EXCLUSIVE: Nigerian military arrests Generals, other senior officers over Boko Haram’s takeover of Baga

Nigerian soldiers used to illustrate the story.

A Brigadier General, Enitan Ransome-Kuti, his Chief of Staff, Lieutenant Colonel G.A. Suru and some other senior officers have been arrested by the authorities of the Nigerian military over their failure to repel the attack on the headquarters of the Multinational Joint Task Force [MNJTF] in Baga.

Mr. Ransome-Kuti, the Commander of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, his Chief of Staff and the other senior officers were detained shortly after they arrived Maiduguri from Monguno where they and their troops took refuge after they were dislodged from Baga.

The arrest of the officers was exclusively disclosed to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday by reliable military insiders who requested not to be named as they were not authorised to speak on the matter.

Also arrested, our sources said, are the Commanding Officers of the 134 and 174 Battalions — a Lieutenant Colonel Haruna and a Major Aliyu. The two battalions are under the MNJTF but were also dislodged from their locations during the Boko Haram offensive of January 3.

These senior officers, now being held at the officers’ mess of the 21 Armoured Brigade, Maiduguri, were arrested over their inability to repel the Baga attack in spite of the weapons in their arsenal. They have also been asked to account for the weapons lost to the insurgents.

Mr. Aliyu is an acting commanding officer of the 134 battalion. PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the substantive commanding officer of the battalion, a Lieutenant Colonel Etang is already facing court-martial following a previous attack on his battalion on November 5, 2014.

Our sources said military authorities are disappointed that the attack on Baga was not repelled by troops of both battalions and the MNJTF headquarters despite all weapons made available to them.

The sources said the military authorities are especially angry with Mr. Ransome-Kuti for his inability to lead his troop to counter the Boko Haram onslaught despite the high calibre weapons and ammunition made available to his formation.

The Brigadier General is also send to have gone underground for four days after the MNJTF was dislodged.

“Nobody was able to reach him and nobody could tell where he was,” one of our sources said. “The suspicion is that he was roaming around Maiduguri in mufti while his troop were in disarray. He and his officers have to account for everything.”

Also, the Brigade Commander of the 5 Brigade, Monguno, a Brigadier General Yekini, who was injured in the Monguno attack on Sunday, is yet to be arrested because he is still receiving treatment for injuries sustained during the attack, PREMIUM TIMES learnt.

He has been placed under close watch on his hospital bed, and might be fully detained once he is discharged from hospital, our sources said.

However, Defence spokesperson, Chris Olukolade, declined to confirm or deny the arrests.

He however said it is not unusual for the military to hold officers accountable for the tasks assigned to them.

“Every officer who is given a mission must be made accountable for his performance, and that is not necessarily an indictment of the officer; at least until investigations are concluded,” Mr. Olukolade, a Major General, said.

Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect had on January 3 attacked the base of the Multi-National Joint Task Force, MNJTF, in Baga, Borno State, dislodging the soldiers.

A senior security official said the attack, which started at about 5 a.m., was one of the fiercest in recent times as soldiers battled to hold their grounds without much success.

The MNJTF was created by defence and military chiefs from the six countries that make up the Lake Chad Basin Commission to combat arms trafficking, terrorism and related cross-border attacks that have continued to rise in the region.

Boko Haram terrorists see the existence of the MNJTF as a major threat to their operations, hence their continued attack on the base and the town with a view to having full control of the area.

In the last two years, Baga town has suffered five major attacks with high casualty – the latest being that of November 2014 when Boko Haram terrorists ambushed fishermen returning from a night fishing expedition and slit the throats of 43 of them.

The terrorists also launched three different attacks on Borno’s three largest towns – Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno on Sunday. While the attacks on Maiduguri and Konduga were repelled by the Nigerian military, Monguno fell to the the insurgents.

On Monday, PREMIUM TIMES had exclusively reported how, despite warning troops to remain on alert, the leadership of the 5 Brigade failed to take the necessary steps and make the right deployment of men and equipment to check the imminent attack.

The troops were indeed warned to be at alert following intelligence report that terrorists would strike between January 22 and 25.

Despite the warnings, when the terrorists arrived on Sunday, the troops were taken by surprise.

Military insiders said the insurgents arrived at about 2 am on Sunday, parking their Hilux vans deep into the bush, with their headlights on.

Soldiers of the Brigade, who saw the unusual lights, began to shoot in the direction of the vans without knowing that the insurgents had left the vans and advanced close to the Brigade headquarters.

Suddenly, the insurgents began to shoot sporadically. The troop of the Brigade, including those of the Multinational Joint Task Force [MJTF], who were camped at a school inside the barracks after they were dislodged from Baga, engaged the terrorists in a long exchange of gunfire.

The biggest fighting tank owned by the brigade, known as “shika,” killed several insurgents, and wounded several others.

It was such a long battle that the equipment, which provided cover for ground troops, suddenly ran out of ammunition and began to withdraw.

As it withdrew, the rifle men behind also retreated, as the insurgents followed in pursuit. In the process, Brigade Commander, Mr. Yekini and a few other soldiers were wounded. It is not clear the number of soldiers and while 53 insurgents were killed in the attacks.

“We could have overpowered the insurgents, but there was no enough ammunition,” an officer, who participated in the battle, had told PREMIUM TIMES.


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  • amazing2012

    ????????

  • Rabo

    It is unfortunate for Nigeria. Corruption has killed the army institution. May God salvage this country. Amin

  • Pause

    Are Nigerian leaders mumus? How do they continue put a Yoruba (with cowardice as their default state of being) and an Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri (with Islamist ties) as commanders in the NE?

    Oh I so much miss COAS Ihejirika and team……this whole Boko Haram could have been a thing of the past…..it is unfortunate that thousands had to die since January 2014 when many Boko Haram sympathizers & sponsors took over our military…….Demote or Sack all cowardly Yorubas and Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri Islamists commanders…….they are with the enemies…..

    • Jika

      Is Colonel Enang also a Yoruba or a Hausa/Fulani/Kanuri Islamists?By the way are you saying you miss Ihejerika who is an alledged co-sponsor of Boko Haram?

      • John West

        @jika, if ihejirika can sponsor hausa fulani to be killing hausa fulani then why are we expecting a change from buhari, is he different from his kinsmen brainwise

        • Jika

          I noticed you have conviniently evaded my first question regarding the ethnicity of Colonel Enang. To answer your question, I wonder wether the saying that out of every ten there is a Judas rings a bell. The ‘Judases’ amongst the Hausa/Fulanis known as Boko Haram will be frontally confronted by a Buhari Government and they will be defeated.Finally, i believe you have an exaggerated ego and an over bloated feeling of self worth thereby arrogating to yourself a status of knowledge over and above others simply because of their ethnic background.

