Ex-NSA Dasuki Speaks From Detention, Says Jonathan Deserves Praise For Defeating Boko Haram

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July 17, 2017 – Ex-NSA Dasuki Speaks From Detention, Says Jonathan Deserves Praise For Defeating Boko Haram

Even after Boko Haram took over several territory including about 16 local government areas during Goodluck Jonathan administration, the then National Security Adviser, NSA, said the Goodluck Jonathan deserves commendation for defeating terrorist group.

Speaking from detention where he is being held for allegedly mismanaging about $2.1 billion meant for purchase of arms to fight Boko Haram, Mr. Dasuki said it was the actions of the Goodluck Jonathan administration against Boko Haram that made the 2015 general election possible in Nigeria.

Mr. Dasuki spoke in a foreward he personally wrote to a 308-page book titled ‘Boko Haram Media War – An Encounter with the Spymaster,’ authored by Yushau Shuaib, an award-winning Public Relations professional.

According to the former NSA, the 2015 general elections would not have taken place especially in the volatile north-east if the government under which he served had not risen to the occasion to “defeat” Boko Haram.

“In fact, without our intervention in ensuring the defeat of Boko Haram, the electorates could not have had the opportunity to exercise their franchise,” Mr. Dasuki was quoted in the forward.

“It is a fact that we provided peace and stability that afforded Nigerians, especially in the North-East in voting for their governors, legislators and others in the 2015 elections.

“In the war-front are evident success stories which Shuaib has mentioned in some of the articles that featured in this book, especially on media relations, self-censorship, gallantry in recovering dozens of cities and towns among other declassified revelations,” he said.

Mr. Dasuki did not, however, elaborate on how the former ragtag militants were able to mobilise and defeat several military formations before taking over the territories while he was NSA.

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9 thoughts on “Ex-NSA Dasuki Speaks From Detention, Says Jonathan Deserves Praise For Defeating Boko Haram

  1. i will not blow his trumpet but CONCUR jonathan is better than ex generals ruling us since independence.obj,ibb,abacha,buhari put together..no doubts surrounded with wolves just like they did during yar adua regime but he sincerely conducted election,he did not sieze power or want to stay forever like the ex generals.boko haram would have been a reason not to conduct the general election but moved on to do so because of mounting tension.only candidate who conceded without any law suit or bloodshed.some even swear blood of baboon and monkey may be spilled if not a northerner clinches the presidential seat.he did not disappear in abroad for medical tourism and always attende fed exec meeting routinely.May God help us with thsi broom weilding administration who has run out of lies.

  2. WELL, THAT’S A POLITICIAN SPEAKING! An uninvolved observer like me knows that GEJ’s government was massively corrupt. But when compared to PMB’s, GEJ’s is about the best government we ever had in this country.

  3. What makes him criminal,if I may ask, is the the fact that he hasn’t been given a fair trial and has since been refused bail as granted by a competent court of law,why do we so much believe in media propaganda,what else do you expect a sitting govt to tell you other than what suits them, I’m neither against, nor in support of dasuki but give a fair and open trial,allow him to publicly say what he knew concerning the deal, let everybody involved be brought to answer questions and if I may also ask, how come the trial is all against the opposition party member ,excluding the newly defected ones,Nigerians are suffering today because they have failed to reason,they refuse to ask questions,if only he’ll be given an open and fair trial Atleast so we can get hear the names of all involved.

  4. This Dasuki guy is losing his mind. He needs urgent psychiatric help. Jonathan prevented Boko Haram from disrupting the 2015 elections under the mistaken belief that he would win the Presidency, having spent billions on bribes. Who is listening to this thief? They should inject him with medications to keep him silent until the next elections are over. Embezzled public funds meant for security of lives and property and still has the audacity to insult our intelligence? Only in Nigeria.

  5. @iron bar, Metu Nyetu,Gerald Steven thanks for all your points. If Goodluck Jonathan did not do all he could to fight the hardline insurgency,the same Nigerians will voice out their displeasure over his inability to quell the jihadi extremists. Everyone knew the bokoharam groups became more portent as soon as Buhari declared to the then president that he would make his government “ungovernable”. The hardline group they help to create has now become uncontrollable,uncooperative,stiffnecked and a thorn in the flesh that is hard to smother or do away with. Jonathan used all in his might to battle BokoHaram insurgency using mercenaries and Nigeria military with a high degree of success, enabling a conducive environment for a peaceful general election that was eventually held across the federation including Bookoharam former territories. Obviously Goodluck Jonathan did far better than the current administration in terms of our national security. Rule of law is completely absence with the current regime if not,Dasunki by now should have been given fair hearing in the court no matter the alligation of corruption leveled against him . This of course is a sign of totalitarian regime Nigerians found themselves under it grip where one man controls all. They promised to wipe out BokoHaram in two weeks after becoming president but here we are today with scores of Nigerians killed by the dreaded group. This is a warning lesson to all politicians that you don’t play politics with our national security. Let Buhari finish what he helped to create.

  6. Endurance, I give you 100% kudos to your comments, God bless you, this is 3 pm here, but I am saying Nigerians GOOD MORNING, this is the beginning of ten plagues that will befall Nigeria, by the time it is night, we shall count miles, this is the worst regime in the history of Nigeria, this is the regime that I have seen human life been wasted, this is the regime that believe in tit for tat, the regime where blood of innocent are wasted every hour and nobody cares. After the race, Nigerian should count miles, if you use terrorist to get power, I think you will also be removed by terror Boko harm is made in North. this Regime should release the Dasuki because there are so many who are worst than him but shielded by the current regime.

  7. People have such short memory. There was No Boko Haram before Jonathan. The menace of his administration continues to plague Nigeria. A dummy President who had no power to control those under him from eating Nigeria to the bone, then telling us that Boko Haram are our (his) brothers and it was not good to kill our brothers, although they were killing us by the thousands. Who else could have recovered all that money from those thieves but PMB? They looted the treasury and left it empty for Nigerians, staff salaries were unpaid for 8 months and PMB had to borrow money to pay back salaries. At his age and after paying his dues for heading the ONLY non-corrupt administration in the history of Nigeria (with Late Gen. Babatunde Idiagbon, of blessed memory), he was still doing his best to salvage what is left of Nigeria, before becoming gravely ill. Did PMB create Nigeria’s problems alone? Now your suffering is just beginning, Nigeria.

    • Thanks Lola O for your brilliant response to this issue. May God continues to increase you knowledge. You have said it all. It is a great disappointment to hear most of Nigerians saying that Jonathan administration is far more better than the current administration. This is one of the reasons why we cannot solve our problem in this Country.

      Some of the commenters are just commenting base on tribal bigotry. With all massive lootings under Jonathan’s watch people are still blaming him and expecting Buhari to perform magic when our oil is sold for under $25/barrel. People have forgotten that recession did not just happen, some people looted Nigeria into recession.

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