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Blame Boko Haram for the abduction of Chibok girls - Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan had in an emailed statement urged protesters to blame terrorists over the abduction of the 200 girls so as to...

President Goodluck Jonathan had in an emailed statement urged protesters to blame terrorists over the abduction of the 200 girls so as to ensure their “zeal is matched with a realistic understanding of the situation.

Jonathan writes:”When a bomb goes off in Baghdad, the people of Iraq do not blame the government, they blame the terrorists,” he said. “When terrorists see Nigerians turn on each other in blame, it gives them a huge morale boost … the terrorists are the real enemy.”

The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and main opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, which rules Borno state, have blamed each other for the hostage crisis.
Jonathan and the military have been criticized in Nigeria for the slowness of their reaction to the mass abduction, and last week Nigeria accepted help from the United States, Britain, France and China to find the girls.

Some of the 80 U.S. troops deployed for a mission aiming to rescue the school girls have already arrived in Chad, Pentagon spokesman Army Colonel Steve Warren said on Thursday.

The U.S. military has also been flying unmanned surveillance aircraft over remote areas of northeast Nigeria for two weeks, and last weekend the Pentagon struck an agreement to enable it to share intelligence directly with the Nigerian government.

Yet a rescue mission would be fraught with danger. Little has been said in public about the girls’ possible whereabouts or whether any negotiations are going on behind the scenes to free them.

Militants killed 17 people in the northeastern village of Alagarno on Tuesday and razed several houses to the ground.

Hours earlier, a double bomb blast in the central Nigerian city of Jos killed 118 people, according to the emergency services, while men on motorbikes killed nine people in a raid on the nearby village of Shawa on Monday.

While authorities suspect Boko Haram of carrying out all these attacks, there have been no claims of responsibility.

The well armed militant group has no direct line of communication with the Western press and its purported leader, Abubakar Shekau, claims only occasional attacks through videos circulated to local journalists.

Military discovers rocket launcher production facility in Kano
Meanwhile, The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), on Friday in Abuja, said rocket launcher production facility was uncovered at Dorayi District in Kumbotso Local Government Area of Kano.

This information is contained in a statement issued and signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information.

The statement said that cordon and search exercise led to the discovery of the facility.

It explained that the discovery followed the arrest of a prominent member of the terrorist group.

“Locally made anti-aircraft gun and mortar accessories and rocket propelled grenade tubes and launcher along with accessories were recovered.

“Also seized were three AK47 rifles and hundreds of rounds of assorted ammunitions as well as drilling machines and other fabricating equipment.

The statement reminded the public to report suspicious persons to security agencies in their localities to prevent unwholesome act by terrorists. (NAN)


  1. Our gov should educate Nig on subject of Security Consciousnessn nd after which information given 2 gov should utilised 2 produce desired results nd again after success, we jst need 2 hear but let what's to be Top Secret shouldn't be revealed so as 2 clamp down all evil in our society both on Local and International level.

  2. good report but the security may let loose the culprits


  3. Dr.Orji Uzor Kalu wants everyone to know that President Goodluck Jonathan may be the last president Nigeria will have.

    What could make him utter such statement that can even put him to death if the country is being governed by a dictator?

    The former governor of Abia State wants Nigerians to be wise like his grandmother when it comes to security issues in the country.

    He is asking Nigerians to take the security matter very serious because it is no longer the job of Jonathan alone.

    “If we don’t take time and work together as Nigerians, Jonathan might be the last Nigerian President. Jonathan might be the Gorbachev of Nigeria. And that is the truth, so we better wake up.”

    We should be able to come together as one family and fight because if we don’t take time; I repeat it for the second time; Jonathan will be the last president of the name Nigeria. Government can negotiate formerly or informally”

  4. This man Jonathan is so stupid it baffles me how he managed to be President of a Major country like Nigeria. He does not understand anything like the fact that the purpose of a Government is to protect the population and ensure that law and order are maintained and the Buck always stops with the person at the top

    The country is in Grief for the lost of over 150 people from terrorist acts and the kidnapping of over 200 young lives whose fates are still in doubt. What did this stupid president do? First he attended a Political Rally 2 days after the kidnapping and now he's attending the inauguration of Joseph Zuma in South Africa. A decent man would have sent his deputy and concentrate on the job at home i.e rescuing these poor girls and attending to desperate security and law and order issues at like all civilized Presidents would have done.

  5. GEJ only sees his postion as bed to enjoy,relax,loot treasury.he fails to realise that he is responsible for the protection of lives and properties.I wonder why he always cast blame.instead of acting a shame that Naija crumbles in all aspects.u cannt even pick one aspect he does well.Security, NEPA,corruption,education,Health etc

  6. francis ur d most stupid and usless fool in dis net.jona will kill him self for u before u no dat he is working

  7. You Nigerians must understand that this is a complicated situation. What is required in this situation may not be physical fighting as everyone expects. Mind you in government, things are not physically done by the President. He is not also to tell people every step he takes especially in security situation like this. Many of you guys blabing away may not even perform 25% of what your President is doing if put in the same circumstances. Let him do the much he can after all he's not God and can't perform miracles.


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