INTERVIEW: Jonathan spent $4 Million fighting ‘Bring-Back-Our-Girls’ campaign – US-based lawyer

FILE PHOTO: Ogebe, the girls and others shortly after their arrival in the USA

Emmanuel Ogebe, a US-based human rights lawyer and humanitarian worker, missed death by the whiskers under the late General Sani Abacha’s dictatorship for his outspokenness against the government. He fled to the USA upon his release and has since remained there, practicing as a lawyer, engaging the US government and other international organizations on foreign policies and aids for Nigeria.

Mr. Ogebe has been involved in relief and rehabilitation for victims of the various attacks and through his NGO, Education Must Continue, provides educational opportunities for hundreds of children in the North. 

Since 2014 when over 200 girls were abducted from the Chibok Secondary School in Borno State, his life has taken a new and drastic dimension. Rather than restrict himself to advocating via the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, he took a practical step of taking 10 of the escaped girls to the US to continue their education. Benue State-born Mr. Ogebe, a father of two, has since taken on the role of father to the 10 girls as well as a few other similar victims he had also taken to the US before now.

 In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ contributing writer, BETTY ABAH, at Virginia, USA, Mr. Ogebe, speaks on the challenges of catering for the Chibok girls, difficulties accessing government’s support, on Nigeria’s new-found democracy among other things.

EXCERPTS:

PT: How long have you been in tqhe US?

Ogebe: I have been here since the 90s, I am a product of the Abacha era’s persecution of Human rights workers and activists. So after my imprisonment by Abacha I went abroad on exile.

PT: How long were you in Prison?

Ogebe: I was arrested by Abacha in June of 1996 and I came back in August 1996. It was a short but intense one.

PT: Were you tortured?

Ogebe: I was, and I was directly held in the villa for a while before I was moved to detention in Asokoro.

PT: Did you fear for your life at the time?

Ogebe: There was no doubt because I was directly under the captivity of Major Al-Mustapha. Those who made it to the villa, if you remained in the villa as a prisoner, your likelihood of coming out was very remote. In fact, nobody knew where you were – nothing! The SSS and different arms of government were approached by my family members looking for me. They didn’t know where I was. It was the most maximum detention imaginable, where other security agencies didn’t know where you were.

PT: So you were tortured everyday?

Ogebe: Not every day but it was the week before June 12 so as paranoid dictatorships go, they were edgy. There was torture and interrogation but on June 12 they had to focus on more pressing issues.

The girls with a benefactor Mrs. Gadzama
The girls with a benefactor Mrs. Gadzama

PT: At that point, what was going through your mind?

Ogebe: I was resolute in my mind that military dictatorship was wrong for Nigeria, was wrong for any civilised people and for humanity. So the torture was not going to change my perspective on the ideal. It was only a question of whether I was prepared to pay the ultimate price for my convictions.

 PT: By knowing that you could die any moment, what really was on your mind?

Ogebe: I had a direct confrontation during one of the interrogations when they said they were going to kill me. I said ‘that is fine, just let me say my final prayers’ and let them do what they have to do. It was a very close shave. They didn’t know how to respond to that. They are used to people begging for their lives.

PT: Candidly, how would you rate Nigeria of now and those days under Abacha, on Democracy, freedom of expression, movement and other things?

The 10 Chibok escapees at a re-union in USA on holidays
The 10 Chibok escapees at a re-union in USA on holidays

Ogebe: Honestly, it is a joy to see that Nigeria is no longer the stranglehold of one man and his cabal of killers. You can see that there’s been an explosion in quality of human capital in Nigeria, the expressiveness of people and the freedom of expression. Look at the way people can criticise and insult their leaders with ease. When I was a human rights activist in Abuja, even as a human rights lawyer, it was not Abacha’s people who would complain, it is those around me – the victims.  They’d saw “we know what you are saying is true but must you be the one to say it?”

It is indeed a joy to see that we can hold people accountable, look at Buhari who is now President, look at the way that people are critical of him. They couldn’t do this to him when he was a military ruler. He shut down newspapers arbitrarily, but look at him today, he is now subject to the will of the people, so democracy is a beauty to behold. Earlier this year, he was the one criticizing the government, now he is the government being criticized.

We have made progress in the area of freedom of expression but in other areas of life, we have obvious concerns. The value of life continues to remain very cheap, the manner in which people are being slaughtered is deeply disturbing. For us, human rights activists at a time we thought that the worst that the nation saw after Biafra was General Abacha’s brutality. We never imagined we will see a Nigeria where terrorists will slaughter people wholesale. Last year alone, Boko Haram was the largest terrorist killer globally, they killed more people than ISIL. We did not expect that Nigeria will set a record of that nature, so it is not yet Uhuru.

PT: So the main problem is terrorism, what about brutality with security agencies especially?

Ogebe: That is a concern although the military are not doing as much evil as the terrorists, but given the nature of the insurgency, the ferocity of the insurgency and the fact that it is a guerrilla warfare within civilian populace, there is a propensity for high civilian casualty – Some of which are attributed to military, even though it is the actions of the terrorist.  the terrorist use military uniforms and so on and so forth. That is not to say that the Nigerian military has not perpetrated human rights violations, it is very likely that it has happened, and as someone who was personally tortured by the military, as an innocent civilian, I know what they were capable of during military rule. But in the context of the conflict we have right now, the military is clearly facing an unusual kind of enemy and mistakes and excesses occur in that kind of setting.

Mr. Ogebe, the girls and some American friends, benefactors
Mr. Ogebe, the girls and some American friends, benefactors

PT: Let us talk about the main issue; at one point did you hear about the Chibok girls’ abduction?

Ogebe: I think I arrived Nigeria a week after the abduction and I heard about it before I arrived. However, It is when I was visiting a community of IDPs that I was helping that somebody told me-there was this young orphan girl that I was helping, I had taken her out to the US. Boko Haram had come and killed her father and brother, in front of her, she was just twelve years at that time-People told me that ‘the girl you helped’ it is her village that Boko Haram went and attacked and that even her relatives were amongst the girls that were abducted. I was deeply saddened but there was nothing I could do, nothing about it, other than just say this is one of the atrocities that Boko Haram has perpetrated. So during my visit, I came with about fifteen Americans, we came to help build shelters for IDPs. Some of the Americans were very agitated, ‘how can they just abduct all these girls?’ It wasn’t until two months later that I finally met a girl who escaped.  It was an unforgettable experience because they had been sidelined, marginalised and stigmatised. The girl had not been interviewed by the police or the SSS, nobody had interviewed her. I was shocked that after two months, the only person that had interviewed her was her pastor. She had injured her leg as she escaped through the forest, had crawled on her stomach, was on crutches for two months. I asked her ‘have you been to follow-up with the doctor?’  “No”, ‘Why not?’ ‘I don’t have money’.

These ones who brought themselves back and escaped the worst were being called Boko Haram’s wives, the people from the village were calling them that, how can? So apart from the physical trauma they had, the emotional trauma was there. I said to myself ‘we have to do something for these children, this is unacceptable’. The worst part was that after making an Abuja trip she was going to travel back, two days journey to Chibok, where the attacks will continue. I went to the US while our local partners decided to take them in, so we moved them from Chibok, as we tried to figure out what the future held for them.

PT: How many of them?

Ogebe: I have brought a total of 10 of them to school in the US.

PT: Fifty-seven of them escaped?

Ogebe: Yes. That was how we began to seek opportunities for them to be able to come to the US, we worked on their passports, on their visas, school applications and so and so forth. To the glory of God, 10 of them are in school here now.

PT: Are there some of the escaped girls back home who are yet to be rehabilitated?

Ogebe: As I am talking to you now, this year alone I have been contacted by no less than three who are waiting for our support and assistance. But right now we are overstretched even with the funds that we have so that the idea of being able to absorb more doesn’t look feasible, until we have additional support and consistent funding.

PT: What is your motive for bringing them here and what are your plans for them?

