Boko Haram: Nigerian military will liberate Sambisa forest before Buhari takes power — NSA

Former National Security Adviser - Sambo Dasuki

The Nigerian military will reclaim the expansive Sambisa forest reserve which has become a notorious Boko Haram stronghold, before President Goodluck Jonathan hands over power in less than two months, National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki said Tuesday.

Mr. Jonathan will on May 29 surrender power after losing the March 28 presidential election to Muhammadu Buhari.

After widespread criticisms over its inability to contain Boko Haram, the Nigerian military in the last few months has retaken several territories occupied by the group, dislodging the militants from key towns like Baga, Bama and Gwoza.

Mr. Dasuki, speaking to PRNigeria, a media organisation that distributes press statements of Nigeria’s security agencies, said Sambisa forest, the most notable territory still controlled by Boko Haram, would have since been liberated but for the unfavourable weather condition prevailing in the area. He said the terrain has been studied and troops to be deployed were ready.

“Right now, all Boko Haram camps, except Sambisa Forest have been destroyed,” Mr. Dasuki said.

“Every movement of the terrorists is being monitored and every necessary detail is being taken care of to rid the country of the last bastion of terrorists’ infestation,” he said.

Chibok girls

One year after over 200 girls were kidnaped by Boko Haram from their school in Chibok, Borno State, Mr. Dasuki said the federal government was making effort to ensure that the girls are rescued from insurgents.

He spoke about the concern of Nigeria’s government and that of every Nigerian citizen over the girls’ welfare. Mr. Dasuki urged Nigerians to be patient as the military completes the routing of terrorists.

He commended Mr. Jonathan over the successful conduct of the 2015 general elections.

“President Jonathan had already given his words to all the security and service chiefs before the election that he would abide by the decision of Nigerians. At the meeting, he also told them to perform their duties professionally during the polls.

“While we anticipated that he would congratulate his opponent if the result is announced in favour of opposition candidate, he gratuitously without prompting of anyone conceded defeat to the surprise of all.

“By that singular gesture he had saved the security agencies and the nation of unnecessary tension and stress in maintaining law and order and curtailing excesses of likely protesters,” he said.


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  • amazing2012

    ……so that to destroy evidences of your involvement ! God will still expose all those behind this heinous crime against him !

  • Gwazy

    Yup thats what they are doing. trying to cover up all the atrocities they have personally been responsible for.

    • burning spear

      START YOURN PROBE FROM——-PTF–

  • Action_Nigeria

    NIGERIA WILL NEVER EVER ACCEPT BUHARI AS PRESIDENT ……….. THOSE WHO ARE PARADING BUHARI AS PRESIDENT ELECT WILL BE DISAPPOINTED IN THE END.

    It is no longer hidden that Muhammadu Buhari provided false information in his completed and tendered INEC forms falsely claiming that he has WASC ………. truth is that Buhari does not have WASC and was not even qualified to join the Nigerian Army Officer Corp.

    For the avoidance of doubt ……. the issue is not whether Buhari has the academic qualifications constitutionally prescribed for Candidates contesting for the Office of President. Notwithstanding, it is instructive to note that going by the documents Buhari tendered to INEC, there is no evidence that he has the academic qualifications constitutionally prescribed for Candidates contesting for the Office of President.

    Furthermore, the issue is not whether Buhari committed perjury or not ……… the issue is that Buhari provided false
    information in his duly completed and tendered prescribed INEC forms … the perjury issue only serves as concrete proof that Buhari provided false information in his duly completed and tendered prescribed INEC forms contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act …. the consequences are very, very clear and obvious …….. DISQUALIFICATION ….. PERIOD

    Section 31 subsection 5 & 6 of the Electoral 2010 as amended is very clear and states inter alia:

    S31.5:

    Any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by a candidate in the affidavit or any document submitted by that Candidate is false may file a suit at the Federal High Court, High Court of a State of FCT against such a person seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.

    RESTATED FOR CLARITY: S31.5:

    Any person who has reasonable grounds to believe that any information given by a candidate in ……………… any document submitted by that Candidate is false may file a suit at the Federal High Court, High Court of a State of FCT against such a person seeking a declaration that the information contained in the affidavit is false.

    S31.6:
    If the Court determines that any of the information contained in the affidavit or any document submitted by that candidate is false, the Court shall issue an Order disqualifying the Candidate from contesting the election.

