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Pres. Buhari: U.S Law Has Aided & Abetted Boko Haram in Terrorist Activities

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Muhammadu Buhari

While speaking at the United States Institute for Peace, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that America’s Leahy Law, amendment has indirectly helped aid and abet Boko Haram’s terrorist activities.

According to Punch, Buhari stated:

“In our efforts at combating the activities of Boko Haram, the new government has sought and obtained the support of not only our neighbours but other international friends and partners.

“Regrettably, the blanket application of the Leahy Law by the United States on the grounds of unproven allegations of human rights violations levelled against our forces has denied us access to appropriate strategic weapons to prosecute the war against the insurgents.

“In the face of abduction of innocent school girls from their hostels, indiscriminate bombings of civilians in markets and places of worship, our forces have remained largely impotent because they do not possess the appropriate weapons and technology which they could have had, had the so called human rights violations not been an obstacle.

“Unwittingly, and I dare say, unintentionally, the application of the Leahy law amendment by the US Government has aided and abetted the Boko Haram terrorist group in the prosecution of its extremist ideology and hate, the indiscriminate killings and maiming of civilians, in raping of women and girls, and in their other heinous crimes.

“I believe this is not the spirit of the Leahy Laws. I know the American people cannot support any group engaged in these crimes.”

Buhari therefore appealed to both the Executive Arm and the US Congress to examine how the US Government can provide Nigeria with more substantial counter-terrorism assistance with minimal strings.

He said the longer the delay, the deadlier the Boko Haram sect gets.

Wikipedia defines the Leahy Law/Leahy amendment as “a U.S. human rights law that prohibits the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense from providing military assistance to foreign military units that violate human rights with impunity. It is named after its principal sponsor, Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.”

18 Comments

  1. MeMyself&I

    July 23, 2015 at 11:53 am

    Complains served hot. Complaint Daddy. We go chop complains and excuses belle stupid these 4 yrs.

    • X

      July 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      Enemy of Progress! You all can’t wait for him to fail but you’ll all be disappointed.

    • MeMyself&I

      July 23, 2015 at 1:16 pm

      You who see lies and call it truth are the real enemies of progress. I can see ur future @X. You are and will continue to be a failure.

  2. nene+

    July 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    No matter how you suppress the truth,it will prevail

    God bless you GEJ where ever you are!
    Numbers 6:24-26New King James Version (NKJV)

    24 “The Lord bless you and keep you;
    25 The Lord make His face shine upon you,
    And be gracious to you;
    26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
    And give you peace.”

    You where not perfect,you didn’t fight corruption on camera, you fought it using technology which isn’t vindictive or in propagandist manner , you removed ghost workers, you stopped trackless and no trail banking transactions in banks and mandated none paid cheque over 10million via bank, you brought limits on having a high banking transaction without strict documentation. Only illiterates or haters wouldn’t admire such.

    You where genuine and hated none, you tot me power can be combined with humility. You where not into competition with any,you insulted none, you where calm even when you lost! I pray in my life to find other leaders like you.

    The Lord obviously cast this words out of Buhari and i hope your abusers will repent.

    One day all the truth will be known fully.

    God bless you GEJ!
    God bless Nigeria

    • Deedara

      July 23, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      I’m glad you have time for nostalgia, castigation and singing praises of past leaders, but I would rather focus on the present and the country we will leave to future generations. I’m glad you found a personal role model in GEJ, but while you sing his praises and long for his vindication, your fellow Nigerians are living in terror and abysmal conditions. People’s throats are being slit in broad daylight, women and children are being captured and used as sex slaves and suicide bombers. Masses of young people cannot find any honest work and end up in crime.
      The past is gone, the future is here and now, let’s squarely face the problems of insecurity, poverty and corruption that bedevil this great nation daily. These problems have been with us for so long – before, during, and now after your hero’s watch. It’s time to look to the future. I would rather have a strong country now than keep looking back. Let’s pray for the present government – at all levels – to succeed and support them by holding them accountable to their promises, and contributing our own quota to help the needy and to build a better Nigeria.

    • nene+

      July 23, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      @Deedara, did you know the status of boko haram from Dec 2014-May 28 2015?
      Did you witness the progress made and the inroad on degrading BH?
      Did you count how many captives freed?
      Did you pray for Jonathan and supported him?
      A wise man learn from the experiences of others ,only fools feel boiling hot water by the touch.
      Where you not making noise about Obama invitation to Buhari and even G7
      My friend take several seats and continue singing Buhari praise.
      Me i am proudly celebrating a past educated president who does not jump on plane to see Obama along with pot bellied men who have no iota of business initiative.

