“Fear of collateral damage” was the – I must say — rather
lame and exhaustively repeated excuse Brigadier General Olajide Laleye,
Director, Army Public Relations tried to feed journalists in a
press conference on the spate of Boko Haram deadly terror and occupation of
most of Borno and the northeast, held in Abuja this Wednesday.
It is the same excuse the Jonathan-led government and army
gave when Boko Haram was holed up in Sambisa forest till June this year: the Alex
Badeh-led army and Jonathan government claimed that the reason why the Nigerian
army failed to go into Sambisa and liberate the 234 abducted Nigerian girls
from Chibok was for fear of harming the girls.
Under this unprecedented protection by the Nigerian
government, Boko Haram in the months after the abduction, came out of their
comfortable positions in Sambisa and occupied 20 out of 27 local governments in
Borno massacring thousands of Nigerians and forcefully conscripting thousands
It was our ENDS organization that exposed to the world the
location of the terrorists camping freely under the military’s watch in Sambisa
with the abducted girls. The Nigerian government and army chiefs, current and
past – accused of terror, General Azubuike Ihejirika – are yet to explain why
they never crushed Boko Haram in Sambisa for the 5 years prior to the abduction
when the excuse of the girls being their shields was traded. [See our April 25th widely
read release: National Security Update: Details Of The Sambisa Camps
Holding Our 200 Abducted Daughters; link: http://ends.ng/?p=848]
ENDS, on behalf of the Civilian-JTF in the Northeast and
thousands of able and ready hunters had formally pleaded the Jonathan government
give us the permission to raid Sambisa forest, liberate our abducted girls and
guys, and defeat Boko Haram without fear of being killed by the Nigerian
military in such engagement.
The Jonathan-led government refused to respond to our
formally sent letter requesting permission to go into Sambisa which the
Nigerian army had proven unable or reluctant to. [Refer request sent 26th April,
2014: Request For Executive Authorization to Recruit, Mobilize, Train and
Deploy Concerned Volunteers Against the Boko Haram Insurgency; link: http://ends.ng/?p=864]
Boko Haram Occupation Is Worse Than Any Form Of Collateral
Today the crisis has spun out of proportion. Boko Haram
according to reports from Nigerians who recently escaped from Bama when the
Cameroonian army invaded the Nigerian occupied city, have described that Boko
Haram is actively and freely conscripting hundreds of youth and torturing and
killing all those who will not fight for them. This is worse than any form
of collateral damage possible.
The exterminator Boko Haram now constitutes a nuisance for
neighboring Cameroon where they go for food and have invaded over 5 towns. The
terrorists are sending the thousands of recruited poor youth from the occupied
northeast as sacrificial soldiers on high risk escapades in search for food as
they continue their French-Chad sponsored mission to displace and annihilate
all life in the northeast.
The longer the Nigerian army cooperates with the terrorists,
granting them treasonous cessations of Nigerian army fire to allow them regroup
and recoup and protecting them by failing to invade the occupied territories to
liberate the people and hinder the grave violations against humanity with the
terrorists killing our elderly and recruiting our youth as happens freely in
occupied local governments, the more deadly a calamity Boko Haram becomes not
only for Nigeria but the entire region and world.
Nigeria's defense chief Alex Badeh has bragged that he
liberated his Mubi from the terrorists in just 14 days from the occupation of
the towns, north of Adamawa which occurred October ending. Assuming his claims
of credit are true and the brave Ibn Fadlallah warriors and man hunters who the
government and police insanely clamped down on, are not responsible for that
liberation, why then has it been 6 years of Boko Haram operations freely in
Borno that Ihejirika and himself have failed to abate as he showed was posisble
within just two weeks of the terrorists invading his home state and town?
These are questions Nigerians are asking Alex Badeh and
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