Ogebe: There are largely two categories of abducted girls that we brought here. Those who suffered multiple attacks so this is not the first time. They were in a school previously before they were attacked by Boko Haram. They escaped on foot, their families now brought them to Chibok to be safe and to continue their education. To such a person the trauma is so much that they were not willing to go back to school.

Another category are those who have been met by the media, foreign delegations and all of that, all of these people came, interacted with them, took their photographs and left, leaving them vulnerable. So we said this is not good enough, you leave these children like this without doing something for them. We said let us help them continue their education in peace and relative security.

PT: How are they coping so far?

Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with one of the GGSS Chibok Escapees
Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson with one of the GGSS Chibok Escapees

Ogebe: They are doing very well. Some of those girls are so thankful, when they first arrived, they were calling me from school every week, now it has reduced a little as they focus on studies but they are very thankful.

PT: I understand they call you Daddy or Uncle?

Ogebe: They call me Daddy, but in addition to that they are adjusting. Their use of the English language is unbelievable, they have improved remarkably. They are beginning to understand the State’s school system. A few of them who had a lot of nightmares in the beginning have reported that they have reduced. They are making progress emotionally and  socially.

PT: In the US, have they gone through adequate psychosocial sessions?

Ogebe: Yes, we have that as a component of what they receive and we are happy to report that we have recently engaged some Nigerian-American professionals, including an Hausa speaker.

PT: Are these services free of charge?

Ogebe: Yes

PT: Some of the people that discountenance the whole thing about the Boko Haram abducting the girls said that the girls could not speak English, yet these people that were said to be at the point of writing WAEC? Is it that they couldn’t speak English at all or what really were the issues?

Ogebe: A couple of issues, one of the Issues were that a lot of the instructions were being done in Hausa.

PT: At secondary school level?

Ogebe: Yes, the teachers were teaching them in Hausa, which is rather sad and unfortunate. All the girls I met were able to communicate in English but were more comfortable and fluent in Hausa. So if you want a full narrative of the event that transpired, it is better to speak in their most comfortable language. If you insist on their speaking in English, they will only give you limited information. Another issue is that they were not comfortable speaking English outside as Boko Haram had warned them that western education is evil.

For example, one of our girls who is here now, I just recently met a journalist who interviewed her a while back, after her abduction. The journalist said the girl vouched she was never going back to school, that she would wear her hijab in her home. But she is in the US now, if you see her now, you won’t believe it. In fact, that particular girl refuses to go home on vacations, even Christmas vacation, insisting that she wants to stay in school and catch up. So, I believe that it is creating an enabling environment for them that brings out the best in them.

PT: How do you feel when you hear from certain quarters that no girls were abducted?

Ogebe: It is unfortunate because up till now we still see people who make those kind of remarks and it is sad that people are still divided. This is not something that we should play politics about; the abduction of someone’s child is not something that should be an object of any game. It does, because as a nation we love to engage in shadow boxing. You have a situation on ground instead of facing it, you are arguing myths and legends, instead of facing it and finding solution to the problem. 

PT: What kind of support have you received from Government so far?

Ogebe: Zero. We have received no support from Nigeria, America or any country. If anything, we are the ones supporting the government because our highest administrative cost in Nigeria has been the visa fees that we pay to the American government, the transport cost to the embassy, sometimes being denied, being delayed and so forth.

So no, we have not received any government support. Not only government, even institutional donor support, we have not received any support from any foundation. It has purely been a grassroots movement, individuals have donated, donations as little as 20 dollars, 25 dollars.

PT: Have you approached the US government to see if they can give the girls scholarship?

Ogebe: The US government is very aware of what we are doing, we have spoken to them but they have not indicated any interest in helping. The same thing with the government of Nigeria and they haven’t shown any interest in supporting. So we have to continue doing what we need to do.

PT: How is your relationship with the Nigerian embassy here?

Ogebe: The embassy is aware of their presence and some of the girls have visited, in fact the late ambassador (Prof. Adefuye) who died recently, invited the girls to the embassy to have lunch with him, which we thought was a very state-manly and fatherly action to have been taken.  This is because the Jonathan-led-government had spent over $4 million dollars fighting the ‘Bring Back Our Girls Campaign’ and almost fighting the veracity of the abduction, saying it wasn’t true. So I was very touched when the ambassador risked his career so to say, to invite them to offer them lunch, he couldn’t do much because the embassy had limited his gesture.

PT: That was after the last election?

Ogebe: Yes, it was after the election that he did so.

PT: What about the new government, have you reached out to them?

Ogebe: We have reached out to the new government but because it was still new at the time, you weren’t sure who you could talk to. When the president was in the US (Washington DC) earlier in the year, the girls were denied the opportunity to see him.

PT: They were denied?

Ogebe: Yes, we did reach out to the embassy for them to be included in the activities, they said they had a youth town hall meeting and all that planned. The embassy said they had no control over the activities of the President because the schedule was controlled from the Villa. When representation was made to the Presidency, they did not include meeting the girls.

PT: That would have been a good move from the president, but do you still plan to reach out to them with time?

Ogebe: Yes, we are still expecting to hear from them.

PT: Do you plan to bring in more girls?

Ogebe: Until the issue of funding for the current girls in the US is assured, expanding it to more girls will be unlikely. So far we have received request for more girls to join our programme, but we are not receiving any new one at this time.

PT: I understand that one of the girls was denied visa, what was the issue?

Ogebe: We do not understand what was going on, the embassy of the US had denied one of our girls a visa, three or four times already. We pleaded with them to look at the matter objectively. Even members of the US Congress have spoken to the embassy but the embassy has so far remained adamant.

PT: Why, what is the reason?

Ogebe: The last reason they claimed was that her English was not up to standard but the fact remains that her classmates who were at the same level with her, passed through and are here now, so why is she the one being denied?

PT: Are you still working on her case?

Ogebe: Yes. We have spent over $1,000 on all of these Visa fees and related logistics, for her alone. So it is becoming a black hole, you wonder whether it is worth it. It is just that when you see the depression that the visa denial is causing her, we feel that we shouldn’t give up. So we are still working on it.

So the last time, to mark the 500 days of the abduction, some of her classmates who are here wrote an appeal to the ambassador of the United States in Nigeria urging him to come to our aid.

PT: I am really impressed that you have taken a practical step in the entire saga. The rallies, the media advocacy is good but this is a practical step in the sense that you are able to directly help the girls. You mentioned earlier that some people interviewed the girls, took pictures and left without doing anything tangible. How would you advise the people at home who are engaged in different activities, for the Chibok girls and women who had escaped from the Boko Haram camps, who are abused by Boko Haram? What practical step do you think Nigerians can take to change the lives of these people?

Ogebe: The same way that Nigerians have to provide their own electricity, their own water, their own security, now we also Nigerians have to provide our own humanity, our own relief and emergency response. If you look at the government’s Victim Support Fund, it is over a year now, we have not seen received support from them either, so at this stage it is left to us to support one another.

They need to look and see how they can help, make something tangible out of the lives of these children. I think that corporate Nigeria should also come forward, I don’t see any reason why MTN and Glo and Airtel and all the rest, cannot come up with initiatives such as adopting some of these children or providing extensive rehabilitation programmes for them. If terrorists could come up and abduct one child, can we say there are nocorporate citizens and natural citizens who would say let us assist these children? We cannot leave everything to the government; if we left everything up to the government we will be finished.  The Safe School Initiative has billions in its account but won’t provide for these girls.

Incidentally our organization Education Must Continue put the girls back in schools abroad within 5 months of their abduction and within 3 months of our meeting them. It took the government at least 10 months to put them back in school even though the FGN owns so many schools. We had to obtain passports, visas, flights, schools etc. It wasn’t easy.

PT: Are you connected to the ‘Bring Back Our Girls’ Movement back home in Nigeria?

Ogebe: Yes, we are in touch with them and all of these major, deep commemorative groups, we are in touch with them and we collaborate.

