Jonathan rejects foreign troops in fight against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in Northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country.

Speaking at an audience with the Special Representatives of the UN Secretary-General for West Africa and Central Africa, Mohammed Ibn Chambas and Abdoulaye Bathily, President Jonathan expressed the view that UN intervention in Nigeria should not be based on Chapter 7 of the UN Charter, which relates to military enforcement of peace, but on Chapter 8.

The President said the provisions of Chapter 8 of the UN Charter, which recognises the role of regional bodies such as the African Union in working with the United Nations for the promotion of peace and security, were robust enough to tackle insurgency in Nigeria and other African countries.

President Jonathan also told the UN envoys that with the cooperation of neighbouring countries, the Nigerian military had already regained most of the territories seized by Boko Haram in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno states, and had now commenced a final push to take the last stronghold of the insurgents in Sambisa Forest.

In his remarks, Mr. Chambas commended President Jonathan for his statesmanship following the outcome of the March 28 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in Nigeria.

He conveyed UN Secretary-General’s personal admiration for President Jonathan’s “exemplary leadership’’ with regard to the conduct of the general elections in Nigeria.

“We are hoping that other African countries who are holding elections this year will learn from the good example of Nigeria,’’ the envoy said.

Mr. Chambas told the President that the UN team was visiting countries affected by the Boko Haram insurgency including Chad, Cameroon and Niger.

He reaffirmed the UN’s readiness to support the on-going effort by Nigeria and other countries in West and Central Africa to end terrorist attacks against their citizens.


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  • burning spear

    The old notion of ONE-NIGERIA IS NOW AND FOREVER IRREVERSIBLY DAMAGED; (2) Party-APC is now the party of the Nigerian North-East and North-West while Party-PDP is now the party of the South-East and South-South; (3) the Christianity versus Islam leadership divisions within the South-West AND the Christianity versus “Geography” confusion within the Middle Belt (North-Central) have crystallized to the point that these two political zones will henceforth provide enough political battle ground to enable APC and PDP to keep pretending that there would ever again be a President of ALL Nigerians; and (4) come election times SOME Nigerians will never again be citizens of ALL parts of Nigeria. (Humans do not voluntarily give up winning formulas: once violence and credible threat of violence backed by unpunished deadly consequences resulted in the disenfranchisement of political opponents, the terror tactic is here to stay).Utulu

    • Yoko Zuna

      Go to the toilet, quick.

    • Ade

      Go and get a job to do. You are writing nonsense 24 hours a day

  • burning spear

    The boko haram war was ended by those who started it from the fulani north–led by Buhari—————-are their guns not quiet now? would Buhari face trial——————————or the UN will as its usual with them laugh it off–cause of the involvement of the USA in the nomination of Buhari

    • Yoko Zuna

      UN will laugh at you.

  • Guguru

    What is Jonathan hiding by not allowing the UN to help with troops? Jonathan allowed Chad, Niger, and Cameroon to fight Nigeria’s BH war, so why not the UN? Also, Jonathan hired mercenaries from South Africa for $400 per day to help fight the war. So, why is Jonathan refusing the UN to enter this war so that the UN can see the lies and obfuscations that defines the war on BH?

    • Cypo

      How are you reasoning? Is this the time that the UN knew that it could help? Now that able Nigerian Soldiers have decimated Boko Haram, they are coming to take the glory of our Troops and Government efforts. Look deep, you will see the hands and Legs of US and Britain in the offer made by UN. Both US and Britain refused to sell Weapons to Nigeria, and after Russia, Israel and China sold Weapons to Nigeria, these criminal minded government now want to take a share in the glory. Thank you Mr President for rejecting their belated offer.

      • Guguru

        The UN has been telling Nigeria that it can help. Nigeria has refused UN help for about 1.5 years. Really? What eyes are you using to look deeply—the eyes left on your feet or the one pinned in your eye-socket? The fact that you believe whatever Google presents to you tells me that your capacity to determine the difference between fiction and non-fictional work is greatly diminished.

    • Yoko Zuna

      Jonathan is hiding the barbaric “Civilian Joint Task Force” that kills innocent civilians, just like Boko Haram. But CJTF is protected and encouraged by the army.

      • burning spear

        May your ancestors suffer the same fate that befell the pastors who were killed by boko haram—-The first human killed by the founder of boko haram Yusuf was Pastor Ijeh–maybe it was Jonathan that also sent the rampaging Islamic youths to burn churches in Sokoto léast week- These are the stories that the Sultan and the Emir of Kano Sanusi told the US ambassador–to Nigeria—who rigged Buhari into power

      • Guguru

        Yoko,

        Very true. The videos of Jonathan’s military killing innocent people are already documented.

