
        here PETER, PAUL, JAMES, MICHAEL or JOHNSON in Lagos state government
        today. That is what General Theophilus Y. Danjuma describes above as “Taqiyya” –
        meaning approved deception of the naive Christians to effect “Stealth/Civilisation Jihad”,

        I WANT TO THANK those three [3] army generals; namely, Generals T.Y Danjuma, Joshua Dongoyaro
        and Zamani Lekwot, for coming out to say that the Muslims in Nigeria have started doing Jihad in Nigeria. These plotting Muslims include northern traditional rulers and some retired and serving army generals. They are the hidden face of the Islamic Jihad in Nigeria.

        Boko Haram is the open face to intimidate non-Muslims into total surrender. Boko Haram has infiltrated Lagos and now operates in Ikorodu under the alias called Badoo. There is nothing really called Badoo.
        It is Boko Haram by another name.

        The only reason Boko Haram came to invade Lagos is that Taliban Bola Tinubu is there to provide cover. Taliban Bola Tinubu is the face of Islamic Jihad in Lagos. He is the one who destroyed peaceful community relations by promoting and appointing mediocre Muslims into jobs above their heads.

        • Leke O. Leigh

          @davidsonlawoyin:disqus

          To me, the better education of the Lagos Christians
          is useless, if the Christians can’t think by themselves. How can
          people who are clearly better-educated than the mostly illiterate Muslims
          receive interpretations of reality from lesser educated Muslims? Why? Isn’t
          there something called informed opinion? Which primary or secondary school did
          Bola Tinubu ever attend in his life? None! So, if Corona school graduates and
          St. Saviours choose to turn their education upside down as broom-wavers behind
          Bola Tinubu and his Islamist APC party, it follows that the Christians in Lagos
          state have no gumption. They may as well be declared slaves since the Islamic Koran
          recognizes slavery. No matter how it is viewed there’s an element of extra-Biblical
          stupidity in Nigeria’s Christianity if the Lagos Christians continually voted
          for Islamic Jihad for 18 years consecutively with their own thumbs, since the
          Bible does not instruct mindless act of stupidity.

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  • FreeNigeria

    This Dasuki is truly delusional. This is the way most of these worthless Nigerian politicians think

  • Oil POLLUTION in Niger DELTA

    Oil spills and pollution is killing the Niger Delta people. It is a pure case of environmental terrorism carried out by the Nigerian state with her European and American collaborators. Despite the billions of Dollars sold from oil the Niger Delta remains without federal presence. Not a single airport in the whole of Niger Delta has been built by Nigerian government at the center. Maritime University has been technically and deliberately forgotten. This systemic policy to make Niger Delta perpetually underdeveloped why monies from the region is used to provide infrastructure elsewhere in Abuja, Lagos etc must be resisted. Its got to stop.

    Secession from Nigeria is the only sure way to achieving absolute RESOURCE control or we stop the flow of oil money. Nigeria is irredeemable. At least not a country where the terminally ill remain commander in Chief even in death. It has happened before. It is called precedence. It is happening and can happen again and again. Only thieves and chronic parasites who believe in one Nigeria or the so called unity nonsense. My grand Pa was not born a Nigerian. Only 2- 3 generations have been Nigerians what about the about our ancestors? Sure they were not Nigerians. To heeeeelllllll with Nigeria!

  • Niger DELTAN

    Niger Deltans ARISE,
    The following are the reasons we MUST demand and actualize our independent Niger DELTA Republic without delay.

    1. 85% of the oil wells of the Niger Delta have been fraudulently acquired by Notherners…and nobody is probing it
    2. Contaminated water, air and even on the farm land.
    3. Every food grown is contaminated with cancer causing toxins from pollution
    4. Fish and other aquatic animals several kilometers away from the sea shores are contaminated too
    5. There is oil pollution and spillage everywhere in the Niger Delta.
    6. Nobody is prosecuting the foreign oil companies and their officials and Nigerian collaborators
    7. Why is Buhari not borrowing to clean up and rebuild the Niger Delta BUT borrowing to rebuild the North East?
    8. Oil spillage is everywhere. Ogoni, Bodo, Bonny & Eket fields etc remain polluted

    The people of the Niger Delta continue to be neglected. Their ecosystem is contaminated with killer cancer causing toxins poured into our rivers by Nigeria’s oil exploration…The recent Transparency International report states that every Niger Deltan adult is not likely to live beyond 45yrs. Why? Because he will die of one cancer or the other. But the Nigerian govt is doing nothing to clean up the Niger Delta. Our rivers all have black sandy beaches with repulsive and choking smell from toxins. This is war against our people and the Nigerian govt does not care.

