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Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by chyz(m): 10:29pm On Jul 21, 2010
[size=18pt]‘Nigerian soldiers fathered 250,000 kids in Liberia’[/size]
From JAMES OJO, Abuja
Thursday, July 22, 2010





Nigerian soldiers who served in the ECOWAS monitoringgroup (ECOMOG) peace-keeping force during Liberia’s fatricidal war fathered over 250,000 children in that country.

Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi, who made the revelation to the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, urged the lawmakers to prepare to visit Monrovia on the issue.

At an interactive session with the committee, led by Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa yesterday, Dr Bassi said over 250,000 children had been born to soldiers, who participated in the ECOMOG operations from Nigeria.

He stated that records showed that the oldest of the abandoned children was 16 years.
The ECOWAS Monitoring Group was formed by the regime of Ibrahim Babangida as the military president as an intervention force to restore peace in war-torn Liberia in 1990.
What was worrisome, according to him, was that majority of the children did not know their fathers, while their mothers had been making frantic efforts to locate the fathers of their children, most of whom had returned to Nigeria.

“The mothers are trying to make sure they (children) are properly documented as Nigerian Liberian and so on,” he said. The DTCA boss revealed that the Committee on Diaspora had agreed to undertake a visit to Liberia on a fact-finding mission, because the matter was outside the purview of the directorate.
“We deal with matters relating to people above 40 years, but I can tell you that our Embassy in Liberia is handling issues like this.

“Hon. Dabiri-Erewa is going to undertake a trip to Liberia to find out what is happening; how we can engage with them and the like, as a government; we can’t run away fromour people; they are our people; they are still young and they need schooling and they will also need to be nurtured just like every other Nigerians,” he said.
Apart from the abandoned children in Liberia, Bassi also told the committee that there were 17 million Nigerians in Diaspora.

He informed the House that the directorate had a data base capturing Nigerians, who are experts in various fields, adding that a consortium of Nigerian engineers were currently building a rail line in Baghdad, Iraq.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian community in Gabon has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit the country.
The request was made by the president of the community, Mr Babatunde Yekini, when he led a delegation to the Committee on Diaspora.

He stated that such a visit would improve the relationship between Gabon and Nigeria and also douse the tension building up over allegations that Nigerians were encouraging illegal immigrants.
Yekini told the committee that there were 10,860 legal immigrants and over 200,000 illegal immigrants registered with the community, adding that more illegal immigrants were entering Gabon through Nigerian waterways in Oron, Eket Ibino and James Town.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa assured Nigerians in Gabon that the Federal Government would look into their requests and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.
She asked them to take advantage of their numerical strength to further improve the relationship between Nigeria and Gabon.
She also assured the DTCA that the issue of children fathered by Nigerian soldiers would be looked into.



http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2010/july/22/national-07-22-2010-001.htm
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 10:31pm On Jul 21, 2010
Oh my!

Was tht what they sent them to Liberia to do?
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by chyz(m): 10:34pm On Jul 21, 2010
Instead of these bastards! to protect our African women these worthless animals go and disgrace them!!!!!!!!!! angry
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by tpiah: 10:34pm On Jul 21, 2010
these will replace the nigerians who are comfortably ensconced overseas no doubt. shocked
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by EzeUche(m): 10:34pm On Jul 21, 2010
grin grin grin grin grin grin

Chei! We Naija guys are too much. Rather we spread love then hate. lol
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 10:39pm On Jul 21, 2010
chyz:

[size=18pt]‘Nigerian soldiers fathered 250,000 kids in Liberia’[/size]
From JAMES OJO, Abuja
Thursday, July 22, 2010





Nigerian soldiers who served in the ECOWAS monitoringgroup (ECOMOG) peace-keeping force during Liberia’s fatricidal war fathered over 250,000 children in that country.

Director-General of the Directorate of Technical Cooperation in Africa (DTCA), Dr. Sule Yakubu Bassi, who made the revelation to the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, urged the lawmakers to prepare to visit Monrovia on the issue.

At an interactive session with the committee, led by Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa yesterday, Dr Bassi said over 250,000 children had been born to soldiers, who participated in the ECOMOG operations from Nigeria.