PT: Can you talk a little about your work on displaced persons- that preceded even your current project with the girls?

Ogebe: Yes, I have actually been working on this issue exclusively for about 5 years, though I have been a human rights lawyer for over two decades, so the earliest case of abducted Chibok girls I was working on was actually from 2012.

PT: The same Chibok?

Ogebe: These young children were from Chibok but they were abducted in Maiduguri, from their father’s house after he was killed. They were 7 and 9 year-old girls. They are still missing.

PT: You also work with displaced camps?

Ogebe: Yes, in fact we created a camp purely for IDP children, in one camp we had over 700 children. The camp is in Yola and we have built a school for them, starting from primary all the way to secondary school, all on one plot of land. The latest research of these kinds of insurgencies is that with the collapse of education, it could have ripple effect on them in many years going forward. The victim of today may become of the terror of tomorrow. What pains me is that nobody is looking at the generational impact of what is happening, nobody is doing that and if we don’t address that we will reap the consequences in the next 50 years, and we will always be reactionary, rather than trying to nip it in the bud in the first place.

EMC just opened another one in Borno two months ago and it now has 2000 children. According to UNICEF, over 1.4 million children have been displaced by the insurgency. So when we start a camp, we are always shocked at the number of kids that show up.

PT: Has this rather hazardous job been fulfilling for you?

Ogebe: It certainly has been – of course it is challenging. It is not what one thought one would be doing at this stage of one’s life. It is not where one thought that the country would be at this stage. Many of us thought that we paid the price of democracy many years ago, we have not reaped the dividends of democracy, instead the democracy has come back to demand more things from us. People who were complicit with the military to ruin our country got into power, they are not using the same power to better the lives of Nigerians; they are looting the country. So you look at the whole situation and wonder if the country is not a heroic failure, because what I am doing as an individual, one senator with the resources available to him will be able to do it and not bat an eyelid, not lose sleep, but here I barely have sleep trying to make all of these things happen. How to take care of all these children, in addition to the children that I have to take care of…

PT: Do you still have enough time for your legal profession?

Ogebe: I actually left my practice to go and spend one year working on this issue. I have ended up getting involved in this issue for five years now. I can tell you, I do not step into my office, more than three, four times a year; that is how engaging this issue has become. When you get involved in the cause of humanity, it is difficult to get involved in any mundane thing again, because you realise that this is part of history, it is also part of eternity. You are involved in something that is beyond our mere humanity, it is something that God looks upon and is concerned about.

PT: Looking at it now, how would you refer to the response of the Jonathan government to the issue of the abduction of the Chibok girls?

Ogebe: The response was a colossal failure, it was an unmitigated disaster. People’s children have been abducted, instead of addressing the issues at hand, you bring about conspiracy theories, you attack the parents, you claim the opposition are out to rubbish you and then you hire PR companies at millions of dollars to launder your image. More money has been spent by government fighting the campaign than it was assisting the cause of the girls.

Last year alone, it is on record, published in the US that the Nigerian government spent over $4, 000, 000 (Four Million Dollars) on lobbying. That is about a Billion Naira; I did not see anywhere where that level of assistance was pumped into the Chibok community. Many of the parents have since died – about 20 of them. One of the fathers that I met last year, his two daughters were abducted, only for me to be informed this year that the terrorist came back and took his two sons again. Another father I met just died in November. More than half of our 10 girls have lost at least 10 family members in one year including three parents.

PT: Do you think that this current government will be better, looking at their responses so far to Boko Haram and insecurity?

Ogebe: Yes, anyone who comes in and does the opposite (of the last administration) will do better. That said, Boko Haram’s atrocities since the handover have heightened. When we were tracking it, it was an average of a 100 people a week since May 29th handover. So the killing has assumed a worrisome dimension. When the president said that he is giving three months for it to be wiped out, we hope that this is not the three months that has been announced over and over again, but as a military person himself, he has a formula, battle plan and strategy to extinguish the Boko Haram menace.

PT: Recently, it was in the news that U.S. billionaire businessman, Robert F. Smith undertook to sponsor some of the escaped Chibok girls. I understand those are the ones currently at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Yola. What comes to your mind, realising that it has taken a foreigner to come to the aid of these girls amidst all the international publicity generated around them and the fact that Nigeria boasts of some of the richest people on earth. What’s really going on?

Ogebe: It’s a puzzle to me because Nigerians can be generous and compassionate people, but specific to the Chibok girls we haven’t seen any interest in corporate sponshorships. I guess sometimes there has to be political gain and advantage before before bigwigs will give.

Another issue though is that many people just assume it’s the US government taking care of them. Recently myself and one of the girls met a prominent female former legislator who used to chair the Diaspora committee and she was introducing her as one of the girls the US government brought. I said “no” this was spearheaded by Nigerians.

So I am delighted that the African American billionaire Robert Smith is helping the Chibok girls in Nigeria. Many people hash-tagged but not many tried to help in material, practical ways.

I am delighted to report that a very successful Nigerian American businessman Tony Onianwah of Apex Petroleum just informed me that he would pay for the college tuition of the Chibok girl who just lost her father last month. She got admission since last summer but couldn’t resume due to shortage of funds. Nigerian psychiatrists and lawyers in Diaspora have also provided them professional services pro bono for which we are grateful. But more needs to be done especially since neither the home government nor the host government is.

 

PT: Talking about your family, what early influence did your father Justice James Ogebe; what impact did his influence did he have on you as a human rights activist?

Ogebe: The interesting thing is that we seem to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. Being a Judicial officer, he was in the system for over 40 years before he retired and then being a human rights lawyer, I was attacking the system for many years. During the Abacha era, when Abacha’s men who captured me found out the relationship my interrogators were confused. So the issue was brought to Abacha that I was a son of a sitting federal Judge and Abacha told them that if my father was in government, why was I criticising the government?  So I was told that he gave an order that if my father tries to intervene on my matter that they should leave me there to rot in jail, so there were issues like that. The greatest thing I learnt from my Dad is that he is a fearless individual; he is a man of integrity and he is not afraid of anything or anyone, the fear of God consumes all his fear so he has no fear to share for any human. So that has helped me to be bold because I have seen the power of integrity and boldness, so that has been my experience.

PT: Did he try to intervene?

Ogebe: He is a man of prayer, when he prayed; the Holy Spirit told him that he should not do anything about it. Not knowing that this was what Abacha had said, it was me who later told him that this was what Abacha had said from the information we got. My mum wanted to call a doctor who was a colleague of hers, who was Abacha’s physician but the phone line in the house went out of order, so they couldn’t reach him. Eventually, Abacha wanted to do Sadaka (sacrifice)  because he wanted Nigeria’s Football team to win the Olympic football gold medal. We were told he asked his marabouts what he was supposed to do, we were told that he was told to do one or two good deeds to atone for the bad things he had done, so he decided to release some of the prisoners from the state house. That was how two of us were released.

PT: Finally,  do you think Peace will return to Nigeria?  

We have the resources to solve our problems ourselves and it should be the prayer of everyone here. Even those who are benefitting from the military budgetary allocation would not wish Nigeria was in a situation it is at the moment. But if it is not well handled, it may boomerang into something bigger-no country should allow one section of its population to hold her to ransom.

PT: Thank you very much for you time.

Ogebe: Thank you.


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  • MushinSpeaks

    I still think Goodluck Jonathan should be made to account for this country’s mess.

  • chiemex

    BBOG shameful bunch of chameleons.

  • mrsirene

    Editor Premium Times,

    Why is Boko Haram suddenly angry and deadly?

    Why is Boko Haram
    suddenly angry? Why is Boko Haram resuming killings suddenly at a
    ferocious rate? Some analysts say Boko Haram militias feel insulted by the
    lies Information Minister Lai Muhammed told the public that Boko Haram
    is defeated. But President Buhari echoed the same false statement on 24th
    December. So perhaps both false statements enrage Boko Haram? Who knows?
    Someone witty said Boko Haram is fed up with the Buhari administration’s deceit
    and will like to see off the lies-telling government as quickly as possible. It is
    somewhat true that the mostly illiterate staffed and mediocre driven Buhari
    government flatters to deceive.