    • burning spear

      The boko haram war is over 5 years–old–United Nations workers were murdered in cold blood by Buhari boys in boko haram—————–what did the United Nations do–nothing—Now that Jonathan is about to leave–The Very USA that refused to sell arms to Jonathan–has assured——-Buhari of the supply of arms–to help rescue the Chibok girls—-so what is so special about Buhari——–that made the USA refuse to come to the aid of Jonathan–?

      • Guguru

        Burning spear,

        Your spear has almost burned down to ashes. Save whatever is left of that spear. LOL.

        • burning spear

          Which part of Nigeria do u hail from–u are a shame to your region–doing all to force your rejected soul on the Fulanis——–Then why did they make the same promise to–Jonathan————they said our soldiers were corrupt———and that some were working with boko haram—————-added to the fact that the sultan of sokoto raised the issue of his adopted country concerning human right abuses—by our troops————————-American soldiers–don’t serve the interest of y the republican, democrats-or that of state governors-they serve the American Nation-first-when at war-our soldiers are first fulanis and yorubas before being Nigerians—the boko haram war is over 5 yrs old———————–

          • Guguru

            Burning Spear,

            My good friend, it appears you are either writing from a psyche ward or you are 6 years old. I say these out of honest observations because of the degree of incoherence mixed with fables and uninformed opinions I am reading. First, avoid revealing your association with the “Ijaws”. Right now, “Ijaws” are a sort of national pariah to Nigerians partly because of their penchant for thuggery, criminal conduct, and poor leadership skills. There are people out there who would like to see any “Ijaw” creature, publicly stoned and humiliated. Save yourself from such agony by quickly denying any association with “Ijaw” people. LOL. There is no pride in being publicly stoned.

            Iraq war is not Boko Haram war because Iraq war is not being fought inside any US borders. LOL. Yes, Nigerian Military personnel are corrupt. In 2009, some Nigerian officers were placed in jail for stealing the allowance of their soldiers. Ijaw people do not think corruption is stealing. Even Cameroon refused to work with Nigerian military because they realized some Nigerian military personnel were sending operational information to Boko Haram. So, the US was not the only nation that refused to work with Nigeria. Even South Africa with a long and proud history of sending mercenaries to other war zones, refused to even work with Nigeria on that account. They seized the $9.3 million and $5.7 million which Jonathan was trying to launder to South Africa to pay mercenaries, though he lied to the world that it was money to buy equipment to fight BH.

            How you determined how our soldiers think of themselves as part of a fighting force for Nigeria, is one of the reasons why I think you are either writing from a psychiatric ward or a 6 year old. LOL.

  • Yoko Zuna

    Our Nigerian military cannot defeat Boko Haram (ill-equipped, ill-disciplined, ill-trained and corrupt) and made worse by the barbaric “Civilian Joint Task Force” created by the Nigerian military, whose deadly treatment of innocents civilians is worse than Boko Haram itself, and with the UN around, it will exposed the Nigerian military and government to genocide Tribunal at the Hague.

    • burning spear

      When the CIA—is after u—they can turn you into a monster-That was what the Obama government with the help of the Fulanis and Yorubas did to Jonathan—–Go and read books on the overthrow of great minds like Nkrumah—and ask why Awo never become president–why late chief Gani was not elected president —instead what we saw was an Obj government–which left no legacy–stole the nation blind——-are the Yankees talking about obj–no way————

      • Omotolaaraujo

        You mean this Jonathan?:

        Emeka Offor, VP Sambo Scheme To Hijack $470 Million Security Network

        With a month and a half to go before the formal transfer of power to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan and other top officials of his administration are reportedly finalizing a fraudulent transaction that would transfer close to $500 million in government-owned communications assets to OpenSkys Limited, a firm owned by Emeka Offor, the controversial chief executive of the Chrome group of companies. Vice President Namadi Sambo was named as the key facilitator of the scandalous transaction

        • burning spear

          Buhari is a self-acclaimed anti-corruption Czar, yet he served under late Sani Abacha without complaining of corruption. In the same period Buhari served as PTF Chairman under Abacha, Nigeria was named the 2nd most corrupt country in the world in 1996 by Transparency International; the most corrupt country in 1997 and 3rdmost country in 1998. Buhari didn’t resign or protest. He dismissed the TI Report with a wave of the hand. Can he do the same if such report says Nigeria is the most corrupt country in 2014 under Jonathan? I know that Buhari would protest and call President Jonathan names as it is usual with the Fulanis and Yorubas. what a shame

          • Omotolaaraujo

            You seem to be in denial. You only complain about Buhari, but never blame Jonathan for his own corruption. You really don’t care what the gangster does. You should shut your mouth and stop posting trash here.

    • burning spear

      Buhari is a self-acclaimed anti-corruption Czar, yet he served under late Sani Abacha without complaining of corruption. In the same period Buhari served as PTF Chairman under Abacha, Nigeria was named the 2nd most corrupt country in the world in 1996 by Transparency International; the most corrupt country in 1997 and 3rdmost country in 1998. Buhari didn’t resign or protest. He dismissed the TI Report with a wave of the hand. Can he do the same if such report says Nigeria is the most corrupt country in 2014 under Jonathan? I know that Buhari would protest and call President Jonathan names as it is usual with the Fulanis and Yorubas.