He stated that records showed that the oldest of the abandoned children was 16 years.
The ECOWAS Monitoring Group was formed by the regime of Ibrahim Babangida as the military president as an intervention force to restore peace in war-torn Liberia in 1990.
What was worrisome, according to him, was that majority of the children did not know their fathers, while their mothers had been making frantic efforts to locate the fathers of their children, most of whom had returned to Nigeria.

“The mothers are trying to make sure they (children) are properly documented as Nigerian Liberian and so on,” he said. The DTCA boss revealed that the Committee on Diaspora had agreed to undertake a visit to Liberia on a fact-finding mission, because the matter was outside the purview of the directorate.
“We deal with matters relating to people above 40 years, but I can tell you that our Embassy in Liberia is handling issues like this.

“Hon. Dabiri-Erewa is going to undertake a trip to Liberia to find out what is happening; how we can engage with them and the like, as a government; we can’t run away fromour people; they are our people; they are still young and they need schooling and they will also need to be nurtured just like every other Nigerians,” he said.
Apart from the abandoned children in Liberia, Bassi also told the committee that there were 17 million Nigerians in Diaspora.

He informed the House that the directorate had a data base capturing Nigerians, who are experts in various fields, adding that a consortium of Nigerian engineers were currently building a rail line in Baghdad, Iraq.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian community in Gabon has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to visit the country.
The request was made by the president of the community, Mr Babatunde Yekini, when he led a delegation to the Committee on Diaspora.

He stated that such a visit would improve the relationship between Gabon and Nigeria and also douse the tension building up over allegations that Nigerians were encouraging illegal immigrants.
Yekini told the committee that there were 10,860 legal immigrants and over 200,000 illegal immigrants registered with the community, adding that more illegal immigrants were entering Gabon through Nigerian waterways in Oron, Eket Ibino and James Town.

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa assured Nigerians in Gabon that the Federal Government would look into their requests and urged them to conduct themselves within the ambit of the law.
She asked them to take advantage of their numerical strength to further improve the relationship between Nigeria and Gabon.
She also assured the DTCA that the issue of children fathered by Nigerian soldiers would be looked into.



http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2010/july/22/national-07-22-2010-001.htm

Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by bkbabe90(m): 10:48pm On Jul 21, 2010
I'd say the amount of children born to the soldiers has been grossly exaggerated! I Googled how many Standing soldiers Nigeria had in its Army, and how was sent to Liberia for peace keeping efforts and I reached this conclusion : EVEN IF EVERY SINGLE NIGERIAN SOLDIER THAT SERVED IN THAT COUNTRY GOT A WOMAN PREGNANT, THEY STILL WOULDNT AMOUNT TO 250,00 FATHERLESS KIDS RUNNING AROUND IN LIBERIA TODAY!!!
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 10:51pm On Jul 21, 2010
^^^ If you know Nigerian men, you'd rather be wondering about how much was SUBTRACTED from that number.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by DisGuy: 10:56pm On Jul 21, 2010
In other words these Soldier 'raepd' women they are meant to be protecting at will

they are just trying to twist the story like we got some missing people needing child benefits

The Liberians are looking to get these people prosecuted, the nigerian are looking to get some cash off the govt to set up another commission/database etc etc
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 10:57pm On Jul 21, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

^^^ If you know Nigerian men, you'd rather be wondering about how much was SUBTRACTED from that number.


ki lode now.nigerian men are not that bad besides they are not the only peacekeepers in the mission
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 10:59pm On Jul 21, 2010
~Bluetooth:

ki lode now.nigerian men are not that bad besides they are not the only peacekeepers in the mission
Ashewo oniranu ni gbogbo yin. obo nukan le moh ndo.

Se obo na ni ki e lo de ni Liberia?

I'm sure that 200,000 of those men were Yoruba men.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:03pm On Jul 21, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Ashewo oniranu ni gbogbo yin. obo nukan le moh ndo.

Se obo na ni ki e lo de ni Liberia?

