UPDATED: Nigerian military, Boko Haram agree immediate ceasefire

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan

The Nigerian military and the Boko Haram sect, have reached an immediate ceasefire, the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, said Friday.

There were reports earlier today the two sides were having talks over the release of more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by the group on April 14.

With the agreement, Mr. Badeh has ordered all field officers to comply with the deal.

The Chief of Defence Staff announced the agreement during the close of the three-day coordinating conference on Nigeria/Cameroon trans-border military operations with the Cameroonian Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Claude Rene.

“Without any prejudice to the outcome of our three-day interactions and the conclusion of this forum, I wish to inform this audience that a ceasefire agreement has been concluded between the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Ahlul Sunna Li Dawaa Wal Jihad (Boko Haram).

“I have accordingly directed the service chiefs to ensure immediate compliance with this development in the field.’’

The army spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, a Major General, also said that the directive to the service chiefs had gone to the field and that it would be adhered to immediately.

He, however, said that he didn’t speak for the insurgents but for the Nigerian armed forces and could only clarify that the Nigerian army would comply with the directive.

“The Chief of Defence Staff has given directive to all the service chiefs to ensure that it is complied with immediately on the field and that information has gone to the troops in the field.

“I don’t speak for them (Boko Haram), I speak for the Nigerian Armed Forces and we are going to comply because the FG has entered into an agreement in that respect.”

The three-day event climaxed with a communiqué signed by the two countries on the outcome of deliberations by the delegates of the countries.

The communiqué was read by Air Commodore Humphrey Okpala.

“The technical experts of both sides at plenary session deliberated on a wide range of issues.

“The objective was to enhance cooperation and collaboration to agree on ways and means for effective military operations to curb the insecurity and criminality within our common borders.

“This discussion focused on coordination, intelligence sharing, communication, media plan and procedures of handling displaced persons and refugees.

“The meeting resolved that each party should coordinate and plan its operations under the agreed permanent simultaneous operations.

“While guaranteeing information flow through agreed liaison officers and focal points at the tactical operational levels as agreed during the deliberations.”

The communique also stated that the Nigerian Chief of Defence Staff laid special emphasis on the excellent state of cooperation between the two countries.

It said the defence chief expressed the will for the collective determination to address the challenges of terrorism and other acts of criminality confronting both countries especially in the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

It added that the Cameroonian Chief of Defence Staff expressed satisfaction with the ongoing efforts to address issues bordering on cross border problems and challenges existing along the common borders of both countries.

According to the communiqué the parties agreed that the meeting for the second coordinating conference of the armed forces of the two countries would be held in Cameroon at a later date. (NAN)

Boko Haram has sacked several communities in north east Nigeria and has killed more than 13,000 deaths in a five-year long bloody campaign.


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  • sir Oscie

    GOOD NEWS. LETS PRAY IT WORKS

    • Kendy

      Why is it that all of you are now blaming mr President for trying to negotiate to bring back our girls for God sake?Must that stop him from contesting election?Why is it that we dont always want to see good thing in this country?Between Mr President intention to contest and releasing of our abducted girls which one do you thing is very paramount?Please lets us think back like a good christian and Muslim that has the fear of God.

      • sir Oscie

        You point?

    • Otile

      Ami, my brother. Peace on earth to people of good will.

  • Wonderer

    Jonathan cannot hide on this one.
    Ceasefire with Almighty Boko Haram just a day before his declaration? Just wondering…

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Wonderer, this is a bitter-sweet moment.

      I am happy that the girls are now likely to come back home though in what psychological state, we don’t know. I am also happy that the excuse to keep killing Nigerians by both boko haram and our Armed Forces is on hold.

      However, the bitter part is, why now – when the Armed Forces appear to be on the up and the elections are just around the corner? Why did it take so long – why after thousands of Nigerian lives have been wasted, thousands of lives put in abeyance for the future and millions of Naira worth of properties destroyed?

      I know there is no such thing as ‘perfect timing’ but this is one inauspicious, nay, suspicious timing.

      Water poured onto dry earth is soon swallowed up, but not blood.

      The whole scenario looks like the blood of innocent Nigerians have been used to water the political ambitions of some.

      The question now needs to be asked – loud and clearly – “what happens now? Does this mean that those behind boko haram are going to get away with murdering Nigerians? for how long is this “ceasefire”? who were the faces behind boko haram because Nigerians deserve to know these unpatriotic animals?

      There are a thousand and one questions but I guess Nigerians are so disrespected that our President would not condescend to tell us anything or shed light on the matter.

      Guess the next we will hear about this from our “loving” President would be when he is dancing skelewu on some political platform and claiming victory over boko haram and for protecting our lives through “delivering” security – never mind the lives that have been lost and wrecked!

      This development raises more questions than the answers it sought to present.

  • the truth

    dancing to this. finally peace to my country. the next step please bring back our girls

    • endingNaija

      the truth you are such a funny PDP public relations officer. Pretending to be “neutral” you make people laugh a lot at the choreography going on in Aso Rock between Goodluck Jonathan and Boko Haram. And by the way I have two questions for you: Will President Goodluck Jonathan formally announce his decision to contest election in 2015 after the ceasefire with Boko Haram has been announced, and the girls released? Second, when are yu going to let us know the names of the two Nigerians used to launder $9.3m to South Africa on Pastor Oritsejafor’s private jet? The truth and his clownish “neutrality”

      • the truth

        my brother i have tried to intentionally avoid your comments. i find it very repugnant that anytime i make a comment against a particular party you are at loggerheads with me, if i do the same to the other party you don’t seem to respond. as i said earlier go through all my comments on this forum and you will know i am not partial as i address flaws of both parties. The girls were not released and everybody wanted them released, i for one would welcome that. now we are getting news they may be released you are bringing in political undertones to this. why must it be conspiracy theory. go ahead with the claim and accusations against me.At a time we should be happy, you are finding someone and something to blame

        • endingNaija

          Can yu please tell us the names of the two Nigerian money launders on board PASTOR Ayo Oristejafor’s private jet? As a PDP member you should be able to help. That will help. Thanks.

