Agitators for Nigeria’s separation will wait for another four millennia — Buratai

Lieutenant General TY Buratai
Lieutenant General TY Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, on Monday advised those bent on destabilising the country to refrain from their acts.

Mr. Buratai, a Lieutenant General, gave the advice after he received the “Millennium Hero’’ award conferred on him by a coalition of over 80 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) at the Army Headquarters, Abuja.

The award was in recognition of Mr. Buratai’s leadership for the army in decimating and degrading Boko Haram terrorists from their strong hold in the Sambisa forest.

Mr. Buratai vowed that the agitators and those with intent to destabilise the country would not succeed as the Nigerian Army and other security agencies were ready to protect the nation from disintegration.

“Those individuals and groups that are bent on destablising our country I think they have to wait till may be the next three or four millennium for them to do that.

“That is if may be the next generation of officers and men will allow them at all.

“Having been given the Millennium Hero award, I want to call on all the agitators for separation and other acts of distabilisation, they better forget it, not in this era, not in this millennium,’’ Mr. Buratai said.

The army chief assured that insurgency and terrorism were now at the beginning of their end.

He said the situation now signaled “the beginning of victory and continuous victory over all groups that are bent on destabilising the country, especially in terms of security’’.

“I want to say that we would continue to do our best to maintain security atmosphere that is needed as provided for in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“We have been tasked to defend our country.

“We have taken a number of measures to ensure that the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists that are on the run are finally cleared, many have surrendered, many of them have been captured.”

Earlier, Olabode Adeyemi, the Executive Director, African Media Roundtable Initiative, who presented the award on behalf of the CSOs, noted that Mr. Buratai changed the tide of the war against the terrorists.

“The leadership of Buratai has now been generally viewed as one that came with the midas touch and changed the tide of the war.

“His ability to boost the morale of the troops and caused what we now have as degraded insurgents is one that must be commended by all,’’ Mr. Adeyemi said.

He noted that guerilla warfare was difficult but having defeated the Boko Haram terrorists, the Nigerian army had proven that it had the capability to defend the territorial integrity of the country.

Mr. Adeyemi, however, called for the establishment of army formations in Kogi which he said had witnessed some acts of terrorism and other forms of criminality.

He condemned the Amnesty International (AI) for accusing the army of human rights violation.

“We also wish to condemn the incessant and unwarranted attacks by the Amnesty International against the Nigerian Armed Forces.

“We see the recent outburst of the AI as a deliberate attempt to incite the public against the security agencies,’’ he said.

(NAN)


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  • Opekete

    While I joined to applaud the success of the Nigeria army over the insurgents, the rather presumptuous political assertion that the separation of Nigeria have to wait four millennium sounds to me as the product of a mind intoxicated by accolades. Buratai is employed by the people to serve our will not to impose is intoxicated whim on us. If Nigerians decided that going our separate ways organically or inorganically will better serve the progress of the greater number of people, one million Buratai cannot stop it. He should therefore not get carried away by the euphoria generated by the success of the institution he heads. Let him do the job we hire him to do and leave the decision making to the people. Chikena

    • Emmanuel Clifford Peters

      a word is enough for the wise mr buratai.

    • Powerlessconscious

      Illiterate. Burata is to serve the constitution of Nigeria.

      • Opekete

        You are entitled to your unconscious opinion

  • Danladee

    The words of our elders are words of wisdom, the wise man here gets wiser.

  • Thimothy

    Thief of Army staff, I have 3 questions for you. Bullet no dey do you? If person soot you with Mark 4 e no go enter? What of with dynamite and earthquakite? Don’t worry, lets wait and see. We are not Yorubas. We are Niger Deltans. We are Biafrans!

    • Victor

      Lolz. Talk is cheap.

  • Decimator

    Mr. Buratai;

    The non-existing Nation, Nigeria, is already disintegrated, ironically by you and your cronies of the Islamic larger Fulani Nation.

    Stop deceiving yourself and anybody anymore, what is going on now is just the mere formalities.

    Sorry

  • AryLoyds

    Buratai the head of the Janjaweed militia , were was this monica when fulani heardsmen were killing over 800 people in southern kaduna?

