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We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by etenyong(m): 7:23pm On Feb 23, 2015
President Goodluck Jonathan has
said that he believes the leader of
the insurgent group, Boko Haram,
Abubakar Shekau, responsible for
thousands of deaths, will be
apprehended by government
forces before Nigeria’s elections
starting March 28.
Mr. Jonathan disclosed this in an
interview with Thisday newspaper
on Friday.
”God willing we will catch Shekau
before the elections,” Mr. Jonathan
said in response to a question on
what his government is doing
about Mr. Shekau’s threat to
disrupt the elections.
Mr. Shekau, whose group has
killed over 15,000 Nigerians, has
remained elusive since the sect
launched its series of deadly
attacks in 2009.
In September 2014, claims by the
Nigerian military that Mr. Shekau
had been killed during a shoot-out
turned out to be a hoax.
Efforts by the Nigerian government
to improve the capacity of the
army through arms procurement
have been repeatedly frustrated by
foreign authorities as claims of
human rights abuses loom over the
military.
But government forces have made
significant gains in the war against
Boko Haram in the last two weeks,
reclaiming some areas seized by
the militants.
Mr. Jonathan admitted that the
strength of Nigeria’s military was
not commensurate with its position
as Africa’s largest economy, adding
that his government is determined
to look inwards for arms
procurement.
“Concerning the military strength
being not at par to that of Nigeria’s
economic development, there are
some countries that don’t have
powerful military,” Mr. Jonathan
said.
“I don’t think Switzerland has a
very powerful military. There are
some countries that were even
doing away with their military
until this issue of terror, and now
some of them are reconsidering.
“What happened in Nigeria is that
after the civil war we had no
reasons to buy sophisticated
weapons. Since after the civil war,
all what we have been doing is
peace keeping, apart from
stabilising Liberia and Sierra
Leone, where our soldiers really
fought war to stabilise those countries.
“Back home, we were at peace with our
neighbours. It is now that we are witnessing
Boko Haram that we see that fighting them is
not what we do with AK 47, and now we have to
look for money. I totally agree with you, if
Brazil can manufacture commercial helicopter,
what stops us from going into manufacturing.”
The president further said that if re-elected, his
administration would focus on local technologies
for arms production.
“Recently, we wanted to buy tear-gas from a
country and they were bragging and saying that
Nigeria has human rights abuse issues. I kept
wondering what is tear-gas? I vowed that God
willing if I return, Nigeria must produce tear-
gas,” he said.
“What is the technology of producing tear-gas
for God’s sake? What is the technology of
producing APCs and armoured tanks? I agree
with you that in terms of manufacturing, we
must and we have no choice than to get into it as
a nation. That is why we are emphasising about
local content in production; that you can witness
in the automobile industry which has come
back.”
Mr. Jonathan also said that more companies
would be issued licenses to produce arms, to
complement the Defence Industries Corporation
of Nigeria, DICON.
“Just last week a company that bought over the
machine tools in Osogbo came to show the bullet
proof vest that they produced and I asked them,
can’t you produce weapons and they claimed
that they can manufacture weapons if they could
be patronised and there is a guarantor,” said the
president.
“Yes we have our own DICON, but DICON alone
cannot produce all our weaponry. We must have
more than two, three companies in a big country
like Nigeria.
“I told the company that immediately after the
elections, if I’ll be here for the next four years,
before they start going for weapons, all the tear-
gas that we’ll use in Nigeria, will have to be
produced in Nigeria.”
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Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by daimsy(f): 7:24pm On Feb 23, 2015
Amen
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by raumdeuter: 7:26pm On Feb 23, 2015
Shekau was Jonathans creation, So he knows Shekaus schedule.

If you notice once there is a big scandal in Presidency and there is public outrage, Boko Haram too would strike to divert attention from the presidency

A week to election you would just see Shekau captured.

After election should Jonathan win, the court would release him saying no evidence ties him to Boko Haram just like the Ogwuche guy.

Jonathan must go

Sai Buhari

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Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Nairalane: 7:31pm On Feb 23, 2015
Infact, Nigeria is an interesting film.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by datguru: 7:32pm On Feb 23, 2015
Yes! And he may finally tell us who he is working for or DIE


Buhari is terrorist!
APC is boko haram
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:35pm On Feb 23, 2015
The era of talking is gone, all we want now is ACTION..




