Nigerian military recaptures more communities from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Friday said it has recaptured two more communities from Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern part of Nigeria after intense fighting.

The Defence Headquarters said Friday that government troops flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Gulag, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, and Bara in Gulani LGA in neighbouring Yobe State.

The military also said assorted arms, ammunition and vehicles were recovered while others were destroyed during cordon and search operations in the communities.

Arms seized from the  terrorists
Arms seized from the terrorists

“We have also flushed out Terrorists from #Gulag, #Madagali LGA HQ in #Adamawa state, earlier today.

#VictoryForNigeria. After 2 Days of intense operations, troops have finally routed terrorists from #BARA, Gulani LGA in Yobe,” the defence headquarters tweeted.

Other areas said to have been cleared include, Shikah, Fikayel, Tetebah, Buza, Kamla and Bumsa.

The announcement came two days after the Nigerian Army Chief, Kenneth Minimah, assured that troops would likely reclaim Madagali by the weekend, before targeting Gwoza in Borno State.

Mr. Minimah gave the hint while visiting Baga on Wednesday.

Baga and Monguno were recaptured in the last three weeks by the Nigerian armed forces as they apparently stepped up their campaign against the Boko Haram group. Mubi had earlier been retaken in November.

President Goodluck Jonathan visited Mubi and Baga on Thursday where he praised the soldiers for their effort in recapturing the seized territories.

He assured the soldiers that they would be duly rewarded for their bravery and patriotic service to the nation at the successful conclusion of ongoing operations against Boko Haram.

Terrorists vehicle mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun recovered
Terrorists vehicle mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun recovered

The President said that with their recent successes, which have overwhelmingly turned the tide against Boko Haram, the Nigerian military has proven beyond any doubt that it remains fully capable of defending the territorial integrity of Nigeria.

Mr. Jonathan, who was accompanied on the trip by the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki and all the Service Chiefs, assured the troops that the Federal Government would ensure they received all the equipment and logistics they require to complete the ongoing mission to reassert government’s effective control over all areas formerly held by Boko Haram.


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  • Ken

    Kudos to our Military men for their gallantry. I am very happy with GEJ and the Military. They should continue until they flush out the idiots. Nigeria would be the first country to fully flush out insurgents.

  • Faruk Al-amin

    oh yeah!!!!!! HURRAH!

    Thank you Nigerian armed forces, May gain more heroic victories and success in ur operations. Amen

  • the truth

    Thank you to the military, thank you to the federal government, Thank you to Goodluck. Some people are so angry with this news. They dont have no points again. Now they have come up with the new talking point, why did he take this long? we are winning that is the most important thing.

    • D1

      JonaDumb has already shot himself in the foot by playing politics with the Boko Haram insurgency! All his game plans has backfired. Suddenly, he now realize he has a responsibility, after 13,000 innocent souls has been lost! Shame, shame, shame!
      He has now realized NE is part of Nigeria after one of his major blunders “where is Gwoza self” What a dunce?
      Unfortunately, it is now PAY BACK TIME with votes.

      • the truth

        i would recommend u take plantain leave with suya for your pain. I know it hurts u u dont have a talking point again. take heart, sabatoeurs like you have been rendered jobless

        • D1

          I bet you JonaDumb is the one hurting pretty badly at present. All his actions are too little, too late!
          And please learn to spell and stop this ‘Ijaw english’ before replying, It makes reading your replies less painful. Not ‘sabatoeurs’ but saboteur ok

          • Gospel

            D1- What you are speaking is a borrowed language.That is most reason some of you here are religion fanatic. BH is not a problem but a borrowed one.Militant in the south and east do not kill rather kidnap expertise and the rich politician,for money..they are learned and exposed. BH behavior is strange to Nigeria…Nigerian love life.But BH hate life’s. were are them from?? An average south -eastern individual is industrious also westerner are good administrator.While the Northerner are Nomadic. Obansonjo administered Nigerian well and Jonathan is driving us Industrially.Please let Nigerian don’t be Nomadic.Vote wisely.

          • D1

            ‘were are them from’…. From someone claiming to be upright!
            Where are these crazy people sprouting from? Please stay away from me!

