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“There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 3:15pm On Sep 30, 2014
The Defence Headquarters has cried out over the massive and well oiled campaign to discredit and diminish the Nigerian Military. Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the disclosure during his first real-time Twitter chat which held on Sunday night and this was captured by Punch in the report below
** Boko Haram looting our armoury – DHQ

September 30, 2014 by Temitayo Famutimi

The Defence Headquarters has said it is aware that members of the outlawed Islamist sect, Boko Haram, are in the habit of looting its armoury.

The military authorities stated that they were making efforts to secure all armouries in its various formations across the country.

Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade, made the disclosure during his first real-time Twitter chat which held on Sunday night.

The army general was, however, not categorical about the grades of weapons just as he did not name the armouries that have so far been looted by the insurgents.

“We are taking measures to ensure that our armouries are secured. We agree and are aware Boko Haram has stolen arms,” Olukolade said while responding to an inquiry by one of the participants of the Twitter chat.

The Defence spokesman explained that the military high command frowned on the proliferation of arms, noting that inter-agency cooperation had recently been heightened to contain the menace.

According to Olukolade, the policing of Nigerian borders with other West African neighbours have been repositioned in view of the security threats posed by the Boko Haram insurgents.

“Interagency collaboration has been heightened; from all indications policing of our borders has increased. Our strategic information-sharing policy considers transparency, security, propriety and accuracy in reporting to the public,” he added.

Warning that the military would deal decisively with saboteurs among its officers and men engaged in the ongoing counter-insurgency operations in the North East, Olukolade said the service chiefs were “monitoring all personnel both in the frontline and rear”, adding that “suspicious people are being vetted.”

Dismissing the insinuation that top military commanders were feeding large on the entitlements of the rank and file of the armed forces, the military spokesman argued that the quality of food being provided for the officers and men at the battlefront are the same.

He claimed that the welfare package for the slain officers and men who die on the battlefield was attractive.

“The food they (officers and men) eat is within standards and best diet design as practicable. All eat the same food, be it officers or soldiers.

“By the way, there are two levels of insurance covering all soldiers and men involved in the anti-terror war. There is the Personnels’ Service Arm insurance, the Defence Headquarters Insurance package which is different from the gratuity, death benefits and children scholarships. On honour for slain soldiers, we do give due and befitting burials,” Olukolade said.

According to him, since Shekau has been killed by the military forces, the Armed Forces would remain focused by maintaining the tempo of “firepower to ensure that we sweep them (Boko Haram) off their nuisance hotspots.”

Insisting that the Defence Headquarters would not concede any portion of Nigeria to terrorists, Olukolade said the surveillance and air operations were ongoing with a view to exerting control and ensure minimum collateral damage.

Olukolade further said that the Nigerian Armed Forces were better armed, responsive and service oriented when placed in comparison with their Cameroonian counterparts.

“We welcome input from allies. It still remains our duty to get best results for our people. We are exchanging ideas and intelligence.

“We have a Nigerian-led Multinational Joint Task Force particularly on the Lake Chad Basin area. Cameroon is inactive in this.

“Any campaign to suggest that our Army is weaker than Boko Haram, Cameroon’s or any other force is a campaign against Nigeria.

“There is so much eagerness to discredit us and make us bow psychologically. I am working for my country. No denials.

“They are trying to pitch the soldiers against the leadership. Any military that loses leadership is doomed for the nation.

“Officers are paid to manage soldiers. Civilians can’t control them. Anarchy looms if authority loses grip.”

Olukolade added that there was no time frame to putting an end to the insurgency as terrorism is usually a long fight.

He, thereafter, warned the media against what he described as the undermining of structures.

“This is not the time to prove that the pen is mightier than the sword. Nigerian media should not undermine structures. We appeal to foreign and the local press to be circumspect and be consistent with democracy and public interests.

http://www.punchng.com/i-punch/boko-haram-looting-our-armoury-dhq/

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Begonia(m): 3:54pm On Sep 30, 2014
They should just keep doing their job and shun the haters.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria! smiley smiley

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by searay(m): 4:14pm On Sep 30, 2014
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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by RockMaxi: 4:14pm On Sep 30, 2014
“We are taking measures to ensure that our
armouries are secured. We agree and are aware
Boko Haram has stolen arms,”
Olukolade said
while responding to an inquiry by one of the
participants of the Twitter chat.

Whoever wants to discredit the military should be given a uniform and a gun and sent to Maiduguri.

The bolded is the big question, "how were those arms stolen if there are no moles in the military? The moles should be dealt with thoroughly to save the military from all this shame.

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Abbey2sam(m): 4:14pm On Sep 30, 2014
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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by sirjohnson(m): 4:14pm On Sep 30, 2014
So far, the Nigerian army have been good. Just continue and close your hears to what haters are saying

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Sweetlemon(f): 4:15pm On Sep 30, 2014
The boys are trying. No single doubt about that.

