President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday declared that there is no hiding place for members of the dreaded terrorist group Boko Haram that have unleashed untold mayhem on innocent Nigerians. The enemies of humanity, he said, must be fished out and brought to justice.
“For those who take pleasure in seeing innocent human beings in pains, to see limbs being shattered and blood flowing in all directions after terror attacks, we say, you shall have no hiding place. Nigerians will expose you. The people of conscience around the world have rejected you,” the president stated while inaugurating the Boko Haram Victims Support Funds.
But the chairman of the committee, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (rtd) promptly rejected the president’s advice that they should go everywhere including the dreaded Sambisa forest…
Sambisa is where the Boko Haram sect are holding the abducted Chibok schoolgirls captive and Danjuma said they wont go anywhere near the forest except President Jonathan who is the commander-in-chief of the armed forces chooses to take them there.
Jonathan cried out again, saying: “They have killed and maimed and struck fear into law-abiding citizens. They have destroyed villages, attacked property and terminated people’s livelihoods without a care in the world.
“They have engaged our security agencies in a meaningless warfare that has wasted unimaginable human and material resources.
“The reality today is that we are confronted with individuals whose minds have been so twisted and tutored to believe they are doing God a service.”
In his remarks, chairman of the committee TY Danjuma stated that the Boko Haram sect seemed to be having the upper hand, recalling that he had earlier pointed out that what the country was facing was more deadly than the civil war.
Danjuma, a former defence minister, said:
“One thing we will not do is to go to Sambisa forest. The commander-in-chief will lead and we will follow the commander-in-chief.
“This war must be brought to an end. We must win this war immediately. It is taking too long. I called it civil war when it began, and people said it’s insurgency. The insurgents appear to be having the upper hand at this very moment. They pick and choose where to strike; they are even holding positions and displacing us.
“We must win this war, Mr President; we must do so immediately. We will raise the funds, we will disburse it. I promise you we will do so diligently and transparently but we must win this war, Mr President. May God bless our country.”