    • Blue Arrow

      Precisely the question I wanted to ask —Why did it take this long to start seeing results? I guess the answer is the usual lame excuse that Jonathan could not procure the necessary arms from the US to contain the Boko Haram menace.
      “We are winning is the most important”. Really?
      What about the many innocents souls who have perished in the hands of boko haram which otherwise would have been prevented if Jonathan had taken a firm and decisive action? Save us the doublespeak.

      Animals!!!

      • Blue Arrow

        …….Otherwise could have been…..

        • Gospel

          Blue arrow. I can see you are a member of Boko Haram.Why you name sound arrow? Or do you just behave and look like one..Join the winning train. Jonathan and good Nigerian.

      • Kanoute

        When Jonathan took a ‘firm and decisive action’, your candidate cried openly that an attack against BH was an attack against the north…and they also deserved amnesty like the SS militants!
        Remember that? ABI WERE YOU ON THE MOON??
        DOUBLE SPEAKING TWO FACED HYPOCRITES!!

        • Blue Arrow

          So what has changed? And why now?

          Animals!!!

      • total

        You are worse than an animal. Your brain is under your feet. Bravo to the gallant soldiers.

    • Ola

      One of the angry people is the terrorist above called D1! Not even a word of commendation for our gallant soldiers.
      I’m speechless that some brats will actually prefer humans are slaughtered so they can score cheap political points.
      Judging from the usual angry tone of the so called ‘D1’, it is obvious he must be one of the blood thirsty APC minions..too embarrassed to use his usual handle. Even madness get level! Even in their madness, they are still aware it will be very unbecoming to turn this moment of great joy into one of their cheap political sing songs.
      SHAME BE THERE PORTION!

  • Maxy

    Kudos to Mr President, Kudos to our military. This shows that with one mind we can win any battle that confronts us. GEJ you are doing very well, keep up the good work. Four more years for you.

    • PROF

      this is bad news for APC

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Yes they are mourning the decimation of their Sambisa HQ by the military. May God save us all from their “plan B” ,they cannot be trusted !!

        • bib

          Kudos to the soldiers but the people who lost their dear ones or are on sickbeds or are forced to abandon their native homes or returned to see their ruined properties can never forgive GEJ for criminally forsaking them when he thought he didn’t need them. So let him bid bye to Aso rock villa and prepare for Hague.

    • bib

      Kudos to the soldiers but let GEJ at least make whole the health of hundreds of thousand incapacitated during the time he thought he could win second term without caring about the lives of people of north east.

  • T-Rex

    More bad news for bokohari and supporters.

    • Marquis_di_Gorgonzola

      See them already crying and gnashing their teeth above!
      LOL!

    • bib

      Let me first say that Nigeria Army is well trained and respectfully professional. BH would have stood no ground against them but for the criminal abdication of the C-in- C. Now that he has resumed his seat because he wants desperately to win second term, I urge him to restore over hundred thousand lives lost during his criminal abdication.

      • Philip Musa

        No vacancy at Aso Rock! Try again in another 4 years. GEJ ’til 2019!!!

        • bib

          No the present occupant is heading to the Hague
          American military report on Chibok School
          Girls’ Scandal:
          “We were supposed to gas the insurgents (Boko
          Haram terrorists) to get access to the Chibok
          girls and get them while the insurgents sleeping.
          We shared this intelligence plan with the
          Nigerian Army, and when we were ready to
          activate the plan, we scanned the area where
          the girls were kept by the insurgents and
          discovered that the terrorists have acquired Gas
          protection masks. We lost trust in Nigerian
          Government and its Military, and returned to
          our country.” —

  • Jerry Marok

    High for the Military who lost so much in terms of lives, morale and integrity, but a low for a government that underrated BH and therefore was not ready to properly provide the needed logistics. Sadly so much was budgeted in the last 5 years for security and defence that one keeps wondering what those funds were used for. Congratulations to the Military but shame to a clueless, unfocused, insensitive and indecisive leadership.

    • FortB

      Please stop this stereotype narrative that has no basis of fact. “Sadly so much was budgeted in the last 5 years for security and defence.” That statement is bedevil with LIES. Nigeria defense budget is among the lowest of any country in the world fighting terrorism. At less than 1% of GDP for defense annually since after Shagari’s regime, go and research and see if our defense budget is “so much” as you stated. Budgeting mainly for salaries and troops entitlement does not produce a well equipped military.