It's the ogas at the top I cannot speak for. Sorry.

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by FRANCISEKE1(m): 4:15pm On Sep 30, 2014
Interesting, stop recruiting soldiers through oga at the top recommendations, people who are willing to man up for Nigeria are many, fierce and not ready to abandon their weaponry.

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by lilprinze: 4:16pm On Sep 30, 2014
They should not be discouraged by haters.
Any one who discredit the military should be given the military uniform and a gun and should be deployed to brono state or north east Nigeria and let us see if they would even be able to kill one member of BH.

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:16pm On Sep 30, 2014
Who dey chop the money wey dem spos take finance the Military all these while?

The military has so decayed that Oga Jonah is borrowing $1billion to fight terrorism.

Money that i want to believe part of it will finance his election campaign.

Who is fooling who?

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Dannyset(m): 4:17pm On Sep 30, 2014
So that u can try harder....u can do better. #Credit
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Kayraph(m): 4:17pm On Sep 30, 2014
Begonia: They should just keep doing their job and shun the haters.
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria! smiley smiley

You are so on point! God bless you too!

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by ugoezeik(m): 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
d epistle is too much, someone should pls summaries to me because am good in reading long grammar
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by tsolz400: 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
Half brained / spineless e-warriors always find ways to discredit the nigerian army..

All they do is flex their muscles on NL And other social media networks undecided their muscle flexxing begins and ends on the internet.

Please,if you wana spew trash about the NA,kindly enlist in the army and head to sambisa...

It's so shameful knowing fully well that some of the soldiers protecting their sorry as5es are females...

Allah bless Nigeria
Allah bless the nigerian army

Insha Allah,we shall overcome

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Segadem(m): 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
kennygee: Booked
noted
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Olayemie(m): 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by SpencerLewis(m): 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
they knw who d moles are and shd be fish out and punish adequately.
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:18pm On Sep 30, 2014
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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:19pm On Sep 30, 2014
We are proud of what you have done
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Faun(m): 4:19pm On Sep 30, 2014
I'm here to hire fuckbuddies.
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by ionsman: 4:19pm On Sep 30, 2014
The gallant soldiers should continue with their assignments...... We definitely aren't blind....God bless them....
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:19pm On Sep 30, 2014
Shoooooooo lady like u dey booked space abi!?

naxo u go dey fight for DSTV remote at home too oooooooooooo

undecided undecided undecided

kennygee: Booked
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:20pm On Sep 30, 2014
Fact is, the nigerian army is already doing enough as it is to discredit itself. It puzzles me why the nigerian army can't have an effective and efficient P.R team to counter most of the propaganda being propagated by its enemies and their sympathizers. For example, like the case of the killing of shekau's imposter, where the camerounian army is claiming credit for his death with pictures to buttress their claim and the nigerian side isnt even doing enough to squash such claims..anyways, best wishes to our khaki boys as they keep on whooping bokos azzes.

God bless naija.

God bless our army.

God bless Oga jona..

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:21pm On Sep 30, 2014
Eyah.We shall overcome them.

Premium Times,Sahara Reporters e.t.c will cover their face in shame soon.
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Willgates(m): 4:21pm On Sep 30, 2014
Our gallant soldiers, we are very much aware
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Dottune(m): 4:23pm On Sep 30, 2014
Hmmmmm... Do not be discouraged, Kill them all
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by icemann(m): 4:23pm On Sep 30, 2014
I would like to a say thanks to all the diligent and Patriotic Nigerian army soldiers. Your efforts in combat has kept us safe. ( Not 100% sha). May your efforts never be in vain.
Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nlmadfreak: 4:24pm On Sep 30, 2014
I agree!
Hanibal:
Bros the 1 billion dollars isnt in cash... its just going to be in form of documents for direct exchange of arms worth that amount.
nobody is goina carry any cash
#advice do not comment on issues if U dont ave ur facts. thanks
LOLZ.....

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by meforyou1(m): 4:24pm On Sep 30, 2014
The general should just open up completely. it's the janjaweedeans, whose leaders are already calling for revolution, that are trying to undermine the military.

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Nobody: 4:25pm On Sep 30, 2014
olaxco2f: Shoooooooo lady like u dey booked space abi!?

naxo u go dey fight for DSTV remote at home too oooooooooooo

undecided undecided undecided


grin

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Re: “There Is So Much Eagerness To Discredit Us"- Nigerian Military by Hanibal(m): 4:26pm On Sep 30, 2014
kennygee: Who dey chop the money wey dem spos take finance the Military all these while?

The military has so decayed that Oga Jonah is borrowing $1billion to fight terrorism.

Money that i want to believe part of it will finance his election campaign.

Who is fooling who?
Bros the 1 billion dollars isnt in cash... its just going to be in form of documents for direct exchange of arms worth that amount.
nobody is goina carry any cash
#advice do not comment on issues if U dont ave ur facts. thanks

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