    Arise! Arise!! Arise!!! It is time to actualize our own Niger DELTA Republic as formerly declared on February 23, 1966 by Isaac Adaka Boro and his brave team.

  • Lanre

    Impeach Buhari now!!!

  • L.Leigh

    @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

    General Danjuma’s alert on stealth civilization Jihad in Nigeria

    “Stealth civilization Jihad” means the
    use of DECEPTION by Muslims to re-interpret reality to the Christians to accept
    the dominance of public service by Muslims as a neutral act occurring randomly
    rather than in a premeditated manner to sequester Christians from Nigeria’s
    public service for Islamic Jihad to progress.

    To me, the better education of the Lagos Christians
    is useless, if the Christians can’t think by themselves. How can
    people who are clearly better-educated than the mostly illiterate Muslims
    receive interpretations of reality from lesser educated Muslims? Why? Isn’t
    there something called informed opinion? Which primary or secondary school did
    Bola Tinubu ever attend in his life? None!

    So, if Corona school graduates and those others in
    St. Saviours choose to turn their education upside down as broom-wavers behind
    Bola Tinubu and his Islamist APC party, it follows that the Christians in Lagos
    state have no gumption. They may as well be declared slaves since the Islamic Koran
    recognizes slavery. No matter how it is viewed there’s an element of extra-Biblical
    stupidity in Nigeria’s Christianity if the Lagos Christians continually voted
    for Islamic Jihad for 18 years consecutively with their own thumbs, since the
    Bible does not instruct mindless act of stupidity.

    • L.Leigh

      “The real problem with the country is that Jihad has been launched in Nigeria;
      and Islamists that have been interfering in the governance of the country;
      using “Taqiyya” (approved deception) as ‘stealth civilization Jihad’,
      and Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen as violent Jihad,
      are relentless in their pursuit of eradicating democracy
      in Nigeria.

      The objective of the Islamists (Political Islam) is to supplant the constitution of Nigeria
      with Sharia ideology as the source of legislation in the nation. The conflict between
      democracy as national ideology, and Sharia as a usurping ideology,
      is responsible for the crisis unfolding in Nigeria.
      The nation is in the throes of Jihad.”

      …………Army Generals T.Y Danjuma,
      Joshua Dongoyaro and Zamani Lekwot

      (July 14th, 2017)

  • Ken

    It is really sad that some Nigerians still believe the dummy sold to them by Apc. This writer wrote as if boko haram held on to 16 lga till GEJ left. They weren’t holding any territory when GEJ left. It was Buhari that opened the road blocks and allowed them in after the elections. Within 6 weeks the boko haram were subdued. Elections held in all parts of Nigeria. Boko haram came back after Buhari relapsed. We should be bold to tell the truth. Dasuki is very right. Go back and restate the true state of the story.

    • Factura

      @disqus_zttM2JR2Wz:disqus

      BOKO HARAM WAS JUST IN ONLY ONE NORTHERN-MOST LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNDER JONATHAN.

      BUHARI LIED ALL THE WAY WHEN HE SAID BOKO HARAM CONTROLLED 14 LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

      • Alhaji Sidi

        @disqus_zttM2JR2Wz:disqus,

        I will like to challenge the APC party, the Information Minister Lai Muhammed, and, the President
        of Nigeria, Muhamadu Buhari who said Boko Haram was in control of 14 local governments in Nigeria
        on the day he resumed office on 29th May 2015 as president, to list the 14 local governments that
        Boko Haram was controlling as at 29th May 2015, and list the dates he liberated each local government.