          • John West

            @jika,your views about me is not true,but in a simple explanation i am trying to tell you that it never happened and can never happen where an igbo man (christian) will incite an hausa fulani man to be killing his fellow hausa fulani on an islamic agender of islamizing Nigeria. after all they say christians are infidel, then how can they fight jihad under the sponsorship of an infidel, and again tell me how a christian will sponsor his own doom by sponsoring jihadist who will not tolerate his own religion when they got what they want. the issue is that since the boko haram sponsors objective is gradually and slowly failing they now want to use insurgency as a campaign(telling us that they will defeat bokoharam within few months) so as to get the vote of shallow minded people with an intention of islamizing nigeria if they win, which is still the same thing boko haram stands for.SO that what they did not get true war and terrorism they get true propaganda and deceit. but one thing is sure ALL WILL FAIL THEM because Nigerians are smarter than them

  • Lanre

    I cannot fathom or believe what I am reading. How many generals will this military put to trial? How many soldiers? This is also the second Yoruba General on trial after Brig. Gen Komolafe. Why? Eyin Eniyan mi. Ile ya O. This is sad.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      There is something very wrong with this scenario, moreso where Brig. Gen Yekinni is concerned. Yekinni has never been a coward and is what you call a “soldier’s soldier”. He has been to so many war fronts including Liberia, Sierra Leone, Darfur and I believe, Bosnia. Ever since he was a child, he wanted the Army and has served gallantly, even as a young officer. Now, it is truly amazing they wish to arrest and try him as soon as he recovers from his injuries! Ok o.

      Should a more cerebral C-i-C not be asking his war strategists and senior military hierarchy why this rubbish with boko haram is being prosecuted as “defending territories” instead of attacking boko haram strongholds like Sambisa?

      Who is not giving instructions for our Army to go on the offensive?

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        You are a big f00l nwokem.
        But that is not new. Expired brain.
        Yekini na your mama brother.
        You want the C-i-C [sic] to go and fight for you and make military strategies for you. idiatic hypocrite. Face the truth for once.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Obviously, you are as retarded as your ‘unknown’ father!

          Wonder if Mr. Fayose also donated a sperm cell to the ‘bank’?

      • Debo

        As the spokes man said, it is the tradition to investigate. If they do nothing you will blame them for being unprofessional. Now that they are taking steps to curb the offensive, you are still blaming them. Have you thought of the possibilty that they might not be able to go on the offensive because of the security of many hostages the insurgents are holding. This is a very complex warfare, as you would expect in an internal strife. Most armies in the world, and indeed the Nigerian army are not prepared for this scenario.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Debo, I appreciate the issue you raised about hostages, but that is a purely civilian mindset.

          A military mind accepts casualties, but will take steps to minimise these for the greater good. If need be, a military mind would sacrifice other lives just to eliminate a bigger threat.

          Sad and callous as this may sound, the Chibok girls have become pawns in this matter and cannot be viewed as the “Queen” in resolving the imbroglio.

          When your roof is on fire and there is a rat under your bed, you deal with the fire first.

          There is a fundamental issue with military morale and waiting to arrest a recuperating officer does not help matters, moreso, when said officer is recovering from war wounds as opposed to being a malingerer.

          He sustained war injuries and he is being treated as a suspect, what would happen if he had died?

          Other officers are watching and taking their cue from events too.

      • Lanre

        Kay Soyemi. It appears you have some knowledge of the military. The question to ask is; Which military in contemporary times court martials so many of its officers and enlisted soldiers. I have not heard of such many, numerous trials in an on-going war. What does this suggest. Flawed Strategy? Flawed Operational Tactics? Lack of morale? Disconnect between Strategy, Operations and required Support? There is something very wrong with this picture. Major General Adeosun is the new GOC at the 7th in Maiduguri. Is he going to be put on trial too at the end of his tour?

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Bruv, the reality is that Badeh is a waste of space, but then, so is Jonothing.

          There is no difference between 6 and half a dozen!

          A competent military would never have been headed by Badeh and if it somehow did, a more competent C-i-C would have fired him.

          Rank and file are simply being punished for the lapses at the very top.

          The cadre being punished and hounded are more professional and career soldiers than those persecuting them, otherwise, there would have been a coup d’etat.

          The only problem is that this leaves room for the likes of a Sergeant Doe of Liberia. God forbid, but does PDP and Jonothing forbid?

    • Sammy Charles

      How many Hausa Fulani General has been made to face trial. Just asking

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        A good number has been cashiered, particularly from the 7th Division.

        A good many dedicated officers have also simply been pulled out without trial, court-martial or hearings.

  • Rotimi Lawanson

    This is clearly a conspiracy between the Hausa Fulani and some Yoruba to sabotage this government. It is now becoming very clear by the day. This is most unfortunate. As a Christian, I will never side with evil. God is watching. I am a Christian first before I am Yoruba and what some people are doing in this country all for power is demonic.

    • My friend this is not a matter of some tribes sabotaging this government. What you have in Nigeria is a system failure. All tribes are involved in this national failure.

    • tundemash

      U are clearly demented. and your reasoning is beyond that of a Boko Haram zealot too.

    • baggies

      clearly, u must be a ‘stark illiterate’…u read that the troop ran out of ammunition, so what would u expect them to do? Commit suicide bcos they wanted to show bravery? Enitan once led an onslaught against these same northern renegades in Kano&sniffed them out so it is not a case of cowardice or incompetence but as they say: who fight and run away live to fight another day. The gallantry expected of him as a general is to first&foremost, ensure the safety&security of his battalion as much as he could and this, I am sure he must have done. Anyways, hear his own version first b/4 crucifying him&his entire race

      • Taster

        We have a professional army n not some rag-tag militants – If a unit of a military is running short of ammunition or overrun – there are channels for calling for re-enforcement and back-ups as the case may be.

        Hope we allow the army to be the army and the public to be just the onlookers and judge with facts.

        • John West

          you all are shooting yourselves in the leg. if will should allow the army to be army, why is it that you all are crying foul now the same army has arrested those officers. they know why they arrested them and if you are saying jonathan want to deal with yorubas and hausa in the army, you are simply trying to tell army how to do their work

          • Taster

            You didn`t come with your glass, the very reason you failed to understand my position.

    • Taster

      It`s your likes that are sinking this nation to this pit of inferiority – sic – you are a christian before a yoruba. Shameless ejaculation from your little gut.
      For your advice – we are proudly africans – yoruba, hausa, igbo etc, and no apology for that, The colonial religions shouldn`t be a yardstick to measure who we are should we be serious of building an egalitarian society for this generation and ones unborn.

  • General M

    Leadership is a special calling. In military institutions around the world, your promotion in the army is based on verified acts of bravery and chivalry on the battlefield. Here in Nigeria, we do all sorts of rubbish ranging from ethnic balancing, quota system, Nigerian factor, padi padi business, family affair, political expediency, religious affiliation that is why the system throws up the worst among us to lead us. Those who are dying to join the army in order to serve cannot get into the army because they don’t have a Godfather or a general from their L.G,A to endorse their forms. Now the chickens have come home to roost with our military. Leadership is key. We need to start putting the right people in the right places.

    • osemwengie

      The word corruption has damage the Nigerian army..every general is interested in politics only the children of the very r i c h and corrupt leaders are employed in places like Police, ARMY ;SSS , Customs in fact name it?how can they imprison their bread givers so Lets turn to God for help

    • Debo

      Yeah, the bitter truth. That is exactly the process that produced Buhari and they call it change.