        • Don M.

          I suggest u keep avoiding his comments no matter how provocative. I have also tried having a meaningful discourse with him and other APC minions, but have since discovered it’s an exercise in futility.
          It is easier for a camel to pass thru the eye of a needle than for u to hav an edifying jaw-jaw where each stands to gain from the others veiw/opinion.
          Most of them lack objectivity. Criticizing APC automatically translates to being a PDP member. How sad and simplistic.
          Having said that, I indeed find the timing of this ‘cease-fire’ curious, Vis-a-vis GEJ’S impending declaration.
          The Bottomline however is that this is a welcome development nevertheless.
          But we need to hear the Boko boys corroborate this development first.

          • endingNaija

            Don M. ati the truth I will keep asking you PDP online people this question: Can you please tell us the names of the two Nigerians used to launder $9.3m to South Africa on the private jet of PASTOR Ayo Oritsejafor? This is a simple question. And all PDP people must be able to tell this simple truth!!! You can hide my two brodas!!!

      • Wähala

        dancing to this. finally peace to my country. the next step please bring back our girls” – the truth
        @endingNaija: copying you what I just wrote to @the truth in all fairness…
        Quite frankly, I don’t see any partisanship in the above. Why must a man not gulp odeku at the prospect of the girls’ release… political undertone or overtone? Whichever side of the divide, let us cross the river together before insulting the crocodile. Afterall, no sense praising your tarantulla unless you’ve scored thru a wide open net… wallahi, ceasefire for all, here and on the frontlines!

        • the truth

          my brother where is the political undertone to this comment? i wished those girls safe journey and return. With some posts you will come to see that some people really wanted this girls kept in sambisa. i rest my case. but you wahala did not respond to otile’s claim that you drink burukutu brewed in gwandu instead of odeku

    • Wähala

      “dancing to this. finally peace to my country. the next step please bring back our girls” – @nimikemuel:disqus
      Quite frankly, I don’t see any partisanship in the above. Why must a man not gulp odeku at the prospect of the girls’ release… political undertone or overtone? Whichever side of the divide, let us cross the river together before insulting the crocodile. Afterall, no sense praising your tarantulla unless you’ve scored thru a wide open net… wallahi, ceasefire for all, here and on the frontlines!

    • Guguru

      the truth,

      Are you really interested int he truth or the superficiality of the whole scenario? What are you really dancing to? What happened to negotiations with BH in 2012, 2013, etc? Why is this negotiation so close to the elections or is this another act of the usual Jonathanian serendipity which defies normal explanations? Jonathan said he is not interested in dealing with ghosts, and that Shekau was dead. Well, if you are negotiating with a dead man and his ghostly followers, do you think that is normal? Do you know of any President in the world who has conversations with ghosts? When the people in your village see you talking to ghosts, what do you think they will say about you—that you are okay or that you are now a lunatic? Dealing with ghosts, especially closer to the elections, is strange and unusual. We need a normal President who negotiates with real people. LOL! Give these some thought. I believe you have the capacity to engage thoughtfully on matters such as these.

  • Wähala

    Ceasefire with “ghost” ko? Let’s hope they keep their end of the deal and not use the reprieve to regroup… our girls biko!

  • Concerned Citizen

    Let us know the details of the deal or agreement they have reached with these killers, rapists and kidnappers. I think it is in all are best intrest that we get true peace not a delay war because of elections. This GEJ government has been shouting they dont negotiate with terrorist so let us know the details of this agreement. Before we later find out we gave them millions of dollars and nigeriam territory.

  • ige folorunsho

    What more proof do we need. 2015 elections are approaching and government has agreed to negotiate with boko haram. I thought the president said earlier that he could not negotiate with ghosts. Who are they negotiating with now. PDP government is behind boko haram. Period

  • Guguru

    Nigeria, be very very cautious with this Jonathan administration. Remember, they allowed over 11,000 people to die before this ceasefire. Anyone of those people who died could have been a loved one. This is a ceasefire from haden. The government is engaging in ceasefire with itself. Please, ask yourself why Jonathan has not arrested the kingpins in Nigeria who fund Boko Haram. This is peace from haden. Elections are driving Jonathan’s actions. When this peace deal breaks down, it will be worse than the first time.

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  • King Carlos

    O ga o… all i know is that a lot of things will things will keep happening until 2015. So, should this credit go to the #BringBackOurGirls campaigners who have been on the throat of government ever since. Or the opposition party… or jonathan and the PDP for going against their earlier position not to negotiate with faceless terrorists.

    Apparently, this was planned to precede his formal declaration for re-election. Well, anxiously waiting for the next ‘breaking news’

  • trulynigerian

    hmmm. As election is around the corner bokoharam is agreeing to a ceasefire. hmmmmmmm
    God you know all things please be our judge.