I'm sure that 200,000 of those men were Yoruba men.
iwo lady yi, nigeria men are very discipline.please,dont doubt us smiley smiley smiley smiley
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by EzeUche(m): 11:03pm On Jul 21, 2010
Ileke-Idi,

I was going to say that, but I did not want to be labeled a tribalist. Thank you for writing what I was thinking. But most likely they were Hausa, due to the large numbers of Hausa soldiers in the military.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 11:04pm On Jul 21, 2010
~Bluetooth:

iwo lady yi, nigeria men are very discipline.please,dont doubt us smiley smiley smiley smiley

Right. . . . grin grin grin grin grin

Look at politic section.

EzeUche:

Ileke-Idi,

I was going to say that, but I did not want to be labeled a tribalist. T[b]hank you for writing what I was thinking[/b]. But most likely they were Hausa, due to the large numbers of Hausa soldiers in the military.
No problem.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:08pm On Jul 21, 2010
what happened to politics section ?
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 11:09pm On Jul 21, 2010
~Bluetooth:

what happened to politics section ?
Nigerian men displaying their "discipline"


Atlest EzeUche is trying to change. Not sure whose bribing him tho
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by dayokanu(m): 11:20pm On Jul 21, 2010
They could have had genuine relationships with the women. But had to leave after war.

If it was r@pe, I doubt the victim would know if they were Nigerians or not. "My people say wey car jam no dey pick plate number"
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:23pm On Jul 21, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Nigerian men displaying their "discipline"


Atlest EzeUche is trying to change. Not sure whose bribing him tho
most of them only make noise here. . . . you will be surprise when you meet them one on one and they would gentle as water. grin grin grin
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Nobody: 11:25pm On Jul 21, 2010
~Bluetooth:

most of them only make noise here. . . . you will be surprise when you meet them one on one and they would gentle as water. grin grin grin
lol

Like me. . . . Gentle like a lily in a pond tongue
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by chyz(m): 11:26pm On Jul 21, 2010
Nigerian soldiers were made to leave sudan a few years ago for raping their women. Black African people who are being killed of by African Arabs. These are who you choose to disgrace. I dont understand these people that are in the Nigerian army, bush people.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:29pm On Jul 21, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

lol

Like me. . . . Gentle like a lily in a pond tongue
iwo ironlady. . . you be like ileke idi,always unstable
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by dayokanu(m): 11:35pm On Jul 21, 2010
chyz:

Nigerian soldiers were made to leave sudan a few years ago for despoiling their women. Black African people who are being killed of by African Arabs. These are who you choose to disgrace. I dont understand these people that are in the Nigerian army, bush people.

The Soviet soldiers r@ped German women after the WW2 way back in 1945. Its a general military problem not peculiar to Nigeria

Sometime back I heard some American soldiers r@ped Iraqis
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by DisGuy: 11:37pm On Jul 21, 2010
dayokanu:

They could have had genuine relationships with the women. But had to leave after war.

If it was r@pe, I doubt the victim would know if they were Nigerians or not. "My people say wey car jam no dey pick plate number"

if they had genuine relationship they would have been back to get them except you mean regular ashewo

I think Nigerian army had the largest number in Liberia/sierra Leone, and most african women can smell a nigerian miles away what with their loud gra gra Nigerians are a different breed they will know!
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by dayokanu(m): 11:40pm On Jul 21, 2010
By genuine i mean they dated and not raped.

Of course most women would jump at the opportunity to date a soldier during war, at least for the security.

The oldest of those kids should be older than 16 maybe like 20 because Liberia war started like 1989 iirc
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:46pm On Jul 21, 2010
dayokanu:

The Soviet soldiers r@ped German women after the WW2 way back in 1945. Its a general military problem not peculiar to Nigeria

Sometime back I heard some American soldiers r@ped Iraqis
Los Angeles, Alta California - May 6, 2004 - (ACN) The recent apology by President George Bush to the Iraqi people is not sufficient to undo the horrible pillage and rape of Iraqi women and girls that took place during the early days of the US occupation of Baghdad. There is some evidence that the invading US forces were provided with amphetamines and pornographic materials to incite their thorough ravaging of Baghdad.

