President Buhari Casts Doubt On His Focus In Boko Haram Operations

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A security expert from Abuja has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his comments on the Boko Haram insurgency and the Chibok girls during the chat with Nigerian journalists.

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Kabir Adamu stated that the president left much to be desired in “the continued abduction of the Chibok Girls by the Islamist insurgent group, Jamatus ahlis Sunna lil Dawatil wal Jihad otherwise called Boko Haram, and the use of Hijab by female suicide bombers to hide their Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) clad vests”.

The analyst said that Buhari’s answer casts doubt on the focus of the intelligence organisations in Nigeria.


Adamu added that if the president’s answer is a tacit disapproval of the effectiveness of the ongoing collection priorities of the intelligence organisations then he has not shown it in the last seven months that he has been at the helm of affairs as the president to whom all these four organisations report.

He said: “It can be argued that he has changed the leadership of the ONSA, DIA and SSS but our position is that as long as he does not review the instrumentalities of these offices to attune them to the realities of Nigeria’s current democratic dispensation and the realities of the modern world then they will continue to focus on other aspects outside the protection of the core of our national interest, which is the protection of citizens. Simply put these are the organisations that are funded by tax payers money to provide intelligence for the protection of national interest.

“We now have a situation where 219 plus girls are missing and we do not have a clue as to their whereabouts! So what have they been doing with the huge budgetary allocations to fund intelligence collection?

“In addition, is President Buhari’s statement also a tacit disapproval of the intelligence cooperation and liaison arrangement Nigeria has with friendly countries including the US, UK, France and coterminous countries including Chad, Cameroon and Niger? If yes, what has the president done in the last seven months to influence and redirect this cooperation and liaison arrangements to be more effective and efficient? We are talking of over 219 girls and not a needle in a haystack.”


Against this backdrop, the security expert advocated that Buhari charges the intelligence organisations in the manner he gave the army three months deadline to end the Boko Haram.

, Buhari said the Nigerian authorities was willing and ready to negotiate with the terrorist group without any preconditions in order to retrieve the girls.

Nigerian president stated that his government has no reliable information or intelligence on the whereabouts of the Chibok schoolgirls who were abducted last year by the Boko Haram militants.

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