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Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has commiserated with families of the victims of Tuesday’s “accidental” air strike by men of the Nigerian Air Force of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ in the Internally Displaced People camp in Borno State.


The governor, who said it was strange that the military could “mistakenly” bomb an IDP camp that it created and aware of the location, called for thorough investigation by both the military authority and the international community to ascertain what actually happened.


Criticising President Muhammadu Buhari for jumping into conclusion that the air strike was a mistake, the governor averred that by making that statement, the president had already foreclosed investigation, which he ought to have ordered before jumping into conclusion.

Fayose, in a release issued on Wednesday by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, maintained that “it is obvious that the Federal Government is still deceiving Nigerians on its handling of the Boko Haram insurgency because it is strange that the same Boko Haram that they said had been defeated were the ones they claimed the military wanted to attack with fighter jet.

“I sympathise with those hapless Nigerians who escaped death from the hands of Boko Haram insurgents only to be killed by the same authority that should be protecting them. May Allah (SWT) forgive their sins and grant them Al Jannah Fidau.

“It is also my prayers that the Almighty Allah (SWT) will console their families and grant them the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

“I also call on all necessary authorities in Nigeria as well as the international community to investigate the incident with a view to unravelling whether or not the air strike was a mistake. And if it was indeed a mistake, what led to it must be unravelled,” the governor said.

While maintaining that Nigerians were not being told the truth about the Boko Haram insurgency, Fayose asked what was the need for the air strike that led to the killing of those Nigerians in the IDP camp, If indeed Boko Haram had been defeated,

“I can’t join them to lie. I say the truth and stand by it. Over 800 people were killed in Southern Kaduna, but what are they telling Nigerians? They are even saying it with glee that just 204 people were killed and not over 800 as claimed by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kafanchan. Even if those killed in Southern Kaduna were 204, is that not enough a tragedy that should bother the federal government?

“At this period, what Nigerians deserve from government at all levels is the truth and it is only the truth the can set the Nigeria and its people free from all these calamities.”

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  1. Fayose, being an opposition is not all about making unnecessary noise at every point in time. Please try deploying common sense sometimes.

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    1. Pls what do u mean by common sense?

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    2. Anonymous 4:10, ur foolishness will be very hard to cure. Somebody is speaking the truth and all u do is to berate him? Chai!!! Where u for inherit such foolishness?

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    3. Pls. Mr. Anonymous what is common sense ? Kindly answer. Fayose has already made a Common sense. APC is still campaigning with futile lies upon lies. Even exposing the Nigerian Masses with a greater danger.

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    4. Mumu na be your name....truth is bitter

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    5. Fayose made a point about Mr President, jumped into conclusion that it was indeed a mistake without proper investigation, only God knows what's actually going on in our blessed Country.

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    6. Please i believe most of us who are making comment on this platform are youths, did anyone follow the trend of this event? It was not the President who said it was a mistake rather it was Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole. Please if we must criticize let us do it with facts and figures. It was a grave professional blunder for Nigerian Army to do such but do not bring the President into this matter. Please go and read his full reaction and address immediately he got the news. No sane person will like what is going on in the country but for once whenever we see the truth dont let our hatred becloud the truth. DO NOT BRING THE PRESIDENT INTO THIS MATTER. and as for Governor Fayose, he is trying to put the present administration on their toes but you dont talk everytime on every issue less he will not be paid attention to even if he is raising vital points. Gov. Fayose should know and learn when to talk and when not to.
      I pray things turn around for better in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria

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    7. Then what did ur president do about it?

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    8. @Barak, What would he have done? Lease help out and tell us what he would have done. It is only in Nigeria that a mad man like Fayose will be controlling traffic and people will be obeying him. Every minute, Buhari. When will you all learn to leave Buhari alone? And note that the more you guys castigate him, the note popular he becomes.

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  2. Please i believe most of us who are making comment on this platform are youths, did anyone follow the trend of this event? It was not the President who said it was a mistake rather it was Lucky Irabor, the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole. Please if we must criticize let us do it with facts and figures. It was a grave professional blunder for Nigerian Army to do such but do not bring the President into this matter. Please go and read his full reaction and address immediately he got the news. No sane person will like what is going on in the country but for once whenever we see the truth dont let our hatred becloud the truth. DO NOT BRING THE PRESIDENT INTO THIS MATTER. and as for Governor Fayose, he is trying to put the present administration on their toes but you dont talk everytime on every issue less he will not be paid attention to even if he is raising vital points. Gov. Fayose should know and learn when to talk and when not to.
    I pray things turn around for better in Nigeria. God bless Nigeria

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  3. This Fayose's vocal diarrhea will never stop. What is good in what this Agbero has just said? What happened was an accident, the Air Force has apologized for this grave mistake. Malaysian Airline crashed and the world did not come to an end, a whole lot of things have have local and international, heaven did not fall, Fayose is a hopeless man and ought not have been a governor. All these youths hailing all these politicians, when will you take over your country? All Nigeria youths are animals. Rise up and take over this country. These guys will always use you and dump you, your own will only be to complain. Nonsence.

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  4. I don't know what to believe in this country again.how can you send missile to IDP camp and you call it mistake. Is anyone safe in this country now? What nonsense? There is more to this abeg.

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