• FOR SALE: One bedroom executive flat, Lagos, Nigeria | Get details]

Politics Boko Haram Ceasefire Deal Came too Late - Oyegun


Social Member
✅ NEW - car park, swimming pool, 24 hours light/security and more.
Chief John Odigie Oyegun, in a Sunday Sun report, subtly attacked the Federal Government for its ceasefire agreement with the Boko Haram sect.

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that the ceasefire agreement came too late, as APC had long suggested this over a year ago.

It should be recalled that the Federal Government, on Friday, had announced a ceasefire deal with the sect with a view to dialogue.

The Sun quotes him as saying:

“But it is still very good. We are glad and we welcome it. We made it very clear when we agreed to cooperate with the federal government that only military pressure, which will push the insurgents into a corner where they have to decide between dying or giving peace a chance will give peace a chance.

“Instead of doing that, the federal government insisted on demonizing the APC, making it sound as if the APC are the sponsors. They totally neglected the military option. They were hell-bent on making the fight so intense in those three states – Borno , Yobe and Adamawa in the hope that there will not be elections because those three states were APC.

“But the God that has saved this nation is that that man, their agent called Davis, spilled the beans as to what is going on. I think that finally forced the PDP-led federal government to re-strategize, because there was now no way out of the crisis.

“They had to finally decide to properly arm the military, the security forces, properly motivate them, and that pressure that has been evident in recent months, has finally pushed the insurgents into the corner that they are in today. “We pray that there will be continuous sincerity of purpose on the part of the federal government in supporting our security agencies, our gallant soldiers, not exposing them anymore to unacceptable risks, and of course, seriously taking on the peace window that is now open."

He also tackled the Federal government for not probing the alleged complicity of the former Chief of Army SZtaff, Lt. Gen. Ihejirika, rtd., and the former governor of Borno state, Ali Mody Sheriff.

The Australian negotiator, Stephen Davis, had accused both men of sponsoring the Boko Haram sect.

Boko-Haram-Gunmen masked.jpg