  • djay

    But Gej said he won’t negotiate and besides they don’t know who they are as they are ghost. Now a negotiation as taken place for a seize fire. If I may ask how did they get to sit down with ghost to talk. 11,000 lives could have been saved if he had done what he’s doing now. 2015 is close by so he needs a leverage to hold on to and declare. Whatever politics Gej led pdp govt have played with bokoharam one thing is clear, PDP is bokoharam and they will pay dearly for it.

    • KD

      @ djay, thank you! This is the correct summary of the Nigerian situation as I see it. The govt was timing everything. I’ve been telling people that this is exactly what will happen. Its painful that Nigerians are not seeing through these people.
      The sequence is that whenever any major scandal happens, Boko Haram strikes! Now 2015 is round the corner, Boko Haram is ending just like that. Didn’t we have an army before the past couple of weeks??!!

  • Preco01

    JONATHAN HAS CEASED FIRE WITH HIMESELF,Reason? he will declare for 2015 contest, this man is clever by half, where did the cease fire agreement happen. Ghost negotiation ? ogogoro good o! i dey laugh o!!!

  • Guguru

    This is not a cease-fire. This is a cease-disturbing-my-2015-elections. LOL!

    • King Carlos

      Lol… popcorn u funny

      • Guguru

        LOL. My brother, thank you.

        • Otile

          Don’t thank him, he wants the war to continue.

  • eduetok

    Nigeria’s armchair critics! If government negotiates for the release of the girls,una condemn! If govt talk say no negotiation,na still condemnations!! Una matter tire me well well.

    • Guguru

      We are asking that the government do things properly and logically.

      • Chima

        In this case how do you want it done?

        • Guguru

          It is not how i want it done, rather the question should be when we wanted it done. What happened to negotiating with BH in 2012, 2013, etc? Why 4 months to the elections?

      • eduetok

        Okay o,I just want the girls to be released safely,chikena! Whether that is done logically or not is not my headache.

        • Guguru

          We also have to worry about how we do things. it is not enough to get things done. The process and the outcome must equally matter.

    • Ette

      Did the year govt not say they were not negotiating, so why did they deceive themselves. All well meaning Nigerians appealed that negotiation should be undertaken at the earliest time but this jaundiced govt pooh pooh the appeal and after most of the girls have Ben terribly traumatized, grossly an used and radicalized and some have even been killed , they are coming out with this shame. May God treat them the way they are treating Nigerians. Amen.

    • King Carlos

      oga shut up, so the govt is just doing the right thing after about 5 years of killings of its citizens?

      • Nuhu

        SLAVE CALLOUS OR WHAT IS UR SLAVE NAME, U ARE INSANE. PURE AND SIMPLE

        • Deltan

          AND WHAT ARE YOU THAT CALL OTHER PEOPLE NAMES BECAUSE OF DIFFERENCES OF OPINION. DOES EVERYBODY HAS TO BE A PDP SUPPORTER?

          • Dan Arewa

            You are right. The so-called Huhu seems to hate people saying the truth.

    • Dan Arewa

      This is all because it is the Government negotiating with itself. Government refusing to negotiate with itself and government giving some considerations on negotiating with itself, again. Our Federal Government = Boko Haram. No more, no less.

      • eduetok

        I hope you can back up this assertion with facts/evidence?

        • tundemash

          2 months ago, Davis bursted Sheriff and Ihejirika; known accolytes of Dumbo.
          1 month ago, Dumbo was in Niamey with Sheriff.
          1 month ago ,USA, having known been here and realised Dumbo is supplying arms to Boko Haram, blocked arms sales.
          Black markets arms deal to supply amrs to Boko Haram bursted in South Africa.
          3 weeks ago, Shekau was captured alive but executed to prevent him from talking.
          Yesterday, Dumbo declared cease-fire with himself.

          Only an imbecile cannot connect the dots.

          You request facts/evidence ? What facts and evidence did Dumbo and PDP present to you when they wrongly accuse Buhari and APC of sponsoring Boko Haram and you blockhead beleived them ?

  • Innocent

    Convenient.

  • endingNaija

    As we ruminate on this news, I hope readers will not allow to happen what PDP and President Jonathan wish that will happen. And that is forget the case of the $9.3m laundered to South Africa in Pastor Oritsejafor’s private jet. Please keep this in your thought. Who are the two Nigerians used to launder $9.3m? There have been too many scandals and evil under President Goodluck Jonathan that were forgotten. We must not allow him, his party PDP get away with this. So as we think about the Chibok girls, keep this in your thought.

  • Guguru

    I want to talk to ghosts today. Those who believe in talking to ghosts, please, join me. LOL!

  • Guguru

    A lunatic is the entity with the capacity to discuss and negotiate with ghosts. Boko Haram are ghosts. The Nigerian Presidency is discussing and negotiating with ghosts. What a country!

    • Nuhu

      GUJURU, U ARE ACTING MORE LIKE A FULANI LUNATIC TALKING AND REPLYING HIMSELF

      • Guguru

        Consider me a lunatic since i can talk to ghosts, which means i am able to talk to myself. It makes sense to view this government the same way too.

  • King Carlos

    I remember vividly when Obasanjo’s government had a ceasefire with Asari Dokubo and some Niger Delta militants. They were asked to lay down their arms denounce and violence. Here we are, Jonathan and his government have not told us what will happen to various arms and ammunition owned by Boko Haram. Are they going to leave Nigeria territory? or are they ready to be integrated back to the society?

    With such opaque and vague ‘ceasefire’ there’s more to this than meets the eye. Because, by agreeing a ceasefire with the group, Government should tell us why they had to negotiate with a group at a time when Nigerian army have suddenly had the upper hand at the war front.