    For example, after making bogus promise of free food for primary school pupils
    there’’s nothing in the Buhari 2016 budget for this free meal campaign pledge
    which could cost close to ₦250 billion a year. Ditto, there’s nothing in the budget
    for Buhari’s dole policy of ₦5,000 per month to the poorest 25 million Nigerians –
    which may separately cost ₦1.5 trillion. Nigerians feel duped by President Buhari.
    It will be no surprise if top hierarchies of the Boko Haram militias consider Buhari’s
    government ‘un-Islamic for lies-telling and mass deceit’. Who knows?

    • Peter_Edo

      Dullard!

      • Bode Akindele

        mrsirene:

        Your musings are fine, i have no problem with it, but one quick point. Lies don’t need to be un-Islamic
        to be wrong and heinous. We should tell it straight as it is. We don’t need to be Christians or Muslims
        to condemn lies-telling, right? Though in Boko Haram’s case the mad militias will always inject their Islam.

    • SamPsalm

      You are evil. May it consume you – except God grants you mercy in salvation. You are really intrinsically evil – corrupted down to the core of your being

      • Hafiz

        @SamPsalm:disqus

        BUT WHY IS @msirene CONVINCING ME ON ALL THE POINTS SHE’S MADE
        IF SHE IS A DULLARD AND EVIL, IF I AM A DIFFICULT PERSON TO PERSUADE?

    • Burbank

      “So perhaps both false statements enrage Boko Haram?”

      Next time when world leaders issue statements against terrorists, they must ensure that their statements will NOT hurt the feelings of the terrorists. Very goooooooooooood advice.

      Where did you study? Valley of the Dead?

  • Fairgame

    It has now become a sure pass to 5 seconds of fame to mention Jonathan and any amount of money the fame seeker needs for the headline and like magic, the news media will give that 5 seconds of fame.

  • Gerald Okoduwa

    $4m to quieten BBOG? The blood of the girls is already hunting the perpetrators of that crime.

  • LYING LIARS (This is FRAUD)

    1. How much did the #BringBackOurGirls campaign spend?
    2. Who financed it?

    Premumu Times must really have the belief that all Nigerians and perhaps most people in the world did not pass WAEC (High school final exams) like Buhari. This Mr Ogebe of whatever is seemingly a fraud. I have watched on ABC Tv and some other news media in the US, the interviews conducted with these girls…and never a time would any of them grant interview to the US media in English. They all spoke in Hausa language. Why? Why would girls ready to take their final WAEC exams in English Language not be competent to grant a simple interview of their experience with Boko haram in English?

    CONCLUSION
    My submission is that the girls are not Chibok girls. They are just relatives and children of friends of Mr Ogebe whom he has chosen to smuggle to the US under the guise of humanitarian assistance in the heat of the Chibok girls saga. FRAUD.

    • Julius

      You failed WAEC !. You just exposed yourself.

    • Screw-em II

      Deri, with your warped brain, I can just picture a 7 and 9 year old “genius” sitting for WAEC.

  • Rommel

    Musliu Obanikoro is the one who claimed he had contacts in America to quieten those agitating for Chibok girls and newsmedia like Saharareporters so it is possible that he was the one that spearheaded the fight against the bring back our girls campaign with the said $4mln.He should remember that we know his links to Boko Haram.

  • True Nigerian

    Awesome Nigerian! Does Mr Ogebe’s charity have a website? Can donations be made via his website? Premium Times, please let us know. I would like to make small donations to Mr Ogebe’s effort.

    1% of everything Senator Saraki has stolen in the last 8 years would pay the school fees of these 10 girls for life. But he is only interested in stealing more and using some to buy crooked and jaundiced justice for himself.

    • Julius

      Good question bro. I hope somebody has the link to his website.I too would like to donate something. Thank you, I was about to ask same question. God bless

