Nigeria Gets Foreign Aid from 17 countries to Fight Boko Haram

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(m) at 30-05-2012 07:21PM (7 years ago)

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     Nigeria - While some Nigerian politicians are talking about negotiating with Boko Haram, the military is preparing for battle with the militant group.  Seventeen countries have signed on to help Nigeria increase security. The Nigerian military is acquiring new boats and helicopters and is fixing up fighter jets. In a speech in Abuja, Minster of Defense Bello Haliru Mohammed said training and re-training military personnel is a top priority, considering the security threats in Nigeria. The minister said Nigeria has signed military deals with 17 countries to help quell attacks blamed on the Islamist extremist group. The group is believed to have killed more than 1,000 people since it began violent operations in 2009, attacking churches, markets, schools, security forces, the local U.N. headquarters and newspaper offices.



        Wole Olaoye, a political analyst with Nigeria's Leadership newspapers, said foreign assistance could allow Nigeria to benefit from lessons learned abroad. He said this kind of clandestine insurgency is new to Nigeria and while the government looks at security approaches and the possibility of negotiations, they also should be looking at new solutions and a greater reliance on technology. Like many Nigerians, he makes a point of saying foreign assistance will not be welcomed if it threatens national sovereignty. "I think that technology should be deployed there and it will help if those who were already on top of the situation in terms of technology offer advice, offer assistance. But if the cooperation is up to an extent where Nigeria will now play second fiddle to anybody - that I will not accept," said Olaoye.

        Other analysts also say the longer Boko Haram is able to carry out attacks, the more reason the world outside Nigeria has to be worried. Political columnist Idang Alibi said if the group continues to operate inside Nigeria, it could branch out like al-Qaida. "If you allow a group like Boko Haram here it will become a base for the training of terrorists, they become more sophisticated and become a threat to other countries," said Alibi. Alibi said Nigeria also should be wary of military aid because he believes the Boko Haram threat is a result of social problems, like extreme poverty and unemployment in Nigeria’s mostly-Muslim north. He said foreign assistance should not bring more weapons into Nigeria, but help the country’s economy grow.


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proly (f) at 30-05-2012 09:53PM
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yes beter
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ajanni (m) at 30-05-2012 09:57PM
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i feel sorry for this country so
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Neglito (m) at 30-05-2012 10:21PM
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Imagine!, total distraction. The resources could have been used to help in developing Naija.
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toibeli (m) at 30-05-2012 10:32PM
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Is'nt it a shame that it will take 17 countries, and Nigeria to fight Boko Haram?
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papaprince (m) at 30-05-2012 10:36PM
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Quote from: ajanni on 30-05-2012 09:57PM
i feel sorry for this country so
After you don thief money full that your stomach
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mallorca (m) at 30-05-2012 10:36PM
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 Grin Grin Grin Grin Grin

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ajanni (m) at 30-05-2012 10:37PM
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 Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked
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ajanni (m) at 30-05-2012 10:37PM
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Quote from: papaprince on 30-05-2012 10:36PM
After you don thief money full that your stomach

no be me and you?
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mickky21 (m) at 30-05-2012 10:43PM
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I pray the money will end up in some private pockets while the scourge of boko haram continues...God help naija
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Larrykingomoj (m) at 30-05-2012 10:44PM
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Talk less and act now bcause people are dying everyday, what nonsense
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Solidstonez (f) at 30-05-2012 10:55PM
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sense don dey enter their head

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donmanady (m) at 30-05-2012 11:06PM
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While helping Nigeria they should make sure that everything collected for this mission will be used completely, to avoid mismanagement which is our major problem in this land, leading to so many unaccomplished project,

AMEN!!!!!
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umehudoka (m) at 30-05-2012 11:18PM
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NIGERIA SUPPOSE GIVE OUT MONEY TO 17 COUNTRIES NOT THEM GIVING NIGERIA. WE HAVE PALM OIL, PETROL, KEROSENE, MINERAL RESOURCES ETC AND YET NIJA NEED HELP. I DON TIRE FOR THE NAME NIGERIA, MAKE GEJ USE THE POWER WEY HIM TAKE REMOVE SUBSIDY AND CHANGE UNILAG TO MAU DIVIDE THE COUNTRY JOOOR.
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chicco77 (f) at 30-05-2012 11:22PM
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THIEF THIEF BUHAHA @BOKOS Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Senegal (m) at 30-05-2012 11:42PM
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OK
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rowlandlove (m) at 31-05-2012 12:12AM
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i pray oooo ehhheeen but na share d money things oooooo mk we dey wait  now
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deboalabi262 (m) at 31-05-2012 12:43AM
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Noted,,,

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malvin2525 (m) at 31-05-2012 06:13AM
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 Shocked
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Keffejude (m) at 31-05-2012 06:42AM
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hssss 9ja is tag-teaming with 17 countries to quench Boko haram dat is actually less than a community?? This is just another medium 2loot our money & exploit d lil resources wev got. Abi couldnt 9ja have made partnership with half those number of countries to better our living standard?? Smtimes i really wonder if our presidents makes decisions only wen his high 4rm cocain(like he decided 2change unilag name few days bk) cuz i know those countries are neither doing it 4love nor 4charity & 9ja may have 2pay bk d only way it can 'OUR CRUDE OIL'
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