    Is the 9 lives Shekau going to give us his structure of command in exchange of not being hunted down by our armed forces? How will Boko Haram pay for their atrocities or have they been forgiven so suddenly? Does the war on Boko Haram end with the release of the Chibok girls? Are the fighters going to be offered amnesty? Who are the people that negotiated on behalf of the country and terrorists group? After all, there have been pictures of Somali representatives and al-shabaab reps at the negotiation table.

    How come we are just making use of this avenue after a lot of people been killed and the irreparable damage it has done to our image as a nation? There are thousands and thousands questions that needs answers. I just hope our voices will not be shut down with the usual refrain of “security issues cannot be discussed in public”.

    I want to urge our lawmakers at the federal level to employ their constitutional powers to beam their oversight lights on this ceasefire, so that it doesn’t turn out to be another 3 legged chair that would later embarrass or cause damage to the country in future.

    Yorubas will say ‘kokoro ti’n je efo, idi efo lo wa” and ‘bi iku ile oba pa ni, t’ode ole pa ni”

    • Guguru

      Very interesting questions.

      • King Carlos

        Abi o.. We don’t even know what their plans are.

      • tundemash

        The USA has blocked all avenues of Dumbo supplying arms to Boko Haram. We should be grateful to Obama.

        • Guguru

          I agree.

    • dan

      The cease fire is to allow the release of the girls safely out of Sambisa.

      • Guguru

        Really? And this cease-fire was consummated with ghosts or has Boko Haram suddenly grown a face that we can recognize? If Boko Haram now has a face, did the government suddenly discover the face of BH 4 months to the elections?

        • abuasmau

          You have forgotten that since a private jet was detained and since our President made a promise that all this will end by mid October no BOMB HAS GONE OFF.

        • dan

          You are unnecessarily working yourself up over this election thing, PDP vs APC, take it easy or are you getting paid for it? If yes good luck to you. All we want is for the girls to be released safely. Getting people freed from terrorists is not an easy or simple thing unless you don’t mind them killed. All governments the world over, including the U.S. at some point negotiate with terrorists but they will keep saying to the media that they don’t negotiate with terrorists. This is to discourage people from making a business of kidnapping other people.

          • Guguru

            Dan,

            Is there anything Jonathan is doing with the BH ghosts today that he could not do in 2012, 2013, etc? My brother, i was simply asking a legitimate question since the whole thing seems odd. Jonathan said BH will end before December and surprise, surprise, BH is ending as he predicted. So, is Jonathan God since he has the capacity to determine what the terrorists will do into the future, and since he has the same capacity as God to discuss and interact with ghosts, correct? I am just asking a question.

          • King Carlos

            Jonathan spokesman… please explain better. But please don’t bring USA and other govts into this. No government will back and watch its citizens mowed down at will by terrorists and still go about like nothing is happening except for template statements by Abati ‘condemning’ every attack.

          • dan

            I don’t have anything to explain to you because you don’t have the capacity to understand what leadership is.

          • King Carlos

            Capacity? Then you don’t have the IQ to understand how government works. Let me tell you something, the primary role of a govt is to protect lives and property of every citizen, so if we judge by Thomas Hobbes assertion, Jonathan has failed completely. I don’t blame you sha, you seem not to know your fundamental human rights. You are too small to engage in this kind of discussion of nation building. Go on nairaland and talk about how to Davido is better Wizkid. This terrain is for matured and intelligent people who have what it takes to contribute to national emancipation.

        • King Carlos

          i suspect a foul plaY though cos these stuffs appear to be well orchestrated, but if there’s any shady negotiations involved, i’m pretty sure it will be leaked soon because Jonathan has a reputation of not covering his mess completely. maybe he usually works with whistleblowers

          • Guguru

            Jonathan crushes whistleblowers. Sanusi (SLS) was the most recent victim. The problem for Jonathan is that a whistelblower is born everyday in Nigeria. LOL!

          • Dan Arewa

            There is only one uncrushable wrestleblower . . . . . Davis. Again, South Africa has done a wonderful job to us Nigerians. There was no more bomb blast, no more manslaughter since the arrest. Bad market for Goodluck and his Shekau friend.

          • Guguru

            Dan,

            I thank South Africa too. They really helped save lives in Nigeria.

          • King Carlos

            Instead of some dumb PDP supporters to laud SA for halting the illegal deals, they blame Atiku for leveraging on his friendship with Jacob Zuma to embarrass Jonathan. Please ask them… did Atiku put money on Ayo’s private jet?

          • King Carlos

            Yes o, the botched armed deal has really dealt a massive blow to the sponsors of boko. Instead of our govt to capitalize on that and deal a massive and crushing blow to the terrorists, that’s when they are making them relevant again. Let’s just expect what Lai Muhammed has to say, because he is still gonna analyse it from another angle. But that Metuh ehn… he is not used to making first attack, he usually waits for Lai to throw the first punch while he struggles to defend.

            Interesting episodes ahead my people.

          • King Carlos

            Yeah.. i just hope we can get an Edward Snowden in the Nigerian Police Force, but people like Mbu will not even allow such.

          • Guguru

            King,

            Nothing is more dangerous in Nigeria than to be a whistleblower. Those who whistleblow in Nigeria, are real heroes.

      • King Carlos

        Is that what you think? Or you know something we don’t know

      • Otile

        I don’t think so. If they try it Imam Shekau will slaughter them. We don’t want that to happen.

