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|Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by Bashirfuntua(m): 8:18pm On Jan 31, 2015|
A group of Nigerian Army officers involved
in operations against Islamist insurgents
tagged “Operation Zaman Lafiya” have
written an open letter detailing a series of
problems bedeviling their military operations. In
addition, the officers called on President
Goodluck Jonathan to
investigate massive looting of funds meant for
military operations. They also urged President
Barack Obama of the United States and United
Nations Secretary General Banki Moon to put
pressure on Mr. Jonathan to engage in fighting a
more focused war on Islamist terror.
President Goodluck Jonathan
SaharaReporters obtained the open letter titled
“State of Operations In The North East
As Observed By Some Concerned Officers.” The
open letter began, “We the concerned officers
participating in the North East Operation Zaman
Lafiya do resolve to write this letter for the
following reasons: a. to save our country
Nigeria; b. to stop the bloodshed of innocent
officers, soldiers and civilians in the North
East; c. to appeal to the President of the United
State[s] of America Mr. Barack Obama, United
Nation Secretary General Mr. Banki Moon and
other world leaders to as quickly as
important intervene and urge President Goodluck
Jonathan to do the needful in addressing the
issue of insurgency in Nigeria especially in the
The officers who authored the letter said they
were initially reluctant to air their grievances in
the open in order not to boost the morale of
insurgents, but added that troops fighting Boko
Haram, a terrorist Islamist sect that has seized a
significant swathe of territory in Nigeria’s
northeast zone, have been equipped poorly. In
addition, the officers accused Mr. Jonathan of
condoning the looting of funds meant for the
war against the insurgents. They specifically
alleged that “Chief of Training and Operations,
Major General J.A.H. Ewansiha” was a major
looter of security funds. In addition, the
letter stated that it was well known that Mr.
Jonathan’s ADC had illicitly acquired stupendous
wealth that has enabled him to buy up expensive
homes in Nigeria and abroad.
The letter further alleged that top military
officials had intimidated an officer who wrote a
letter to the president to deny authorship of the
document which exposed massive corruption in
the anti-terror operations.
Below is the full text of the letter:
STATE OF OPERATIONS IN THE NORTH EAST AS
OBSERVED BY SOME CONCERNED OFFICERS
1. We the concerned officers participating in
the North East Operation Zaman Lafiya do
resolve to write this letter for the following
a. To save our country Nigeria.
b. To stop the bloodshed of innocent officers,
soldiers and civilians in the North East.
c. To appeal to the president of the United
State of America Mr. Barrack Obama, United
Nation Secretary General Mr. Banki Moon and
other world leaders to as quickly as important to
intervene and urge President Goodluck Jonathan
to do the needful in addressing the issue of
insurgency in Nigeria especially in the North
2. As members of the Armed Forces of the
Federal Republic of Nigeria, it is our
responsibility to defend our country Nigeria
which we are ever ready to do so as the call
arises. But firstly, the civil authority has the first
responsibility to equip us effectively to enable us
to carry out such task. This is common practice
all over the world. As professional officers and
soldiers, we did not want to go public with
details of our frustrations concerning this
operation because doing so will boast the moral
[e] of our enemy. But the persistent neglect of
our plight made us to do otherwise.
3. It is well known fact that of recent, a
commanding officer from this theater of
operation wrote a letter to our President
intimating him of a few out of numerous
problems affecting us in this operation which we
believe Mr. President will address. It appears
Mr. President has chosen to ignore it because
none of his relations are among us. In this
21st century, how can an accused [be] a judge
of his own case? That letter clearly exposed the
rot within the military authorities concerning this
operation. This is because, the Army authority
that was accused of poor administration in that
letter, set up a kangaroo investigation that
harass[ed], intimidate[d], and forced the officer
to deny the authorship of the letter.
4. We authoritatively learned that, the Army
authority succeeded in forcing the officer to deny
the letter through the Provost Marshal (Army)
who happen[ed] to be of the same tribe with the
officer concern[ed]. For President Goodluck
Jonathan to ignore such kind of allegation made
us to believe the rumor going round that he has
a hand or knowledge in the so-called Boko
Haram. We are also aware of how the funds
meant for these operations are being looted
through the office of the Chief of Training and
Operations, Major General J.A.H. Ewansiha.
Despite our strong [belief] in democracy, we
condemn a democratic government that
condones corruption, especially in its military.
The President is reported to always turn a blind
eye to issues of corruption. For instance, the
ADC to Mr.President is presently one of the
richest officers in the army. He owns properties
in choice places all over the country and even
abroad. We are going to make public details of
his wealth and assets at the appropriate time.
5. We are appealing to all well meaning
Nigerians and leaders of International
Community to please speak out with loud voice
in [order] to make President Jonathan
to constitute an independent high-powered
committee to investigate the content of that
letter written to him by the commanding officer.
Should this request be ignored, the resultant
consequence could only be imagined.
6. We stand bold to state that we are speaking
the minds of all the officers and soldiers in
Operation Zaman Lafiya.
Concerned Officers and Soldiers of Operation
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by fiverrwin(f): 8:26pm On Jan 31, 2015|
This na buhari cause am again?
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by dazzlingchinny(f): 8:27pm On Jan 31, 2015|
Political propaganda.....opposition party at work.
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by DesChyko(m): 8:29pm On Jan 31, 2015|
Mumu.. See as dem deceive your destiny join.
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by dasrackhor(m): 8:39pm On Jan 31, 2015|
Bashirfuntua:Mr Clueless will c no reason to act cos according to him I quote“Stealing is not Corruption”
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by Bashirfuntua(m): 8:39pm On Jan 31, 2015|
DesChyko:show me ur own destiny
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by Bashirfuntua(m): 8:43pm On Jan 31, 2015|
dazzlingchinny:do you mean APC are now controling our army
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by godsamist: 9:31pm On Jan 31, 2015|
Your guest pls ...Remove the army of any country what do you have?
Could it be a ship sailing without a sailor?
Or a wall divided against itself?
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by giles14(m): 10:11pm On Jan 31, 2015|
dasrackhor:mumu Mr clue full y u n ur fake officers kip on deceiving ur self's while we kip on recovery territories
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by dasrackhor(m): 7:26am On Feb 05, 2015|
giles14:Indeed..Thank God for chad army..If not we go still dey zero zone....Clueless deceiving Nigeria since 2009..
|Re: Army Officers Write Open Letter To Jonathan. by jamace(m): 7:38am On Feb 05, 2015|
Does it mean the concerned officers have no names? Not even the name of their leader? All these pull GEJ down letters sef.
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