Olusegun Obasanjo and President Muhammadu Buhari
Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former President who spoke on the 2nd session of the Synod held on the Cathedral Church of St.Paul’s Anglican Church, Oleh in Isoko South Native Authorities Space of Delta State, said that Buhari’s authorities strengthened Boko Haram by paying ransoms.
The previous President who warned that each insecurity scenario in Nigeria have to be taken severely and be addressed directly with out favouritism or cuddling, spoke on the subject, “Mobilizing Nigeria’s human& natural re.s for national development and stability”.
Admitting that Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence weren’t handled as they need to at the start, Obasanjo said that Buhari’s authorities strengthened Boko Haram by paying ransoms which they’ve constantly denied. He stated;
“They’ve each incubated and developed past what Nigeria can deal with alone. They’re now mixed and internationalized with ISIS in management. It’s not a difficulty of lack of training and lack of employment for our youths in Nigeria which it started as, it’s now West African fulanization, African Islamization and international organized crimes of human trafficking, cash laundering, drug trafficking, gun trafficking, unlawful mining and regime change.
“But, we may have handled each earlier, and nip them within the bud, however Boko Haram boys have been seen as rascals not requiring severe consideration in administering holistic measures of stick and carrot. And after we woke as much as the fact, it was turned to business for one and all to provide supplies and tools that have been already outdated and that weren’t match for energetic navy objective.
“Soldiers were poorly trained for the unusual mission, poorly equipped, poorly motivated, poorly led and made to engage in propaganda rather than achieving results. Intelligence was poor and governments embarked on games of denials while paying ransoms which strengthened the insurgents and yet governments denied payments of ransoms. Today, the insecurity issue has gone beyond the wit and capacity of Nigerian Government or even West African Governments”.
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