    RESTATED FOR CLARITY: S31.6:

    If the Court determines that any of the information contained in ……….. any document submitted by that candidate is false, the Court shall issue an Order disqualifying the Candidate from contesting the election.

    It is not in doubt that Mohammed or Muhammadu Buhari submitted a document to INEC that contained false information viz. falsely claiming that he has WASC …… which obviously he does not have.

    What then is the basis of the delusion that Buhari is the President Elect ?

    NB:

    It is instructive to note that Section 31 of the Electoral Act also makes reference to “the prescribed forms” which indeed stipulated that Buhari attach copies of his academic qualifications claims to his completed “prescribed forms”.

    The essence of this provision was to ensure that crooks like Buhari and Tinubu who are veteran certificate forgers are not given an escape route .

    But Buhari, being a hardened crook who has been cheating on the certificate issue since 1961 when he joined the Army Officer Corps without WASC proceeded to commit perjury by claiming strangely that all his certificates are with a none existent Secretary to the Military Board.

    BUHARI IS A WORLD-CLASS LIAR AND CHEAT WHO WILL NEVER BE SWORN IN AS THE NEXT PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA

    • 9ja4Change

      What did u take this man? The earlier u accept and put PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI as the next PRESIDENT into your future plans, the better for your pathetic life. Or else, the lagoon is still there….

      • burning spear

        BUHARI HAS BEEN THERE B4–WE ALL HAVE HIS RECORDS–EVEN IDI AMIN WAS INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF UGANDA–BY THE CIA—WHAT HAPPENED AFTER–

    • Screw-em

      …….and yet he slapped silly your ogogoro “PhD” drunk by an earth shaking drumming in 85% of the electorate. Now, please somebody give me the elixir Sai Buhari used for this incredible VICTORY……lol

      • Arrest warrant

        APC SAK, NIGERIA SAI BABA BUHARI..APC CHANGE.

        • burning spear

          LET HIM PRODUCE HIS CERTIFICATE

    • abuasmau

      You think OBJ will stick his neck for nothingness.

  • Jonathan_na_real_Mumu

    Stop eating APC false propaganda …… the Army cannot find what Buhari does not have.

    What stops Buhari from asking Cambridge Assessment, UK to provide him with a copy of his WASC since November 2014 when this scandal broke ?

    Answer: Buhari knows that he does not have WASC

    What makes Buhari hire over 20 SANS to defend him on the WASC scandal with a legal expenses bill of of over N25Billion Naira and counting when Buhari knows that it would cost him virtually nothing to ask Cambridge Assessment, UK to publicly declare his WASC result.

    Answer: Buhari knows that he does not have WASC

    • Screw-em

      …….and yet he defeated your ogogoro “PhD” drunk by an earth shaking drumming in 85% of the electorate. Now please somebody give me the elixir Sai Buhari used for this incredible VICTORY……lol

      • Arrest warrant

        Sai Buhari sai APC All the way..

  • Interrogator

    AH, THAT MEANS BUHARI NEED NOT EXPRESS HIS CLUELESSNESS
    ANYMORE ON THE CHIBOK GIRLS AND CAN NOW FULLY DEVOTE HIS
    TIME TO ANSWERING JUST THIS QUESTION WITHOUT WHICH HE CAN’T
    BE CONSTITUTIONALLY ALLOWED TO BE SWORN IN AS A PRESIDENT:

  • goodygoody

    No Praises for Goodluck Jonathan

    Hey folks, this is wrong. Don’t mislead Mr. Goodluck Jonathan. He should be criticized.
    Jonathan has virtually thrown his party under the bus. What’s the praise for over that?
    The PDP has lost almost the entire middle-belt which was the pillar of PDP since 1999.
    He lost all the elections in Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Plateau, and, Nasarawa states – all!

    Jonathan should be severely told to his face that he’s messed up big time, not praised for it.
    Jonathan is still struggling to, again, lose the last state in the middle-belt; i.e TARABA STATE.
    What sort of a politician is Jonathan? He couldn’t even win in any APC opposition state – none!
    No, no, no, please Premium Times, don’t get yourselves into this psychiatric circus in PDP circle.
    He lost ALL elections in Yorubaland too. Is this a praiseworthy result of his 36-state campaign?
    The plain honest truth is that Mr. Goodluck Jonathan messed up big time in this 2015 election.

    • Aliyu

      We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued.

      Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as i wish to,

      i cannot promise that we can find them.