  • Otile

    I can’t believe this corrupt mallam is saying what he is saying. When he speaks, it is not him that speaks, it is corruption that speak does so. He sounds like an armed robber who brags his head off in the process of intimidating his victims. Mallam, return the money you stole.

    • Deansmart

      You said nothing monkey from jungle of congo

  • PolyGon2013

    Lt. General Buratai, while I agree with you about not allowing for the disintegration of Nigeria, seeking a referendum to leave Nigeria is our inalienable right. Therefore if ibos wanted to leave, they are allowed, if and only if via referendum by that minority group. However, if they choose to do this via violence, I give you permission to decimate them.

    • Intrepid

      yariba with mouth!

      • PolyGon2013

        Iborokiti pighead.

      • Powerlessconscious

        Violent set of people.

  • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

    Separatists, mind yourself, general buratai has just spoken. Or pay the ultimate price like the zombie Shiites.

    • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

      Brutai is not God, diya boasted even more when the going with abacha was smooth and creamy. At last what happened.

      • Abdulmojeed Nojeemdeen

        Get the fact right,he has just spoken the truth. He is only doing his job,if you don’t like it, go and drink little acids.

  • Talk na free, never a treat.

  • Ohnigeria Godsavenigeria

    I remembered one former pdp chairman once said that pdp shall rule for 60years simply because he was overwhelmed with the euphoria of pdps victory over Nigeria.
    Now burutai is overwhelmed by the victory recorded against the army of Islamic cabals deployed to make ungovernable land for an infidel president Jonathan.
    The mission was achieved by May 2015 and all the almajiri somersaults is to blind fold the unwary .
    Congrats brutai for job well done, but remember that the future belongs to God.
    If you and others don’t want Nigerian nation to disintegrate, you leaders must rule Nigeria with a sincere God fearing mind, you must ensure justice, equity and fairness to all the parts of Nigeria.
    There must be no shortchanging any part of Nigeria because of their religion, tribe, ethnicity or political leanings. You must ensure that all part of Nigeria is sincerely carried along in the affairs of Nigeria.
    If every part of Nigeria sees hope, justice ,fairness and equity in Nigeria, they shall be OK with Nigeria but if you and others insists on ruling a nation of first class, second class and third class citizens, then be reminded that no power can stop change in human affairs because change is a constant thing.

  • Mentus

    Since when has the country’s army turned into partisan politicians. It is only in Nigeria and under Buhari’s can this happen.
    No wonder Brutal gives orders to his subordinates to kill innocent unarmed people on protest martch. Power certainly gets into some people’s head to the extent that they begin to think they are immortal. That is the only reason he can talk about millennium when as a human being he is not even sure of tomorrow.
    Brutal, please show a bit of professionalism, and keep your prejudice to yourself at least while you are in charge of Nigerian army, not Fulani army.

    • Powerlessconscious

      What do you meanbby partisan politics? Where should Nigeria army belong?

      • Victor Ezebuiroh

        Nigerian Army, not Arewa Army. Get it into your head.

  • Simeon Oluwasanmi

    Nigerian army almost gone into extinction under the corrupt administration of former government. Nigerian army is back on the stage, no more business as usual for trouble makers.

  • Micheal croy

    Mr Brutal, is only a fake Nigeria General that does not understand that the only thing that is not constant in life is change. Marriage and staying together is not by force. Why is the northern Nigeria afraid to stay on there own because they have nothing upstairs. They depend on the Westerners. And westerners to survive.
    Biafra is already there.
    No one can stop it.

    • Powerlessconscious

      The only thing that is constant in life is change.

  • Micheal croy

    It is very unfortunate that Brutal is lied to Nigerians. The Nigerian war with boko haram is still on. This present administration bought over all the media houses so they don’t report it. The boko haram killed about 30 Nigerian soldiers last week and the Nigerian soldiers kill only 14 boko haram members.
    Nigerians are still waiting for Brutal to bring back the 250 chibok girls etc.
    How did he win the war as claimed.
    The Northern gonernors has paid so much money to the herdsmen and boko haram member in other to stop fighting. But the fight is still on.

    • Powerlessconscious

      250 chibok girls which gej dash bokoharam for free?

  • chuks

    buriata is full of himself,he has no control of future,infarct he do not even know if he can see the next few day.making that comment shows a man who trust so much on himself and forgetting that the almighty is the one who controls.