  • burning spear

    “Buhari Never Promised Nigerians To Make Naira Equal To Dollar”. – APC Leaders.

    During the Election, especially when the fall in the global price of crude Oil lead to less revenue coming to the country and subsequent reduction in Naira, value, Muhammadu Buhari promised Nigerians that he will revamp the economy and ensure that One Naira will be equal to one US Dollar.

    Regrettably, the leadership of APC that have denied all the campaign lies and propaganda of Buhari, said today, that Buhari never said that he will make Naira to be equal to US Dollar with few months in office.

    The party told Nigerians to be patient with Buhari, as his government will be starting in slow form and it will take more than 5 years to improve the Nigerian economy.

    • burning spear

      yet the Fulanis and Yoruba in APC called Jonathan mr go slow–CLUELESS–DUMBO————APC HAS NO SOLUTION TO THE MANY TROUBLES OF THE NATION WHICH JONATHAN WAS DOING ALL TO SOLVE–LET THEM TAKE OVER–OBAMA WILL HELP THEM

      • Omotolaaraujo

        Obama wouldn’t be caught dead helping the Gangster President.

    • Omotolaaraujo

      The headline in Vanguard news did not match his quote. They made that up. Complain to the lousy paper.

  • burning spear

    (DON’T TAKE OUR CIVILITY FOR COWARDICE.
    The willful conceding of election results by President Goodluck Jonathan was not an act of cowardice even when it could have been contested, neither was it an act of weakness, but one of civility, strength and genuine love for his countrymen. One that was deliberately done to avert an avoidable bloodshed of the innocent by those that have no respects for life. )

  • bigbang

    GEJ is right. A UN peacekeeping force is not needed. Nigeria is not hiding anything. The International community is already in the country with their secret CIA spies that can investigate the situation. . You don’t need a UN peacekeeping force to investigate the crisis. What we need is military hardware, military intelligence. We also need funds to rebuild the communities destroyed by Boko Haram. .

  • Moe

    @ Guguru et al
    When a dog starts irritating you constantly with its noise and the parameters are such that you do not have the necessary proximity to raise your left hand and slap some ‘common sense’ into the useless thing, it is best you ignore the dog.
    Engaging such an animal (at any level) will just encourage it to continue making noise.

  • Guest

    Africa command has already been created. They are waiting to enter Nigeria via fake training mission.

  • burning spear

    Buhari is a self-acclaimed anti-corruption Czar, yet he served under late Sani Abacha without complaining of corruption. In the same period Buhari served as PTF Chairman under Abacha, Nigeria was named the 2nd most corrupt country in the world in 1996 by Transparency International; the most corrupt country in 1997 and 3rdmost country in 1998. Buhari didn’t resign or protest. He dismissed the TI Report with a wave of the hand. Can he do the same if such report says Nigeria is the most corrupt country in 2014 under Jonathan? I know that Buhari would protest and call President Jonathan names as it is usual with the Fulanis and Yorubas.

    • Raqruq

      don’t u think thats crying after spilt milk?

    • You are really very dumb.

      • Uncle Gaga (Bruce Wayne)

        We have the buccal cavity and the anal cavity as the two MAJOR cavities with orifices in our design as humans beings (tube within a tube)
        While I will fight it to the end as an impossibility, I fear some folks here have actually found a way to reverse the roles of the major cavities!!!

        Yes! Some folks here actually talk out of their asses!
        Stay away from assh*les with nothing consequential to say!

    • musa

      you are Right, If Buhari whats to Fight corruption, he should start with his inner circle. Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha, Atiku Abubakar and co……. are all corrupt leaders who are members of his inner circle, Tell me how will he fight corruption? well he is taking corruption to the next level jorr and prosecute his opponents/political ravels in the name of fighting corruption.

  • Guest

    The G7 Western countries are being chased out of Asia by China, the US Dollar is also being dethroned as the only global reserve currency. What do Africans expect? Of course the G7 Western countries must destabilize Nigeria and many other African countries. This is a game of survival. Why do you think they created ISIS and Boko Haram? To do the dirty job.

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  • favourtalk

    And your decision got you the fall in the government. People wanted change and we went for it.
    We deserve to be better and here we are.
    We need peace and that is why we voted you out because you couldn’t give us the peace

    • musa

      If Buhari whats to Fight corruption, he should start with his inner circle. Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha, Atiku Abubakar and co……. are all corrupt leaders who are members of his inner circle, Tell me how will he fight corruption? well he is taking corruption to the next level jorr and prosecute his opponents/political ravels in the name of fighting corruption.

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