Boko Haram: Presidency replies Dasuki, denies Jonathan did more

FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER (NSA), RETIRED COL. SAMBO DASUKI REACTS 

AT THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY WHERE HE IS STANDING TRIAL OVER 

ALLEGED MISAPPROPRIATION OF N32BN ARMS FUND IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (22/1/16). THE CASE 

WAS ADJOURNED TILL FEB. 4 FOR THE HEARING OF THE EX-NSA’S APPLICATION FOR STAY OF 

PROCEEDINGS.
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FORMER NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER (NSA), RETIRED COL. SAMBO DASUKI REACTS AT THE HIGH COURT OF THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY WHERE HE IS STANDING TRIAL OVER ALLEGED MISAPPROPRIATION OF N32BN ARMS FUND IN ABUJA ON FRIDAY (22/1/16). THE CASE WAS ADJOURNED TILL FEB. 4 FOR THE HEARING OF THE EX-NSA’S APPLICATION FOR STAY OF PROCEEDINGS. 0399/22/1/2016/HF/BJO/NAN

The Presidency has reacted to claims by the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, that the former Goodluck Jonathan administration cleared the Northeast of Boko Haram terrorists to make elections possible in 2015.

In a press statement issued by Presidential spokesperson, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Monday, the presidency said the claims were untrue and should be dismissed as an attempt to deceive Nigerians.

The presidency was apparently reacting to Mr. Dasuki, who wrote from detention, the foreword of a book entitled: ‘Boko Haram media war – an encounter with the spymaster’, authored by Yushau Shuaib, a communications consultant.

In the book, Mr. Dasuki said the quick response accorded the insurgency by the Jonathan administration led to the peace recorded during the 2015 general elections in the north-east.

However, in the statement issued on Monday, the presidency said Mr. Dasuki was only trying to rewrite history.

The statement read in part: “As a public relations goon for the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, the author did not surprise anyone by dismissing the acclaimed successes of the Muhammadu Buhari administration in the fight against Boko Haram, claiming that this government simply took the glory for the achievements of the previous government in the war against terrorism.

“For those interested in the facts, as at the time elections were held in March 2015, a number of local government areas in Northeast Nigeria were completely under the control of Boko Haram–to the extent that elections in those areas had to be moved to safe areas. The residents of areas such as Gwoza, Banki, Kukawa, Monguno, Bulumba, Baga, Gamboru Ngala, Dikwa, Mafa, etc., were able to vote, not in their hometowns but in refugee camps in other parts of Borno State, under special arrangements made by INEC.’’

“Since the Buhari administration came into power, however, many of those residents have returned to their homes and Boko Haram eradicated from their areas. In many of these areas, institutions such as schools, police stations, markets and courts have been reestablished or in the process of being reestablished.”

He said Mr Dasuki’s claims would not deter President Muhammadu Buhari from investigating the arms deal for which he was currently being tried for.

“It is for trespasses like these that the Buhari administration is determined to get to the bottom of the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal and ensure that no single one of the culprits goes scot free.

The truth, as a matter of fact is that the monster of terrorism got bigger and more daring due to the incompetence and misgovernance of the last administration and no amount lies and fiction can change that,” the statement said.

Mr. Dasuki is currently facing trial for allegedly misappropriating $2.1 billion earmarked for the procurement of arms while he was NSA.


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  • Right Minded

    I thought the Attorney General said the Presidency only consist the President and his vice. So which one of them is making the above statement? The Presidency is the CABAL…period! And what Dasuki said is the utmost truth! Buhari’s inept incompetence has been long exposed.

    • Emmanuel

      You need help in order to overcome this disease of ignorance as am not sure you were in this country during the administration of that man from Bayelsa.

    • Economist2000

      @disqus_P6H4CtCIeu:disqus

      That $153 million fraud at STERLING bank

      “A Federal High Court in
      Lagos, issued an order allowing the country’s anti-graft body to confiscate
      over $150m belonging to Dizeani Allison Madueke. According to Judge Muslim
      Hassan, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had proven beyond
      reasonable doubt that the monies were proceeds from illegal activity

      ……….Africa News

      Meantime in Nigeria, the Managing Director of Sterling bank, Yemi Adeola, continues his corrupt tenure
      in office despite being caught months ago with the 153 million dollars stolen from NNPC which a court of law
      has since forfeited to the federal government account as proceed of crime, but which Dizeani Allison-Madueke
      said she did not personally launder.

      Up till today neither the federal government nor the country’s careless media has uncovered who laundered
      the said $153 million with Yemi Adeola’s presumptive complicity. Or has Yemi Adeola himself been brought
      to justice in any court for actively concealing the stolen $153million from the STERLING BANK books,
      so as to avoid detection.

      President Buhari’s merely verbal anti-corruption war is all the more ludicrous as inflation + devaluation
      send the Nigerian economy sprawling to the canvass. The Nigerian economy shrank under Buhari and
      for the first time in 25 years. Prices of food items have nearly tripled after Buhari hiked the pump price
      of petrol by 62% to create 17%+ inflation and deepen poverty all across Nigeria.

  • George

    Heal and healthy moron Buhari has suddenly woken up from the grave when DASIKU name is mentioned the man that will take over from him come 2019 by God grace then we will know how Monkey and Baboon trade in open market.

  • MilitaryPolice01

    A Federal Govt publicly joining issues with someone held in your secret detention camp ? smh – Who advises these clowns