  • Rommel

    I have been waiting to see the so called sophisticated weapons that Boko haram has been using to chase president Jonathan’s army so that I can understand why it had to take the fear of losing elections after the death of more than 15,000 Nigerians for him to tackle the problem or is he doing it hoping that he will continue in office,if that is his plan,then he lied,he’s gone already.His office another will take.

    • Atom Ant

      Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen! Otuoke straight!!

    • larry

      You dont sound happy 🙂

      • Rommel

        Why would I be happy seeing that 15,000 souls had to be lost before this president came to his senses,if you are happy,then you must be a terrorist and vampire like dumbo

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          Life as a perpetual cynic must be gruelling . The victories of our military men and women cannot be diminished by your sadistic pessimism .While you and other nay-sayers keep talking history,Nigerians remain fixated in the future and total defeat of your allies !!

          • Rommel

            hahahahahahahahahahahLol! what else do you do besides trolling on the internet?

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Well my friend, it takes one troll to identify another !!

          • Rommel

            meaning you have no other job than defending Dumbo on the internet and getting paid,well good for you but if I don’t work hard, I be damned! so you see,we are not on same page

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Only militants like you try to stuff words down the throats of others,I advise you to keep your focus on the subject matter which is the victory of our brave soldiers over your Sambisa allies !!

          • Gospel

            Simple logic. If GEJ had attacked BH initially ,It will be termed Genocide. Now the whole world have heard the crimes committed by BH to Nigeria.Now election is here.Security reason we can not hold.We have option left.. fight BH. Nigerian army will use BH to perform exercise and train..ECOMOG,LIBERIA-SUDAN AND LOT OTHER ,Nigerian army was a toast.We are so sorry for brothers and families who lost lives and property..Life is a process.Nigerian will remain one..that is the vision of or founding father. NORTH – EAST -WEST -SOUTH ONE Nigeria- Jonathan

        • larry

          Your brothers will be destroyed in sambisa ,and you wil cry like buhari 🙂

    • mcleomat

      Broda I tire o, no foreign media covers the story. Who is fooling who here?

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Have you really seen CNN today,Arise,skynews etc today ?

    • the truth

      U said jonathans army.that just shows your hatred for nigerias success.u and your boko haram sympathizers have failed

  • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

    HAIL OUR BRAVE SOLDIERS !!!

    Another bad day for the APC antagonists whose only wish is doom for Nigeria for sake of power grab !!!!

    • larry

      BOZA BOZA BOZA !

  • Godfrey Etokebe

    Has anyone heard from LAI MOHAMMED recently?

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      He is in deep mourning,his Sambisa allies are getting routed by our brave military !!

    • bib

      American military report on Chibok School
      Girls’ Scandal:
      “We were supposed to gas the insurgents (Boko
      Haram terrorists) to get access to the Chibok
      girls and get them while the insurgents sleeping.
      We shared this intelligence plan with the
      Nigerian Army, and when we were ready to
      activate the plan, we scanned the area where
      the girls were kept by the insurgents and
      discovered that the terrorists have acquired Gas
      protection masks. We lost trust in Nigerian
      Government and its Military, and returned to
      our country.” —
      Evidences are mounting. Let GEJ just prepare for the Hague.

      • Godfrey Etokebe

        WE cannot find the CHIBOKS GIRLS. We believe that they have been divided into small Groups ……………____AMERICAN ARMY!!!!!!!!

        How does this quote reconcile With Your fabricated postulation?

        • bib

          We shall soon find out. INC are already in the country.

      • the truth

        Just like your party and boss lie lie mohammed,u thrive on lies and propaganda.

        • bib

          You will soon find out who are the liers.

        • bib

          Not deterred by the response of the MOD, Oguntala said his group would also approach the British Prime Minister to “reveal what he can about the Chibok girls.”

          “I have had several persons suggesting that I drop the matter and claiming Boko Haram is being used by political players. This information request approach means if the British government declares what it knows, there will be no place for Nigerian political players to hide,” he said. Read details in today’s punch.

