America Warned Us About Boko Haram But We Did Nothing – Masari

BelloMasari_SpeakerHouseofRepresentativesA former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, has revealed that before the Boko Haram insurgency began in 1999, the U.S Government had warned Nigeria of the potential threat posed by the sect’s activities but the Nigerian Government did nothing about it.

Speaking to newsmen in Katsina yesterday, Masari said while he was Speaker six years ago, the American authorities wrote to the Nigerian government and listed five things that, if not addressed, could lead to the disintegration of the nation by 2015.

“Most of the things they warned us about are currently happening including, of course, this Boko Haram”, the former speaker said, even as he expressed the fear that the activities of the insurgents, if not halted, could lead to the disintegration of the nation.

Masari, who was speaker from 2007 to 2011, also gave the federal government knocks for last week’s lock-out of the current speaker, Aminu Tambuwal, and other lawmakers at the National Assembly.

“What happened shows the type of leadership we have in the nation and it is suggestive of the danger ahead should the nation allow the current leadership to continue beyond 2015”, he noted

He further accused the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal government of using police and other security agencies to create confusion in the nation even as he warned the security agents to act with caution.

Masari, who is seeking the governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Katsina State, promised to fill the apparent leadership void in the state.


  1. If really America warned Nigeria of the potential danger posed by this sect far back “99”, Why did the government of the time not follow it? Why are they shifting the blame to Jonathan and Ihejirika now?The carelessness of the past leaders are being addressed by Jonathan, yet they wanted him hanged. What a wicked world!!! The truth is gradually coming out. Where are the northern he goats on this platform? Boko haram is the military wing of the north to protect the zone from any uprising, it has been there for long, getting there financing from this same elders crying now, but now that God have turned the sword of the wicked against them. they’re shifting blame to someone else.

  2. BH was just like OPC, BAKASSI BOYS ETC but got negatively energized by those who threatened making the country ungovernable should Jonathan win 2011 election.
    They are now inspired by the ISIS, AL QUEDA, and the like. remember the mayhem on the aborted hosting of Miss World then championed by some holier than thou zealots , or the demonstrations on desecration of the Glorious Quran or even the fatiah by Ayatollah Khomeini on Salman Rushdie of yore. all this to drum what divide rather than unite us.
    Those whose bread are buttered by crisis seize the negative opportunity to exaggerate issues and threaten the peace of the Nation rather than do good intellectual gymnastics to see how we will stop importations of virtually all our needs and rise up for a productive existence. OH what a Nation!


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