FG Boasts Of Collapsing Boko Haram’s Networks

BokoHaram-WIT-GUNS 1The Federal Government of Nigeria says it is definitely collapsing the Boko Haram insurgent’s networks, bridging insecurity and also having its eyes on fifth columnist in the country.

It also guaranteed that elections will be conducted in all parts of the country including the North East as it has already liberated a large portion of the area.

The assurance came in the aftermath of a breakfast meeting hosted by President Goodluck Jonathan with the Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh and other Service Chiefs who were in attendance.

Badeh, who spoke to journalists at the end of the forum outside the President’s residence, said “life is gradually coming back in the areas earlier ravaged by the insurgents including Mubi, Adamawa State”.

He also stated that the Department of State Services is already handling the issues bordering on fake Boko Haram negotiators and fifth columnists aggravating the crisis, with a guarantee that the government would deal with them appropriately.

The Chief of Defence Staff further said the armed forces was very firm and are strategizing to ensure that insecurity in the north-east was  brought under control.

He did not mention the strategies that the military is adopting in its counter terrorism operation that has been on for over five years.

Jonathan Meets With Security Chiefs, Governors

FEC_nigeriaThe President’s meeting with security chiefs and PDP governors has ended at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

The meeting examined recent security events and developments in the country.

Although, the outcome of the meeting was not made public, those present include the governors of Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Benue, Delta, Abia, Enugu, Anambra and Jigawa states.

Others were the Plateau, Kogi, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Kaduna, Gombe, Katsina and Niger State governors as well as Taraba State’s Acting Governor, and the deputy governors of Bayelsa and Kebbi states.

They were joined by Vice President Namadi Sambo, the Minister of Defence, Lt.-Gen Aliyu Gusau, the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.), the Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh, the Service Chiefs, the Inspector-General of Police, the Director-General of the State Security Services and the Director-General Of National Intelligence Agency.

Also present was the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Minister of Police Affairs, and the Minister for the Interior.

No APC governor was present at the expanded meeting.

However, another Security Council meeting would hold next Wednesday with all governors, irrespective of political party expected to attend.