    • Sammy Charles

      You are correct . We don’t have brave men in the military anymore . We now have military men who will lobby to be posted to the Niger delta to chase oil thieves. Very sad

  • Yet the Army came out to deny the Amnesty International’s report. This government doesn’t learn and it doesn’t improve because it doesn’t accept criticism and correction. They think it is proper to deny any allegation of wrong doing.

  • DESTINY,

    upon the staggering amount of money being paid to this generals by the Nigerian army. there are still dancing to the tune of Hausa Fulani former, and present army generals, and the APC, drug Barrons. imagine such incompetence and gross conspiracy from generals of the Nigerian army. we can now see the open conspiracy against the presidency, in order to brandish Jonathan administration of incompetence and lackadaisical attitude towards the insurgency. how i wish the world will end today, so that men will be judge by God.and not by the men of this world, especially the opposition party and their paid activist.

    • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

      Ode, the conspiracy lie with the man not asking the Army to move against boko haram strongholds like Sambisa!

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        Go and sit down expired.
        It is no longer lack of weapons.
        Cry us a different kind of river.
        hypocrite.

        • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

          Ifebuche, my dog!

          Woof, woof!

  • ceweeco projects

    Are APC people not chickens? so they have to chicken-out! Since when has Buhari ever had any respect for the Nigerian press? Is it in his Decrees of restricting press freedom and his disdain for the press in jailing Tomsin and Nduka of Guadian then? He is only running aware from the numerous question he needed to answer. It’s noteworthy that of all the presidential aspirants from all the parties contesting the election, only Buhari has no certificate to show as required. Only Buhari had cause to swear an affidavit, Only Buhari has WAEC as certificate, Only Buhari said his certificate is with the Army, only Buhari said he thought, only Buhari said later his school will provide the results wish turnout to be faked, only Buhari said INEC has the result. OMG, Nigerians, if na unwa, go put yourself for slaughter house of press question and answer. All are not saints, who go to mosque.An open foe may prove a curse but a pretended friend is worse. A guilty conscience needs no accuser. Empty sacks will never stand upright. Buhari is very, very, very bad for Nigeria.

    • Babandum

      Wake up bros, you are having a bad dream, wake up and wash your face with cold water. I thought your mum told you to stop watching those horror movies.

  • Maria

    An orchestrated plot by Jonathan to purge the military hierarchy of Yorubas…

    • longben

      Go and watch Shekau’s video and tell me your “Yorubas” soldiers ran out of ammunitions! Shekau even called them “cowards” while displaying the massive hurls of weapons and munitions boko haram captured from the “ran out of ammunitions” cowards.

      • Babandum

        How are you sure those weapons were not predelivered to shekau in a Helicopter?

        • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

          yea they were. APCs and other heavy machinery delivered with helicopters and jets. mumu unlimited.

          • Babandum

            The “helicopter” was metaphoric. But of course you would miss it – typical when you are inverted and must “think” under that circumstance.

          • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

            even sarcastically trying to ignite your moribund brain has backfired. The moral of the story is, you don’t drop off heavy equipment, not Nigeria that has no heavy transport birds like Hercules. Find another version of nonsense and try it on.

        • Maria

          That is exactly what happened. Jonathan presidency is desperate to destabilise Nigeria in order to hang on to power all cost.

        • John West

          Badandum,, how are you sure those officers arrested are not boko haram supporters?. if hausa and yoruba officers are always the ones running away from boko harams now the explanation is simply that the hausa and yorubas officers does not want to fight boko haram, and it triggers suspicion which called for an arrest

      • Maria

        It is a known fact that Jonathan has been purging the military of people from those regions he hates with a passion. That was why he always keeps the intelligence away from the soldiers in the field so that they are caught unawares, and later will come around to arrest them for cowardice. If there is any coward in Nigeria, it is the commander in chief who is not competent to command any military. Col Obasanjo was wounded fighting boko haram, as soon as he recovered, from the hospital bed headed back to the battle… how many Nigerian ruling class have their children fighting boko haram? Yorubas have demonstrated bravery above any Nigerian groups. That is why our igbo brothers still cry till today that had Yorubas supported them, they would not have lost the biafran war. Otherwise, why would you need the support of cowards anyway?

      • Maria

        Shekau called Nigerian soldiers led by Jonathan cowards, not Yorubas.

        • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

          It’s a national phenom that Yorubas are cowards. Even basketmouth will tell you that.

          • Maria

            Hahahahahahaha… that is an illusion… we know the igbo man who boasted of destroying Nigeria in weeks but ran through the jungles of Cameroun to Abidjan when a Yoruba man was about to send him to the great beyond.

          • John West

            maria shut up,it was britan, russia and some hired militants from arabs that won biafra not your cowards yoruba, everybody know this. and when you talk about the foot soldiers from nigeria that fought biafra it consists of all ethnic group except the igbos and still with their heavy assistance from uk, russia, egypt, syria, niger, chad etc. igbos were able to withstand the war for almost three years.LET US TELL OURSELVES THE TRUTH, IF IGBOS ND HOUSAS DECLARE WAR ON YOUR TRIBE CAN YOU WITHSTAND IT NOT TALK OF THE WHOLE ETHNIC GROUP PLUS THE WESTERN WORLD. igbos are heroes till tomorrow and there is nothing you can do about it. you had an opportunity to show how brave a yoruba man is IN 1993 and out of cowardice you ran away and was expecting america to come and fight for.COWARDS

    • Taster

      Many fowl-brained posters still exist here.
      Please, get a life and let the army do their duty to you n to the nation.

      • Oweja

        What you are saying now is that if the Army that had become so dirty must be washed sparklingly clean, only the blood of Yoruba officers must be used to do so??? I am not Yoruba and I do not agree with Maria at all, but please address the issue raised by Maria. You dont convince someone who raised a delicate issue in a dangerous manner by resorting to insults. Educate people and save our nation from self destructing hazards of bigotry.

        • Taster

          Could be you are not with your glasses, please, when next you come around – while putting on your glasses put on your brain as well to aid you reading prowess.

    • Joe

      many Nigerians may go to hell because of un-believe. Why do people read their minds into something. Believe first, then you will see result.

  • Hembe Hembe

    BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Nigerian Masses and Nigerians in diaspora who voted against ex-military
    president, BUHARI, in 2003, 2007 and 2011 presidential elections have already
    adduced the following reasons behind their votes against BUHARI. They have
    insisted that nothing has changed in the life of Ex-Military Dictator( Buhari)
    and as such have resolutely decided to go into election on Feb., 14
    Presidential Election to demonstrate their views and to send Buhari to a
    perceptual political retirement.

    They spoken in harsh tones to our correspondent denouncing Buhari in all
    ramifications . According to them, “below are the reasons we voted against
    Buhari in the past elections and why we are prepared to VOTE against him
    again this Feb., 14 Nigerian Presidential elections”. Reasons:

    No1.

    NIGERIAN STUDENTS. Remember the person who abolished feeding in

    tertiary institutions in 1984?. Buhari as a military Dictator then had

    no agenda for Nigerian Students, neither does he and his rag tag

    coalition this time.