Reports of sexual violence and abduction of women and girls abounded in Baghdad during the early days of the occupation . . . reports that the US government chose to ignore. Human rights groups, medical practitioners, victims, and witnesses had documented many of the crimes. Human rights organizations were concerned that many other cases went unreported and uninvestigated because some of the Iraqi women and girls feared that reporting sexual violence and rapes would provoke “honor” killings and social stigmatization.

A large number of the abductions and rapes were committed and filmed by hired mercenaries of the Pentagon and many of these photographs and videos wound up in for-pay pornographic websites based in the United States. One of these websites has shut down ever since La Voz de Aztlan made this information public. The website called "Iraq Babes", believed owned by Jewish pornographers, advertised it with the following banner: "Hot soldiers having extreme sex in war"! The website at http://www.iraqbabes.com/ has been shut down and presently only shows one web page with a stick drawing of a horse. The website showed photographs and videos of Iraqi women and girls being brutally raped. We hope the website has shut down permanently for it only reinforces the allegation that the USA is really "The Great Satan" Islam talks about.

There are numerous cases of the brutal rape of Iraqi women and babies as young as nine years old. We are reporting the following two just as examples:

Case 1:

On May 22, 2003, in Baghdad, a nine-year-old girl was abducted from the stairs of the building where she lived, taken to an abandoned building nearby, and raped. A family friend who saw the young girl immediately following the rape informed international human rights groups.

The report quotes the family friend, "She was sitting on the stairs, here, at 4:00 p.m. It seems to me that probably they hit her on the back of the head with a gun and then took her to [a neighboring] building. She came back fifteen minutes later, bleeding [from the vaginal area]. [She was still bleeding two days later, so] we took her to the hospital."

A human rights group saw a copy of the medical report by the U.S. military doctor who treated the baby girl six days later. The report documented bruising in the vaginal area, a posterior vaginal tear, and a broken hymen. Lieutenant Monica Casmaer, a physician’s assistant attached to a U.S. military unit, examined the nine year old girl. with the pediatrician. She described the injuries as fairly severe, especially given the time that had elapsed before she was examined.

Case 2:

A young Iraqi woman told an international human rights group that armed men abducted her from her home on a Thursday night in early May, 2003. She said her captors gang-raped her at an unknown location before dropping her in an unfamiliar district of Baghdad the following morning.

The report of the woman says, "I was here, on the stairs by the door when a car pulled up with four men. My daughter was on the upper floor, I was on the ground floor. The four men got out of the car and approached me. They were armed, they put guns to my head and said come with us. I screamed and said take the pistol away. My daughter started to scream. They pulled my hair and pushed me in the car and they started shooting at the house, more than fifty shots. My daughter was screaming the whole time. Many neighbors started to shoot too, but they couldn’t catch them".

The victim added "In the car they made me put my head down between my legs, and put a pistol to my head. They said that if I moved my head I’d be killed, so I don’t know where they took me…. [Then they took me into a building where] they were hitting me on the head and arms, and I still can’t stretch out because my whole body hurts. They used hot water on my head, my eyes still burn from that and my arms. They raped me, in many, many ways. They kept me until the next day, I begged them, I said I have a young child, I said she might die if I leave her alone. And so then they left me alone. When I came home my appearance was so bad, my hair was a mess, my mouth was bloody and my legs too. They burned my legs with cigarettes. They bit me, on my shoulders and arms. All of them raped me, there were five or six more than the four who kidnapped me, there were ten of them total and I was raped by all ten of them.

The most unconscionable aspect of these heinous rapes in Iraq is that many were filmed for the depraved enjoyment of perverts in the USA. Only a thorough Congressional investigation will begin the process of bringing the Pentagon rapists and sodomists to justice. Congress must investigate the connection between the rape of Iraqi women and girls and the Jewish pornographic industry in the USA. A thorough investigation might even save the lives of many American girls who are also being abducted and utilized for the same purpose. There are hundreds of underage girls that disappear in the USA yearly never to be seen again. Many of these young American girls lose their lives in the production of "kiddie porn snuff films".

maybe we shouldnt blame our soldiers much afterall since the us soldiers too do commit such atrocities.it's a military thing.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Kobojunkie: 11:47pm On Jul 21, 2010
dayokanu:

They could have had genuine relationships with the women. But had to leave after war.