      ………..Muhammadu Buhari

      [April 14th, 2015]

    • burning spear

      President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations. It’s actually a shame that the US ambassador is all over the country since the Obama administration imposed Buhari on Nigerians—–First was the Award Obama gave JEGA hours after the presidential election—now this—rubbish by the US ambassador-to Nigeria–

      The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

      This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

      This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.

      The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

  • Ukpaka

    Who cares what you do at Sambisa forest. Just unite those girls with their families.
    Also, make time to have a detailed account of what you did with defense budget for the last 4 years……accountability has replaced impunity.

  • burning spear

    Dasuki is the worst NSA ever to be hired in the history of Nigeria since 1960———————-A TOTAL FAILURE——–EVIL TO A FAULT—YET JONATHAN RETAINED HIM–TILL HE WAS OVER THROWN IN A PLACE COPU CALLED PARTICIPATORY DEMOCRATIC ELECTION—–DASUKI WAS The biggest APC mole in the presidency who never for a second worked for the interest———————of the government that hired—HIM——–Even a madman on the streets on Mushin- WOULD never make such silly remarks——-Besides—-of what use is the invasion of the so–called Sambisa forest to Jonathan now?–Was that not why his Fulani brother Buhari– the leader of Boko haram was marketed to the whole–world-as the man to end the boko haram war—-? Is boko haram not quiet now————————–? -And if I may ask where has this Fulani–janjaweed Dasuki been all these years-?-

    The trouble with Nigerians is that it seems we have erasable memory sticks installed in our skulls———-when issues concerning Ijaw man Jonathan are raised———–The Fulanis said they will end the boko haram war if late Azazi was sacked—The entire Nigeria media then went after Ijaw man Azazi.. Painted him black——–all over the place-Azazi was one of the best intelligence officer Nigeria has ever produced–But all his education and experience were thrown into the dustbin of history—–by those who swore to make the country ungovernable for Jonathan-

    Soon after Azazi was removed the boko haram war escalated——–Boko haram went as far as attacking abuja- with the aid of the Fualni elites in sokoto and the army–Truth is bitter—and this is no tribalism–but the truth—–The entire world was told by the fulanis and Yorubas that–Jonathan was a weakling—–So he had to go———-Now that Ijasw man Jonathan is longer in power —the real traitors in ASO ROCK LED BY Dasuki–HAVE DECIDED TO COME OUT–o reassure Nigerian that the war will soon end———-Can anybody in Nigeria tell me what has been the achievements of Dasuki as the NSA-? He was the mole who rather than work for Nigeria–was supplying information to the USA—among other Nations—-including APC—SINCE THE REMOVAL OF LATE AZAZI– lwhat has been the contributions of Dasuki—let him show us his report card—–The very FULANI PRINCE–WHO- swore to get rid of Boko haram—–and campaigned for the removal of Azazi–whom THEY later murdered———-to pave way for certificate less buhari–what a country——-separation is the answer——-not another promise from the fulanis ati Yorubas-

    • Screw-em

      Deri aka Burning arrow..lol…..who is the commander in thief?….Dasuki or Dumbo Jona-the Otuoke drunk?…there lies your answer. As for Azazi, lest you forgot, the creeks crooks were all all handed illegal weapons by the same Azazi while he was a Garrison Commander in kaduna( enemy within). He was caught red handed and could have been court marshaled but was elevated by Dumbo to the position of NSA-chief, before he met his demise in Bayelsa-Helicopter crash. So much for the “best” intelligence officer 9ja has ever produced.

      • burning spear

        Monkey was Buhari not the commander in chief b4 IBB over-threw him-?————————What about Abacha————————–Again was OBJ NOT THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF B4 YERIMA INTRODUCED ————–SHARIA LAW IN THE FULANI –NORTH WHAT DID OBJ DOD————-WHO WAS IN CHARGE OF THE COUNTRY WHEN 53 SUIT CASES WERE SMUGGLED INTO THE COUNTRY—SOON U WILL TELL US JONATHAN WAS THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF B4 BOLA IGE–ABIOLA AND KUDIRAT WERE MURDERED—–ANIMAL