    Vote to protect our Students.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No2

    NIGERIAN WOMEN. How many Women were in Buhari’s Cabinet as Military

    Head of State? NONE. Buhari has no respect for the dignity of women and

    regards them as insignificant in national development. That is why he

    recklessly said recently that he will abolish the office of the First

    Lady if he is elected. Women, who today are at the commanding heights of

    Nigeria’s political economy will have no rallying point in a Buhari

    Government.

    Vote to protect our Women.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No3

    THE NIGERIAN PRESS. Do we want to risk the freedom of Expression we

    currently enjoy?. Hear Gen Buhari’s vow in 1984 when asked about press

    freedom ” I will tamper with that”. To match words with Action (after

    all, Buhari claims to be a man of his words) he enacted Decree 20 and

    jailed Journalists Nduka Irabor and Tunde Thompson. Many Nigerians were

    detained without trial under his draconian Decree No 2. Can we afford

    to go back to the dark ages?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 4

    The NIGERIAN POLITICAL CLASS. If you think that the current attempt to

    whitewash General Buhari and give him a human face will make him abandon

    his old habits, we will be in for a rude shock. To him, every

    politician is a thief except himself. This kind of messianic delusion

    has no place in contemporary Nigeria. Buhari looks at everyone with

    contempt and prejudice. His iron fisted misrule lead to the premature

    deaths of political leaders across the country. Let us save our emerging

    leaders and protect them from a rampaging despot.

    Say NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 5

    CIVIL SOCIETY. Buhari’s Government enacted laws with retroactive

    effects. Nigerians were given punishments that were nonexistent in

    previous laws at the time the offences were committed! How else can we

    define gross violation of human rights? Buhari enacted and recklessly

    applied Decree 2 otherwise known as Detention of Persons without trial

    Decree.

    He never condones dialogue.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 6

    CATTLE REARERS. To some Nigerians, General Buhari is a proud Fulani man

    who will protect them when he gets to power! How wrong! Under General

    Buhari, the obnoxious Jangali Tax system was introduced and this brought

    untold hardships to Fulani Cattle Rearers and frustrated most of them

    out of business. A good friend they say is better than a wicked brother.

    The current effort to create grazing reserves for cattle Rearers must

    be supported. Buhari will bring back Jangali.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    NIGERIA first project

    No. 7

    INVESTORS/ BUSINESS COMMUNITY. General Buhari does not believe in the

    principle of a private sector driven economy. He is still ensconced in

    the worn out and obsolete practices of a state monopoly control of the

    economy. All the gains of the current reforms which have made Nigeria

    the biggest investment destination in Africa will be reversed.

    Should we be led back to Egypt?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 8

    TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. General Buhari as Military Head of State

    undermined the revered and world famous Stools of the Emirate of Kano

    and the Ooni of Ife when he unilaterally suspended the Great Alhaji Ado

    Bayero and Oba Okunade Sijuwade from office for embarking on private

    visits to the State of Israel. At the time they visited Israel, they

    violated no laws. Let’s us preserve the dignity of our heritage.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first project

    No. 9

    THE LEGISLATURE AND THE JUDICIARY. General Buhari does not believe in

    the concept of Separation of Powers. Being from a dictatorial

    background, he lacks the temperament to engage in dialogue and tolerate

    opposing views. That is how he influenced the dispensation of justice in

    his regime. From his pronouncements and carriage, he has learnt nothing

    and will attempt to weaken the other arms of government. SAY NO TO

    BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 10

    THE

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. General Buhari seems disconnected with the norms of

    politics in his actions and his words. His immensely divisive persona is

    manifest in his recent pronouncements. In an interview he granted to

    weekly Trust recently, he referred to Former Presidents Olusegun

    Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida as his “Enemies”. Nigerians deserve a

    President who is a unifier, not one who has a penchant for collecting

    enemies. A Nigeria President should NEVER HAVE AN ENEMY.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 11

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Buhari and his APC image launders have continued to

    present themselves to Nigerians as people who are going to fight

    corruption when voted into power –

    Buhari whose ADC, Major Ojokolo

    escorted 53 suitcases money into this Nigeria in 1984 even when he, Buhari had

    ordered the closure of the borders.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 12

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Toppling Shagari govt was the worst of Buhari sins.The

    worst civilian govt is better than any military junta. A man who

    truncated the Nigerian Second Republic and ushered Nigeria into 16 years

    of Military draconian administration cannot turn around to benefit from

    his own wrong. Buhari cannot eat his cake and have it.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    • chinyere

      You are so annoying. The issue is about the army and you are here castigating Buhari. you pdp e rats have only succeeded in getting Buhari sympathizers

      • king

        u r a disgrace to ur family & generations.

      • ODOFIN, Lagos

        Thank you chinyere. Don’t be intimidated by pdp online dogs and rats. Stand for the truth you believe in

    • Rosemary

      Thank you @ Hembe Hembe, and don’t despair in your efforts. The Lord is ur strenght.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      THIS IS WHAT NIGERIANS IN DIASPORA KNOW ABOUT GOOD LOCK JONOTHING.
      Influential Newspaper, New York Times, writes, “Mr Jonathan, who leads a corrupt government that has little credibility.”

      Britain’s TV station Sky News thinks, “President Jonathan is at best naive, at worst manipulative.”

      Well respected financial publication, The Economist, says ,“Jonathan’s government incompetent, callous nd very corrupt”.

      British Newspaper, The UK Guardian, speaks writes on the president’s corruption record, “Jonathan’s record on corruption is a disgrace”.

      Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, describes the Jonathan government saying, “Nigeria under Jonathan, squandered oil wealth, and breeds corruption.

      Former US presidential candidate and Senator, John McCain speaking on the Chibok girls said, “We shouldn’t have waited for a practically non-existent government to give us the go-ahead before mounting a humanitarian effort to rescue those girls”.

      According to the US State Department, “Massive, Widespread and Pervasive corruption affecting all levels of government under President Jonathan”.

  • Umar Dendi

    we have seen the weapons in the BH video. Shekau was mocking them for claiming they had no weapons.
    No one should blame the military for arresting these guys.
    Something is deeply wrong with Nigeria. The last symbols of its unity are vanishing to the wind and Its armed forces are cowering.

    • Exclusive Obix

      U send someone to go and fight and you fail to give them their entitlements, what do you expect? Fight on empty stomach? Did you guys listen to the interview of the soldiers with CNN/Co?

      • FortB

        Keep quiet. You would rather believe the lies carried in CNN than the evidence staring you in the face. I am sure you saw the weapons abandoned by the running soldiers and you still believe they don’t have weapons and whatever? Abeg, let’s hear word. The fact is that no one in the country believes in risking their lives for her including these running soldiers unfortunately

      • Umar Dendi

        What I am saying is, the same soldiers also claimed that they were not given weapons. Shekau showed the world the high caliber weaponry he captured from the Army in Baga, How then do we know that they aren’t lying about their stipends?
        If money is what is standing between Nigeria and victory then its such a bloody shame! people volunteer in times of national distress in other countries. Its just such a shame.

    • Otile

      Yeah, arrest all of them, disarm them so that no one else will challenge your boko haram brothers and sisters.

      • Funso

        so that they will not be able to show their cerPitificate! But you must show yours before we can have this election!