    • Bigtin

      Give you all this details 3hrs after …..na wa ooh!

      • King Carlos

        How nah?

    • Otile

      Iro ni.

      • Guguru

        LOL!

  • abuasmau

    We praise the Good Lord. First he detained a private jet in South Africa then our President promised us that boko haram will end by mid October. Since the detention of the cash NO BOMB HAS GONE OFF. What a miracle.

    • Dan Arewa

      You said it all, but I laugh a little on a MIRACLE.

    • Guguru

      LOL

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      he agreed to be peaceful with Mecca (Peace Treaty of Hudaibiya), but after he gained more followers,
      he sneaked-up on Mecca and took it during Ramadan (a pre-Islamic pagan fasting month).
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  • Otile

    Utangirma Allah. This is what we the peace-loving people have been asking for all along. Good job, President good job. There is no need killing a group of people because of their religion and independence. A time comes when oppressors allow their victims to enjoy freedom. It happened in East Timor, Sudan, Bosnia Herzegovina, Eritrea, and it is about to happen in continent Nigeria if corrupt politicians and Yorubas don’t ruin the chances. Bloodletting does not solve anything. On ceasefire we stand, on peaceful solution we stand. God bless our President Jonathan. Allah ya gafata Malam Imam Shekau. Gbogbo ile a gbe Olori Jonathan. Gbogbo ile e je ka Amin.

    • Guguru

      Peace with ghosts? Are BH not ghosts? LOL!

      • Otile

        Let us give peace a chance. Live and let live.

        • Guguru

          Asking relevant and tough questions has no bearing on the supposed peace we want. Asking questions is being human. When the process and the outcome seems less serendipitous than it is choreographed, then rational entities have to at least engage their senses in order to wonder, whether purposefully or aimlessly, whilst we continue to seek the supposed peace we so sorely crave in Nigeria. I want to be able to talk to ghosts like the Nigerian Presidency has successfully done with their most famous ghost, BH. Do you realize how many problems in this life I can solve with the skill of talking to ghosts? LOL!

          • Otile

            I know this is going to happen. Spin doctors all around. They are going to spin off this ceasefire, then we go back to the drawing board. Oluwa gbe mi o.

          • Guguru

            Which one is spin? Join me in the next class where we can both learn how to talk to ghosts. LOL!

          • Otile

            Leave me alone. I am for peace, you are for war. Don’t toe the way of violent men.

          • Guguru

            Don,

            LOL! By learning how to talk to ghosts, you will not need guns and bullets any longer. This is why i invited you to join me in a ghost (BH) interaction class. Is this not the peace you want? Why waste bullets on ghosts (BH) when we could easily talk them into submission? Is that not what Jonathan has just done? LOL!

          • Otile

            You will need a bulldozer to get me to that class. I don’t believe any word of the marabouts. Again, you will look for me in that class you not see me.

          • Guguru

            Well everything is ghostly. LOL!

          • Otile

            I don’t believe that.

        • Dan Arewa

          You must be a supporter of our self-styled Boko Haram president. Now that he ran out of time, Ihejirika was exposed, CAN plane in SA’s hands which means there is no mean of re-arming his men, GEJ decided to stage this game.

          • Otile

            I know you are going to say this. Allah knows how to bring peace when his servants need it. Mun go de Allah. Dan Arewa, ka ce Ameen.

          • zaragoza

            After all the insults and blasphemous comments you have made in reference to Islam, now you are singing a different song cause jonna just gave BH back off order… a hen can never be cock… mcheeeeew

          • Otile

            I don’t know what you are talking about. I am still a Christian man I have always been, no shaking.

        • tundemash

          Clown.. where does that leave Biafra ?

          • Otile

            Biafra is still in place. If you don’t make peace with Imam Shekau he will secede and we shall secede too. I know you hate secession but you will have no choice.

          • Otile

            Abubakar tundemash, let us say together:
            Long live Biafra
            Long live Gabon
            Long live Tanzania
            Long live Zambia
            Death to oppressors

  • Enemona

    I get that eerie feeling. This truce sha o! ‘I comment my reserve’

  • Otile

    No doubt APC nay-sayers are grumbling and looking for ways to ruin this
    opportunity. If they can’t succeed in their obstruction they will turn
    around and take credit for handing the girls to us with their own hands.

    • Dan Arewa

      It looks like you don’t understand the situation. Boko Harams have been exposed. The whole world now knows who they really are, who are their sponsors and who is harboring them. Their plane is still in South Africa along with the money to buy more arms for self re-arming. They ran out of time and this is the point where they finally decide to surrender within themselves. I believe GEJ had a little chat with them in Aso villa as he confirmed to Nigerians that he dine, chat and mingle with them (BH).

      • Guguru

        LOL. Nice.

        • Otile

          Not nice anything. You want your fellow Nigerians slaughtered in the name war.

          • D1

            Chai, why are you prancing back and forth like a yoyo? I thought you want Arewa Republic declared, so that you can have Biafra! Why the change? Explain Otile.

          • Otile

            If the ceasefire will bring lasting peace I am all for that, but if the Federal troops violet the ceasefire and Boko Boys declare their Arewa Republic, then I want my Biafra, ba ruwana.

          • tundemash

            Confused clown.

          • Otile

            I am not a clown, knock off that hatred you acquired from APC recently. You used to make sense before you joined them. Oluwa ma je.

      • Otile

        Whatever the case peace is better than war.