      • emmanuel yakubu

        Gosh you have answered this animal very well. Thanks

    • FirecloudOFGOD

      BS, Did you hear the latest?
      Diedzani Madueke has been refused Asylum in 6, I repeat 6 countries!
      Who is she running from?
      Why is she running?
      GEJ de Kampe for Otueke,
      Why the panic?
      Why did she not run to him for protection?
      Back to your dreams.
      Who was the head of state when Azazi was removed?
      Was it Buhari?
      Who kept Dasuki as the NSA?
      Was it Buhari?
      My dear, you are either deluded or seriously handicapped by warped logical thinking!
      Now you want to separate,
      Separation from what?
      Your man Goodluck, just has his luck run out,
      Bear with him,
      and separate yourself from the rest of Nigerian humanity!
      Life goes on, with some dignity for all.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      You are insulting Chad, Niger, and the AU for the hard work they’ve done for Nigeria. They were chasing Boko Haram when Nigeria wasn’t doing squat. I copied this for my own convenience, but it’s all true:

      It was a PDP politician, Alhaji Lawal Kaita who actually said Nigeria would be ungovernable if Jonathan became president in 2011.
      It was Jonathan’s media spokesman, Reuben Abati who sat down and largely concocted the slanderous libel against Buhari’s name in April 2011.

      General Muhammadu Buhari took Reuben Abati to court for damaging his name.

      The Jonathan Presidency begged Major General Buhari to settle the case with Reuben Abati and the Guardian Newspaper out of court.

      General Buhari obliged and settled out of court. Reuben Abati with The Guardian Newspaper published an unreserved apology to Gen. Buhari in the Guardian of 11th July, 2013.

      Azazi said, Boko Haram is a creation of the PDP.

  • tundemash

    Desperate times to cover up evidences. The frea of Buhari is the beginning of Wisdom. Dauski, could you also ask all those pot-bellied Boys’ Scout General to retire with you and Dumbo. Good riddance to bad rubbish !!

    • Sword of Damocles

      lol, you have me howling with laughter at the job!!

    • Abdulazeez Oyibo

      This is the Nigerian Army we are talking about here . Necks or medals must be hanged. We cannot forget so soon . A people who would not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. No kidding.

  • NaijaMoses

    This is the same NSA that opened his mouth carelessly and called our troops cowards at Chatham House UK, all in a desperate bit to cover up the ineptitude of GEJ and the high level corruption of Gen Minimah and his wicked generals. Where did Dasuki and Minimah get the troops they used to liberate Baga, Bama and Gwoza? Definitely not from another planet and they are not new recruits. They are the same troops tagged as cowards bcos they demanded for better equipment and needed platforms to fight Boko Haram.

    The only thing that has changed in the situation is that with the arrival of better equipment the troops’ fighting capability has been enhanced hence the recorded operational successes. Are the troops not justified now? Why then are they still holding some of the officers and soldiers for military courts all around the country. Should Nigeria not hold GEJ and his cronies in the military high command responsible for the ill treatment being meted out to these gallant soldiers that have lost a lot of their colleagues in the battles in the Northeast? Surely, even in retirement the blood of the innocent blood of soldiers and civilians killed in the Northeast due to the mismanagement and corruption in prosecuting that war will continue to haunt GEJ, Minimah, Dasuki and all the other criminal generals. The only way out for them is to openely confess their sins to Nigerians, especially the families of the deceased sojas and civilians. They should also sell all those mansions and properties they have acquired by the blood monies otherwise the ghost of the deceased must haunt them.

    It’s only in Nigeria under GEJ that u see a NSA speaking for the Armed forces as if he commands the troops. Where are the service chiefs? In hiding. Already nursing their loses bcos of the emergence of the people’s general as the new president. Shame on all of u for allowing a drowning GEJ to lead u to tarnish the image of our once respected military. Shame…real shame!

  • Ibrahim

    Dasuki needs six weeks more after handing date to find chibok girls

  • burning spear

    GEJ–was treated as an Ijaw man instead of being accepted as a Nigerian—————–that is the issues at stake–added to the fact that–he is not from any of the major tribes in Nigeria——–sadly the man who developed countries like Ghana–hails from a minority tribe–Not in Nigeria—–that is why the Fulanis and Yorubas made the country———–ungovernable for him——–where are the attacks from boko haram—are the guns not quiet since they became aware of the victory of their leader——–Buhari who was imposed on us by Obama’? Whether Buhari locks up the oil Minister or not—is not the issue–Rilwanu Lukman was oil minister for over 30 yrs who sent him to jail—Obj was oil Minister for 8 yrs—who probed him—Why should attempt by Buhari to jail an ijaw oil minister come to me as a shock—that is the way the fulanis and Yorubas operate—The last one was Etete–who was almost jailed by———Obj——————–Before then did we not see IBB send Mumu David WEST TO JAIL—WHO IS NOW BACKING BUHARI–

    • Omotolaaraujo

      You can’t make a country ungovernable for someone who doesn’t govern. GEJ was a common thief. He and his family of gangsters ripped off Nigeria, big-time. He was voted out to save money. End of story.

