Jonathan Admits He Underrated Boko Haram

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan admitted to have underestimated the ability of Boko Haram militants in the beginning of the conflict.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said that in the beginning of the conflict he underestimated the capacity of the Boko Haram militants who have occupied much of the country’s northeast.

The president said that the military has recently attained more arms and ammunition to fight with the Islamists, promising that their suppression and capture of the group’s leader Abubakar Shekau was near.
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Nigerian military authorities on Saturday claimed to have recaptured the fishing town of Baga from the militants, more than a month after it was overrun in one of the worst massacres of the six-year insurgency.

Over one million people have been left homeless since 2009 as the rebels take over towns and villages in order to form an Islamic state in northeastern Nigeria.

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  • Destiny Whyte

    First way of victory is to accept your mistake and put your effort for conquer your enemies.

  • Ndubuisi Chinedu

    The days of this insurgency is numbered in Nigeria, it is just a matter of time before they are flushed out of this country.

  • Samuel Orji

    Before the election this insurgency will stop disturbing the peace of this country.

  • Nwaobilor

    Security First!

  • Enumah

    These evil puppets will soon meet their doom and will pay for each and every souls they’ve claimed.

  • Etega

    Boko Haram never see nothing, na only beer bottle MEND need to use defeat dem. dem no worth one bullet at all.

  • nwaeke

    With recent air bomberedment and offensive assault in the area i believe positive results are yielding.

  • Emeka215

    Have you heard?. Recent offensive assault on Boko Haram have forced most of them to flee into Lake Chad and a considerable number of them drowned.

  • GEJ been dey get sympathy for dem na, him no wan use that OBJ pattern that year, but dem boko eyes go clear soon their own don too much wetin sef?

  • jonathan was trying to be human as possible, but its high time this boko haram sect is properly dealt with, and flushed out from their holes. with the rate at which they are been bombarded recently i think it will be history very soon.

  • Esohe Akhigbe

    i said it, they are now running shey, enoug is enough, shekau your end is getting near. better run oh. dem go soon catch you

  • uko bassey

    GEJ ends boko haram!

  • nafisat

    Jonathan promised and he did it! Insurgency has ended in nigeria…

  • geraldine jaja

    GEJ is a man of his words…he said it he did it…GEJ is our president till 2019

  • kingsley obi

    They are fleeing as the heat from our forces.

  • Dr Sam Nwiyordee

    No one ever knew that women and children would strap up IED’s on their bodies to kill others

  • Uncle Charlie

    Since they have learnt to fly without perching, GEJ will shoot without missing

  • It’s just a matter of time. Nemesis will soon catch up with them

  • Mrs benita akpan

    We all underestimated them but their time is up, they are getting off our soil

  • New Nigerian

    Cunny man die cunny man bury am! He says all this now so he can continue to loot the treasury and take our common wealth. Read “under-estimate” to mean something else:

    When you analyze President Jonathan’s foray into public service from Bayelsa State as the deputy governor and then governor, to the federal government as the VP and President for the past 6 years, you’d be left to conclude that he holds no allegiance to faith, tribe, place of origin or principle other that of massive diversion of public funds. EFCC had a huge dossier on his wife as first lady of Bayelsa money laundering for him. As President he met an oil theft-mafia stealing 500,000 barrels of crude oil a day – watch Dr. Dele’s cole interview on FT in 2008 their video archive no. 62347003001 and you’d know the mafia was there before Jonathan, actually started under Obasanjo – and Jonathan converted the mafia to his purpose and made it quasi-mainstream through concessions, in a nutshell he started laundering the oil theft through official channels, by removing the oversight possible through state policing activities of the pipelines and the waterways, awarding contracts to the same oil-theft-mafia to safeguard the pipelines and the waterways!

    Through this channel he had bilked more than $60b and counting – because they pump oil at a rate no one knows anymore, could be more than 500,000 barrels…..and through all these we hear even his village has no electricity. Someone who could make a Dubai out of his village and who embezzle the “Dubai” why would anyone from the south south claim him? Jonathan is an ill wind that blows NO ONE any good. You may argue that the oil-theft-mafia he uses as the forces of production are enriched and that they are mainly south-south people with some South-East elements as well, however we would still say this is a handful of people amongst millions and as such inconsequential and in the final scheme of things criminal since it is ill gotten wealth. Mind you there are international collaborators who were supplying the Niger Delta militants with weapons to keep the system going before Yaradua granted them amnesty as a way to break the vicious cycle, however since Jonathan got there it went back up again after the concessions contracts – and the international collaborators not supply the militants with private jets, war ships and you bet – weapons.