        • tundemash

          Clown, you are on teh defensive. We shall ask Dumbo for teh wasted 25,000 lives. Dumbo would be the 1st ex. Nigerian President to be executed for crime against humanity.

          • Otile

            You are still full of hate. Please embrace peace. Nobody can praise the Lord from the grave.

      • kick ’em out

        Yah! No doubt about it. PDP is BOKO HARAM.

    • teewhy

      You sure have your thinking cap on. Many in this forum lost theirs a long, long, long time ago.

    • Factual

      I thought the Government is negotiating with APC since they accuse it of being behind Boko Haram. Oh! I can recall that the Real sponsors of Boko Haram met in Ndjamena with the Chadian President who is their collaborator. That’s where they decided to end the insurgency and with the arrest of Jonaharam Pastor friend’s jet in money laundering and gunrunning, the insurgency is being crippled.

      • Otile

        You see, nobody knows where APC stands. `They are always waiting by the side to see where the cat will jump.

    • tundemash

      Clown, Dumbo and Sheriff are the ones negotiating with themselves.

      • Otile

        Say better, Abubakar tundemash. You know better. You know that peace is better than war. You also know that our troops cannot defeat Imam Shekau in battle so we have to settle for peaceful negotiation. Accept peace, ore mi.

  • YES.JESUS.IS.GAY

    Bernard Shaw
    _________________________
    “I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears to me to possess that assimilating capacity to the changing phase of existence which can make itself appeal to every age. I have studied him – the wonderful man and in my opinion far from being an anti-Christ, he must be called the Savior of Huma…nity.”

    “I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it the much needed peace and happiness: I have prophesied about the faith of Muhammad that it would be acceptable to the Europe of tomorrow as it is beginning to be acceptable to the Europe of today.”
    MNJK

  • Factual

    My fellow Nigerians why are you surprised at the government saying that it agrees on a ceasefire with Boko Haram? You forgot that the Boko Haram Kingpin MAD SHERRIF is now dining and wining with JONAHARAM. You also forgot that since the busting and arrest of the JONAHARAM’s Pastor friend’s jet with money laundered in a gunrunning deal, the Nigerian Army has been defeating BH. You forgot that 2015 election is around the corner and the Evil Party and JONAHARAM want to score political advantage by getting their boys (Boko Haram) to stop the attacks. Nigerians, you forgot that PDP is the REAL BOKO HARAM.

    • Guguru

      Don M,

      Shhhhh! You are saying the truth too loudly. Say it more gently. LOL!

      • Factual

        It’s time to say it since the Devil has been caught and exposed.

        • Guguru

          LOL.

      • King Carlos

        popcorn you again… lol

  • tundemash

    After the expose of Ahmodu Sherrif and the $9.3m money-laundering, Dumbo has called his Boko boys to cease fire. Dumbo will be the 1st ex. President in Nigeria to go to jail: this Boko Haram killings must be investigated. The sponsors must be tried and executed !

    • Guguru

      tundemash,

      Ahhh! Why are you saying the truth loudly? My brother, protect ya self from these people who can talk to ghosts (BH). He who can talk to ghosts can make many unseen things happen. Say the truth quietly. LOL!

      • Efe1

        That is true o! They once said Boko haram were ghost! GEJ has gone spiritual.

    • Otile

      I know you are going to link this breakthrough to the arms deal in Kwazulu Homeland, so that you can have excuse to call the President a bad name. Go back to Sahara Reporters, I dd not expect to see you here. Bye

      • Efe1

        Nobody has to link it, GEJ did that himself.

        • Otile

          That’s your opinion.

          • Efe1

            I know that, it is quite obvious!

          • tundemash

            The moron Otile is on the defensive. Dumbo has finally declared ceasefire with himself.

          • Otile

            Don’t call me moron, buddy. You know I am better than that. I want you to enjoy heaven with us. A soul is a terrible thing to lose in hell. Repent, ore mi.

      • tundemash

        Only an imbecile, who lacked the capacity to think, would not see the activities of Boko Haram was decreasing immediately Sheriff and Iherijika were bursted by Davis. Now Dumjo Jo claimed to have declared cease-fire with himself. He will be the first ex. President of Nigeria to be executed for crime against humanity; Dumbo would be hanged in the streets.
        As for you Otile, Dumbo, you are a nonentity. Dumbo himslef already said your life is worthless. Rogue Alamaseghia’s son died and Dumbo is rolling out govt machinery, when you die, ordinary cock will not even crow !

        • Otile

          My friend, where have you been lately? You sound awful, full of hate. This is not the same Abubakar tundemash we used to know. People go to Mecca to get cleansed, but your own hajj is the opposite. What happened? Please convert, I don’t want you to walk around with heavy heart burdened with hatred. It will get worse when your master Imam Buhari loses big again.

    • Jakadiya

      Correct talk.

  • Ilesanmi

    The ceasefire is welcome. I hope the BOKO HARAM is sincere about it. whatever the case may be, “NIGERIA BE VIGILLANT !!”

    • kick ’em out

      THE REAL BOKO HARAM (PDP) HAVE DECIDED TO STOP THE CARNAGE THEY HAVE IMPOSED ON THE CITIZENS. YOU KNOW ELECTION IS AROUND THE CORNER.