      That reminds me temporal driver will be recruited upon presenting his SSCE result today. I wont take chances with illiterates if you cant provide that no job! For people who want to employ those with NEPA bill or bread paper i wish you what you wish yourself. The world is seeking Ivy lead student to lead them,Nigeria sort for NEPA bill holder. Mtchheeew.

      Let me remind you that up to SSCE education is free!

    • Beauty Ain't Cheap

      July 23, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      @Deedara, Buhari is the sponsor of Boko Haram. He will know no peace.

  3. VeeOby

    July 23, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Good Job United States of America!! do not sell any weapons to the zoo republic for it will end up in the hands of boko haram

  4. EllesarisEllendil

    July 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Double standards is the name of the game. America has made sales to such havens of “human-rights” like Israel, Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. These are the recent sales, don’t let me start tracing history and remind them of their sales to South Korea, Cambodia, South Vietnam and Panama.
    “Human rights” means nothing but politics/semantics to these people, the only countries that can stand up and boldly claim to wholly believe in them are the Nordic countries, sadly their power projection is abysmal.

    • amaa

      July 23, 2015 at 3:23 pm

      I totally agree with you. US’s foreign policy when it comes to Nigeria and Africa in general is plain hypocrisy. As long as you are not in bed with them your Human Rights record is abysmal. Ihey are indirectly funding the black market where the Americans and Russians are making a kill.

    • nnenne

      July 23, 2015 at 10:30 pm

      @ EllesaridEllendil…..
      I thought Nigeria is an independent state, with learned men and women? Why can’t it start producing it’s own weapons. Decades after ” Ojukwu bucket” was produced, we are still looking to import arms from Ukraine. Did we push the real brains out of the country?
      Leave USA, the hell alone. The weapons will go to the wrong hands.

  5. Naijababeii

    July 23, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Na so becos u no agree to gay dem too say no weapon to help us fight bokoboz abeg where Russian/china presidents dey make dem invite u to come do deal with dem

  6. Naijababeii

    July 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    If am elected boko haram will be a tin of the pass, if am elected 1 square meal for every nigerian child in govt school, if am elected unemployed graduates will rec’d 5k every month ha baba nawa to u is high time u look at the election promises and tell nigerians the truth and wat u can do

  7. Beeeee

    July 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    So our dear president carried over 100 delegates for God knows how much from our empty treasury to America to discuss ways for them to help combat Boko Haram amongst other things and when America refused, he said this? This trip was painted as the anti Jonathan trip. Beginning with their departure….they were comparing GEJ’s own trip to this one, etc. So as the U.S. has told Buhari the same thing they told Jonathan, what does that mean. GEJ, God bless you wherever you are. U.S. are just a bunch of hypocrites, who is questioning them for the murders of the numerous unarmed black men that the police are killing? Aren’t their human rights being violated? What happened to the weapons that the last administration acquired? Buhari just needs to admit that Jonathan was on the right track and continue from where he stopped. We don’t need America. There are other countries we can partner with. Rahhhhhbeeeesh!

  8. or

    July 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    It cost Nigerians 2.2billion naira travel to US to know this.

    We knew this all along! APC have reversed Nigeria to staus quo.

    I warned Nigerians

    Tinubu Scammed Nigerians and lost out!!!!!!!!

    • NaijaPikin

      July 23, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Where did you pull numbers out of? your a$$?

    • or

      July 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

      You can exchange banter so you resort to insults coward! Ok say how much was spent?

  9. Spanish Guitar

    July 23, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    America, America, America! there is God o! Continue to fuel my belief in those conspiracy theories.
    Now as for Buhari, i think you should call Jonathan and apologise to him on behalf of your followers who called him a failure for not being able to persuade America to sell arms to Nigeria. For all the caustic remarks you all made when he tried to procure arms from South Africa and failed and even when he succeeded in buying from Russia.
    Buhari, remember you said that Jonathan is a failure for not being able to wipe out Boko haram from just 14 L.G.A’s out of over 700 LGAs in Nigeria? Well, now they have even evolved from Boko Haram to ISIS in Africa right under your watch. That is why the Japanese people say, make sure the words that come out of your mouth are soft because one day you might just have to eat them.
    I do wish you well President Buhari even though it has been evidenced by the video of his recent press conference in Nigeria that you don’t wish some parts of Nigeria well. (#Bellanaija, please post that video na?). Just remember that one ought not to Judge a person until one has walked a mile in that person’s shoes.

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