        I can bet that neither APC nor Lai Muhammed or even President Buhari can list any two local governments because they were just telling lies. That’s why Nigeria remains in economic recession till today and for over one year, because rather than govern the country with honesty, sense and competency, Muhamadu Buhari and his Islamist dullards in APC are busy telling lies all over the place to look less incompetent.

    • share Idea

      How do you want PT to betray their master Buhari. Over time, the real truth would be known even to the gullible

    • Kenechi Casmir

      That’s a lie… I have a colleague in northeast and buhari administration fought them. We agree buhari not doing well, but he tried in this area.

      • Emm

        Boko Haram was decimated militarily within the 6 weeks, they lost their ability to seize territory within this period too and Buhari is only mopping up what was left from after the elections!!

        • TRUSTIN BRIGHT

          Whao! What a pity. Do you live in the north east? Do you know what the people of the North East passed through? Even now, why not take a trip to the north east and have a first hand information from those who survive the holocaust. Why stay in your comfort zone and turn everything into politics? Thousands of lives were lost including those of security personnel. why joke with something like that?

  • Dandelion

    @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus,

    All over the public service in Lagos state now, it is either you hear SANUSI or GANIYU or ABDUL or RAUFU
    or RAJI or LATIFU. You will never hear PETER, PAUL, JAMES, MICHAEL or JOHNSON in Lagos state government
    That is what General Theophilus Y. Danjuma describes below as “Taqiyya” – i.e; Koran-approved mass deception
    of the naive Christians to effect ‘stealth civilization Jihad’.

    • L.Leigh

      @disqus_vNgNHRex1N:disqus

      “The real problem with the country is that Jihad has been launched in Nigeria;
      and Islamists that have been interfering in the governance of the country;
      using “Taqiyya” (approved deception) as ‘stealth civilization Jihad’,
      and Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen as violent Jihad,
      are relentless in their pursuit of eradicating democracy
      in Nigeria.

      The objective of the Islamists (Political Islam) is to supplant the constitution of Nigeria
      with Sharia ideology as the source of legislation in the nation. The conflict between
      democracy as national ideology, and Sharia as a usurping ideology,
      is responsible for the crisis unfolding in Nigeria.
      The nation is in the throes of Jihad.”

      …………Army Generals T.Y Danjuma,
      Joshua Dongoyaro and Zamani Lekwot

      • princegab

        Jihadists creeping in because of leadership failure. People should clamour for restructuring of the country and the fear of jihad will die a natural death.

    • Onike24

      Take your bigotry out of Lagos state; we don’t need it as for your delusions on Taqiya, it’s another lie persuaded by islamophobes to justify their bigotry! Taqiya ko, Talaka in! Absolute bumkum

      • Benedicto

        @onike24:disqus

        But he is convincing me. Where are Peter, Paul, James, Michael or Johnson inside Lagos government?

        What else does Jihad mean that the exclusion of Christians as Public authorities for Muslims control?

        Muslims are horrible creatures to be frank. They ask for trust just to betray it in the name of their Islam.

  • When Dasuki and El-Zakzaky are finally released from Buhari’s gulag, they will be a phenomena that will triple Mazi Kanu sympathy popularity. They remain the poster citizens of Buhari’s tyranny. We’ll not rest until all citizens wickedly jailed by Buhari are free.

  • Dan_Arewa

    I wonder why PrimiumTimes will even report this type of trash that even a small boy will think it’s a story tell.
    The generation that that rubbish happen are still alive. So they can`t rewrite history.

    • suleiman

      You can dismiss it as trash but the truth is bitter. This government has not invested on arms and the arms being used are the ones bought by the Jonathan administration. By the way, wasn’t Boko Haram sponsored by the very people are now supposedly fighting it in order to wrestle power from Jonathan? The evil that men do lives after them. They sponsored BH to gain power, now that they gained it, they can’t rule. BH is still active, alive and as vicious as they have ever been. SO deal with the reality please.

  • In a civilized society there is a presumption of innocence until proven guilty. You can’t jail a citizen without trial and conviction in a competent court. Even a speedy trial will suffice. Jailing a citizen without trial and conviction is wicked.

