Just as US blocks Nigeria from buying fighter jets, the military receives this

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-A Northern youth has urged the Nigerian military to ignore all attempt by some unpatriotic Nigerians to ruin their effort in fighting insurgency 

– The group also called on the Nigerian media to from allowing itself to be used as agents of distraction in the ongoing war against the insurgency in the North East

– The urged the Nigerian public to disregard reports that attempts to portray the military in bad light


A northern youth group, the Arewa Youth Leaders Forum on Sunday, November 13, called on the Nigerian military to ignore every false report about its institution in the media.

Describing the reports as being peddled by detractors and unpatriotic elements, the group said the said must learn to focus on the assignment of ridding Nigeria of Boko Haram terrorists.

The group also called on the Nigerian media to desist from allowing itself to be used as agents of distraction in the ongoing war against the insurgency in the North East.

Speaking during a press briefing in Kaduna, the national president of the group, Abubakar Abubakar urged Nigerians to disregard reports that attempts to portray the military in bad light.

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He said the sacrifices made by men of the Nigerian soldiers in safe guarding the country deserves the appreciation of all Nigerians

Abubakar also described recent reports of the federal government hiring mercenaries to execute the the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorists as mischievous and baseless allegations.

Abubakar said: “Those that are out to destroy Nigeria are diversifying their strategies so their seeds of discord must not be allowed to germinate and neither should they be allowed to take root.”

“Further to this, the plot to portray the rest of the country as those that do not appreciate the immeasurable efforts of these patriotic and selfless dedicated men and women in the armed forces, whilst others paid the supreme price with their lives others have denied themselves every material and emotional benefits just to ensure that we defeat all terrorists organisations and their affiliates in Nigeria,” he said.

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He said it is difficult to understand how the same Nigerian military which decimated Boko Haram terrorists without any foreign support would now contemplate hiring mercenaries to fight the degraded components of these terrorist.

“Could it be that these people are looking for ways to explain away the presence of foreign fighters that they have recruited to swell the ranks of Boko Haram after they were decimated by the military?

“In the dark days of the previous administration, the so called mercenaries were doing a lot of talking in the news while terrorists run amok as far south as Lokoja, Kogi state.

“In the months that the military fought the extremists under President Muhammadu Buhari nothing much was heard of them until this time that authorities are suggesting that the war against terror is entering a new phase after much progress,” Abubakar said.

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“The so called mercenaries are in our opinion were merely planted to detract from the success recorded by the military”.

Furthermore, Abubakar urged the Nigerian government to investigate those making the claims that they have seen mercenaries fighting the insurgency.

He said these people may be working towards covering up their tracks after recruiting foreign nationals to fight on the side of the terrorists.

“It is nothing but manifestation of the concerted attempts to reverse the gains made by the armed forces. Such stories should therefore be discarded with a wave of the hand without our military services dignifying them with formal responses.”

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Abubakar said Nigerians truly support the military and will continue to demonstrate that through regular briefings, marches and prayers for the troops.

Meanwhile, there are reports that the United States government is blocking President Muhammadu Buhari from buying fighter jets to help the military in their fight.

This report comes after a former US State Department agent on security affairs in Nigeria Matthew Page listed five reasons why the US government must not sell 12 warplanes to Nigeria.

Page among others said the sell of the warplanes will not bolster the relationship between Nigeria and the United States of America.

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