Boko Haram not defeated, not even degraded – Fayose

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose
Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, has claimed that corruption accounts for why Boko Haram has not been defeated.

The controversial governor said the group is still able to carry out attacks at will despite government’s claims.

“Boko Haram is not defeated. It has not even been degraded,” he said on Sunday in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi.

“The brutal killings by Boko Haram all over the place gives the lie to the APC-led Federal Government’s assertion that it has won the battle against insurgency.”

The Nigerian Army said in August last year it had largely defeated Boko Haram, declaring that the terrorists had splintered into several groups.

The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, had said the ability of Boko Haram to re-group in any part of Nigeria had been degraded.

“You can see that our efforts in the northeast has really paid off, as you can recall the incessant bombing of market places and different places of worships and populated areas has virtually stopped now,” Buratai had said.

“The Nigerian army has not only succeeded in rooting them from their camps in the northeast, we have been able to block these criminal elements from crossing down to these areas or building their camp anywhere in Nigeria.”

Mr. Fayose however, said the battle against the terrorists was still raging fiercer than ever, with the continued bombings and killings of innocent Nigerians by the group.

“The gory killing of the oil workers confirms this. The wanton destruction of lives and property all over the place by Boko Haram also testifies to this fact,” he said.

“Like the ostrich, this government is trying hard to cover what cannot be covered. Boko Haram ambushes and kills soldiers at will.

“Gallant officers and men continue to fall in battle to the superior fire-power and higher morale of the insurgents.

“Boko Haram invades and sacks communities at will, carting away human beings and other resources.

“The insurgents throw bombs with reckless abandon. Is this the evidence of a degraded or defeated Boko Haram?”

Despite the Ekiti governor’s claim, however, Boko Haram attacks have been largely limited to Borno unlike during the PDP administration when the terror group carried out attacks at will in northern states, including the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

The governor, however, blamed corruption within the military as the reason for the failure to successfully rout the deadly group.

“Transparency International’s revelation that the military inflate military contracts to siphon money meant for the war efforts explains why the insurgents are waxing stronger and remain undefeatable,” he said.

“The war against insurgency has become a conduit for the siphoning of the resources of this country. Boko Haram is now the pot of soup or ‘amnesty’ largesse of the APC government.”

Mr. Fayose also stated his repeated claim that the war against corruption was targeted at the opposition.

“They keep pulling the wool over the eyes of the gullible with their lip-service commitment to the war against corruption and insurgency,” he said.

“But come 2019, they will know that the people are not deceived.”


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  • aboki

    Guerrilla war cannot be won overnight as it is the most difficult war across the globe.
    Colombia FARC , Tamils Tigers Sri lanka and Lord resistance army in great lake region to mentioned but few, as a typical cases of militant activities considering years of fighting with constitutes authorities.
    We are all living witnesses of enormous of funds allocated to the war by the previous on insurgency and the squandarminia that took place . It was a galore by previous regime on such funds MR GOVERNOR.
    Its too early to forget .
    The relative being enjoyed cannot be overlooked MR GOVERNOR.
    Politics and inbuilt HATRED aside all hands must be deck to see the end the of this insurgency.
    Violence and killing of innocent souls may not have geography MR GOVERNOR.

  • Amir

    Being a Governor is not a reason for Fayose not to brush his teeth or visit his dentist before opening his mouth to his impoverished listeners.

  • Aby Love

    Now that the lies about PMB health this do nothing and empty barrel governor has being telling his zombie followers has been exposed, he’s looking for other lies,he knows he will lose 2018 so grandstanding won’t help you. While other governors are thinking of what to do to improve their States igr,this mistake of modern civilization can’t point to anything that he has done to increase his state revenue even from agriculture.

  • Chandra Bryant

    Please does this fayose has parent?…..

    • mayGodpunishopressors

      You guys knows nothing of what is going on in the north east. There is virtually no difference between Buratai/Buhari/APC and the PDP that they took over government from. If you want to know the truth of what is happening in Borno, yobe and part of Adamawa, kindly get intouch with the locals. In fact PDP was not lying to Nigerians like APC when it comes to Boko Haram problems. U.S and the western world knows exactly what is happening in the north east, but since its not affecting them in anyway, they decided to be mute. Politics aside, Boko Haram is very much alive and they are regroup for worse attacks. Remember attack on Boko haram is an attack on the north.

  • Omoba Adewale

    It is unfortunate that we few uncultured boys in office that lacks decorum on public discuss. With all the bashing on PMB, what has it profited Fayose till date ????? Let’s bring substnace into governance not hooliganism. Enough from Omo ti o ni respect!

    • PureNigerian

      You know how to think positively

    • Julius

      lolz, ko ni respect rara . Nobody should respect him either.

  • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

    Mr gomina PEROOOOOO, you don’t realize that your talking talking is now meaningless, people are fed up with your black black black sheep have you any wool, we have enough of wool already. TOO MUCH OF EVERYTHING IS BAD, YOUR TALKING IS SHAMEFUL AND IRRELEVANT. GOMINA PEROOOOO CHANGE YOUR STYLE.

    • Frank Bassey

      Please stop deceiving yourself. I was in Ekiti recently; the Governor remains the people’s man. His talking is never shameful and irrelevant. Without people like him, people like you would have been doomed.

      • Wilfred Bankole Ademokun

        Frank you are already doomed since you never contributed positively to your local government, than doro looting the Masses.

  • Otunga

    Lousy prick

  • Frank Bassey

    It is unfortunate that those emancipated liers of this government of Association of Pretentious Characters (APC) are castigating you and refusing to believe your points. They are doomed already. Please keep on the good job.