  • MushinSpeaks

    It is our hope that the we put an end to this insurgency and let the truth be revealed. At that, we should also embrace CHANGE by electing credible leaders in the next general elections.

    CHANGE is imminent…

  • Reflections!!!!

    JUNKY JOURNALISM
    Afenifere issues a statement that it is in full support for Jonathan in his re-election bid. The declaration is news unworthy, and so not reported by Premium Times….but then a faction of Afenifere issues a statement to dissociate itself from that declaration of support for President Jonathan…and this becomes news worthy and is reported by Premium Times. It has no other name. It is called ‘junky’ or if you like, ‘Zombie’ journalism. Meaning to say, ‘journalism by bad belle’

    …and very soon, Uncle Sam who will not SELL weapons to Nigeria to fight terrorists in the deserts & forests, but give Nigeria 3 war ships (FREE of charge) to protect its investment in the Niger Delta waters, will give PremiumTimes some award for excellence…and before you know what is happening one John with his oblong overgrown nose will come to Nigeria to insult all of us by threatening our politicians with non issuance of US visa should they engage in violence…and guess what?…as insulting or stuuupiiiid as that statement was, some Nigerians in the gathering smiled and applauded. Where has our pride gone? Steve Biko will be suffocating in his grave at that unfortunate moment.

    …but it is what Nigeria has become. Nigerian politicians threatened with non issuance of US visa to tame their quest for violence. US visa? Shame…bcos we exalt mediocrity and one of our presidents actually got to the white house in 2010 and declared, “…this is one of the HAPPIEST moment of my life”, …certainly the slave masters have not forgotten that statement.

  • ignatusamson

    Giving our president support and opportunity to work and put an end to all this mess..its not as if he doesn’t knw what to do but…all this while he has being preaching for peace…plsss let’s give GEJ our support and vote he will make all of us proud….

  • kudirat

    This is a good development, all the whole APC boys in the Army that are working hand in hand with Boko haram the day of judgement has come and God will surely bring you people to justice. Another issue in Nigeria is our media, they are not doing a good job and are corrupt. They will collect money from this APC criminals and publish fake news. The judgement will soon visit you people.

    • Sunny Omoragbon

      All the whole? Na waoh!

      • Otile

        That’s the right expression for the APC boys in the army working hand in hand with boko boys. Kudirat is right.

        • Sunny Omoragbon

          I wish I could agree with you my brother.

  • Hembe Hembe

    BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!!!

    Nigerian Masses and Nigerians in diaspora who voted against ex-military
    president, BUHARI, in 2003, 2007 and 2011 presidential elections have already
    adduced the following reasons behind their votes against BUHARI. They have
    insisted that nothing has changed in the life of Ex-Military Dictator( Buhari)
    and as such have resolutely decided to go into election on Feb., 14
    Presidential Election to demonstrate their views and to send Buhari to a
    perceptual political retirement.

    They spoken in harsh tones to our correspondent denouncing Buhari in all
    ramifications . According to them, “below are the reasons we voted against
    Buhari in the past elections and why we are prepared to VOTE against him
    again this Feb., 14 Nigerian Presidential elections”. Reasons:

    No1.

    NIGERIAN STUDENTS. Remember the person who abolished feeding in

    tertiary institutions in 1984?. Buhari as a military Dictator then had

    no agenda for Nigerian Students, neither does he and his rag tag

    coalition this time.

    Vote to protect our Students.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No2

    NIGERIAN WOMEN. How many Women were in Buhari’s Cabinet as Military

    Head of State? NONE. Buhari has no respect for the dignity of women and

    regards them as insignificant in national development. That is why he

    recklessly said recently that he will abolish the office of the First

    Lady if he is elected. Women, who today are at the commanding heights of

    Nigeria’s political economy will have no rallying point in a Buhari

    Government.

    Vote to protect our Women.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No3

    THE NIGERIAN PRESS. Do we want to risk the freedom of Expression we

    currently enjoy?. Hear Gen Buhari’s vow in 1984 when asked about press

    freedom ” I will tamper with that”. To match words with Action (after

    all, Buhari claims to be a man of his words) he enacted Decree 20 and

    jailed Journalists Nduka Irabor and Tunde Thompson. Many Nigerians were

    detained without trial under his draconian Decree No 2. Can we afford

    to go back to the dark ages?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 4

    The NIGERIAN POLITICAL CLASS. If you think that the current attempt to

    whitewash General Buhari and give him a human face will make him abandon

    his old habits, we will be in for a rude shock. To him, every

    politician is a thief except himself. This kind of messianic delusion

    has no place in contemporary Nigeria. Buhari looks at everyone with

    contempt and prejudice. His iron fisted misrule lead to the premature

    deaths of political leaders across the country. Let us save our emerging

    leaders and protect them from a rampaging despot.

    Say NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 5

    CIVIL SOCIETY. Buhari’s Government enacted laws with retroactive

    effects. Nigerians were given punishments that were nonexistent in

    previous laws at the time the offences were committed! How else can we

    define gross violation of human rights? Buhari enacted and recklessly

    applied Decree 2 otherwise known as Detention of Persons without trial

    Decree.

    He never condones dialogue.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 6

    CATTLE REARERS. To some Nigerians, General Buhari is a proud Fulani man

    who will protect them when he gets to power! How wrong! Under General

    Buhari, the obnoxious Jangali Tax system was introduced and this brought

    untold hardships to Fulani Cattle Rearers and frustrated most of them

    out of business. A good friend they say is better than a wicked brother.

    The current effort to create grazing reserves for cattle Rearers must

    be supported. Buhari will bring back Jangali.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    NIGERIA first project

    No. 7

    INVESTORS/ BUSINESS COMMUNITY. General Buhari does not believe in the

    principle of a private sector driven economy. He is still ensconced in

    the worn out and obsolete practices of a state monopoly control of the

    economy. All the gains of the current reforms which have made Nigeria

    the biggest investment destination in Africa will be reversed.

    Should we be led back to Egypt?

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first Project

    No. 8

    TRADITIONAL INSTITUTIONS. General Buhari as Military Head of State

    undermined the revered and world famous Stools of the Emirate of Kano

    and the Ooni of Ife when he unilaterally suspended the Great Alhaji Ado

    Bayero and Oba Okunade Sijuwade from office for embarking on private

    visits to the State of Israel. At the time they visited Israel, they

    violated no laws. Let’s us preserve the dignity of our heritage.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria first project

    No. 9

    THE LEGISLATURE AND THE JUDICIARY. General Buhari does not believe in

    the concept of Separation of Powers. Being from a dictatorial

    background, he lacks the temperament to engage in dialogue and tolerate

    opposing views. That is how he influenced the dispensation of justice in

    his regime. From his pronouncements and carriage, he has learnt nothing

    and will attempt to weaken the other arms of government. SAY NO TO

    BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 10

    THE

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. General Buhari seems disconnected with the norms of

    politics in his actions and his words. His immensely divisive persona is

    manifest in his recent pronouncements. In an interview he granted to

    weekly Trust recently, he referred to Former Presidents Olusegun

    Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida as his “Enemies”. Nigerians deserve a

    President who is a unifier, not one who has a penchant for collecting

    enemies. A Nigeria President should NEVER HAVE AN ENEMY.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 11

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Buhari and his APC image launders have continued to

    present themselves to Nigerians as people who are going to fight

    corruption when voted into power –

    Buhari whose ADC, Major Ojokolo

    escorted 53 suitcases money into this Nigeria in 1984 even when he, Buhari had

    ordered the closure of the borders.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC,

    Nigeria First Project

    No. 12

    NIGERIAN PEOPLE. Toppling Shagari govt was the worst of Buhari sins.The

    worst civilian govt is better than any military junta. A man who

    truncated the Nigerian Second Republic and ushered Nigeria into 16 years

    of Military draconian administration cannot turn around to benefit from

    his own wrong. Buhari cannot eat his cake and have it.

