Your political life above the lives of Nigerians?
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan in a recent
interview when asked questions on the “foreign mercenaries” operating in
Nigeria, responded that Nigeria had to call them in to "train” our men and
"repair" equipment as the country did not have "the luxury of
time" to have its soldiers trained on the new equipment imported. [Boko Haram Will Be Ended In
A Couple Of Days – Jonathan; Channels TV, March 12, 2015]
While appreciating the necessity for and necessary speed of
this 6-week war, we ask the president what happened for 6 years; and
why in particular he now knows that Boko Haram can and should be dealt with in
speed and with all urgency. Is it because of the Nigerians who have been being
massacred for the past 6 years or is this urgency simply electioneering and
because of his political life?
If indeed as appears obvious, President Goodluck Jonathan is
only finally engaging in this war because we and the world told him that with
Boko Haram holding on and succeeding to continue to terrorize Nigerians, there
is no way he can win at the February-March polls; and this war only became
necessary and urgent to him because of his political life, then we tell
Goodluck Jonathan that he is “dead.”
On behalf of the people of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe and the
Boko Haram terror catchment north, and the rest Nigerians, we ask Jonathan four
1: why the sudden urgency and 6-week time frame of the war?
2: did he always know Boko Haram can be defeated in 6-weeks?
3: why did he rather employ foreigners for a rush job than
employ us the Civilian-JTF and hunter patriots since for the job we were
already doing but needed better support and simple permission to complete?
4: why did he arrest us hunters and block our forward push
against Boko Haram only to hire Caucasian mercenaries at $400+ / day to do the
We thank Mr. President for his expected response.
It will be wiser he talks directly to us than to all these
chiefs he goes to beg and allegedly rain dollars on.
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