    • Truenigerian

      Please correct yourself, his name is lie Mohammed

    • FortB

      How can you hear him? He must be the saddest man now since the avenue he was banking on to whip up sentiments against GEJ is no longer tenable

  • dokun

    Under no military analysis can Boko Haram withstand the Nigerian Army.
    Past opportunistic raids by Boko Haram are not victories in military terms.

  • Rommel

    Any Nigerian who is happy when more than 15,000 of our compatriots had to die in something avoidable due to the failed leadership of president Jonathan must be a blood sucker and terrorist

    • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

      While any Nigerian who is unhappy about the victories of our brave army and their C-in-C is nothing but a sadist and a lover of the Boko-haram !!

      • Rommel

        Mr Jonathan with over 15,000 innocent blood dripping from his fangs must be your idol,piece of advice,get a portrait of the moron and hang it in your living room if you have any and worship Dumbo every morning because I can see that he is your lord and personal savior.

        • Total

          And Buhari is your God and the magician.

        • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

          GEJ is your President and he will defeat any tyrant who represents your violent constituency,Jonathan will be your President till 2019,better get used to it !

          • Peter Perceival

            Yeah!… Dreams are made of these.

        • Philip Musa

          I thought you were better than other APC animals, but you’ve proved to be just as un-Nigerian as boko haram! Nigerian military shall crush BH, Jonathan will(SHALL) win, and you’ll hide your head in shame.

    • djay

      His one term ends May 29th.

      • Ceejay

        …….. then the 2nd term will start whether you like it or not.

      • Cjay

        ….begin to prepare how to pay monthly salaries for your Oluwole Republic as from May 29th, bcos there will be no party as usual…No Nigeria after May 29th.

        • djay

          Gej agreed to do a term and besides he has failed in the only opportunity he was given. Abuja is not in Bayelsa but in the North.

          • obianuju #GMB15

            He had 6 solid years to lead but he chose to sleep and eat. We can’t continue with a failed president.

      • Truenigerian

        Are you God?

    • famaks

      Think You.

      I wonder what is their JOY

  • Total

    How many people died in 9/11 attacks on US? With all the sophistication and preparedness of America terrorists struck. If you understand the operation of terrorism world over you won’t blame the government for not being able to perform magic and end the attacks when you expected. Did you hear of operation desert storm in Iraq? That happened when America realised the threat posed by terrorists in Iraq. Instead of playing politics with out security and blaming government celebrate the victory so far. Don’t be enemy of progress and joy spoiler. Kudos to the army.

    • famaks

      Excuse for FAILURE?

  • Awarawa

    Who would’ve thought that all the foreign media would just become deaf and dumb now that we are winning the war and recapturing towns daily. Na wa o! Is it that there’s a western conspiracy against Nigeria?! I am just wondering…

    • FortB

      Exactly

    • famaks

      They are dumb because they have always known that something if fishy with nigeria army noted for gallantry in the past now just recovering territories that they lost tamely to BH.

    • Uzoma John

      Many thanks to Chad, Niger and Cameroun’s military for facilitating the defeat of Boko Haram- blocking all their supply line and choking them. Left with your dumb Jona and his pot-bellied Generals, nothing, I repaet, nothing would have happened. It is actually the multi-national force that depleted the strength and blocked the supply lines of BH. It is win win for the long suffering people of North East neglected by GEJ for over 5 years. You guys know how to claim success but will always apportion blame to others during failures. What an irresponsible government.

      • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

        Do you even realise that the troops from those countries you mentioned are yet to be deployed anywhere within Nigerian territory,only once did Chadian troops chase the BH into a border town of Gamboru. The truth is that the BH have lost their safe heavens in those countries,something the Francophone countries were reluctant to do for some reason in the past.

        Your undue denigration of our military is a direct reflection of how brainless and uninformed you are !!