  • Guantanamo inmates were not American citizens and certainly not on American soil. Even the Nigerian xmas bomber was arraigned within 24 hrs, speedily tried and convicted. Case closed. Let Buhari try these people and convict. Imprisonment citizens without trial and conviction is gory and wicked.

    • suleiman

      Why are you wasting your time talking to these blocked headed people? They don’t understand what you are saying.

      • We must educate these folks to liberate them from these foolishness.

  • Patrick Otobo

    This is pure yellow journalism by MUSIKILU MOJEED (Editor of Premium Times) as usual. The APC government have told us severally that they have technically defeated Boko Haram yet they are launching deadly attacks and raids on military formations with huge casualties on both sides.

    In any case Premium Times should make restitution first before sermonizing on Dasukigate because some of us are aware they used phony companies to obtain contracts from the office of the then NSA, Sambo Dasuki. A pot can not call kettle black!!

    • Ex Journalist

      @patrick_otobo:disqus

      Musikiliu Mojeed is the best investigative journalist Nigeria has ever had. He can be faulted on other things,
      but not on his news judgment on what to look for behind the firewall public authorities put up to conceal
      the real news they consider embarrassing. What Premium Times reported here is in the public interest
      since the lies told in the afternoon by APC Mujahedeens party cannot help Nigeria into knowledge.

      • Patrick Otobo

        Thank you Ex-Journalist. Let us keep our opinions on Musikilu Mojeed and Premium Times to ourselves. In the fullness of time, everything will be in public space. But let me hasten to say that I can support my allegations with facts.

        Have a nice day.

  • Man_Enough

    the delay in prosecuting this man is backfiring. small time he will become a hero of sorts.

  • Rommel

    Perhaps Sambo Dasuki right now is schizophrenic,Dumbo removed Andrew Owoye Azazi from NSA and replaced him with this animal whom the honorable Sani Abacha would have long recycled had he been caught after Azazi revealed that the PDP was behind Boko Haram insurgency.

    This was a man that cut a deal with Dumbo to return his father as sultan should they win 2015 elections, what would they not do to achieve what they wanted including delineating the north east to weaken PMB’s votes, we know what really happened and how they lost control of Boko Haram that is today tormenting Nigeria. Dasuki deserves to be worked to death.

  • Izedomi Ohirein

    They call all sorts of names. 1 or 2 of them come back to apologize.
    That is nothing, compared to having misguided people doing things for the wrong reasons or blind ignorance.

  • Other nationalities on US soil have all the rights. But must be on US soil. That was the reasons Guantanamo was activated. US did not want those terrorists/jihadists on US soil. The Nigerian xmas bomber landed on US soil and was granted all his rights. Arraignment within 24 hrs. Tried and convicted. We want Dasuki, El-Zakzaky and others tried and convicted before jails.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Just before you get carried away by your false narratives, I believe I owe you, and others who may be swayed by your inelegant eloquence, a duty to correct the gross distortion of facts here.

      The underwear bomber failed his attempt on Christmas Day, 2009. He wasn’t arraigned within 24 hours as you have been glibly and falsely claiming. Rather, he wasn’t indicted till about January 6 the following year and eventually sensed in 2012.

      I don’t mind you arguing your corner, but you don’t need to tell porkies and twist the facts to suit your narratives.

  • Pete

    This is a clearly biased and subjective caption. Professional ethics require that journalists should be objective in reporting.
    Premium Times is simply pushing the hackneyed narrative that APC has used to win the minds of silly, gullible Nigerians.
    No local government in Nigeria was under Boko Haram when Buhari took over.

    2015 elections in Borno were conducted in WARDS and not only in IDP camps as this fraudulent report seeks to deceive the gullible.. If anyone is in doubt let them check the election results.

    Dasuki has not been proven guilty by any court of law in the world. It is Buhari and his vindictive, malevolent government that is stalling the man’s trial because of the fear of his bursting the Arms-Fund-Diversification-story bubble with revelations in open court. Why is Buhari asking for secret trial of the man if they don’t have things to hide?
    The day Dasuki is allowed to testify in open court will mark the beginning of the end of APC before the people that have been misled.

  • I still dey laugh……prof soyinka.