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Meet Stephen Davis,The Man Who Exposed Boko Haram Sponsors In Nigeria

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Meet Stephen Davis,The Man Who Exposed Boko Haram Sponsors In Nigeria

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Sept 5, 2014 – Meet Stephen Davis, The Man Who Exposed Boko Haram Sponsors In Nigeria

The brave man who exposed two top Boko Haram sponsors in Nigeria, Dr Stephen Davis is an Australian.

The 63-year-old counter terrorism expert was born in Perth. He has a doctorate in Political geography. He worked as a mining consultant at Shell and Global Resources Company, WMC.

His peace negotiation career started back in 2004 with Niger Delta militants. He was the guy who connected Asari Dokubo with President Goodluck Jonathan and helped pull down the violence of MEND back in 2004.

naija delta militants asari dokuboDr Davis with Asari Dokubo and Naija Delta Militants

Since then he has developed a direct negotiation link with Boko Haram but his effort hasn’t been successful because of the involvement of top political sponsors of Boko Haram in Nigeria.

A devout Christian, he moved to Britain to work as a canon in the Ministry of Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral, alongside future Archbishop of Canterbury John Welby.

But when Dr Davis heard of the schoolgirl kidnapping in the village of Chibok, he decided to act.

He began remote negotiations with elements of Boko Haram. In Nigeria, he then travelled with a former Boko Haram guide in a beat-up car across the country’s north, setting up a hand-over of girls that would contribute to a peace deal with the government.

But each of the three attempted transfers were thwarted by powerful political forces looking to undermine the ruling party, Dr Davis said in a telephone interview.

“They were sabotaged each one of them in the end but we had commanders willing to do it.”

The only success in his mission came after he received a phone call from a man who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram. They began orchestrating an escape for a small number of girls, with four eventually managing to cross from a camp on the Cameroon side of the border to a safe place in Nigeria.

“They’re pretty heroic these young girls, pretty amazing,” he said. “What they went through is staggering.”

Dr Davis said Boko Haram had become more hardline since a peace deal with the government collapsed last year

He accused members of Nigeria’s political opposition of sponsoring the more extreme elements of the group in order to weaken the ruling party.

“Some of the guys are uncontrolled in that they are just beheading people before they even know who the person is,” he said.

“Or they go into a village and they’ll disembowel a pregnant woman and take the live foetus for a ritual.”

Dr Davis said the situation in Nigeria was deteriorating faster than at anyone could ever imagined. He has since left the country.

Last month, counter terrorism officials in Australia invited him and his wife for an interview.

The officials wanted to know what he had been doing in Nigeria since.

Stephen Davis has fingered former Borno Governor, Alimodu Sheriff and Retired General Ihejirika as top Boko Haram sponsors in Nigeria.

He also said the sect is paid legally through the Central Bank Of Nigeria.

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Dr Jamiu

    September 5, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    You are a brave man indeed but for the sake of your family, don’t ever come back to Nigeria because they will kill you

    • mrs ohio alias mrs ERANKO

      September 5, 2014 at 6:16 PM

      HE IS NOT A BRAVE MAN , HE IS AN **** ,COUNT, A S*** AND A LIAR, HE ONLY GO TO THESE PEOPLE TO SUPPLY MORE GUNS.

      THESE SO CALLED ABINOS OR OYINOBO, ARE PRETENDERS. THEY ARE HAPPY TO SEE AFRICAN COUNTRIES AT WAR. I DO NOT BELIEVE IN WHATEVER HE SAYS OR DO

    • alapomeji

      September 5, 2014 at 8:14 PM

      Abeg Mr Stephen gum for Australia ooooo…if not if you enter nija na die u dey…

  2. uzoma chris

    September 5, 2014 at 7:41 PM

    Oga na lie. Infact these two names you made mentioned of, shows you are a big liar

  3. Okoro JC

    September 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM

    Saying something like this without being asked &/or evidence is as good as shouting on d street. I wonder the use of this statement of Davis.. So many ppl hav bn fingered as sponsors, how is ds different frm those?

  4. J o

    September 5, 2014 at 8:06 PM

    Ride on man and God bless!!

  5. kemy

    September 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    anybody calling ds man a fool. is an even bigger fool… u tink he does not knw he can b sued for his allegations…. Nigerians always pretend even wen due truth is before their eyes… don’t com 2any politicians defense… dey don’t care if u exist… dey r all guilty as SIN….

  6. eniola

    September 6, 2014 at 3:16 AM

    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM I BELIEVE HIM,BUT IT WONT CHANGE ANYTHING BECAUSE NA NAIJA.

  7. SIR PROPHET.

    September 6, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    Uzoma Chris,u dnt no wht u are saying rest ur case. Dis Davis has being a proffessional in dis job he even study it in school which u are unble 2 go 2 schol. So shout up ur mouth and keep silent but if u are boko haram informant,u can go ahead.

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