Boko Haram: Jonathan to meet Chad President

Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan will on Monday depart Abuja for Ndjamena for talks with his Chadian counterpart, Idriss Deby.

The trip is in continuation of the Federal Government’s efforts to forge a stronger alliance with Nigeria’s neighbours in the battle against the Boko Haram insurgents.

According to a statement by the presidential media aide, Rueben Abati, the talks are expected to lead to the strengthening of the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders.

“In continuation of the Federal Government’s efforts to forge a stronger alliance against terrorism and violent extremism with Nigeria’s neighbours, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan will travel to Ndjamena tomorrow for talks with his Chadian counterpart, President Idriss Deby.

“The talks in Ndjamena with President Deby who is also the current Chairman of the African Union’s Peace and Security Council follow their discussions in Nairobi last week on the sidelines of the African Union Peace and Security Council Summit.

“President Jonathan and his host will discuss the further actualization of agreements for greater cooperation against insurgents and terrorists reached by Nigeria, Chad, Niger and Cameroon at a meeting in Paris earlier this year.

“Their talks are expected to lead to the strengthening of the Paris Accord on joint border patrols, intelligence sharing and the prevention of the illicit movement of terrorists, criminals, arms and ammunition across shared borders,” the statement read.

The President will be accompanied by the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki; Minister of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Nurudeen Mohammed; and the Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Sheidu Mohammed.

Mr. Jonathan will also be a Special Guest of Honour at an international conference on Information Technology and Communication holding in Ndjamena on Tuesday, before returning to Abuja.


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  • the truth

    Mr president forge on.the lord is your strength.they have collided and thought it wise that the only way to make Nigerians sympathize with their cause is through this unislamic boko haram

    • sharp shape

      Gbam !

  • sharp shape

    Kudos to the best president in the history of the British fulani fraud called Nigeria ! We shall overcome their barbarism and cruelty ! Insha Allah

    • the truth

      Only god gives power.they have had their fulani accord and conscripted a traitor tinubu.what is apc,s manifesto.how can a party be in existence for over a year now with no clear manifesto.

      • Mohstone

        Tell us PDP’s manifesto after 15 years ???

  • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

    Once upon a time, when Nigeria called, these other African countries came running!

    Now we have to go to them.

    Diarisgodooooooo!

    • Mohstone

      Well, he has to go because Chad is a better managed country. And their leader has a focus and vision. Here we are trapped with visionless and clueless leadership.

  • Louis Edward Brown

    What an evil heartless man he is

    • the truth

      Who is heartless

      • Mohstone

        Whose picture is up there ???

  • Ken

    We shall defeat boko haram soon; before November 2014 in Jesus name. Amen

  • the truth

    In an interview granted vanguard Nigeria yesterday Davies said he was not hired by the Nigerian government and never mentioned iherijiaka as a sponsor of boko haram,how he was tricked by arise newspaper,please premium times post that interview.the truth is slowly coming out

    • Mohstone

      How comes the interview did not make it to headlines on the national daily (vanguard)???? Give us a link please.

      • the truth

        i have tried posting the link but i guess this site blocks links. just go to google and type stephen davies denies been hired by the nigerian government and you would see the interview, many newspapers have been carrying it now. its been over 9 hours since the interview now. please premium times post the interview. stay blessed sir

      • the truth

        this is the interview stephen davis gave few hours ago denying reports that he was hired by the nigerian government

        Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, has been embroiled in
        controversy over his allegations about Boko Haram’s sponsorship, their
        source of funding and if he was actually contracted by the FG to
        negotiate on its behalf.

        Davis has repeatedly stated that he was in Nigeria for four months,
        acting as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator to help free the Chibok girls.
        It was during the said negotiations that he claimed to have discovered
        that the terrorist group was being funded by prominent Nigerian
        politicians including, Ali Modu Sheriff. He also alleged that funds were
        being transferred through CBN.

        The federal government via a statement last week, denied hiring Davis as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator.

        And now, Vanguard has published an interview that Soni Daniel allegedly had with Davis.

        Read excerpts:

        What do you have to show that you were engaged by the Nigerian government to negotiate with Boko Haram?

        I was not engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria, any state
        government or any other party. I went to Nigeria in late April in an
        effort to facilitate a handover of the Chibok captives after discussing
        such a possibility with former commanders of JAS (Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah
        Lih Da’awa wal Jihad otherwise known as JAS) and others close to Boko
        Haram.

        Why did you release the report of your assignment to the media instead of sending it to government?