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    The end to the blood letting is welcome, it however provokes some reason:
    I thought they said its APC that is BH so has FG gone to negotiate
    with APC? They have turned their logic on its head. The dumbness is
    unparalleled. The same govt that said the will not negotiate and rather
    crush BH has exposed our military and also gone with tail between their
    legs to negotiate.
    The brains behind BH are easy to see….the deal
    was done in tandem with chad and Sheriff a friend of both Jona and the
    president of chad has suddenly spoken to his people to let jona declare.
    we are not hoodwinked at all and we are sure that it is intended to
    meet the deadline of the norther elders which expires the end of
    october. We see all the puppets and more importantly the strings

  • G4

    With all the emberassing unbecoming retractions on this very same issue in the past, one would think that by now they will be disciplined enough to show the results(the rescued girls) before making any announcement. It just tell you the kind of culture they are operating with in that office

  • DecodeDaRiddle

    The movie is coming to an end when we are at our lowest, 2 tranches of funds to SA caught, The owner of plane identified, the alliance of Sheriff and GEJ, the same Chad that was the meeting ground of GEJ, Sheriff and the leader of Chad is also where the same girls are kept, and many webs of deceits that is gradually coming out.
    How will the negotiator want to give the location of Shekau as part of the deal? I suspect that just as the initial leader was taken out so the truth wont be known, its taking the same shape.
    BH has become a light switch that those behind flick on and off at will. I am watching keenly but we seem to know the conclusion, a groundswell to the formal acceptance and declaration of GEJ. We are watching the puppet master pull his string in clarity.

  • Umar Dendi

    This is tragic! its the saddest of all days!
    A bunch of no good, shoe-less thugs have forced Nigeria into a Seize Fire, Towns and cities are under their control.
    These days anyone can declare war on Nigeria and go away Scott free!
    We are paying indemnity to traitors for crying out loud!
    what is next? what could be more humiliating?
    Kalowitz comes to mind

    • Otile

      Don’t incite violence. Appreciate peace efforts, peace is better than war anytime.

      • bib

        Of course our govt negotiated cease fire with itself. Allah save us.

        • Otile

          You are the person saying that, most of us love peace. May Allah save us from war mongers and violent men.

          • Jakadiya

            You mean the peace of the graveyard? With clandestine arms purchase by ‘agberos’ like Oritsejafor? With people like the present NSA and defence minister?

          • Otile

            This kind of conspiracy theory cannot lead us to peace.

          • Jakadiya

            The conspiracy is unfolding. The “spirits” that could not be traced are now becoming humans that can be negotiated with.

          • bib

            The evil caliphate you and your dumbo govt are trying to create and expand by this cease fire in the north east shall not stand inshaAllah.

          • bib

            You better come to term with this. The war managers are hi up inthe FG with their friends. Some of them pastors, ex CAS, and ex Govs.

      • Jakadiya

        Too little too late peace effort. Elections approaching and BH is about to fade? Who then controls BH?

    • Auwalu Tijani

      What about the Girls, What should we do about them?

      • Umar Dendi

        I’m all for saving the girls. but if history has taught us anything is that the only way to deal with groups like Boko Haram is to wipe them out! Period!
        Know you are giving them time to regroup and bring more mercenaries from Libya

      • bib

        You are asking about the girls? What about the evil caliphate they have created which they given themselves the chance to expand by this cease fire?

    • shehi na malam

      Kai Mr Umar!

  • Scalywag

    SAS Boko is now in action. Ceasefire or not, the blood of the innocents cries for justice. The ICC will give them justice.

    • The following is from my article “Islam’s Jesus”:

      … In Islam, hiding the intention to expand Islamic territory is a virtue. When Muhammad didn’t have enough soldiers,
      he agreed to be peaceful with Mecca (Peace Treaty of Hudaibiya), but after he gained more followers,
      he sneaked-up on Mecca and took it during Ramadan (a pre-Islamic pagan fasting month).
      Following the example of Muhammad, Muslims (even today) advocate and follow
      Quranic and Hadithic verses that speaks of making peace with infidels when Muslims are the minority in a society.
      Examples of such verses are: Surah 2.256 “Let there be no compulsion in religion …”

      … The Qur’an and Hadith doesn’t limit the expansion of Ummah al-Islamiyah, the
      lands over which Sharia’s Theocracy must be administered; in comparison
      to the Torah’s Theocracy over a specified land: Eretz YisraEl. …

      • Jakadiya

        How is this related to the lead story?

        • abuasmau

          Wonder. Are these people schooled?

          • Jakadiya

            They went to “Miracle Scools”.

  • Buhari is an Islamist

    ,What are Northern Muslims doing to rescue the Chibok girls who are paying a deadly price for Sharia?

    Chibok girls are victims of Sharia and Islam. GEJ did not invent sharia. A group of Muslims decided to implement sharia which abhor Western education. Chibok girls were abducted while attending a western school as against Islamic school( a crime in Sharia).

    Northern Muslims overwhelmingly adopted Sharia not GEJ. Boko-Haram are Northern Muslims fighting to implement sharia. What are Northern Muslims doing to rescue the Chibok girls who are paying a deadly price for Sharia? Nigeria situation is not an exception. Afghanistan Taliban government operating under sharia law, abhor western education, thus ban girls from such schools.

    Malala, a Pakistani Muslims was recently shoot by Taliban Muslims for seeking western education. It is all about Sharia(the evil law). The hatred towards her stems partly from religious conservatism and opposition to female empowerment(in accordance with sharia law). Instead of joining GEJ towards everlasting solution and the eventual release of those young girls,northern Muslims are here playing politics.

    Boko-Haram represents what northern Muslims stand for. Boko-Haram are not animals but advocates of sharia . They are here to implement sharia as they were told by elite Muslims that non-Muslims are threat to Islam.