  • LyingLIARS@Halt d Destractions

    —S/N——DATE——-LOCATION——INJURED—–DEATHS————-DESCRIPTION/LOCATION——–
    =====……====………========……..=======……======………………==================
    1—- 29-May-15——Bornu —— 12—— 7=========Twin bombs in Nigeria’s Borno
    2—- 30-May-15——Bornu —— 0—— 26=========Terrorists on horseback invade Borno village
    3—- 30-May-15——Bornu —— 11—— 8=========Suicide bomber atack in Bornu Market
    4—- 31-May-15——Bornu —— 0—— 48=========Boko Haram attackes Monguno
    5—- 2-Jun-15——–Bornu —— 0—— 50=========Bomb blast hits market in Maiduguri city
    6—- 3-Jun-15——Bornu —— 33—— 2=========Bomb attacks by Islamic terrorists in Maiduguri
    7—- 3-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 18=========Islamic Suicide bomber attackes mechanic workshop
    8—- 4-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Islamists attacks in a Maiduguri Village
    9—- 4-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Female suicide bomber attacks Checkpoint
    10—- 4-Jun-15—–Adamawa — 11—— 45=========Islamist terrorists attack Yola market with bomb blasts
    11—- 6-Jun-15——Bornu —— 4—— 2=========Suicide bomber attacks Bornu
    12—- 6-Jun-15——Bornu —— 5—— 16=========Bomb blast hits market
    13—- 8-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 19========= Boko Haram attacks village in Borno
    14—- 9-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 3=========Female suicide bombers in Borno
    15—- 10-Jun-15——Bornu —— 3—— 43========= Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri village
    16—- 12-Jun-15——Bornu —— 2—— 8=========Soldiers (3) killed as Nigerian army engages terrorists
    17—- 13-Jun-15——Bornu —— 2—— 3=========Suicide attacks in Maiduguri
    18—- 15-Jun-15——Yobe —— 4—— 11========= Two blasts in northeast Nigeria’s Potiskum
    19—- 16-Jun-15——Bornu —— 8—— 63=========Explosives abandoned by Boko Haram explodes in city
    20—- 22-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    21—- 22-Jun-15——Bornu —— 9—— 30=========Boko haram attacks market in Maiduguri
    22—- 23-Jun-15——Yobe —— 3—— 15=========Female suicide bomber attacks Yobe market
    23—- 23-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu Village at night
    24—- 27-Jun-15——Bornu —— 1—— 5=========Bko haram’s suicide bombers attack Bornu
    25—- 30-Jun-15——Bornu —— 1—— 1========= Bomb blast hits market in Maiduguri city
    26—- 1-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Suicide bombers attack hospital as Osinbajo visits
    27—- 1-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 19—— 118========= Boko Haram attackes Kukawa town
    28—- 2-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 2—— 12========= Islamist Boko haram attacks Maiduguri village
    29—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 11========= Boko Haram assassinates 11 of its members in Borno
    30—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 29========= Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists civilians
    31—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 4—— 61========= Boko Haram attacks Borno’s capital in mass killing
    32—- 5-Jul-15——Bornu —— 5—— 6========= Suicide bomber attacks Church in Bornu
    33—- 5-Jul-15——Plateau —— 11—— 51=========Islamist terrorist Boko haram attacks city of Jos
    34—- 6-Jul-15——Kano —— 0—— 1=========Boko Suicide bomber strikes near Kano mosque
    35—- 7-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Female suicide bomber attacks military checkpoint
    36—- 7-Jul-15——Kaduna —— 11—— 30========= Bomb blast attacks by terrorists in Zaria
    37—- 7-Jul-15——Kaduna —— 9—— 41========= Female bomber attacks Kaduna verification centre
    38—- 10-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8========= Boko Haram gunmen northeast Nigeria
    39—- 10-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 45========= Boko Haram attacks Monguno village
    40—- 11-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Exlosions by Boko haram
    41—- 11-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 11========= Boko Haram attacks village
    42—- 13-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 1=========Boko haram’s bomb in Bus hits checkpoint
    43—- 13-Jul-15——Bornu —— 3—— 30=========Boko Haramattacks Bornu village
    44—- 14-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 15========= Boko Haram raids Borno border town in night attack
    45—- 14-Jul-15——Bornu —— 7—— 20=========Boko Haram attacks Ngamdu
    46—- 16-Jul-15——Gombe —— 19—— 50========= Boko Haram attacks Gombe market with bombs
    47—- 17-Jul-15——Yobe —— 8—— 50=========Boko Haram bombers attack Damaturu prayer ground
    48—- 20-Jul-15——Yobe —— 0—— 8========= Boko Haram bombers attacked Damaturu checkpoint
    49—- 21-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Bokoharam terrorists attack Nigerian army chief’s home
    50—- 22-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8========= Suspected Islamists kill eight in NE Nigeria village
    51—- 22-Jul-15——Gombe —— 3—— 37=========Boko haram attacks Gombe city
    52—- 24-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 18=========Boko Haram kills 18, burns houses in Borno
    53—- 24-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 25========= Boko Haram attacks NE Nigeria
    54—- 26-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 22========= Female suicide bomber attacks Bornu market
    55—- 27-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 29========= Fresh Boko Haram attacks Borno Village
    56—- 30-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7=========Boko Haram kills 7 in Brnu village
    57—- 31-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri village
    58—- 1-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram attacks Borno community
    59—- 2-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8=========Boko Haram attacks Madagali
    60—- 4-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram kills 10 fishermen in Baga
    61—- 6-Aug-15——Yobe —— 0—— 9========= Boko Haram kills in Yobe Villages
    62—- 9-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Boko Haram attacks Borno highway
    63—- 11-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8=========Terrorists attacks and abducts women in Maiduguri
    64—- 11-Aug-15——Bornu —— 5—— 47========= Boko haram attacks Borno state
    65—- 12-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 17========= Boko haram kills 17 in Bornu with vigilantes
    66—- 15-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 6========= Suicide bomber attacks Bornu
    67—- 17-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7========= Boko Haram raids Borno village, loots grains,livestocks
    68—- 18-Aug-15——Yobe —— 1—— 160=========Yobe residents drown, killed by Boko Haram
    69—- 21-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Explosives kill two soldiers in Borno
    70—- 23-Aug-15——Bornu ——— —— 11=========Boko Haram members ambush convoy of Army chief
    71—- 25-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Suicide bombers kill Soldiers at Maiduguri checkpoint
    72—- 25-Aug-15——Yobe —— 20—— 8=========Suicide bombers strike in Yobe
    73—- 25-Aug-15——Bornu —— 6—— 24=========Boko Haram Attacks Bornu
    74—- 27-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Boko Haram Attacks Bornu
    75—- 28-Aug-15——Bornu —— 7—— 68========= Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village On Horseback
    76—- 29-Aug-15——Bornu —— 1—— 24========= Boko Haram militants attacks NE Nigeria
    77—- 30-Aug-15——Yobe —— 0—— 10=========Islamists attack villagers in Yobe
    78—- 31-Aug-15——Bornu —— 28—— 26=========Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri
    79—- 31-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    80—- 2-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 5========= Suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Bormu village
    81—- 3-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 53========= Again, Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    82—- 4-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    83—- 11-Sep-15——Adamawa — 0—— 5=========Suicide attack on Adamawa community
    84—- 11-Sep-15——Adamawa — 0—— 10=========Boko haram attacks Yola IDP camp with bomb blast
    85—- 20-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 27=========Boko haram attacks Monguno with bokmbs
    86—- 20-Sep-15——Bornu —— 37—— 117=========Boko haram attacks with sporadic bombs
    87—- 24-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Many killed as Boko Haram attacks Monguno, Baga
    88—- 27-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram kiils in Bornu in a midnight attack
    89—- 1-Oct-15——Adamawa — 0—— 11========= Boko Haramattacks Adamawa
    90—- 1-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 15========= Boko Haram suicide bombers attack with multiple blasts
    91—- 2-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Gwoza
    92—- 6-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20=========Boko haram attacks Gubio mosque
    93—- 7-Oct-15——Yobe —— 0—— 18=========Multiple blasts in Yobe by Boko haram
    94—- 10-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 3=========Boko Haram kills 80-year-old, and others in Borno
    95—- 12-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 14=========Boko Haram raid in Bornu
    96—- 13-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7=========Boko haram blasts in Maiduguri
    97—- 15-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 35=========Boko Haram bombs worshippers in Maiduguri mosque
    98—- 16-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30=========Boko Suicide bombers attacks Maiduguri
    99—- 17-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 12=========Boko Haram storms Adamawa village
    100—- 21-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20=========Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri
    101—- 23-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 28=========Boko haram suicide bombers attacks Maiduguri mosque
    102—- 23-Oct-15——Yola —— 3—— 56=========Boko haram attacks Yola Mosque
    103—- 24-Oct-15——Bornu —— 1—— 5========= Four suicide bombers attack Bornu
    104—- 25-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Boko harams suicide bombers strike in Bornu
    105—- 28-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram launches fresh attack on Yobe town
    106—- 17-Nov-15——Yobe —— 80—— 34========= Boko haram attacks Yola
    107—- 18-Nov-15——Kano —— 2—— 19=========Kano twin suicide bomb blasts
    108—- 20-Nov-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7========= Boko Haram attacks Fika village
    109—- 27-Nov-15——Kaduna —— 0—— 21=========Boko Haram suicide attacks on Shit Muslim march
    110—- 12-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30=========Boko Haram attacks 3 Maiduguri villages
    111—- 15-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Boko Haram ambush convoy, killing officer and soldier
    112—- 25-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 14========= Boko Haram attacks Borno on Christmas day 14
    113—- 26-Dec-15——Bornu —— 4—— 21=========Bomb placed by fleeing Islamist Terrorist in Mosque
    114—- 27-Dec-15——Adamawa — 17—— 41=========Islamist terrorists attack Motor park with suicide bombers
    TOTAL 2,505

    • emmanuel

      These are undeniable facts, Mohammandu Buhari has failed. He runs a governent of propaganda. Budgeting N39b for information ministry and N9b for Mines and Power is an “intelligent” move. Possible only in Nigeria.

      • Julius

        In 7-8 months ?. Yea, everything was going well before Buhari got there..right ?

      • Tonnero

        Wetin concern you? Are you a Nigerian?

