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Boko Haram: Jonathan urged to toughen up

17 November 2014, 12:27

Ado-Ekiti - A Nigerian-born U.S. Army Captain, Sunday Adebomi, on Sunday said that war against Boko Haram could be won if President Goodluck Jonathan set aside his gentility.

Adebomi said in Ado-Ekiti that the war could be won if the Federal Government was determined to introduce a hard stand.

"There are several ways of wiping out the sect and end the killings. If government is determined to end Boko Haram today it will be achieved.

"Who are those in the sect that dare face the government? But unfortunately, I suspect there are some bigwigs behind these people.

"Mr President is being too gentle in his handling of the killings; but unfortunately, it is daily assuming dangerous dimension; gentility cannot win the war.

"Although gentility is not a crime but Mr President will have to be more aggressive because this is a security threat to the entire nation.

"Mr President will have to take a stand on the matter either to continue to tolerate the sect and leave Nigerians to be mourning every day with the several killings.

Also Read: Cameroon's army faces Boko Haram on Nigerian border

The U.S. captain said he led over 5 000 U.S. soldiers to war during the Pre-Mobilisation in 2010 and expressed optimism that the sect could be wiped out.

He said that the sect meant nothing to the Nigeria security agencies if genuine commitment was there.

He appealed to President Jonathan to read the riot act to the governors of the affected states or be made to face the wrath of the Federal government.

Adebomi said that the President could also compel the governors in the states to account for each soul lost to the insurgents.

Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states have been under the attack of the Boko Haram insurgents, loosing several lives and property.




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