        • Uzoma John

          Onye ara di ka gi. I’m denigrating your military abi? They waited for over 15000 blood to be shed (shared, according to your paymaster’s madam), before they woke up to their duties. The field soldiers are the ones to be commended not your pot-bellied Generals and their Commander in Thief, Jona. If not for the multi-national forces, how suddenly did your pot-bellied Generals and Dumbo woke up to now fight BH and started winning (within 2 weeks, something he couldn’t do in the past 5 years). You want to take glory for something you never merited. Go back and read in between the line on my earlier posting on this. Don’t rush to read and start spewing rubbish from your dirty mouth. GEJ can now go to the North East which he was afraid to do few months back. So, If I should tow your line of thought, why did your Dumbo wait till now, after wasting lives and property (political game plan abi). That has also backfired. You guys are deluded. Crumb eater. You guys are evil.

          • Gaskiya

            They are worst than evil. People in the Northeast will NOT vote for Jonathan even in their dreams.

          • TAWANDA INCOMMUNICADO

            Agam akor gi ara…….dredlocks and 1 short knicker is my promise to you !!
            Agam egosi gi na mu bu ajor madu !!

  • Yinka Oluwafemi Oritsegbemi

    Duncee will be very sad now. Certainly these are no good times for him at all. His men are just falling by the day

  • SHAKELANCE

    I would like to take this opportunity to urge the Nigerian government to press on with the onslaught on this terrorist organization until the job is done–hopefully before the Nigerian elections are contacted. While I am not Nigerian, I hold the Nigerian people in very high esteem. Nigerians are the big brothers–and sisters–of all Africans. We in the rest of the continent look up to Nigeria to show direction in regard to social, economic, and political leadership. Therefore, when we see Nigeria ailing, we are overwhelmed with sadness, and when we see Nigeria forging proudly ahead with its social, economic, and political development, we are overwhelmed with joy. Boko Haram came very close to destroying the highly admirable image that Nigerians have carefully cultivated over the years, especially since the end of the coups and counter-coups that used to characterize the history of this great country in the past–perhaps because the Nigerian government underestimated the dangers that the terrorist organization–if one can call it an organization–posed to Nigeria as a nation. But now that the Nigerian government, with the support of the Nigerian people, is fully focused on dealing with this problem once and for all, those of us who look up to Nigeria have no doubt that the good that the Nigerian people represent will triumph over the evil that Boko Haram symbolizes. Once again, I wish our Nigerian brothers and sisters the very best, and I urge them not to waver in any way in this momentous struggle against this embodiment of evil that they must rid themselves of.

    • FortB

      Thank you for the solidarity, and thanks for believing in Nigeria. One Africa united

    • Gaskiya

      We Nigerian really thank you for expressing your solidarity. But we also want you to know Boko Haram survived to date because the lack of political by our President to destroy them. He and PDP deliberately allowed the mass killing of over 20,000 innocent Nigerian lives and abduction of so many many innocent Nigerians including over 200 Chibok girls. Boko Haram crimes festered for over 4 years and Jonathan refused to do anything. Now because he is losing election and he desperately needs the votes of innocent Nigerians, he is trying to allow military to put up some fights against Boko Haram guys. And the after election, the government will allow Boko Haram to come back and continue killing our innocent Nigerians. This is what we will never allow. Nigeria is greater than one persons interest. Jonathan and PDP have failed and we want him to be tried for crimes against humanity.

    • Obingwa

      House hold enemy is the worst battle you will fight in life, pray that such war never come your way. Unless you are such that don’t have the love of your people in heart.

  • famaks

    The man who lost our territories to BH ought to know nothing can perfect our Joy till the girls are rescued, and we are sad beyond words with lives lost needlessly and due to non chalant attitude to governance

    If you wasted away six years and wasted thoudands of souls for what takes 6 weeks to do then you lost my Vote.

    • Onome Curtis

      Wy not go and talk to the soldiers about the girls,if soldiers nor break ur head.you can even embark on a journey to sambisa if u think it’s easy

  • korona melvin

    I SALUTE THE COURAGE OF THE TROOPS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THEM AND SUPPORT THEM IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE AND VERY SOON WE SHALL BE VICTORIOUS AND TERROR WILL BE WIPED OUT OF OUR LAND.. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • chi boss

    The Nigerian Army are in high spirits and determined to bring down the Boko Haram group, may God give them wisdom and strength to finish this battle.. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • PDP-Tabansi

    As we celebrate the gallantry of our soldiers thus far, and before PDP goats start whining like tots in wet pampers, we must not lose sight of the fact the Boko Haram insurgency would have long been curtailed had it not been for the crippling indecisiveness and cluelessness of the clown we have as a leader. Sadly, it is too little too late for Jonathan to win over the hearts and minds of a jaundiced electorate.