    • Burbank

      How many were killed under GEJ?
      More than 15,000

  • LyingLIARS@Halt d Destractions

    .-S/N—DATE—-LOCATION—-INJURED—DEATHS——-DESCRIPTION/LOCATION
    =====..====.. .========…..=======….======……….==================
    1—- 29-May-15——Bornu —— 12—— 7=========Twin bombs in Nigeria’s Borno
    2—- 30-May-15——Bornu —— 0—— 26=========Terrorists on horseback invade Borno village
    3—- 30-May-15——Bornu —— 11—— 8=========Suicide bomber atack in Bornu Market
    4—- 31-May-15——Bornu —— 0—— 48=========Boko Haram attackes Monguno
    5—- 2-Jun-15——–Bornu —— 0—— 50=========Bomb blast hits market in Maiduguri city
    6—- 3-Jun-15——Bornu —— 33—— 2=========Bomb attacks by Islamic terrorists in Maiduguri
    7—- 3-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 18=========Islamic Suicide bomber attackes mechanic workshop
    8—- 4-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Islamists attacks in a Maiduguri Village
    9—- 4-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Female suicide bomber attacks Checkpoint
    10—- 4-Jun-15—–Adamawa — 11—— 45=========Islamist terrorists attack Yola market with bomb blasts
    11—- 6-Jun-15——Bornu —— 4—— 2=========Suicide bomber attacks Bornu
    12—- 6-Jun-15——Bornu —— 5—— 16=========Bomb blast hits market
    13—- 8-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 19========= Boko Haram attacks village in Borno
    14—- 9-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 3=========Female suicide bombers in Borno
    15—- 10-Jun-15——Bornu —— 3—— 43========= Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri village
    16—- 12-Jun-15——Bornu —— 2—— 8=========Soldiers (3) killed as Nigerian army engages terrorists
    17—- 13-Jun-15——Bornu —— 2—— 3=========Suicide attacks in Maiduguri
    18—- 15-Jun-15——Yobe —— 4—— 11========= Two blasts in northeast Nigeria’s Potiskum
    19—- 16-Jun-15——Bornu —— 8—— 63=========Explosives abandoned by Boko Haram explodes in city
    20—- 22-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    21—- 22-Jun-15——Bornu —— 9—— 30=========Boko haram attacks market in Maiduguri
    22—- 23-Jun-15——Yobe —— 3—— 15=========Female suicide bomber attacks Yobe market
    23—- 23-Jun-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu Village at night
    24—- 27-Jun-15——Bornu —— 1—— 5=========Bko haram’s suicide bombers attack Bornu
    25—- 30-Jun-15——Bornu —— 1—— 1========= Bomb blast hits market in Maiduguri city
    26—- 1-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Suicide bombers attack hospital as Osinbajo visits
    27—- 1-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 19—— 118========= Boko Haram attackes Kukawa town
    28—- 2-Jul-15——–Bornu —— 2—— 12========= Islamist Boko haram attacks Maiduguri village
    29—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 11========= Boko Haram assassinates 11 of its members in Borno
    30—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 29========= Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists civilians
    31—- 3-Jul-15——Bornu —— 4—— 61========= Boko Haram attacks Borno’s capital in mass killing
    32—- 5-Jul-15——Bornu —— 5—— 6========= Suicide bomber attacks Church in Bornu
    33—- 5-Jul-15——Plateau —— 11—— 51=========Islamist terrorist Boko haram attacks city of Jos
    34—- 6-Jul-15——Kano —— 0—— 1=========Boko Suicide bomber strikes near Kano mosque
    35—- 7-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Female suicide bomber attacks military checkpoint
    36—- 7-Jul-15——Kaduna —— 11—— 30========= Bomb blast attacks by terrorists in Zaria
    37—- 7-Jul-15——Kaduna —— 9—— 41========= Female bomber attacks Kaduna verification centre
    38—- 10-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8========= Boko Haram gunmen northeast Nigeria
    39—- 10-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 45========= Boko Haram attacks Monguno village
    40—- 11-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Exlosions by Boko haram
    41—- 11-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 11========= Boko Haram attacks village
    42—- 13-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 1=========Boko haram’s bomb in Bus hits checkpoint
    43—- 13-Jul-15——Bornu —— 3—— 30=========Boko Haramattacks Bornu village
    44—- 14-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 15========= Boko Haram raids Borno border town in night attack
    45—- 14-Jul-15——Bornu —— 7—— 20=========Boko Haram attacks Ngamdu
    46—- 16-Jul-15——Gombe —— 19—— 50========= Boko Haram attacks Gombe market with bombs
    47—- 17-Jul-15——Yobe —— 8—— 50=========Boko Haram bombers attack Damaturu prayer ground
    48—- 20-Jul-15——Yobe —— 0—— 8========= Boko Haram bombers attacked Damaturu checkpoint
    49—- 21-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Bokoharam terrorists attack Nigerian army chief’s home
    50—- 22-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8========= Suspected Islamists kill eight in NE Nigeria village
    51—- 22-Jul-15——Gombe —— 3—— 37=========Boko haram attacks Gombe city
    52—- 24-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 18=========Boko Haram kills 18, burns houses in Borno
    53—- 24-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 25========= Boko Haram attacks NE Nigeria
    54—- 26-Jul-15——Bornu —— 1—— 22========= Female suicide bomber attacks Bornu market
    55—- 27-Jul-15——Bornu —— 2—— 29========= Fresh Boko Haram attacks Borno Village
    56—- 30-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7=========Boko Haram kills 7 in Brnu village
    57—- 31-Jul-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri village
    58—- 1-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram attacks Borno community
    59—- 2-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8=========Boko Haram attacks Madagali
    60—- 4-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 13========= Boko Haram kills 10 fishermen in Baga
    61—- 6-Aug-15——Yobe —— 0—— 9========= Boko Haram kills in Yobe Villages
    62—- 9-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Boko Haram attacks Borno highway
    63—- 11-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 8=========Terrorists attacks and abducts women in Maiduguri
    64—- 11-Aug-15——Bornu —— 5—— 47========= Boko haram attacks Borno state
    65—- 12-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 17========= Boko haram kills 17 in Bornu with vigilantes
    66—- 15-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 6========= Suicide bomber attacks Bornu
    67—- 17-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7========= Boko Haram raids Borno village, loots grains,livestocks
    68—- 18-Aug-15——Yobe —— 1—— 160=========Yobe residents drown, killed by Boko Haram
    69—- 21-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2=========Explosives kill two soldiers in Borno
    70—- 23-Aug-15——Bornu ——— —— 11=========Boko Haram members ambush convoy of Army chief
    71—- 25-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Suicide bombers kill Soldiers at Maiduguri checkpoint
    72—- 25-Aug-15——Yobe —— 20—— 8=========Suicide bombers strike in Yobe
    73—- 25-Aug-15——Bornu —— 6—— 24=========Boko Haram Attacks Bornu
    74—- 27-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4=========Boko Haram Attacks Bornu
    75—- 28-Aug-15——Bornu —— 7—— 68========= Boko Haram Attacks Borno Village On Horseback
    76—- 29-Aug-15——Bornu —— 1—— 24========= Boko Haram militants attacks NE Nigeria
    77—- 30-Aug-15——Yobe —— 0—— 10=========Islamists attack villagers in Yobe
    78—- 31-Aug-15——Bornu —— 28—— 26=========Suicide bomber attacks mosque in Maiduguri
    79—- 31-Aug-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    80—- 2-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 5========= Suspected Boko Haram gunmen attack Bormu village
    81—- 3-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 53========= Again, Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    82—- 4-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30========= Boko Haram attacks Bornu village
    83—- 11-Sep-15——Adamawa — 0—— 5=========Suicide attack on Adamawa community
    84—- 11-Sep-15——Adamawa — 0—— 10=========Boko haram attacks Yola IDP camp with bomb blast
    85—- 20-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 27=========Boko haram attacks Monguno with bokmbs
    86—- 20-Sep-15——Bornu —— 37—— 117=========Boko haram attacks with sporadic bombs
    87—- 24-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Many killed as Boko Haram attacks Monguno, Baga
    88—- 27-Sep-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram kiils in Bornu in a midnight attack
    89—- 1-Oct-15——Adamawa — 0—— 11========= Boko Haramattacks Adamawa
    90—- 1-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 15========= Boko Haram suicide bombers attack with multiple blasts
    91—- 2-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram attacks Gwoza
    92—- 6-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20=========Boko haram attacks Gubio mosque
    93—- 7-Oct-15——Yobe —— 0—— 18=========Multiple blasts in Yobe by Boko haram
    94—- 10-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 3=========Boko Haram kills 80-year-old, and others in Borno
    95—- 12-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 14=========Boko Haram raid in Bornu
    96—- 13-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7=========Boko haram blasts in Maiduguri
    97—- 15-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 35=========Boko Haram bombs worshippers in Maiduguri mosque
    98—- 16-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30=========Boko Suicide bombers attacks Maiduguri
    99—- 17-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 12=========Boko Haram storms Adamawa village
    100—- 21-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20=========Boko Haram attacks Maiduguri
    101—- 23-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 28=========Boko haram suicide bombers attacks Maiduguri mosque
    102—- 23-Oct-15——Yola —— 3—— 56=========Boko haram attacks Yola Mosque
    103—- 24-Oct-15——Bornu —— 1—— 5========= Four suicide bombers attack Bornu
    104—- 25-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 4========= Boko harams suicide bombers strike in Bornu
    105—- 28-Oct-15——Bornu —— 0—— 20========= Boko Haram launches fresh attack on Yobe town
    106—- 17-Nov-15——Yobe —— 80—— 34========= Boko haram attacks Yola
    107—- 18-Nov-15——Kano —— 2—— 19=========Kano twin suicide bomb blasts
    108—- 20-Nov-15——Bornu —— 0—— 7========= Boko Haram attacks Fika village
    109—- 27-Nov-15——Kaduna —— 0—— 21=========Boko Haram suicide attacks on Shit Muslim march
    110—- 12-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 30=========Boko Haram attacks 3 Maiduguri villages
    111—- 15-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 2========= Boko Haram ambush convoy, killing officer and soldier
    112—- 25-Dec-15——Bornu —— 0—— 14========= Boko Haram attacks Borno on Christmas day 14
    113—- 26-Dec-15——Bornu —— 4—— 21=========Bomb placed by fleeing Islamist Terrorist in Mosque
    114—- 27-Dec-15——Adamawa — 17—— 41=========Islamist terrorists attack Motor park with suicide bombers