    SAY NO TO BUHARI, SAY NO TO APC

    Nigeria First Project

    • ICC Hague

      Why are you wasting your time writing trash when Nigerians has already made up their mine to vote Buhari. cant you see under GEJ how our millitary institution become because of stealing is not corruption? are they going to court martial and kill all the nigerian army? pls we need Buhari now to rescue our nation.

      • Bigzy

        In your dreams!

      • Colonel MH Mariama(rtd)

        Judging by the disjointed nature of the gibberish you just wrote only can safely surmise that you have yet to consume a decent amount of education. You got a long way to go so I suggest you hit the road right about now. Kick rocks, will you?

        • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

          BASTARRD CRIMINAL 419ER, ARMED ROBBER AND YAHOO YAHOO SCAMMER. SLAVE OF THE FLESH-GOD BASTARRD JESUS CHRIST THE SATAN. BURAN UBANKA YA CI UWARKA.
          Influential Newspaper, New York Times, writes, “Mr Jonathan, who leads a corrupt government that has little credibility.”

          Britain’s TV station Sky News thinks, “President Jonathan is at best naive, at worst manipulative.”

          Well respected financial publication, The Economist, says ,“Jonathan’s government incompetent, callous nd very corrupt”.

          British Newspaper, The UK Guardian, speaks writes on the president’s corruption record, “Jonathan’s record on corruption is a disgrace”.

          Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, describes the Jonathan government saying, “Nigeria under Jonathan, squandered oil wealth, and breeds corruption.

          Former US presidential candidate and Senator, John McCain speaking on the Chibok girls said, “We shouldn’t have waited for a practically non-existent government to give us the go-ahead before mounting a humanitarian effort to rescue those girls”.

          According to the US State Department, “Massive, Widespread and Pervasive corruption affecting all levels of government under President Jonathan”.

    • adebayo

      You just wasted your precious time in writing all these. The wind of change is strong here in Nigeria that GEJ may not survive. So all your write up or your like make no meaning to the common man in the street. Please wake up.

    • Tunsj

      There is no question in my mind that you are being paid by PDP to come up with these trash comments. I don’t believe any one of your lies you just told. When you and PDP have no real message, you have to dress it up a lot. You have just lost all credibility and proven yourself unworthy of my time or attention. Have a bad day.

    • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

      Influential Newspaper, New York Times, writes, “Mr Jonathan, who leads a corrupt government that has little credibility.”

      Britain’s TV station Sky News thinks, “President Jonathan is at best naive, at worst manipulative.”

      Well respected financial publication, The Economist, says ,“Jonathan’s government incompetent, callous nd very corrupt”.

      British Newspaper, The UK Guardian, speaks writes on the president’s corruption record, “Jonathan’s record on corruption is a disgrace”.

      Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, describes the Jonathan government saying, “Nigeria under Jonathan, squandered oil wealth, and breeds corruption.

      Former US presidential candidate and Senator, John McCain speaking on the Chibok girls said, “We shouldn’t have waited for a practically non-existent government to give us the go-ahead before mounting a humanitarian effort to rescue those girls”.

      According to the US State Department, “Massive, Widespread and Pervasive corruption affecting all levels of government under President Jonathan”.
      LKKKK

    • Gaskiya

      Danbanza. Wawa.

  • Ette

    The fact is that the military institution has lost confidence in the leadership of GEJ and nothing will change no matter what happens. How can one have confidence in a person who does not see stealing as corruption thereby giving license to the military hierarchy to steal the fund that would have been used to take care of their welfare and keep them in state of readiness to die for their country. GEJ has so destroyed our country that no one wishes to die for her, not even the Vice President who has advised GMB not to lead the war against book haram unless he wants to commit suicide. Solution to insecurity is to vote out GEJ next month.

    • Etomi

      Your buccal cavity deserve the super glue treatment…..
      The vacuity of your loutish analysis betrays you as no smarter than ILLITERATE BUHARI, who’s being used by powerful elements in the north to reclaim power and establish maximum control of the oil and gas resources of the Niger Delta to themselves…
      Your fixation with “let’s boot GEJ out of office, because all of Nigeria’s woes were caused, and being fanned, by him,” seem to have reduced your cerebrum to some pathetic basket, so much so that neither your logical paralysis nor your mental hemorrhage look amenable to redemptive intervention…
      The truth is: many today who belong to the officers’ cadre in the Nigerian Army joined the institution in the late 70’s and 80’s, at a time the Army was deemed the sure-fire route to political power and wealth…
      Thus, the attraction, which the army held for most of them was not chivalry or gallantry or love of country enough to die for her in war time such as the country now finds herself; but simply power, influence, wealth…
      Today, however, the chips are down; and the reason for which a nation establishes and institutionalizes an army, which is to die for her when duty calls, is starring them right in the face, shattering to smithereens their pet, hollow and in-congruent reason for joining the army…
      Most of these guys ought not to be in the Army in the first place….
      So, this is the time to flush them out; this hour presents the auspicious occasion for purging; this period presents the opportune hour to sift the wheat from the chaff!!!!
      Let the purge continue until only those meant for gallantry, chivalry, war and honor are retained by the Nigerian army!!!!

      • Andrew Newton M.D

        GEJ is the commander in Chief, he should be the one to be arrested and hanged at the gallows. He is a shameless crook and an alcoholic with no single clue on how to rule. he is there to steal and loot.

        • Etomi

          And what are you if, according to your dementia, “he is a shameless crook and an alcoholic”???
          You are a walking corpse!!!
          Zombie!!!!
          Ozu!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tsunami1earthquake

      Yes, the military institution lost confidence in GEJ and so has decided to take the beating from Boko Haram and lose the lives of their men and women in the bargain? What a brilliant thesis! No sane person would act to lose his life just because he has lost confidence in the nation’s president.

    • Guguru

      Ette,

      nicely stated,

      • MrFesh+Ifebuche+Paschal

        Now it’s no longer equipment. Madness on high. smh

    • Gaskiya

      Thank u v much. We shall DO IT.

  • Beckford

    Religious and Tribal bigotry reigns here! When you finish scattering Nigeria your eye go clear!

  • Chris1408

    Hahaha the chicken has come home to roost. Nigeria is reaping what it sowed. Instead of recruiting the best, they recruited people with influence and who’s who. They created generals without field experience and trainings. Now it’s time to use the generals, they can’t perform as a recruit.

    • Otile

      Those generals also want what Mohamed Buhari wants.