    Say No to Buhari and sharia rule.

    • Jakadiya

      Your betrayal of ignorance about Islam, Sharia, Boko Haram, Malala, etc is more deadly than Ebola virus. Your unfounded fear of Buhari and APC has only portrayed you as one of those paid agents of oppression and cluelessness.

    • tijan kabba

      One quick question sir, what will happen to the $1bn loan that GEJ has taken to fight terrorism now that Boko Haram has ” suddenly” decided to ceasefire. The joke is on you

  • @Amuwospeaks

    And sat the president knows nothing about BH?.. if BH did not release those girls and ceasefire the president will not declare.

  • Jakadiya

    I don’t trust this U-turn by the government. Could this be part of the grand plan of BH sponsors. Is this another strategic maneuver/blunder? If the government is optimistic in the cease fire, our soldiers should withdraw from check points. Will the BH still be occupying the captured areas? Who are the government negotiators, APC or PDP members? Watch out for this Modu Sherif of a man.

    • MrFesh

      Ceasefire is not equal to withdrawal.

      • Jakadiya

        I agree with you. However, the “spirits” that could not be traced are now materializing to be negotiated with, especially that elections are approaching.

        • MrFesh

          Stick to one point. If you can.

          • Jakadiya

            I can’t because I’m a proactive person. Only dogmatic personalities deliberately refuse to blend ideas. Whenever I get a superior idea I go by it.

          • MrFesh

            One point is not equal to one view.
            You can have several views on a single point. That’s normal and mature provided you move with changing facts as you get them.

            Jumping from one point to another on the other hand is a sign of confusion and denial at other times.

            It’s it clearer now?

          • Jakadiya

            Very opaque. Reasining is the establishment of relationship amongst variables that come into play and relate positively or negatively. There is a causal relationship and you cannot isolate one from the other(s). Ceasefire or unleash fire, the bottom line (if there is anything like that) is that there was claim that Boko Haram was faceless, now there is cease fire agreement with BH. So, we shouldn’t refer to mortal historical blunders that were robustly exhibited, mischievously?

  • tijan kabba

    This sudden agreement of a ceasefire leaves me with huge doubts over its authenticity. How long has the talks been going on and what are the terms of the ceasefire. the most important thing right now is that those poor girls may finally be re-united with their families. This government hasn’t been sincere.

  • MrFesh

    Sometimes it’s amusing reading through comments here and the hilarious, warped and sometimes downright stewpid theories some guys spill.

    • abuasmau

      Hmm stew-pid. Hungry?

  • Dan Fulani

    There has been ceasefire since the day that Australian exporsed the sponsors and the arrest of CAN aircraft ferrying Arms from SA.

    • abuasmau

      We are beginning to see clearly.

  • Anonymous11443

    All the girls have been dis-virgined and some are pregnant.Who knows how much sexually transmitted diseases these girls have along with psychological disorders due to their being held for too long. I hope they don’t have HIV-Aid that some Boko Haram members have.These terrorists have already damaged these girls.Why negotiate now ??Negotiations should have been implemented earlier.Ogogoro Jonathan should have gone into Sambisa Forest to wipe out these terrorists and rescue the girls collateral damages expected.This ogogoro man is really clueless.

  • Sanmi Falae

    Mr Fani Kayode, it is inept, corrupt, opportunistic, and dictatorial Third World and of third- rate- intelligence -and -morality politicians like yourself, that create the opportunity that leads to the vacuum, which in turn leads to Islamic terrorism of the sort being incubated and unleashed upon our world today. If – please Almighty God forbid- Fani Kayode has the opportunity to rule Nigeria for a day, he would turn Nigeria into a pariah state like Zimbabwe, Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, Gadaffi’s Libya, etc. Instead of building national development infrastructures, they loot the money, thus leaving a political infrastructural vacuum when chased out of power. Reason for the Islamic Caliphate in Iraq etc. You hate Obama (America), Mr Buhari, and Europe because they would not let you, Saraki, and co wreck Nigeria. Interestingly, you are the first ‘aristocrat’ in the world stealing Nigeria’s pennies and being hounding around by the EFCC. No wonder you have to keep on keeping on until the next General Election, when perhaps a few crumbs is dropped into your begging bowl.

  • Abdulkadir

    I read with amusement your attempt at winning undeserving attention. It is as ridiculous as it is futile. Clearly, your followership has dwindled tremendously and you are trying hard to win them back. I like the opening arguments but for your contradiction: you admonish Americans in removing some Arab leaders yet you said they erred by refusing to see anything bad in other Arab leaders. Paradoxically, those countries America failed to abort their leaders are very stable and peaceful. I wonder if you are against the peace that existed in Saudi, Qatar and UAE. You put your arguments so it will seem you are circumspect about issues but your true motive manifested as the animosity you have for the person presiding the affairs of the country could barely be concealed. You laboured so hard to put fictions together to drive home your point but you end up making a mockery of your efforts. Your hypocricy was at its best when you insinuated that the BHT are winning against the Nigerian army to the extent that 8000 persons have been killed since Buhari took charge. Ah ah! Why are you a sadist? Get a life please and move on. The person you and Fayose ( another loquacious person) laboured so hard to demean care not a hoot about your activities. Perhaps that aggravated your animosity against him, but you should know that when you attack someone for so long, even when he refused to join issues with you, it will begin to appear you are a victim of dementia; a characteristic feature of victims of substance abuse. Get a life please. You are hurting your already battered image.