    TOTAL Deaths (Buhari’s tenure) From May 29 – Dec 29, 2015 = [2,505 DEAD]

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    The man spoke about the brutality of the security forces , DSS under the Buhari regime. Why has Premium Times not made that the lead story? Who actually is sponsoring Boko haram to kill people? How much are they spending? Are these not more pertinent questions and issues than to be looking for the next opportunity to flash Jinathan’s name in bad light? Buhari was nominated by Boko haram’s leadearship in 2012 as its Chief Negotiator with the Federal govt of Nigeria. How clean can he claim to be from this Islamic terrorist group if his guided and misguided utterances are anything to go by?

    • aisha ani

      And did Buhari take up their offer? The truth of the matter is that the previous administration made Boko Haram what it is today because they were not interested in quashing a pesky group at the initial stage, for reasons best known to them. Instead we now have a terrorist organisation that has superior fire power and has even recruited suicide bombers, even if it was certain people that were sponsoring them….why did the Jonathan administration not do anything? A lot of us Southerners thought it was a Northern problem and couldn’t be bothered, it will eventually come back to bite us in the derriere.

      • Burbank

        Good points.

      • Justice

        Pls do try not to turn truth on it’s head. Boko haram started before the coming of Jonathan.

  • Say the truth

    Good job brother. May God continue to bless you. I believe Nigeria elites and billionaire should also do something to help. On the other side I think you need to be apolitical in your submissions and approach. There were confusion, betrayals and lack of trust among politicians across party lines with all of them after different agenda to undo one another toward the last elections. The government was also edgy not knowing who to trust. The CHIBOK issue came out that same season. So the initial stand of the government was understandable. That Jonathan administration spent 4 million dollars to fight BBOGG remains speculative and sensational and this is not good enough for your reputation. Number two, saying emphatically that Buhari will do better, will cast you in the mode of sycophants and bandwagon activists. It is better we keep our fingers crossed, put them under close watch. While we keep doing our good job we should not be seen providing unnecessary comfort zone for politicians knowing their antecedents and who they are. All said kudos for your kind gesture toward the victims, the downtrodden and the oppressed.

  • REDEEM

    That Jonathan spent over 4m dollars to silence the critics of the (Bring Back our Girls) rubbish, which was initiated by the Apes in APC,to tarnish the image of Brother Jonathan-is no longer news What is import now is that–Buhari is more than 7 months old in Aso Rock and a former Militatry General–Why has he not deemed it necessary to fish out the missing gals till date? Instead of investigating the security votes of Jonathan-via Dasuki? Was Buhari not part of the humans who took bribe money from Dasuki? Sadly–Buhari refused to meet with the said girls—–during his visit to the USA———That was what should have formed the headline of the Premium Times. But as it is usual with this janjaweed APC media house, that often attempts to vilify Jonathan for the Buharimice ati the general Apes in APC-via this watery interview—–the need for this Buhari apologist, in search of a job may be to also confine his thoughts to his people in North Central, who are being murdered like goats by the Fulanis in Boko haram–becomes more imperative So my appeal to his conscience if he has any is for him to help–Sell the idea of coming to the aid of his tribesmen in North Central, to his friends in the USA.–Most especially the CIA that set up the (bring back our gals) nonsense for APC-

  • Burning Spear

    Buhari Must Fulfil His Agreement With Boko Haram Leaders – Sen Shehu Sani.

    **declare Nigeria a full Islamic state and Implement Sharia law across Nigeria.

    “President Buhari should keep his own part of the bargain if he wants Boko Haram to stop the terror. He should stop the begging, and keep his part of the deal;

    1] declare Nigeria an Islamic state,
    2] free the captives,
    3] implement Sharia across Nigeria
    4] abolish Western education.

    That was the promise Buhari made to Boko Haram leaders, to get their support. Buhari can afford to renege on his electioneering promise to Nigerians but not Boko Haram.” – Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna state Central

  • smart G

    If 4 million dollars was used to silence BBOG then how much was used to grease the wheels of BBOG
    I think EFCC should start probing the organization

    • adeade

      Don’t mind them.. GEJ and the whole country knew that BBOG was just an evil machination.. This lawyer was more practical in helping these girls while BBOG werre busy doing fruitless gathering… Now we can’t see them anymore since their contract has expired..

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    Buhari Must Fulfil His Agreement With Boko Haram Leaders – Sen Shehu Sani.

    **declare Nigeria a full Islamic state and Implement Sharia law across Nigeria.

    “President Buhari should keep his own part of the bargain if he wants Boko Haram to stop the terror. He should stop the begging, and keep his part of the deal;

    1] declare Nigeria an Islamic state,
    2] free the captives,
    3] implement Sharia across Nigeria
    4] abolish Western education.

    That was the promise Buhari made to Boko Haram leaders, to get their support. Buhari can afford to renege on his electioneering promise to Nigerians but not Boko Haram.” – Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna state Central

  • Very Proud Oily IZON Redeemer

    These are the types of lies that most of these TIVS from Benue who are being murdered daily by Fulani cowhands–often indulge in-around the world–After selling their biorth right to their Fulani Masters like David Mark! Again where is the evidence that Jonathan ever spent that amount of money to fight the propaganda machine of APC in the Fulani North-? Oby the Ibo woman who was hired by Tinubu and Buhari to champion the cause of the Apes in APC ati the Fulani Boko haram fighters-in Borno state-were given money-by APC-As a matter of fact, Awudu Ogbeh the current Minister of Agriculture said that much—So what is this head of the APC in the USA trying to sell to us?—Were the Chibok Girls sponsored with his money from his poverty stricken Benue state, or contributions from US citizens-in America? If I were him, apart from fighting for the education of the Chibok girls in the USA–I will do a follow up on my tribesmen–and women, Orphaned by the muderdereous band of Fulani Boko haram fighters–Sadly Buhari is also a Fulani————-In Benue the fear of the Fulanis, seems to be the beginning of wisdom -It is like leaving the war in Libya-Africa to go and fight human smugglers in Syria-madness of the highest order” just leave Jonathan alone——He is occupied!—Animals

  • Otile

    It is guaranteed that some seimi-illiterate Oduafraidians will bot in now displaying their senseless comments, and sheepishly supporting their cohorts. These hypocrites answer Christian names, but in reality they are devout Muslims. Whenever their sect carries out massacres, beheading and suicide bombings they play dead, but when somebody mentions Jonathan or Biafra they resurrect from coma and fill the pages with senseless insults. The best thing is to ignore the creeps no matter how abusive they get. Awon odale.

    • New Nigerian

      !!!!!???!!!!

