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Obasanjo Warns Boko Haram: “You Can Never Win This War”

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Obasanjo Warns Boko Haram: “You Can Never Win This War”

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Sept 14, 2012 – Obasanjo Warns Boko Haram: “You Can Never Win This War”

Ex-Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has issued a serious warning to the camp of the Islamic terrorist sect, Boko Haram inflicting terror on innocent Nigerians that their goal of destroying the nation is unattainable. naijagists.com

Obasanjo said the death of the former Libyan dictator, Colonel Muammar Ghaddafi made the Islamic militants to relocate into Nigeria.

He told a British Broadcasting corporation on Thursday that the non-stop killing and bombing by the Boko Haram sect is not connected with issue of bad leadership in the country.

Obasanjo further stated the following:

 “Now, talking to people who know the history of Nigeria, you will know that you cannot impose any particular religion on Nigeria as a whole. These people cannot impose Shari’a in the North where most of our people are Muslims let alone in Nigeria,” he said.

“Now, they should know that, and someone should make them know that. So I see a bit of naivety in that objective that they have given to themselves and it is an unattainable objective.”

“If you are prepared to kill more people, if like somebody says “we will fight to the last drop of our blood”, now, one does not know whose blood would be the last to drop. How many would they kill, how many of them will survive at the end of the day?

“I believe you should go with…you should carry carrot and stick, at the end of the day there would be area where carrot would work and there would be area where stick would work. And I believed the authorities are now adopting that.

“Those who are on the other side, Boko Haram, and those who believe in their cause or waiting for their cause, know that it is not the war that they can win.”

“There is an internal element, which you have mentioned—inadequate education in the North, or in fact inadequate education generally in the country, inadequate employment opportunities in the country, all that are part of what, if you like, is remote cause of Boko Haram as far as I am concerned.

“But then there are also external elements. Now, the fallout from Libya, which of course as a result what happened in Libya, those that have been trained in Libya in the time of Gaddafi from other countries who are neighbors of Libya, when Gaddafi fell they moved out. They moved out with their training, their weapons and they started to wreak havoc on the communities in which they have moved out to. And that is the situation in northern Mali,”

“We know that there will be a price to pay in the way that it all went in Libya. At the end of the day all of us in Africa, and all those who masterminded the way it happened will have to pay a price, and we are now paying the price “Now it was too early to shout ‘uhuru’ with the Arab Spring, and some of us said that. That look, what will be the final outcome of this? Let us wait and see. When you have violence and violent overthrow of regimes you do not know exactly what the final outcome will be.”(thedailypostreport)

23 Comments

23 Comments

  1. Blessyn Serri

    September 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    I pray dat d boko haram sect wil repent and if dey don't, dey'll all perish.

  2. Alhazan kayode.

    September 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    I think dat is nice,if someone like obasanjo and other leaders can do something 2 dis dat will b ok.

  3. Horlarmy

    September 14, 2012 at 6:27 PM

    Our forma president was sayin d tin dat wil vafou us in nigeria god elp us oo

  4. Motunrayo

    September 14, 2012 at 6:44 PM

    God will help us,,,, nah God save me when i was serving in Niger state

  5. Mr.Aghahowa thompson

    September 14, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Tnk God dat baba sheggie has finialy develop interest dis pple must perish in hell.

  6. henry

    September 14, 2012 at 7:24 PM

    Thank you my dear OBJ while others keep mum you are one of the few that will talk.and some idiot will still talk to this elder statesman anyhow.any Yoruba blood that talk to this great man
    anyhow must be a bastard ..omo ale.

  7. Adelola Shote

    September 14, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    Obasanjo you too you be boko haram

    • Teju

      September 15, 2012 at 7:52 AM

      That is why we are having problems in this country, because of pple like u. U don’t think befOre you talk. God help us.

    • sunny

      September 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

      you have problem. dont comment anyhow these are national issues.

  8. harry

    September 15, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    Obasanjor is on point…. Is a shame the northern leaders can’t stand in one voice Ãήϑ kick against boko haram

  9. Silas

    September 15, 2012 at 8:21 AM

    Baba na baba o, i bow, u 2 much. Hw i wish u re stil d president. Gudluck is nt human bin. Help 9ja 2 investigate. More griz 2 ur elbow. Any tin dat goes up mst surely kom bak!*

  10. Javan

    September 15, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    I strongly believe in the spirit of our ex-president

  11. Lekan shojonwo

    September 15, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    Bravo! Baba is say d right thing but systematically geting let, so many masses blood has been shed, but i want u no people who are in power no about dis, if baba intervain it we reduce, bcs dey fear baba dat y dnt come 2 yoruba land, 2 cut d story short we’ re ungry an suffer.

  12. mcigsmar

    September 15, 2012 at 7:37 PM

    wts a gud coment 4rm BABA. But ll it come true. If, Glory B 2 God. If nt, Thank U JeSuS

  13. james

    September 15, 2012 at 11:40 PM

    Obasanjo no de people bhind dis boko haram! He should stop beatin around dey bush! Most of de northern leaders nd x-leaders are de ones empowering boko haram! E.g IBB nd Buhari! Islamic religion dat blv dat de number of people u kill will make dem inherit dere own heaven nd also dere so called mohammad! Died in a war while will w’nt dere be Bomb attack by dose foolish sect!

  14. Peter Kolade Obadare

    September 15, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Boko haram are empowered by northern x-leaders in person of IBB,Buhari,Atiku,etc dey no about it so Obasanjo should stop beating around dey bush because he knows dat!

  15. Blessing Mathias Jnr

    September 16, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    We need understanding for both parties.

  16. Omotosho azeez holluranty

    September 16, 2012 at 11:02 AM

    I beleived dat sooner or later we ar going 2 sing “winner oh oh oh winner” on d issue of boko haram.I knw dat d darkness over light ll only be 4 temporary.May God save Nigeria ooooooooo

  17. Kennedy

    September 16, 2012 at 3:15 PM

    Is Goodluck Jonathan really a president

  18. Gabriel.p.egwutuoha

    September 16, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Well, every day is always for thief but one day for the owner of the house,I mean they can bomb any day any time but one day the explosion will happen among them in Jesus name we all pray amen.

  19. sunny

    September 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    baba pls tell them

  20. Ibrahim Atiku

    September 23, 2012 at 4:56 AM

    The country deserve sincere prayers to stop the activities of that religious sect; Boko Haram.

  21. Abah Friday Abah

    October 12, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    baba your rignt.

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