        I did not construct a report of my efforts in
        Nigeria. As I said earlier, I was not engaged by any party and
        therefore had no obligation to report to anyone.

        Some Nigerians find it curious that you
        decided to give your report only to Arise TV, owned by a Nigerian,
        Nduka Obiagbena, who also owns Thisday Newspapers and may be
        sympathetic to some politicians in Nigeria.

        I gave a radio interview to the ABC in
        Australia which subsequently told me that after the transcript was
        posted to their online site, it had been picked up in the UK and Sky
        News requested an interview. In the hope of bringing attention to the
        many other girls and boys kidnapped by Boko Haram, I agreed to a
        television interview. That interview took place in Channel 7 studios in
        Australia and it was at that point that I was told it was an interview
        with Arise TV. I had not heard of Arise TV and did not know it was owned
        by a Nigerian or indeed that it had any association with Nigeria. At
        the time of giving the TV interview, I was of the understanding that it
        would be broadcast by Sky News in the UK.

        On Mr Obiagbena, I have not met him or ever been contacted by him.

        Many Nigerians find it extremely
        difficult to understand how the former Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen.
        Ihejirika, who actually fought Boko Haram elements and was accused of
        genocide could be linked with sponsoring the violent group.

        It is much easier to understand Mr Sheriff’s
        alleged association with Boko Haram than any association of Mr
        Ihejirika. Mr Sheriff was said to have a long history of promoting
        groups to assist in his past efforts to win the governorship of Borno
        State. On 29 July 2009, there was a confrontation with security
        officers at Mamudo Village, along Potiskum/Damaturu Road, Yobe. 33 JAS
        members were killed. Later that night, there was a long battle with
        combined security operatives at Railway Terminus, Maiduguri, Borno
        State. Scores were killed and the JAS operational base was destroyed.
        Yusuf was subsequently captured by the military and handed over to the
        police. The JAS alleged that it was on Sheriff’s orders that Yusuf was
        executed in Maiduguri on 30 July 2009. Shekau was presumed killed in the
        same battle and a corpse was identified as that of Shekau. Thus the
        remaining JAS leaders made it clear their intention was to kill Sheriff
        and so it is right that Sheriff claims he is a victim of JAS. The Boko
        Haram we see today is not the JAS that was operational under Yusuf.
        Shekau emerged in mid-2010 and publicly claimed the leadership of a
        reinvigorated JAS.

        Shekau formed Ansaru which he used for
        kidnapping and beheading victims. This behaviour was a major departure
        from the original mandate of the JAS which was to purify Islam and
        return it to the behaviour example in the life of the Prophet. Many
        among the JAS leadership are no longer active and others have been
        killed. This has allowed Shekau to take the JAS to more extreme action
        and expanded the kidnapping, bombing and slaughtering. The Boko Haram we
        have today is a much expanded Ansaru. What we see now is not the
        Yusufiya which wanted very much to settle scores with Sheriff. It is
        Boko Haram as a partner to ISIS and Al Shabaab.

        Now I will offer an opinion as to the motives
        of the sponsors of Boko Haram. The political sponsors of Boko Haram
        seem to think that they can use Boko Haram to terrorise Nigeria to
        demonstrate that the current government cannot ensure the security of
        Nigerian citizens both Muslim and Christian. Therein the sponsors assume
        they can undermine any efforts of the current government to be
        re-elected in 2015. Herein lies the flaw for the conflict and
        instability currently being fanned suits the aims of Al Qa’eda and the
        architects of terrorism. Should the sponsors of Boko Haram win
        government in 2015, they will likely find that they cannot turn Boko
        Haram off or that Boko Haram will demand control of at least Borno State
        in return for reducing their attacks. Borno State may be just the
        beginning of an expanding caliphate.

        Several Boko Haram commanders and other
        persons close to and respected by Boko Haram have told me the names of
        some of the sponsors of Boko Haram. They have also described how some
        funds are transferred and arms made available. I have made public some
        of that information. I have also been told by some commanders that if
        one of the sponsors is arrested, they will surrender, release the girls
        and give information on the sponsors. Not all Boko Haram commanders
        will follow this lead but it may be a firm step towards dismantling or
        at least isolating Boko Haram.

        • Mohstone

          This is rubbish. You are quoting what someone else said he discussed with Davies not directly from Davies as we all saw and heard from Arise TV. And please when did FGN denied hiring Davies ??? The last time I read the nonsense Metuh poured to the public there was no mention of any denial from FG. So I guess something is wrong with you guys by trying hard to cover the truth.