If it was r@pe, I doubt the victim would know if they were Nigerians or not. "My people say wey car jam no dey pick plate number"

Oh Please stop it!! Genuine relationships my foot!!! lol

Like you yourself posted, ra-pe is a problem, and I say this should be investigated. If it is found out that some of our soldiers despoiled these women, I hope they be humiliated and made to face the same.

~Bluetooth:

maybe we shouldnt blame our soldiers much afterall since the us soldiers too do commit such atrocities.it's a military thing.

I don't believe what I am reading here . /.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 11:58pm On Jul 21, 2010
[quoteI don't believe what I am reading here . /. ] [quote][/quote]better believe it snce there was no law in place to charge military personnel that commit r a p e during war,that is why most of them do commit it.it takes more than reporting by human right group to tackle r a p e in times of war.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Kobojunkie: 12:00am On Jul 22, 2010
~Bluetooth:

better believe it snce there was no law in place to charge military personnel that commit r a p e during war,that is why most of them do commit it.it takes more than reporting by human right group to tackle r a p e in times of war.

Where did you get this from? Are you sure or just assuming because we did nothing means there are none? Rape during war is a war crime.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Bluetooth2: 12:09am On Jul 22, 2010
Kobojunkie:

Where did you get this from? Are you sure or just assuming because we did nothing means there are none? despoil during war is a war crime.
in a country that do not have a substantial law against r a p e,what do you expect from her military.the nigeria army is a discipline organisation and if there is such law,it wont take a twinkle of an eye before sanction is meted out to offenders.trust me
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by Kobojunkie: 12:12am On Jul 22, 2010
~Bluetooth:

in a country that do not have a substantial law against r a p e,what do you expect from her military.the nigeria army is a discipline organisation and if there is such law,it wont take a twinkle of an eye before sanction is meted out to offenders.trust me

That is a misconception. Nigeria has some really good laws against rape. We have very good laws . . . even against child abuse and pedophilia. Only we choose NOT to implement them, especially because EGOS are usually involved.
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by dayokanu(m): 12:25am On Jul 22, 2010
Kobojunkie:

Oh Please stop it!! Genuine relationships my foot!!! lol

Like you yourself posted, ra-pe is a problem, and I say this should be investigated. If it is found out that some of our soldiers despoiled these women, I hope they be humiliated and made to face the same.

I don't believe what I am reading here . /.

You mean they cant date Nigerian soldiers?

My own thinking is that if your are raped, there is a high chance you wont know the nationalties of the attackers as he wont come there wearing a Naija flag.

Tell me if someone was raped in Chicago by a white male, would she know if the attacker is a Slavic descendant or from the Irish. Would she know if he is from California or from NJ. Most likely her report would be that he is around 30, M blond etc and this kind of description fits all Africans

The situation was probably the soldiers made friends with their host community. The Liquors seller, the high sch chic, the market woman, They were just toasting them. The girls too felt thats an avenue to get out of war torn Liberia.

The soldiers were abruptly posted from Liberia and the girlfriends had kids for them
Re: Nigerian Soldiers Fathered 250,000 Kids In Liberia by spoilt(f): 12:27am On Jul 22, 2010
dayokanu:

You mean they cant date Nigerian soldiers?

My own thinking is that if your are despoiled, there is a high chance you wont know the nationalties of the attackers as he wont come there wearing a Naija flag.

Tell me if someone was despoiled in Chicago by a white male, would she know if the attacker is a Slavic descendant or from the Irish. Would she know if he is from California or from NJ. Most likely her report would be that he is around 30, M blond etc and this kind of description fits all Africans

The situation was probably the soldiers made friends with their host community. The Liquors seller, the high sch chic, the market woman, They were just toasting them. The girls too felt thats an avenue to get out of war torn Liberia.

The soldiers were abruptly posted from Liberia and the girlfriends had kids for them


Girlfriends?? Funny way to put it. Wars and R!a!p!e!s go together

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