      • Sams

        Dude, I really hope they pay you enough money. You are really doing your job.

    • Dan maikoko

      A General is just as good as his C-in-C.

    • saidmamin

      So this is funny to you. You really have a weird sense of humour.

  • Etomi

    Many today who belong to the officers’ cadre in the Nigerian Army joined the institution in the late 70’s and 80’s, at a time the Army was deemed the sure-fire route to political power and wealth…
    Thus, the attraction, which the army held for most of them was not chivalry or gallantry or love of country enough to die for her in war time such as the country now finds herself; but simply power, influence, wealth…
    Today, however, the chips are down; and the reason for which a nation establishes and institutionalizes an army, which is to die for her when duty calls, is starring them right in the face, shattering to smithereens their pet, hollow and in-congruent reason for joining the army…
    Most of these guys ought not to be in the Army in the first place….
    So, this is the time to flush them out; this hour presents the auspicious occasion for purging; this period presents the opportune hour to sift the wheat from the chaff!!!!
    Let the purge continue until only those meant for gallantry, chivalry, war and honor are retained by the Nigerian army!!!!

    • adebayo

      Very correct.

    • saidmamin

      The current Govt has neither the will nor the capability to do what you are suggesting. That is why CHANGE is imperative.

      • Etomi

        The devil you know is better than the angel you don’t know, says the old wise adage…
        Motion from being straight to homosexuality is of course CHANGE…
        Sex change from being a male to a female through gender reassignment surgery is also CHANGE…
        From good-health to ill-health is also CHANGE..
        From youth to senility and geriatric paralysis is also CHANGE!!!!!
        Change for the sake of change is change of course; but only fools would change a winning team for change sake!!!!!
        I can’t trust Nigeria in the hands of an illiterate, ill-qualified, perjured, old coup plotter and military dictator just for the sake of change!!!!!!!!!!

        • saidmamin

          “Stealing is not corruption”
          “I don’t give a damn” about declaring my asset
          $20bn missing? – so what
          Nation swindled of trillion of naira in subsidy scandal – no problem
          Large chunk of the country occupied by terrorist – its not my problem
          Should I continue?
          Is that the devil you know and are ready to live with?
          May God show you the light, my compatriot.

          • Etomi

            Words become useless and meaningless when you read them outside of context or their matrix of being…
            And propaganda campaign verbiage is at the bottom lies…
            Between GEJ and Buhari who is more transparent?
            I would rather GEJ than a hypocrite, whose operations only thrive in opacity masquerading a integrity…
            We all know how GEJ sourced his money to fund his campaign; tell me how Buhari sourced his campaign funding, which as it stands has been estimated as overreaching GEJ’s by several billions…
            Is Buhari not more corrupt than GEJ, if you contention that GEJ is corrupt is anything to go by???
            Hope you are aware that the story of missing $3billion in 1979, while he was Petroleum Minister/NNPC MD is still hanging like the Sword of Damocles over Buhari’s neck…
            Obasanjo’s government’s official indictment of him in respect of the monumental fraud perpetrated in the PTF while under his watch is still hunting Buhari…
            Hope you are aware that the only thing that can save Buhari from prosecution for perjury and forgery is if he wins the February 14 election with the immunity clause shielding him when that happens…but God forbid!!!!!
            To answer your disingenuous allegation of missing $20billion, wouldn’t you just have some honor and stop parroting nonsense, seeing that the Bukola Saraki-led NASS Committee that investigated the allegation have published their painstaking findings to the effect that no such money was missing…
            And Saraki is an APC stalwart…
            The oil subsidy fraud was the reason Jonathan initially stopped subsidy payment in order to rein in the corruption that was being perpetrated on the back of oil subsidy by fraudsters masquerading as oil marketers…
            Please read more, get enlightened and don’t allow your ignorance to sign your death warrant….

          • saidmamin

            -I don’t know where Buhari source his campaign funding, but I can bet its not from the current govt coffers. If it is, then GEJ should be held responsible as we gave him (GEJ) custody of that coffer.
            -You sincerely believe GEJ is transparent? Listen carefully to what HiIlary Clinton said about him and his govt.
            -Did you say my ‘disingenuous allegation of $20b’? My brother, where have you been all this while?
            -$3b in 1979? Cmon give us a break, will you? Who is feeding you these figures?
            -You think Buhari might be prosecuted for perjury. By whom? GEJ? The very GEJ who said he will not prosecute or jail anyone? Even convicted criminals are being pardoned and anointed under his watch.
            -Oil subsidy was the reason Jonathan stopped subsidy payment? Waaow! You really are a moron if you believe that. And I don’t mean that in any derogatory sense. Under whose watch did it happen and who was punished for that, so far.
            -I am sorry if you want to resort to mindless, grotesque bigotry as your excuse for failure of GEJ but it is your right.
            Nigerians want to exercise their inalienable right to change a non performing government come Feb14.
            QED.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    My view is this: if the Nigerian military and their foreign counterparts were earlier apprised of a Boko Haram impending attack and they relied on defense only, then their professional decision must be called to question. A good administrator, and these military officers should be one, acts proactively if he/she knows of an impending problem; you don’t allow the problem to flood you before you act. I just can’t understand why the Nigerian military must not go on the offensive all the time, especially now that they have the arms!

  • IS.JESUS.CHRIST.A.CHRISTIAN

    Influential Newspaper, New York Times, writes, “Mr Jonathan, who leads a corrupt government that has little credibility.”

    Britain’s TV station Sky News thinks, “President Jonathan is at best naive, at worst manipulative.”

    Well respected financial publication, The Economist, says ,“Jonathan’s government incompetent, callous nd very corrupt”.

    British Newspaper, The UK Guardian, speaks writes on the president’s corruption record, “Jonathan’s record on corruption is a disgrace”.

    Former United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, describes the Jonathan government saying, “Nigeria under Jonathan, squandered oil wealth, and breeds corruption.

    Former US presidential candidate and Senator, John McCain speaking on the Chibok girls said, “We shouldn’t have waited for a practically non-existent government to give us the go-ahead before mounting a humanitarian effort to rescue those girls”.

    According to the US State Department, “Massive, Widespread and Pervasive corruption affecting all levels of government under President Jonathan”.
    MNBVH

    • Gaskiya

      So what do we do with this animal called Jonathan??

      • Dan maikoko

        Apologise! He is still human until he refuse to concede to Buhari after he is defeated in february.

  • Critical

    You have no morale right to arrest the generals. You were given earlier warning about the attack, why didn’t you set ambush for them. Why did you not go on the offensive to stop the attack in the first place. In the 18 hours the fight lasted, why did you not provide backup to assist the troops? Why are there no air offensive to provide ground support and shell the insurgents? The military leadership have simply failed as a result of corruption and bad leadership and the generals should be released immediately and all those responsible for deploying and providing logistics for such battles arrested and prosecuted.

  • Patito

    BREAKUP NIGERIA BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

    We need a break up like yesterday. Nigeria is not a country. We are too diverse and there are too many mumus and dunces amongst intelligent people bcos we must accommodate all. Nationhood will remain elusive except we act now.

    Nigeria is the only Country in Africa with a constitution that sets Secondary Education as minimum for Presidents. Other countries of Africa have University Degree or its equivalent as minimum standard.