  • Mizch

    Buratai is not God. Neglect him.

    • Haba mallam

      Neglect him at your own peril, last time ojukwu did that , over two million igbos dead. When are you going to learn your lesson. You claimed to have educated people amongs you, talk to them not those clowns in Enugu that can be pick up within hours.

      • Izedomi Ohirein

        who started the killings in January 1966.

      • Intrepid

        Hitler and his Nazi henchmen once boasted that the Third Reich would last for a thousand years, the enlightened people of the world, except the power -drunk and uneducated hausa-fulani, know how it ended disasterously. The arrogant Hausa -Fulani believe the whole Nigeria is in their leprous palms.

      • Netanyahu

        Aboki, what is your headache? We did not rustle your cows O.

      • Mizch

        Your opinion shows you are in the animal kingdom of predators, wolves, vampires. But you are not God, or are you?

  • LionHeart

    I don’t blame you Buratai for thinking this way because you are a soldier so everything to you is by force. You need to think outside the box, there is what is called referendum in democracy. In as much as many Nigerians want to remain one, saying that the Ibos cannot exit peacefully is a backward mentality. You could say this in the 60s or 70s but this is 2017.

    • Powerlessconscious

      There must be MANDATE before referendum. No mandate. No referendum.

  • Intrepid

    Hitler and his Nazi henchmen once boasted that the Third Reich would
    last for a thousand years, the enlightened people of the world, except
    the power -drunk and uneducated hausa-fulani, know how it ended
    disasterously. The arrogant Hausa -Fulani believe the whole Nigeria is
    in their leprous palms. Time will tell.

  • Okey Agugua

    PDP boasted of ruling Nigeria for 70yrs abi 80yrs. Burutai just shut up and enjoy your loot.

  • Mallam is a mumu

    I think is high time sensible Nigerians reminds this illiterate Jihad
    minded quota general that Nigerian unity is not for Northern controlled
    military to decide rather for Nigerians .. The utterances cum threat of
    this Northern Military organization is becoming irritating as no nation
    defends her territorial integrity against her citizens

  • ukoette ibekwe

    I can’t believe that a person who has supervised the murders of innocent Nigerians can be crowned a hero.

    • okenwa

      Muchroom civil society organisations.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Buratai, the only thing you know about is to shoot and go; nothing else. Just concentrate on this and leave serious political discourse to mature and intelligent minds. Zombie banza!

  • Senator D

    Albert Einstein once said, “The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits”…
    I trust Buratai does not know his limits.

  • Peace Forall

    It does not belong to hausa-fulani to determine the destiny and future of the Biafra people. Your threat is an empty threat, we must match and ask your lawyer to start preparing your arguement at International Criminal Court. One incontrovertible fact the British Government and their Nigerian collaborators must bear in mind is that the civilized world has determined that self-determination is an inalienable right and there is nothing a bunch of badly educated primitive feudals, freeloaders, fulani islamist fondamentalist terrorists and their army of darkness can do about it. We shall see how you intend to stop us and you will see how fanatical that we are about our country Biafra. As long as man walketh on this Earth, as long as the sun, moon and the stars is on the sky, one thing is certain Biafra must be restored.

  • Eja

    Things that resemble each other closely often follow the same natural laws. Hitler’s 1000 year reich lasted for 13 years. Using simple mathematics, it can be predicted that the 4000 year reich declared by Buratai will last 13*4 years. Which is equal to 52 years. That is to say, since Nigeria is already over 100 years old, the 4000 year reich that Buratai is declaring in 2017 was actually over some 50 years ago. Which further means that Buratai and other like-minded people have been flogging a dead donkey for the past 50 years. Now it becomes clearer why nigeria is called a Zombie (i.e. living dead) State.

  • Joe

    The only thing that can stop the agitation is justice. Without justice and transparency, people will continue to agitate. Nigerians are more divided in buhari’s Nigeria than ever.

  • Isa Bn Aly

    Eja the fish, 50 years ago and you’re still flogging yourselves in a “zoo”? Who’s fooling who? If some demented folks nurtured by envy and stupidity cannot accept the simple fact that Buhari is the most popular and respected President in Africa, to hell! Just get lost into the worlds of Indonesia, South Africa, Singapore, Malaysia, …. with the best you can offer the world – criminality.