BOMBSHELL: Recent Boko Haram Attacks Sponsored By International Community – Nigeria Arm
oliverosinachiDec 3, 2020
The Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram attacks were instigated by the international community to “cut Nigeria to size.”
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated that some international paymasters were sponsoring the insurgents.
Musa stated this in an article published on social media on Wednesday.
The article is coming against the backdrop of the killing of over 43 farmers and abduction of 10 women by the militants in Zabarmari, Borno State, on Saturday.
The army spokesman said, “The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists.
“There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenceless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor it.
“There is an international conspiracy to cut Nigeria to size and compromise national renegades making attempts to destabilise and dismember Nigeria if possible in subservience to the international paymasters, who are the owners of Boko Haram. They train them, arm them, finance them and supply their logistics.”
According to Musa, without the treacherous international support for Boko Haram, the sect would have since been defeated.
Meanwhile, Babagana Zulum, Governor of Borno, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to recruit mercenaries in getting rid of Boko Haram insurgents from Sambisa forest.
Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan had procured the services of mercenaries to assist the Nigerian army in the war against the insurgents.
But the government of Buhari terminated the contract with mercenaries in 2015.
Two years ago, Eeben Barlow, chairman of the Specialised Tasks, Training, Equipment and Protection International (STTEP), a South African mercenary company, had said Buhari rejected intelligence warnings about operations of Boko Haram in Borno.
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He also said Nigerian soldiers have been reaching out for help since his company’s services were terminated.
But when a Federal Government delegation visited Borno on Monday, over the killing of at least 45 farmers, Zulum listed hiring of mercenaries among his recommendations to the president over the frequent attacks in the state.
Among those in the Federal Government delegation were Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to the president; Babagana Monguno, national security adviser; and some ministers.
Other recommendations by the governor include provision of armed resistant armoured personnel carriers, rehabilitation of roads and support for displaced persons.
“One of our recommendations as possible solutions to end the insurgency is the immediate recruitment of our youths into military and paramilitary services to complement the efforts of the Nigerian forces,” he said.
“Our second recommendation is to engage the services of our immediate neighbours, especially the government of Chad, Cameroon and Niger Republic, in clearing the remnants of Boko Haram hiding in the shores of the Lake Chad.
“Our third recommendation is for him to engage the services of the mercenaries to clear the entire Sambisa forest.
“Our fourth recommendation is for him to provide the police and the military, with armed resistant armoured personnel carriers and other related equipment.
“We are also soliciting the support of the federal government to support the Borno state repatriation of out displaced persons currently residing in Cameroon and Niger Republic.”
Zulum added that the federal ministry of works had not constructed roads in the last 25 years “in Borno State and most parts of the North-east”.
He said if the Federal Government can fix the bad roads in Borno and the north-east, “the insurgency would be reduced by 60 per cent”.
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