    • Guguru

      The United States has a similar requirement too and it is greater than any African nation. So, what is your point?

      • Otile

        Moslem lunatics have not ruled the US for 50+ donkey years, that’s the point.

        • Guguru

          Christian lunatics called the puritans ruled the US for years.

    • Dan maikoko

      Can’t you see what a PHD has done to the nation? Did you forget so soon where we came from in the last 6 years? From the Abuja independence bombing to the three calls on the Nigerian president at an AU conference which he failed to deliver a speech, to the Amanpour interview on CNN, and “Deris God Oh!”. This PHD is a national shame, no wonder Uni-port is too ashamed to claim him.

    • Etomi

      Indeed the Nigerian case is anomalous within the context of the 21st century…
      And that aberration only goes to accommodate and subsidize the backwardness of the north…
      Pity!!!!

  • Guguru

    Why did they choose not to act on the intelligence on the impending BH attack, and for which they received information in good time for action? Arresting these men will not solve the problem. The problem goes further up in the chain of command. These arrests are simply a ruse. And, these personnel acted based on either the prevailing culture in the Nigerian Army or on an existing order to remain reactive and not pro-active.

  • Dazmillion

    Two generals in a military formation, yet some illiterate rage tag army chased them away. SHAME!!!

  • Segun Surulere

    These must be owambe generals

    • Otile

      What are yo doing in the foreign land? Come back and head to Sambisa forest let us see.

  • Okafor

    So you believe what those foreign media and govts say about Nigeria? They only want our down fall. Only if your their boyboy

  • Dan maikoko

    If we look critically at the apparent cowardice of these officers we must think and reflect.
    Does the availability of arms and ammunition suffice to defend yourself or even act proactively?
    What about logistics? Given that we have it on strong authority that top military officers are doing business with supplies meant for their troops.
    What about the basic of the basics, food? Does the rice and cows meant for the troops reach them, or does it end up in a market somewhere in the cameroons? You can fight on an empty stomach.
    What is the state of the equipment supplied to the troops? It is known that body armour meant for the troops are not really armoured, bullets go through them like knife through butter.
    What is the instruction from senior officers in the air conditioned offices of Abuja? If you trust their competence then it is good to ask why were jets not scrambled in time. Given that even ordinary people were aware that boko haram were on their way attack, is it enough to just tell the commanding officers at Baga to repel the attack when air attack on them (boko haram) before they even reach Baga would have given the soldiers a strategic advantage even if they are pinned down in Baga without logistics?

  • Goodguy

    yoruba generals they are known for cowardice.

    • Otile

      What do you want them to die for? Go to the front to face the Fulani moslems yourself.

      • Funso

        Or show your cerPtificate omo ale!!!

  • ucheJ

    We all know that what they are doing is sabotage, they will delibratly abandon the new military equipment Nigeria brought in for boko haram to continue to use againt us all to hurt GEJ may God help us.

    • Otile

      Leave the Northerners to spare or take their own lives as they wish. What is your business there?

      • Funso

        where is your CerPitificate? Show it or we wont have election!

    • saidmamin

      “they will deliberately abandon the new military equipment… for Boko Haram.” Who are “they”? Are you referring to to the Nigerian Military? To “hurt GEJ”? Why????????? I didn’t know that this country is his personal property.

      • kudirat

        Ask APC members like Tinubu, Fashola, Aregbe, Buhari without a certificate and others they should have the right answers to your questions, they are good in sabotaging the government because of their selfish interest.

        • saidmamin

          Are they the Commanders-in-chief of the military now? Look any C-i-C who cannot control his military has no business being there. That is a fundamental law of leadership.

          • kudirat

            Well they’re chief sponsors of Boko haram and are the ones that are sabotaging the government, the major truth is that as the worms in the society, they will try to make the good efforts of those in authority not felt but this year is the year of judgement for all of them and all their plans shall fail. Nigeria shall be delivered from their hands and we shall enjoy what God has prepared for our nation.

          • saidmamin

            So the chief sponsors of Boko Haram are richer than the Nigerian nation by your reckoning. Granted that is true, what is going to change if we vote in GEJ on the 15 Feb? Is he suddenly going to finance the military better? Is he going to beg the opposition to stop? He had 4 years to do that and couldn’t. What makes you think he will act any differently this time around?

          • kudirat

            Have you listened recently on the attack of the military on the Boko haram camps? Things are working and by God’s grace all their sponsors will be brought to book. Money or no money, the blood of those innocent people are crying for justice and surely the judgement of God has started and it will not stop till all their sponsors, their family, supporters and e-rats are brought to judgement.

  • Alawiye

    But it was said that ammunition finished. Is it suppose to finish. What about reinforcement in supplies. If it actually finished what did those out side the battle area do to help in re take of the town

    • kudirat

      Did you not see the guns and ammunition collected by Boko haram from our Army? This is just pure circumstance of an evil APC sponsored attempt to dis-organise the present administration. Their plans will not work and they surely will be brought to judgement soon. May God bless our Military and give them the grace to overcome, and for our fallen heroes; may God grant you all eternal life, Amen.

  • warry

    Anybody who believes that a Buhari who cannot change his life despite billions he has been making from Nigeria since 1961,can change Nigeria should check himself. BH will surely be defeated with brains. The world is showing more commitment to help us and it will be over. Don’t forget America has been trying to solve the problem of terrorism in the middle East and Afghanistan for over 30years now .We need foreign assistance because there is a lot of saboteurs in our Army and Politicians.

  • samson john

    I think its time Buhari show us his certificate or he should forget d so call change,

    • Etomi

      The cultist Amaechi cannot face the urbane PGEJ man-to-man…
      The sonofabitch then contrives an idolatrous and sodomistic use of Buhari—a condemned illiterate, perjured old man and shameless certificate forger—to stage a war campaign against GOODLUCK EBELE JONATHAN…
      But you know what?
      Fly wey no dey hear im mama voice na im dey follow corpse enter grave…
      As it stands, Amaechi by association now shares in the irremediable hex or jinx that has seen Buhari amassing a wealth of political misfortune and serial electoral defeats as would yet be the case on Feb. 14, 2015!!!!!

  • anneedu

    All these is just to make jonathan fall, SABOTAGE

  • Hadiza Okafor

    The possibility of traitors within our army may explain how easily a ragtag group of fantasized terrorists have beaten to the punch our army all these times. The problem with BH is that they initially was a non violent group, and thus is deeply
    rooted in some ethnic groups and villages. It is indeed a war of the minds that will beat them for good (although a joint military campaign my deprive them of much of their means to cause nuisance). It’s sad to see how all this time people were blaming GEJ when the cause of our military’s inefficiency could actually be found within it’s own ranks.

  • Ezekiel Akpablo

    “Every officer who is given a mission must be made accountable of his performance”. Let this be a message for the all the corrupted in the military, who claims to have used all their ammunition while the terrorists seized plenty of it after the assault.

  • JamesAdebayo

    The Government ought to make military officers accountable for their acts. Not only is it their duty, but hundreds of lives are at stake. I’m glad GEJ is taking measures to shake corruption out of the military.