Jonathan Too Gentle To Wipe Out Boko Haram – US Army Captain

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War against Boko Haram can be won if the government is determined and President Goodluck Jonathan can stop being too gentle in the fight against insurgency. This was the opinion of Nigerian-born U.S. Army Captain, Sunday Adebomi, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday.

“There are several ways of wiping out the sect and end the killings. If government is determined to end Boko Haram today it will be achieved.

“Who are those in the sect that dare face the government? But unfortunately, I suspect there are some bigwigs behind these people.

“Mr President is being too gentle in his handling of the killings; but unfortunately, it is daily assuming dangerous dimension; gentility cannot win the war.

“Although gentility is not a crime but Mr President will have to be more aggressive because this is a security threat to the entire nation,” he said.

Adebomi therefore noted that “Mr President will have to take a stand on the matter either to continue to tolerate the sect and leave Nigerians to be mourning every day with the several killings.

“Mr President should give a matching order to the military to wipe them off once and for all.

“Not until a strong stand is taken Nigerians may not be able to sleep with their eyes closed,” he said.

Adebomi praised the military for the “good works” they are doing in the affected states but said the fight will remain very hard as “they are fighting unknown faces and faceless groups.

“Government will have to first identify the cause of the problem, the root, sponsors, as well as where and how these insurgents get their weapons.

“The security agencies do not also understand the terrain they are fighting the war because most of them are alien to the battle fields.

“They know nothing about the sect, how then will they fight such war and think they will win; it is difficult,” he said pointedly.

Adebomi noted that if the Nigerian security operatives were committed, all that would be needed to clear out the insurgents is the Presidential directive to proceed.

Governors of the affected states, according to him, should also be made to account for each soul lost to insurgents.

“What I’m simply saying is that the matter deserves an aggressive reaction; enough of a gentleman approach, because you don’t dialogue with faceless groups,” he said.

“The question we need to ask ourselves is: “When will enough be enough?

“I woke up this morning with this thought in my mind asking Nigerians when enough will be enough.

“I ask the President when enough will be enough. I ask members of the Senate and House of Representatives when enough will be enough.

“Is it not time the government declared full state of emergency in the affected region?

“Since this insurgency, what concrete intelligence step has the government taken apart from fire for fire exposing ill equipped military men and women to excessive fire power of Boko Haram.

“Let us ask, when will enough be enough? Nigeria is dripping blood on daily basis; it is time the government woke up to its task,” he said.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. President Jonathan can be very sympathetic and understanding, being a Civilian and gave peace a chance by giving consent to a ceasefire deal with Boko Haram. Some said that he needed peace in the north east to be able to campaign for 2015 elections but I believe that he acted as a father to extend olive leaves to errant sect called Boko Haram. Now that it is clear that the murderous sect wants war, it is time to prove that Nigerians are never below; it is time to daily hold meetings with the Service Chiefs so that the sect is constantly bombarded till it is completely wiped out. If weapons are in short supply, Russia and China will be helpful if the Western world refuses to sell weapons to Nigeria. We are gradually getting used to killings as if human beings are not the ones being killed. Too many innocent lives have been lost. Enough is enough!

    • The president is trying his best , we the people of Nigeria are not ready to fight for ourselves . A day is enough to end the issue of boko haram if we want to end it.

      the presidency, senates and governors are not ready for that now because they are too busy for power . I tell them all ,any of our leader that dose not want the good of this country, The hand that took Abacha out of power will take them before that 2015. let good Nigerians say Amen.
      And very soon, boko haram will start killing themselves ,

  2. I think is really time our dear beloved President remove sentiment and any selfish motive in case he has any and declare a full blown war against this sect. We don’t want to loose any more innocent lives. Enough is enough. Defend the defenceless, the ordinary citizens, arise and act once and for all. God bless Nigeria.

  3. A Good president will give his life for his people. He will plant tree for his words and action to be remembered . and he will still speak after death. Nelson Mandela is a good leader,he still lives .

    We need scarifies to stop the issue of boko haram in this our great country. only sacrifices can recall sacrifices. its time for one to die for his brother to live , otherwise both we lost their lifes

  4. Enough is Enough…..life is worth more than Powers , Diamonds and God. Its better we let love reign to save ourlive and the future of our great nation. God bless Nigeria…..grant peace to the Souls of the victims of these national Calamity. God most High lives.

  5. Innocents Souls , worths much in the eyes of the Creator…..everyman must die someday. Earth is not our permanent Place……take a walk with mi in your heart how many years do we all living now think that we are left to stay in these place…..no time is late to make right as far as we are still alive. Jus like our great grand fathers….some years to come, the hand writting these message will be here no more ….why then do we want to waste the precious time that God gave use to beautify our world…..please let us together help and make Nigeria a better place. To be good pays at last……still our creator don’t bother on ya choices in these life caz whatever we sow we great at long end. Pls love your neighbour as brothers and sistaz. Peace to Nigeria, Africa and whole human race

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