    Animals!!!

    • Papashango77

      Tell them

    • Total

      “when a lie is repeated enough it becomes the truth!”
      ― Eric Jerome Dickey, Dying for Revenge
      Even your masters that first stated that know the truth. How many people died in 9/11 attacks on US? With all the sophistication and preparedness of America terrorists struck. If you understand the operation of terrorism world over you won’t blame the government for not being able to perform magic and end the attacks when you expected. Did you hear of operation desert storm in Iraq? That happened when America realised the threat posed by terrorists in Iraq. Instead of playing politics with out security and blaming government celebrate the victory so far. Don’t be enemy of progress and joy spoiler. Kudos to the army.
      1

  • Peter

    This victory is bad news for Buhari and his janjaweed APC party. I hope that Buhari and his co-sponsors of Boko Haram do not run away or commit suicide because with this defeat sweeping across the north east, stunning revelations about their involvement will soon start creeping in.

  • grace folarin

    Good work from our troops. this admin. has brought bout good results in every sector now. I would like to take this opportunity to urge the Nigerian government to press on with the onslaught on this terrorist organization until the job is done–hopefully before the Nigerian elections are contacted. #GEJ4NAIJA

  • truthisbitter

    PDP and Jonathan are expired and must be voted out. They are so naive that, they do not understand the how social media is hindering their lies, manipulations and crimes on Nigerians. Social media has rendered political lies and manipulations of masses so useless that at the click of a mouse all Jonathan and PDP lies and crimes are distributed to all nooks and crannies of Nigerians including people in the villages who are all carrying phones with social media capabilities.

    PDP and Jonathan have had great chance to make Nigeria one of the greatest countries on earth but due to their greed, evil minds, and a terrible ignorance, they used this golden opportunity to legalised corruption and siphoned all Nigeria’s wealth to their foreign accounts. Now it is evident that, the more they lie, deceive or commits crimes to Nigerians the more people hate them and run away from them. Their predicament has reached an unprecedented level now that they have to bribe even our Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and our traditional rulers to get votes for Jonathan. At the same time, they have paid e rats a very large sum of money to come to online media and make posts for them.

    Now, because of their cluelessness, they have continued to commits more blunders to a level that holding election has become a nightmare for them. In fact, they are not scared of losing election per se. What they are scared of, is the aftermath of the election because there is no hiding place on the surface of this world for them. They know no matter how long and what it takes, they will be brought to book.

    As for Nigerians, I urge people to be very objective when it comes to discussing National issues. This is because your single deliberate action that you know is not right, may ruin the lives of many Nigerians including your own self and your children and even great-grandchildren. Call a spade a spade because we all need a vibrant Nigeria where we can demonstrate our creativities to the fullest. PDP and Jonathan will never ever support the development of that vibrant Nigeria we are yearning for, because they have spent 16 years in office yet we are only witnessing death and destructions of innocent Nigerians for many years. So why waste your precious intelligent brain in supporting a terribly corrupt government and party that has no you, your children, your great-grandchildren in their minds? Even if they have paid you some money to write posts for them, that money is not worth your own rights to a better Nigeria. The citizens of other countries that are treated with dignity are not better than us and it is high time we understand that politics of sentiments will never empower you and you should abandon it immediately, because if you continue supporting a terribly failed president or a failed party because he belongs to the same faith, tribe, region, or state with you, you will reach the of 70 years without any where to rest or retire. You will reach your 70-year retirement age without any tangible pension, health care or any social welfare to cater for us. This is exactly where Nigerians are heading to. Fortunately all it takes is your objective judgement of our political office holders and call a spade a spade; simply say enough is enough for any politicians who have failed you and Nigerians even if he is your own father or mother. It is as simple as this.