          • the truth

            u must be as heartless as your fulani cohorts and sponsors. u see the monster they have created to frustrate jonathan and now who is the monster biting? the north. keep killing yourselfs and wiping the north, in as much as i want a one nigeria, i would not sacrifice the will of a particular fulani people of creating problem in nigeria. when did you hear bombing and killing in bayelsa, rivers, delta, akwa-ibom, and other southern states. is a niger delta man not fit to govern this country?why the bloodshed from the fulani north to distabalise his government. he would win in 2015 and as i said go hug a high tension wire or plant a bomb like your brothers who are brainwashed to believing in virgins. i am suprised they have not convinced you yet.

          • Mohstone

            Moron, many southerners were also killed go and check the stats properly. The common man in the north doesnt have problem with Jona from the begining. It was Jona who alligned himself with the criminals from the north to unleash this mayhem on the country. Get your facts right before you open your unbrushed mouth to vomit trash.

  • Kama

    PRESIDENT JONATHAN’S INDOLENCE

    Nigerians must insist that President Jonathan should rise and rescue the 200 abducted Chibok girls.
    Since he said he’s had clear-cut intelligence report on where the girls are, he must rise and free them.
    President Jonathan really has no excuse, since he is not holding hostage-talks with Boko Haram militias.
    In other words, Jonathan has been doing nothing sensible in the past 146 days to free the Chibok girls.
    Jonathan’s latest silly excuse that some of the girls may die in a rescue military operation must be rejected.
    Those who will be freed amongst the abducted girls will more than justify the collateral deaths others suffer.
    But doing nothing with the clear-cut intelligence on the Chibok girls’ whereabouts is presidential indolence.

  • Chris1408

    Corruption and wickedness has reduced us to beggars. Now we are begging others that used to beg us. Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world, Nigeria is begging them to help fight Boko Haram because our military is weak and corrupt and our politicians are corrupt, unpatriotic and wicked. They’ve taken Nigeria back to the stone age. Animals walking on two legs!!!

  • the truth

    i have tried posting links on the interview stephen davies gave vanguard and abc on how he wasn’t hired by the nigerian government as a negotiator, and how he was tricked by bbc, arise , and sahara reporters. please everyone google it yourself and see how our news media have been misleading us . everyone try to google it yourself. the link is refusing to post as it is not been approved by premium times. i am guessing they don’t allow links

  • Shekau

    Bro, they cant help you, pls take the next flight back

  • the truth

    this is the interview stephen davis gave few hours ago denying reports that he was hired by the nigerian government

    Australian hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, has been embroiled in
    controversy over his allegations about Boko Haram’s sponsorship, their
    source of funding and if he was actually contracted by the FG to
    negotiate on its behalf.

    Davis has repeatedly stated that he was in Nigeria for four months,
    acting as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator to help free the Chibok girls.
    It was during the said negotiations that he claimed to have discovered
    that the terrorist group was being funded by prominent Nigerian
    politicians including, Ali Modu Sheriff. He also alleged that funds were
    being transferred through CBN.

    The federal government via a statement last week, denied hiring Davis as a Boko Haram hostage negotiator.

    And now, Vanguard has published an interview that Soni Daniel allegedly had with Davis.

    Read excerpts:

    What do you have to show that you were engaged by the Nigerian government to negotiate with Boko Haram?

    I was not engaged by the Federal Government of Nigeria, any state
    government or any other party. I went to Nigeria in late April in an
    effort to facilitate a handover of the Chibok captives after discussing
    such a possibility with former commanders of JAS (Jama’atu Ahlul Sunnah
    Lih Da’awa wal Jihad otherwise known as JAS) and others close to Boko
    Haram.

    Why did you release the report of your assignment to the media instead of sending it to government?

    I did not construct a report of my efforts in
    Nigeria. As I said earlier, I was not engaged by any party and
    therefore had no obligation to report to anyone.

    Some Nigerians find it curious that you
    decided to give your report only to Arise TV, owned by a Nigerian,
    Nduka Obiagbena, who also owns Thisday Newspapers and may be
    sympathetic to some politicians in Nigeria.

    I gave a radio interview to the ABC in
    Australia which subsequently told me that after the transcript was
    posted to their online site, it had been picked up in the UK and Sky
    News requested an interview. In the hope of bringing attention to the
    many other girls and boys kidnapped by Boko Haram, I agreed to a
    television interview. That interview took place in Channel 7 studios in
    Australia and it was at that point that I was told it was an interview
    with Arise TV. I had not heard of Arise TV and did not know it was owned
    by a Nigerian or indeed that it had any association with Nigeria. At
    the time of giving the TV interview, I was of the understanding that it
    would be broadcast by Sky News in the UK.

