Maiduguri Bombings: Boko Haram in last battle for survival — Northern Governors say

Babangida Aliyu, Niger State Governor

The Chairman Northern States Governors Forum and Governor of  Niger state, Mu’azu Aliyu, has described the recent bombings in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, as an attempt by the Boko Haram terror group to create the impression they are unshaken by the ongoing military operation in their stronghold.

Mr. Aliyu said this in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Israel Ebije, on Monday and urged Nigerians especially those living in flash point areas of the North to remain calm.

He said the terror activities in the North will soon be a thing of the past.

He also said the military under the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan is doing its best to put an end to insurgency in the North.

“Let me condole with the families of those who lost their lives in the recent Maiduguri blasts. It is indeed sad they had to die that way. I am however confident they did not die in vain. The terror group is only picking soft targets to appear relevant.”

“Our soldiers are working very hard to end terrorism in the North, I therefore urge Nigerians to eschew sentiments and support government of President Jonathan to win the war against terror. We must therefore stop politicising terror, we must see war against terror as our collective duty to God and mankind to end it.”

He urged people living in terror prone areas of the North to remain vigilant adding that movement of unfamiliar persons or group of people must be investigated.

Mr. Aliyu, who expressed optimism that activities of Boko Haram will soon become history, stated that the effort of the military is a remarkable step towards bringing lasting peace to the trouble areas of the North.

He said more security measures should be put in place to ensure the forthcoming election does not record attacks.


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  • Otile

    Show me any place on God’s earth where Islamic terrorists have been wiped out. The best solution for the present crises is to allow the Mohammedans to go their way to worship Allah as they see fit. Yes, they have the right to punish anyone who professes the Islamic faith according to the dictates of the Holy Qu-ran. Every honest person knows that Imam Shekau is indeed a true Muslim man, and what he is doing is based on the teachings of the Holy Qu-ran.
    I hate hypocrites who call themselves good Muslims. May Allah help Imam Shekau and his boys to decapitate them all. Everybody say Amen.

    • Abdulkadir

      The Maitasine of the 1980s were wiped out completely in Nigeria.

  • Abdulkadir

    Of course the terrorists are heavily traumatized. After all, they are confronted by not only the weak Nigerian Army, but also the gallant officers from the republics of Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Its is a welcome development and we wait, with keen interest, the restoration of enduring peace in the North.

  • JibrilMusagroup

    The issue of insecurity is like a wall of snakes, but watch out, we will progress in the war against terrorism. The soldiers will be progressing faster in the war against Boko Haram now. Victory is ours. Nigeria will be free from every terrorist organisation soonest. our supports are with the security operatives. VICTORY IS GUARANTEED. We will all make it happen, the transformation we need is very possible with President Goodluck Jonathan so it’s President Goodluck for second term. #goodluck4president

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