    • Burning Spear

      U seem not to be aware that, the APES in APC ati their moaning mourners around Nigeria have hired lots of Buharimice—to work for them on the web—-Post one sided negative comments—against Jonathan–just for the fun of it. This very chap was told his news interview would not sell unless he makes an allegation against Jonathan-I mean here is man whose state is at war with the Fulani cowhands in Boko Haram, killing hundreds of thousands of his tribesmen in Benue–Rather than go out to help his tribesmen and women, he begins to work for the CIA-in APC—More than 15,000 Tivs have been killed over grazing rights by Fulanis within the last 5 years–Yet his master slave mentality with the Fulanis is more into demonizing Ijaw man Jonathan ,than saving his tribes men–Same as david mark–former Senate president–who is also from Benue-It seems people from that state are like that-very unthinking!—The taboo against working to raise the hopes of their people seems to be haunting them–every where they go!

    • Say the truth

      I take exception to your generalization. It is not all of us that are slaves to the oligarchy so you need to advise yourself to be cautious in your outburst. I for one remain skeptical of the set up of lies and propaganda that we presently have and I liked to be proven wrong. As for you Otile beware not to always abuse a whole race because of the decision of some. A word is enough for the wise.

      • Burbank

        Great retort to a racist bigot.

  • REDEEM

    MINISTRY OF INFORMATION – N39,172,778,886
    Vs
    MINISTRY OF MINES AND STEEL DEVELOPMENT – 9,523,165,652

    Mines and steel the bed rock of development gets relegated to the background while lies and propaganda office takes precedence. All na change!

    • Tonnero

      Redeem!!! Your mumu will never end. Mines and Steel cannot be developed with government money especially at this time that your oga has made us broke. It is too capital-intensive The job of the ministry is to develop the framework to attract private sector investment to the sector. You Jonathan supporters cannot be satisfied. When N40b is allocated to oil exploration in the North, na wahala. When there is no allocation to exploring solid minerals in the North, na wahala. You are allowed to complain. Na politics. You can even disagree with policy. But we can assure you that the current administration will not carry out the wholesale stealing that your brother did.

      • Burbank

        Gbam.

  • New Nigerian

    So many people Scammed Jonathan, he was a real mugu, when it cam eto spending Nigerian commonwealth – even rain water was better taken cared of. How could he have opened the treasury to someone to collect $4m on the premise of fighting BBOG…he was really do-na-than…real prodigal with everything

    • Damilola

      Can we leave politics out of this already? What has this present administration done to compensate those girls or their family? He mentioned how the girls were denied in attending the town hall meeting in US, how d present govt had scantily responded to their call… and all you could hold on to is the $4m. I ask u now: where is the BBOG campaign? Or have they been found? What special effort is the present govt making to get the girls back that has eased the tension? especially when the present administration promised during campaign they wud bring them bk in two weeks. If GEJ had said that and he failed to fulfil the promise I’m sure hell wud have been loosed. He showed mediocrity with the issue truly cos of poor information, but is the BBOG campaign for real? Where is Hadiza Bala Usman? Why d sudden silence, when noti has changed? The truth is both parties played politics with the issue and here we are without the girls. The destiny of those girls will ask both parties

    • tunde008

      GEj was not scammed he was part of the scam.They created boko haram to loot the treasury.May the blood of the innocent children,chibok girls,and our soldiers who have died be upon them.

  • SAM .A

    Mr. Emmanuel Ogebe is a patriotic Nigerian. I admire your tenacity and courage. May the Lord Bless you and your family.

  • aisha ani

    I seriously doubt that these girls can still be found, statistics show that the percentage of people recovered in this kind of situation is very low. It is very unfortunate but if you look at the time since the abduction probability is next to none, not saying they should stop looking for them. Kudos to Mr Ogebe!

  • Femi Aribisala

    APC’s bogus propaganda is partly responsible for the deaths and destruction in Kimba, Aladuwari and Maiduguri, the full extent of which are yet to be determined. The false victory procession of APC chieftains provoked the Boko Haram to contradict them at the cost of Nigerian lives. It is way too early to call for the impeachment of Mr. President. But it is high time to call for the retirement of Lai Mohammed. We must not allow this local “Comical Ali” to continue to use Nigerian lives to score cheap political points.

    While the APC was busy celebrating the fictitious death of Boko Haram, the New York-based Institute for Economics and Peace declared in its latest Global Terrorism Index that Boko Haram “has become the most deadly terrorist group in the world.” The day before Mohammed’s bombast, UNICEF declared that Boko Haram has succeeded in keeping over one million children out of school, warning that this is likely to add fuel to the insurgency by radicalizing the youth in the North-east.

    • umunnem

      And other than bad mouth PMB and his APC government, what have YOU personally done for Nigeria lately? MTCHEEEWWW.
      You cant seem to get over your personal hatred of PMB. Are you the only person jailed during the Military? Get over it. And you calim to be a pastor???

    • Tonnero

      You sad excuse for a human-being, are you still here? You are a perfect example of what a good education without decent values can be. Not only are you an id!ot of the highest order, you deserve to be lined up and flogged publicly. You read the interview. You do not even have the decency to apologise for your cursed support for an administration that even the interviewee described as “anyone who comes in and does the opposite (of the last administration) will do better”. Your likes will probably rot in hell. Oponu..

      • Damilola

        Sorry eh!!

    • Artful ºDodger

      You are a bastard with your opinions which is way out of this world. Why dont you drop dead since you hate godliness so much. It is a success story that is taking responsibility for the well being of others who he does not even know or related to here while you shamelessly go about defending the government which spent over $4 million fighting those campaigning for the girls not to be forgotten as you would have like because you are all possessed by evil spirit in your PDP.

      New York- based economic nonsense are entitled to their own opinions and conclusions drawn from afar and they cannot know more than those who are on the ground where the events are taking place. Nigeria will not return to the dogs anymore. Get that into your evil head and stay off the affairs of the sane!

  • Artful ºDodger

    God bless Mr Emmanuel Ogebe for his good works to mankind. This is how to be a Nigerian and a human being. Dasuki destroyed the lives of a people and set mystery ahead of so many from which they may never recover because of the love for money.
    Nigeria need more of Emmanuel Ogebe and less of the politicians!

    • Burbank

      Gbam

  • Burbank

    May God bless your, Emmanuel Ogebe.
    The things that you do for the girls goes beyond words.

  • daniel

    Mr Ogebe should open a local bank account that sympathetic Nigerians may post money into. Many would want to help but don’t know how. Please do it and advertise it.

  • Sara Marie Brown

    Goodluck Jonathan should be hung for crimes against humanity. One of the most evil, cold-hearted men thus far of the 21st century.

    • Malchine

      How many rats in your house have you killed since this year?

      • Olufemi Jacob

        You are a WICKED Soul! A cold-hearted human being.

  • Malchine

    Why has the #BRINGBACKOURGIRLS gone silent after the ouster of GEJ? Are the girls now at their respective homes? It was a political tool, and so will not be so surprising that the incumbent had to try to reduce their menace. It is so surprising that none of the girls has had access to a cellphone to call out to the world to inform where they are hidden. Are they all mumu and dumb?

    • Jon Lawrence

      People like you are still living in denial. Political tool, so someone allowed their daughter to be kidnapped for political tool? Some of you have no cure. Despite everything coming out now that happened under Jonathan, many like you are still eager to follow the Jesus of Otueke to his grave.

  • Every news about the plight of these girls are heartbreaking. Even reading this rehab process doesn’t make it any easier. What is Buhari doing to bring these girls home? We support any efforts by this presidency on this sad chapter. We shall forever be haunted by the sufferings of these girls.

    • Olufemi Jacob

      Tears welled up in me as I read the interview. Where is our conscience? where are the pastors of mega churches, where are the Dangotes, the Otedolas, the Jimoh Ibrahims? And where am I? How can we understand the trauma, the pain, the heart rendering, heart shattering calamity that befell these girls and their family? What is going on with us as Nigerians? Yet some people still claim no girl was kidnapped! Have we become numbed to all these wickedness going on?