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GEJ says He Doesn’t Require Threat by Northern Leaders to Bring Back Chibok Girls



President Jonathan meets Chibok Girls Parents - July 2014 - BellaNaija,com
Yesterday, BN brought you the news that the faction of northern leaders gave President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan an ultimatum till the end of October to bring back the girls abducted in the Chibok area of Borno.

Today, through a statement by his Senior Special Assistant Doyin Okupe, the commander-in-chief made his position known and called the demands “contrary to common sense”.

Read the statement;

We read with deep concern the statement published in the Media today by the Northern Elders Forum giving President Goodluck Jonathan a two ultimatum on the Boko Haram Insurgency and the Chibok Girls abduction Saga.

We wish to state categorically that President Jonathan does not require any threat or ultimatum from any group of persons to be alive to his responsibilities to the Nigerian People.

The issue of Insurgency especially those ideologically based on Islamic extremism is a global phenomenon and requires tact, military capability, serious de-radicalisation techniques and community based counter insurgency programmes to ensure success.

In these areas, the Federal Government is making progress:

a) We are improving on our operational capabilities and efficiencies by acquiring more advanced weapons and technologies for our military and security agencies.

b) We have drafted more military personnel to the region to strengthen the fighting power of our armed forces.

c) We are taking advantage of the offers from our international military and intelligence allies to assist in identifying key locations.

d) We are working with our neighbours to secure the borders and limit the movements of the Boko Haram fighters, building on the agreements reached at the recent summits in Paris and London.

e) We are deploying more resources to maximize operational efficiency, acquire more advanced and relevant weaponry and boost the general morale of our combatants. This is why the Government recently requested for an additional funding of $1bn.

f) And the last piece in the puzzle is targeting the domestic and international funding, and stopping the money flows into the coffers of the terrorists.

g) With all these efforts and the support of our allies, these steps will help fight the threat of the Boko haram and move us closer to bringing the girls back safely.

Lastly, the suggestion that the Government is carrying out any scheme to annihilate any section of the country for political gain is preposterous, contrary to common sense, divisive and essentially a deliberate attempt to disseminate “hate mentality” and cause mischief.

President Goodluck Jonathan was voted for by an overwhelming majority of Nigerians across the board, and he will never promote any policy that is either divisive or inimical to the wellbeing of any section of the polity.

What the country needs today is total co-operation, of all its citizens and stakeholders, with the Government and our military and the security agencies.

We wish to assure Nigerians that in spite of this and many more distractions, the President is focused on continued successful executions of his transformation Agenda; and the guarantee of the security of lives and properties of the Nigerian people.


  1. Livy

    August 12, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    The way Obama was decisive and combatant on the ISIS issue and Israel keen on wiping out terrorist Hamas I expect that from Jonathan.

  2. sandra

    August 12, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    Dont mind them jare! These northern leaders are the boko haram people themselves. Everyone knows that. They want to destabilize Nigeria and take over the country again because they feel they are born to rule! The tide has changed my dear northern folks ( God has prevailed over Nigeria). Gone are the days you people grabbed Nigerian money and plundered it ( even though it is still happening now but at least people are screaming at the thieves and they are not so bold like you guys once were).

    If you like keep on sending your almajiris to the boko people at night ( because u dont want to use your cell phone for fear of your calls being traced to you). Keep on having your midnight meetings at different clandestine locations and keep on scheming. Remember that God the Almighty sees you and is exposing you and will expose you completely. Keep on with the propaganda and the bloodshed of innocent people and allow their cries and blood to keep on screaming to God for they are innocent. Keep on making fathers, husbands and wives to cry over the cruel deaths of innocent people in your hands. Their blood will continue to cry out to God and He will judge their deaths. Your plans for Nigeria will never succeed and you will be exposed very soon in Jesus name ( Amen)

  3. bruno

    August 12, 2014 at 9:29 pm

    I just love that woman wearing yellow in the picture above, her facial expression says it all, “this president is foolish” Lol

  4. South South Chairman

    August 12, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Sandra abeg chill with your sensationalism. You ibos (yes i bet my blokos that you are ibo) can be really annoying and have refused to let go of the past. Can you prove any of those ridiculous allegations you made?

    Your reference to the phrase ‘born to rule’, and mentioning ‘almajiri’ expose you and your blind allegiance for the sake of it.

    I am south south like GEJ and he is clearly not working well. Try and be objective pls.

    • ao

      August 12, 2014 at 11:44 pm

      So, you can now tell through the computer screen who is Igbo. Rubbish.

    • SASSY

      August 13, 2014 at 11:04 am

      Do you know how stupid you sound? Is it only Igbos who talk about the ‘born to rule’ mentality of the hausa/fulanis? Is it a hidden fact that BH is sponsored and aided and abetted by some of the Northern elders and elite? Did Buhari and his cohorts not threaten to make Nigerian ungovernable? How do you know she’s Igbo? Did these same Northern elders not claim that BH are freedom fighters? Did they not threaten hell and brimstome when GEJ sent in the millitary in the early stages of the insurgency?

      Did these same Northern elders not accuse GEJ and uwazurike of genocide against muslims when GEJ sent in the troops? Why should they give him an ultimatum to get rid of the monster they created and are funding? The North was in power for 38 years and counting. Why did they not encourage their youth to get an education and useful vocational skills?

      I guess I should automatically assume you’re hausa/fulani because of your blind allegiance to them.

    • SASSY

      August 13, 2014 at 11:09 am

      You are not fooling anyone with your ‘south south chairman’ username. You aint sleek

  5. stella

    August 12, 2014 at 11:32 pm

    Please hold another fund raising event so you can meet their threat of October and if they are too concerned cut their allocation and use it to help them in providing defence for the states they rule and failed to help .They are just giving you reason to increase your campaign money while they spend there money sponsoring boko which is a capital expenditure no gain situation

  6. stella

    August 12, 2014 at 11:33 pm

    Please hold another fund raising event so you can meet their threat of October and if they are too concerned cut their allocation and use it to help them in providing defence for the states they rule and failed to help .They are just giving you reasons to increase your campaign money while they spend their money sponsoring boko which is a capital expenditure no gain situation

  7. What is IT saying again???

  8. Tony

    August 13, 2014 at 5:56 am

    Northerners should sit quiet. Talk is cheap and i still stand by the fact that they have done nothing on their part to remedy the situation. It is all politics, they have created monsters (BH) and their finger prints are all over. They all claim to save the world. Garbage

  9. Tiki

    August 13, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Is it just me or are point (a) and point (e) very, very similar?

  10. anonymous

    August 16, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Boko Haram is fake. It’s all a hoax.

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