If una catch him, abeg mak una spare his beards for me. #humanbeardsthings
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Nobody: 7:36pm On Feb 23, 2015
I didn't even bother to read the trash. But mr Gej, your days in aso rock are almost up. Even if shekau is caught tomorrow, nigerians won't still vote for you.

Buhari 2015
I support

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Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Ilekeh(f): 7:37pm On Feb 23, 2015
Just bring him out from where you hid him.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by blackjack21(m): 7:42pm On Feb 23, 2015
BeeBeeOoh:
The era of talking is gone, all we want now is ACTION..




If una catch him, abeg mak una spare his beards for me. #humanbeardsthings

I also need some of his beard.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Splashme: 7:50pm On Feb 23, 2015
[size=15pt]I noticed APC are feeling so jittery and scared lately
They are being hunted by one dark evil shadow[/size]
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by BeeBeeOoh(m): 7:56pm On Feb 23, 2015
blackjack21:


I also need some of his beard.
so uaray business man also?? wink wink
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by blackjack21(m): 8:04pm On Feb 23, 2015
BeeBeeOoh:
so uaray business man also?? wink wink
yeah. I supply artifact international. Shekau beard will worth a kill.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by BeeBeeOoh(m): 8:50pm On Feb 23, 2015
blackjack21:

yeah. I supply artifact international. Shekau beard will worth a kill.
hehehehehe grin grin grin u no serious at all..
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Akinsz: 8:51pm On Feb 23, 2015
Na fish u wan catch abi na crayfish.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by blackjack21(m): 9:12pm On Feb 23, 2015
BeeBeeOoh:
hehehehehe grin grin grin u no serious at all..

grin
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by pacesetter939: 9:58pm On Feb 23, 2015
Another BIG plot against GMB and Nigerians. Please read and share.
The story below reached us this morning (23/02/2015). It came from one of our reliable sources in Nigeria. It is one of the most disturbing stories that we have yet received. Read it and make your own judgement!

“I have it on a strong ground that there is a plan to capture a Shekau before the week to elections. And the captured Shekau who is currently undergoing training on what to say and do will mention Buhari as one of their core sponsors. The target according to the source is to discourage Southern voters and the Northern Christians (from liking Buhari). The confession is alleged to be so perfectly planned that Buhari may even be arrested and even those who love him may think twice (about his sincerity). The sum of 4.5 billion Naira is purportedly budgeted. The purpose of this budget I am told is for bribing some Northern clerics so when the time comes, they will pacify their followers (to reject Buhari as he is BoKo Haram sponsor). There will purportedly be audio of phone calls (between Buhari and the Boko Haram leaders). Buhari will not be able to sue the government since it will be an arranged confession of a captured terrorist. Now, I am not saying this (leak) is true. But knowing how desperate these PDP people are, they can do just anything to get Buhari out of the way. Honestly, I am deeply, deeply, deeply, worried. In fact, I am troubled. Kindly share this and let the world know about this evil machination of the PDP before it is too late. Kindly do it. The person who gave me this information is an Intelligence officer with the Army. He looks worried too.”

May God save Nigeria and Nigerians. Amen.

Dr. Idris Ahmed.
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by Omoalhaja7: 10:01pm On Feb 23, 2015
raumdeuter:
Shekau was Jonathans creation, So he knows Shekaus schedule.

If you notice once there is a big scandal in Presidency and there is public outrage, Boko Haram too would strike to divert attention from the presidency

A week to election you would just see Shekau captured.

After election should Jonathan win, the court would release him saying no evidence ties him to Boko Haram just like the Ogwuche guy.

Jonathan must go

Sai Buhari

God bless u. Thatz the exact plan of GEJ & his clueless kithen cabinets.
"Lonsense" undecided
Re: We’ll Catch Shekau Before Elections — Jonathan by ABIOLAXYZ(m): 10:24pm On Feb 23, 2015
You are advocating for Change? Ok! After
jonathan, this is *a real Change*. Old
cargo who is surrounded with corrupt
Toronto and canada fraudstars can not
bring meaningful change than bad
change...Alh Gani O Galadima for
president. Sai Galadima! Sai Nigeria

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