  • burning spear

    President Barack Obama’s decision to provide undeclared backing to the All Progressives Congress (“APC”) and General Buhari, violated a long-time American convention of non-interference in the elections of other sovereign nations. It’s actually a shame that the US ambassador is all over the country since the Obama administration imposed Buhari on Nigerians—–First was the Award Obama gave JEGA hours after the presidential election—now this—rubbish by the US ambassador-to Nigeria–

    The series of patronizing actions, sponsored by the White House, culminated in a joint statement on March 30th 2015 by the American Secretary of State Mr. John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Mr. Philip Hammond, alleging that the election results “may be subject to deliberate political interference”.

    This broadside was released when the vote collation was still ongoing, thereby casting undue aspersion not only on the entire electoral process and the almost thirty million voters who participated in it, but indeed the nation itself.

    This was the second unsolicited and unwarranted diatribe by the American and British pair, the first being the denigrating joint missive authored by the same duo on March 21st 2015, precisely seven days prior to the election.

    The said election has already occurred, but the repercussions from the historic event shall continue to generate reactions for many days, weeks, months, years and perhaps for all time.

  • burning spear

    where was dasuki when the CIA was planning to remove Jonathan–VIA JEGA–DID DASUKI NOT KNOW THE USA WAS PLANNING TO STOP NIGERIANS FROM ACQUIRING WEAPONS FROM THEM TO FIGHT BOKO HARAM’—MAY LUCIFER HAUNT U TO DEATH

    • tunji

      He was in your fathers house.

      • burning spear

        @ wahala———my father’s house is not in aso rock–or inside the long dry desert in sudan—————its in d creeks of the niger delta–mine is for the freedom of my people in d SS——-And not some fulani ati Yoruba aso rock—–built with my oil revenue——besides—are the so-called states APC won not going to depend on the SS—for their wages–for another 50yrs——Go and fend for yourselves we have been feeding u for over 60yrs———-parasites—–Have some shame—-animals

        • Omotolaaraujo

          Well, you’ve been freed from your Jailer, Jonathan. I know you’re used to his criminal behavior, but you’ll get used to law and order before you know it. Your institutionalized behavior will improve over time. We’ll send you a tanker of water, so you have something to drink. It will clear your head.

          • burning spear

            Jonathan is a saint–a purified Saint compared to Buhari and tinubu—–at least he has his school cert————-intact——the USA forced buhari on Nigerians————The ijaw man was already tired of aso rock–he quit—————-why are u troubling yr soul over him—can u even fend for yourself 54 years after yr freedom from the British————wasted 29yrs–in aso rock doing nothing but stealing oil blocks———

  • Debo

    What goes around, comes around. Those who live by the sword will surely die by it.

  • Moe

    First, it was before the election. Now it is before handover of power.
    Just leave please

  • Suraj Ibraheem

    covering trace and tempering with evidence!

  • Otile

    Yeah, he says “Boko Haram: Nigerian military will liberate Sambisa forest before Buhari takes power — NSA” What then will Imam be doing, sleeping sound and snoring on us?

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  • Nicolas

    Sure the New lease of life after moving from mowe/ibafo to Ikeja GRA in less than 2 years in Government of your boss is enough reason to stand with PMB.

  • Really

    Who cares where Femi Adesina stands? If you like walk on the Sea of blood of slain innocent Citizens of the Nigerian Enclave Buhari masterminded with him.
    It is your personal problem.
    Period

  • Kenny

    “But for President Buhari, action speaks louder than words.” – Femi Adesina.

    Which actions did he take, Mr. Adesina? Have the perpetrators been arrested? Has he declared the Miyetti a terrorist organization, just like the whole world already know? With all the killings by the Fulani herdsmen, which “action” has your boss taken to halt the carnage? If you don’t know what to say, why not just keep quiet instead of continually insulting Nigerians?

    Very sad that a supposedly educated man like you, Femi is consistently spewing nonsense just to please your master and small god. For as long as we cannot learn to tell truth to power, Nigeria will remain where it is. Shocking and very sad!