"Nigerian army needs to be in ‘war mood’" - FG

Date: 11-04-2012 10:57 pm (9 years ago) | Author: Akeem Jaffe Jaffa
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      Nigeria’s army chief told his soldiers yesterday they needed to be in “war mood” to fight the Islamist sect of Boko Haram, suggesting that peace talks with a sect that has killed hundreds of people this year were not on the government’s agenda.
Nigeria’s attempts at mediated dialogue with the group have repeatedly failed. The latest talks broke off last month after details of negotiations were leaked to the media.
In Boko Haram’s home town of Maiduguri in the remote northeast, five sect members and one policeman were killed yesterday in an attack on a police station, authorities said.
“It is high time for you and your men to be in war mood to be able to deal with the current challenges,” Azubuike Ihejirika, Chief of Army Staff, told soldiers at an army workshop in the northern city of Kaduna.
He said more resources would be given to the army to help it combat what he described as terrorism. He expected the army to have “a better deal within this budget year”, which would mean “a lot more equipment being put back into service”.
On Easter Sunday, a car bomb near a church in Kaduna killed at least 36 people and another large undetonated bomb was found in Kano, Nigeria’s second largest city and scene of Boko Haram’s most deadly attack that killed over 180 people in January.
President Goodluck Jonathan has been criticised for not getting a grip on the insurgency and relying on a purely military approach.
During attacks over Easter weekend Jonathan was on holiday in the capital Abuja and the presidency did not respond to requests for comment.
“Jonathan has lacked assertiveness in curtailing Boko Haram’s campaign,” said Roddy Barclay, West Africa analyst at Control Risks.
“Although he has ramped up security expenditure and militarised areas most affected by northern militancy, he has shown little commitment to tabling far-reaching reforms or making clear concessions that could go some way to addressing the root drivers of militancy.”
No group took responsibility for the Kaduna blast, but the apparent targeting of a Christian place of worship has stirred memories of a string of deadly assaults by Boko Haram on Christmas Day last year, including one at a church that killed at least 37 people and wounded more than 50.
Boko Haram, which wants Islamic law applied across Africa’s most populous nation and has its members released from prison, has been blamed for almost daily attacks, mostly targeting the police in its home region in the northeast.
Boko Haram’s most deadly attacks have spread across the north and to Abuja, where a suicide bomber in August last year killed 25 people at UN headquarters.


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Posted: at 11-04-2012 10:57 PM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- NJOKUPRINCE at 11-04-2012 11:00 PM (9 years ago)
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no PEACE-TALKS anything. . .
freedom of religion! buh this guys just don wanna know. .isit by force to be muslim??
WAR pls Wink Wink
#melGibson

Posted: at 11-04-2012 11:00 PM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- franel at 12-04-2012 04:48 AM (9 years ago)
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yams? currently, GEJ has received Facebook notification that 32,000 people have put curses on his wall, 200 people mentioned him in a comment.

Posted: at 12-04-2012 04:48 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- FBI_CIA at 12-04-2012 08:51 AM (9 years ago)
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Just stop by to say Hi

Posted: at 12-04-2012 08:51 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- aso4life1 at 12-04-2012 08:58 AM (9 years ago)
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This is my mind, our officers are sitting back and relaxing too much, they fail to understand that is a war at hand

Posted: at 12-04-2012 08:58 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- idontno at 12-04-2012 09:11 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: NJOKUPRINCE on 11-04-2012 11:00 PM
no PEACE-TALKS anything. . .
freedom of religion! buh this guys just don wanna know. .isit by force to be muslim??
WAR pls Wink Wink
#melGibson

You are nothing but a fool
Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:11 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- BendelArmedRobb at 12-04-2012 09:12 AM (9 years ago)
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fake army wey Boko haram come out na ,our so call army Generals go run entre bush Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked una too much ooo  and coffee wey I dey drink for hia comot for my nose as I read this
Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:12 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- somelove at 12-04-2012 09:21 AM (9 years ago)
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infact i dey vex for the army man in front page of this news
Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:21 AM (9 years ago) | Upcoming
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- lanudja at 12-04-2012 09:25 AM (9 years ago)
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 Huh?
Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:25 AM (9 years ago) | Hero
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- verah at 12-04-2012 09:26 AM (9 years ago)
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war mood or normal mood, bokoidiots should b wiped away cos they are practicing what they were taught

Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:26 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Solidstonez at 12-04-2012 09:28 AM (9 years ago)
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now the army should take over and wipe BH out from the surface of the earth

Posted: at 12-04-2012 09:28 AM (9 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- beckysan at 12-04-2012 09:34 AM (9 years ago)
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 whatever  Roll Eyes we just want lasting peace in naija
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- idealism at 12-04-2012 09:38 AM (9 years ago)
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yes thumb up for the army...GEJ should properly equip them cos this is not a police fight  Grin Grin Grin Grin e get Y***
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- southpool16 at 12-04-2012 10:05 AM (9 years ago)
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the millitary campain should start fast please
Posted: at 12-04-2012 10:05 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- southpool16 at 12-04-2012 10:07 AM (9 years ago)
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Yes the millitary campain should start fast please
Posted: at 12-04-2012 10:07 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- katemicheal at 12-04-2012 10:17 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: idontno on 12-04-2012 09:11 AM
You are nothing but a fool



Why calling him a fool? Is religion by force?
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- dizhadah at 12-04-2012 10:27 AM (9 years ago)
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boko haram,boko haram, u ar causing the peaceful development of 9ja oo
Posted: at 12-04-2012 10:27 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Harunshehu at 12-04-2012 10:33 AM (9 years ago)
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passing

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- verah at 12-04-2012 10:40 AM (9 years ago)
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Quote from: katemicheal on 12-04-2012 10:17 AM


Why calling him a fool? Is religion by force?
he want to b noticed

Posted: at 12-04-2012 10:40 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Bachelorette at 12-04-2012 10:41 AM (9 years ago)
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"War start"

Posted: at 12-04-2012 10:41 AM (9 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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