    Unravelling the nexus between these activity and Boko Haram in the North – a false flag operation obviously – is the key to achieving peace and progress in Nigeria. My bet is on Nigeria and Nigerians, Our heroes past achieve independence without firing a single shot, we the inheritors would achieve independence from Jonathan’s mafia peacefully and through the ballot box, even though Jonathan’s mafia is prepared for war to permanently balkanize Nigeria and become the Oil Sheiks of Africa, who by the way would not develop the Niger Delta even if they were to achieve that. Everyone in the South-South and South-East should tis up and say NOT IN OUR NAME the same way Isaac Boro one of our heroes past and those like him stood up to be counted when the chips are down. Luckily all that is being asked is to express this through the ballot box by voting massively for Buhari.

    Jonathan-oil-Cartel and Sheikhdom enabled with Federal Government Contracts:
    President Jonathan have personally supervised the grand theft, through two contracts financed with tax payers money, since January 2012 (possibly fall of 2011) of 400,000 barrels of oil per day by those he hand-picked to safeguard the supply lines against theft. According to Soludo: “First, you (Finance Minister, Okonjo-Iweala) admit that ‘oil theft’ has reduced oil output from the average 2.3 – 2.4 million barrels per day to 1.95 mpd (meaning that at least 350,000 to 450,000 barrels per day are being ‘stolen’). On the average of 400,000 per day and the oil prices over the past four years, it comes to about $60bn ‘stolen’ in just four years.

    – This is done through two 2 contracts that Jonathan signed to rebel leaders from his tribe.

    These are the 2 contracts by the Jonathan administration that is a major feed to the monster bedevilling Nigeria and turning it into a failed state, and a personal estate of King Jonathan, it was fall 2011 & 2012 time frame – widely reported by Wall Street Journal and major newspapers in Nigeria – just google it – I like the composition in the piece titled, Help, This Nigerian State Is Failing By Ayobami Oyalowo:

    ”In August, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) broke some disturbing news about Nigeria. It was reported that some ex-militants in the Niger Delta had been paid about N6.32billion within the past one year by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Yes, for the ‘noble’ service of providing security against vandals for the Corporation’s oil pipeline network. Imagine! The breakdown, as outlined by WSJ, is this:

    Chief Government Ekpumopolo (alias Tompolo), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, ‘General’ Ebikabowei Victor Ben (Boyloaf) and ‘General’ Ateke Tom were respectively paid N5.1 billion, N1.44 billion, N608 million and N608 million yearly by the state-owned NNPC, as ‘protection money’ to guard the pipelines they once attacked.

    As if that was not enough an insult on the collective intelligence of Nigerians, earlier in the year the Federal Government awarded a contract worth $103.4million (over N15billion) to the Global West Vessel Specialist Limited (GWVSL) – a firm widely believed to be owned by Tompolo to supply 20 vessels for the use of the nation’s military authorities to secure the waterways. Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Ziadeke Akpobolokemi, had last year sent a memo titled, “Award of Contract for the Strategic Concessioning Partnership with NIMASA to Provide Platforms for Tracking Ships and Cargoes, Enforce Regulatory Compliance and Surveillance Of The Entire Nigerian Maritime Domain,” to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    In considering the memo, President Goodluck Jonathan and Akpobolokemi chose GWVSL as the preferred company for the 10-year concession agreement, renewable for two terms of five years each. Jonathan, in a memo dated 9th November, 2011, with reference number PRES/99/MT/61, approved Akpobolokemi’s memo, which the Federal Executive Council rubber-stamped on 5th January, 2012. According to Akpobolokemi, GWVSL “will provide platforms for effective policing of Nigeria’s maritime domain and ensure compliance with international maritime conventions on vessels and ships voyaging the country’s waters”. NIMASA maintains that the concessionaire would help the Federal Government to enforce the sabotage law and collect levies on its behalf. This, in a country that still maintains a statutory Naval force, and without a track record for GWVSL?

    From the above, the current occupant of the presidential villa showed where his loyalty lies…rather than train the military, he equipped criminals and vandals who had taken up arms against the state. No wonder so much arms and ammunition have found their way into Nigeria and our country has now become one gigantic human abattoir where someone is killed on an average of an hour, daily. Between January to May 2014 it has been estimated that over 1,500 people have been mindlessly cut down by terrorists and blood thirsty killers.’ [The number killed date under Jonathan is tracked on line and it stands at 35,065 – that is the equivalent of Liechtenstein, a country in Europe, wiped out from the face of the Earth, with a territory the size of Belgium carved away, which is now being won back].

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