    On Mr Obiagbena, I have not met him or ever been contacted by him.

    Many Nigerians find it extremely
    difficult to understand how the former Chief of the Army Staff, Lt. Gen.
    Ihejirika, who actually fought Boko Haram elements and was accused of
    genocide could be linked with sponsoring the violent group.

    It is much easier to understand Mr Sheriff’s
    alleged association with Boko Haram than any association of Mr
    Ihejirika. Mr Sheriff was said to have a long history of promoting
    groups to assist in his past efforts to win the governorship of Borno
    State. On 29 July 2009, there was a confrontation with security
    officers at Mamudo Village, along Potiskum/Damaturu Road, Yobe. 33 JAS
    members were killed. Later that night, there was a long battle with
    combined security operatives at Railway Terminus, Maiduguri, Borno
    State. Scores were killed and the JAS operational base was destroyed.
    Yusuf was subsequently captured by the military and handed over to the
    police. The JAS alleged that it was on Sheriff’s orders that Yusuf was
    executed in Maiduguri on 30 July 2009. Shekau was presumed killed in the
    same battle and a corpse was identified as that of Shekau. Thus the
    remaining JAS leaders made it clear their intention was to kill Sheriff
    and so it is right that Sheriff claims he is a victim of JAS. The Boko
    Haram we see today is not the JAS that was operational under Yusuf.
    Shekau emerged in mid-2010 and publicly claimed the leadership of a
    reinvigorated JAS.

    Shekau formed Ansaru which he used for
    kidnapping and beheading victims. This behaviour was a major departure
    from the original mandate of the JAS which was to purify Islam and
    return it to the behaviour example in the life of the Prophet. Many
    among the JAS leadership are no longer active and others have been
    killed. This has allowed Shekau to take the JAS to more extreme action
    and expanded the kidnapping, bombing and slaughtering. The Boko Haram we
    have today is a much expanded Ansaru. What we see now is not the
    Yusufiya which wanted very much to settle scores with Sheriff. It is
    Boko Haram as a partner to ISIS and Al Shabaab.

    Now I will offer an opinion as to the motives
    of the sponsors of Boko Haram. The political sponsors of Boko Haram
    seem to think that they can use Boko Haram to terrorise Nigeria to
    demonstrate that the current government cannot ensure the security of
    Nigerian citizens both Muslim and Christian. Therein the sponsors assume
    they can undermine any efforts of the current government to be
    re-elected in 2015. Herein lies the flaw for the conflict and
    instability currently being fanned suits the aims of Al Qa’eda and the
    architects of terrorism. Should the sponsors of Boko Haram win
    government in 2015, they will likely find that they cannot turn Boko
    Haram off or that Boko Haram will demand control of at least Borno State
    in return for reducing their attacks. Borno State may be just the
    beginning of an expanding caliphate.

    Several Boko Haram commanders and other
    persons close to and respected by Boko Haram have told me the names of
    some of the sponsors of Boko Haram. They have also described how some
    funds are transferred and arms made available. I have made public some
    of that information. I have also been told by some commanders that if
    one of the sponsors is arrested, they will surrender, release the girls
    and give information on the sponsors. Not all Boko Haram commanders
    will follow this lead but it may be a firm step towards dismantling or
    at least isolating Boko Haram.

  • colinas

    Mr. President, swap Boko Haram prisoners with Chibook girls and then give boko haram 30 days to surrender. And, if they fail to surrender, bomb the shit out of them such that even flies will not survive. That is what I will do if I was the President.

    • Somi

      What is the guarantee that these Boko boys would actually what they claim to do after the prisoners are released? Remember the intention of this sect is not funny know yet. It is not easy as you think.

  • No Comment

    “Boko Haram has changed tactics in recent months by holding on to territory rather than launching hit-and-run attacks.
    Concern is mounting that the group plans to target Maiduguri, capital of neighbouring Borno state, says the BBC Hausa Service’s Bilikisu Babangida. Thousands of people who have fled towns and villages captured by Boko Haram are taking
    refuge in the city, which has a population of about two million. The fall of Michika will add to the fear and panic that has gripped the north-east, as it shows Boko Haram is gaining territory not only in their heartland of Borno but also in Adamawa state, our reporter says. Amid fears that Boko Haram could advance further into Adamawa, the university in Mubi town has shut..”

  • Ali Falalu

    ALSO THERE IS NEED TO HOLD SIMILAR BILATERAL TALKS WITH CAMEROONIAN PRESIDENT AND NIGER REPUBLIC