    • Onome Curtis

      Guy go sit down, Apc my ass.GEJ will complete his second term,may be he might appoint ur Apc as minister of FCT

  • warry

    ‘The Federal Government must give Amnesty to Boko Haram ‘ APC.
    We would destroy Boko Haram in 2 weeks. ,APC.
    ‘the Government should have defeated Boko Haram ‘ since ‘ APC
    House of commotion, propaganda, lies,and deceit. Where is their alternative approach to what the FG is doing? Nothing.
    Shame on Boko Haram. Shame on APC. Talk is cheap.

  • SHAKELANCE

    The frustrations that ordinary Nigerians are experiencing with regard to the rather slow progress that the government was, up until recently, making toward the defeat of Boko Haram is perfectly understandable. Perhaps more than anything else, the foremost responsibility of a government is to guarantee peace and security for the ordinary person on the street. The reason is because without the assurance of such peace and stability citizens will not confidently pursue the business of building the nation as required. However, Nigerians need to take care not to rush into certain conclusions without due consideration of certain realities on the ground–especially at a time like this, when the country is engulfed in the emotions surrounding the upcoming elections. What Nigerians need to bear in mind is that the scourge of terrorism as we have come to know it in recent times is an altogether new phenomenon, one that has confounded not only developing countries like those of Africa but also developed ones, such as the United States of America, Britain, and France, to name only a few. I am sure many Nigerians have noted the near-impotence that the West, with all the power that it has at its disposal, has almost consistently exhibited in the face of the killings that the Islamic State (ISIS) has been meting out on Europeans and Americans. What is my point? Contemporary terrorism is an international phenomenon, one which requires the coordinated responses of multiple nations and international organizations in order for it to be adequately dealt with. Boko Haram is not only a Nigerian problem but also a Cameroonian, Chadian, Nigerien problem, and African and, indeed, a global problem, for this largely religious-inspired catastrophe, with its rather unique blending of theology and political ideology, traverses the entire world. It is precisely because of this reality on the ground that the tide against this terrorist organization did not begin to turn decisively until the African Union resolved to appoint the regional armed force that brings together Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad to deal with the issue. As a Kenyan, I am speaking on the basis of the considerable experience that we in East Africa have also had with our own fashion of terrorism, the so-called Al Shabaab, the terrorist organization that spawned in Somalia and that subsequently spread throughout the East African region. Until the African Union formed a regional force consisting of Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, and Burundi to coordinate the region’s response to that terrorist organization, we were largely impotent in so far as our collective security was concerned. We Kenyans love Nigeria–for example, we are addicted to your movies and your literature, and, in that respect, we greatly appreciate your contribution to the development of Africa’s creativity. What we would like to see is a Nigeria that is united in spite of its politics, and a Nigeria that is playing its rightful role as leader not only of the African continent but also of Black people all over the world–as Africa prepares to take assume its rightful place among the great powers of the world.

    • Hill-Top

      In solidairty we stand, however I have this eerie feeling u are a full-fledged naija. Nonetheless, thanks for the balanced and incisive contribution. Way To Go!!!

  • justme

    Good work guys!!#thumps up#,keep it up..at least now pple can see what Jonathan has been able to achieve with d shift of the general elections,now they can shut their hell holes up permanently!!

  • Gugurus Ekpa

    Over 13,000 lives that were lost, and 5 years of fighting, including several human rights abuses, corruption in the military, all could not motivate Jonathan to act decisively against Boko Haram. In fact, he said he treated Boko Haram with “kid gloves”. Only an election and the prospect of staying in power to continue to plunder Nigeria, encourage corruption, while decisively making impunity the national anthem of the nation, could make Jonathan to eventually act against Boko Haram. His actions in this week is exactly why the ICC will eventually prosecute Jonathan. The money and equipment used in this 6 weeks could have been arranged and coordinated in the last 4 years so that thousands of lives can be saved. There was never a war with Boko Haram. There was only mayhem in the NE designed to ensure the political fortunes of Jonathan in 2015. Jonathan’s re-election required sacrifice of over 13,000 lives—the most expensive human sacrifice undertaken in the whole of Nigeria’s history. Jonathan’s re-election is soaked in blood and sinew of fellow Nigerians. This is the man that many lost souls want as a leader. These lost souls want him as a leader until they too become one of the many sacrifices required in maintaining Jonathan in power.