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Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Demmocrats(m): 6:58pm On Nov 13, 2015
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus on combining a military offensive with the fight against poverty and corruption is the right approach in the battle against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a senior U.S. defense official said


“They understand military pressure by itself will not tackle the overall problem and understand the need for a truly integrated approach,” U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for African Affairs Amanda J. Dory said in an interview at the Pentagon in Washington, published by New York-based Bloomberg Business.

“This is something the previous Nigerian government said, and had strategy documents to articulate such an approach, but they weren’t actually implementing.”

Buhari beat President Goodluck Jonathan in elections this year after a campaign in which he pledged to end the threat of the insurgents who are trying to carve out an Islamic state in Africa’s biggest economy.

He also promised to fight graft and narrow the gap between rich and poor.

The violence, mainly centered in Boko Haram’s stronghold of northeastern Nigeria, has killed thousands of civilians and displaced more than a million since 2009, stunting economic development in one of the country’s poorest regions and forcing schools and markets to close.

The insurgency captured international attention in April 2014 when the militants kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls in the town of Chibok, sparking a social media campaign known as #BringBackOurGirls for their return home. Most remain missing.

The U.S. announced last month it’s sending as many as 300 non-combat troops to neighbouring Cameroon to bolster a regional force that’s fighting Boko Haram, including its intelligence-gathering activities.

Almost six months into his term, Buhari has relocated the army’s headquarters from Abuja to Maiduguri, the epicenter of the insurgency, replaced his top military chiefs and vowed to recover billions of dollars stolen in corruption scandals. Still, his plan to bring change risks being undermined by an economic slump from the low price of oil, the country’s main revenue earner.

“The application of military pressure does not address any of the so-called underlying grievances in an enduring way,” said Dory, who has met Buhari twice since he took office in May. The president visited Washington in July and she was in Nigeria last month.

The conflict has spilled across the borders, spurring neighboring Cameroon, Chad and Niger to join a multinational force to battle the militants. The coalition has helped dislodge rebels from some of their positions, although bombings in towns and cities continue.

While Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State, which rules a self-declared caliphate in parts of Syria and Iraq, the U.S. views it as a predominately symbolic gesture, and there’s “limited evidence” to suggest they are actively cooperating, Dory said.

“This type of marriage of convenience is emerging in different contexts, but various strands of extremist organizations in Africa aren’t gathering into any type of coherent mass that is operating for the same purpose,” she said.

In central Africa, the U.S. in October extended for another year a mission that began in 2011 to help fight against the renegade Lord’s Resistance Army and its leader Joseph Kony. As the group has lost support and is down to about 150 fighters, from as many as 1,000 a few years ago, it’s been able to finance itself through the illegal wildlife trade, in a worrying new trend contributing to the slaughter of elephants, said Dory.

The LRA was founded in the 1980s by Ugandan Kony, a former altar boy who says the group is inspired by Christianity’s 10 commandments and is now wanted by The Hague-based International Criminal Court on war crimes.

After being pushed out of Uganda a decade ago, the group, which is accused of mutilation and turning children into sex slaves, is mainly active in Central African Republic, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.

“I think we are closer collectively than we’ve ever been” to finding Kony, said Dory. “The numbers have decreased, the impact on the civilian population has decreased, the geographic reach of the LRA has decreased tremendously.”


Source:http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/11/buhari-on-right-track-in-battle-against-boko-haram-us/

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Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Demmocrats(m): 6:58pm On Nov 13, 2015
Saai Buhari

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Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Mamaflex(f): 6:59pm On Nov 13, 2015
*rolleyes"
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by benedictnsi(m): 7:00pm On Nov 13, 2015
One chance Lane
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by madridguy(m): 7:01pm On Nov 13, 2015
I don't need anyone from Pentagon to tell me SAI BABA his really working. I am proud of you SAI BABA.

Meanwhile BABA should also focus on POWER. RIDE ON OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE
grin grin grin

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Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by raumdeuter: 7:03pm On Nov 13, 2015
Game recognize game

US recognize a genuine effort at eradicating Boko Haram

Not the feeble half hearted attempts by Retardeeen Jonathan
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by tyson99(m): 7:04pm On Nov 13, 2015
Even the US knows the fact and some idiot ogogoro drunkards here will be talking sh*t about Sai baba


God punish all wailers
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by 4reala(m): 7:04pm On Nov 13, 2015
Ok nah, oya mak una support us wit weapon nah
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by madridguy(m): 7:05pm On Nov 13, 2015
I BEG LEAVE JONA ALONE NAA. grin grin grin grin

raumdeuter:
Game recognize game

US recognize a genuine effort at eradicating Boko Haram

Not the feeble half hearted attempts by Retardeeen Jonathan
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by MyMouth(m): 7:07pm On Nov 13, 2015
But we know na, why state the obvious? Only wailers are blind to it,
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Nobody: 7:09pm On Nov 13, 2015
Mamaflex:
*rolleyes"

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Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by fineguy11(m): 7:10pm On Nov 13, 2015
i cant remember the last time i heard any report of bomb blast.Congrats to our gallant troops for repealing gwoza attack...its a sad period for terrorist worldwide..ISIS getting their asses beaten and killed in ALLEPO by the SYRIAN ARAB ARMY/HEZBOLLAH,,they have been chased out of SINJAR in IRAQ by the KURDISH MILITIA,while their affiliate BOKOHARAM are been decimated on the battlefield by the NIGERIAN ARMY...
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by palladin: 7:12pm On Nov 13, 2015
Haters will avoid this thread. It makes them sad.

Firefire, severalsnake, chukwudi and temitemi are having fewer posts by the day.


Baba is working
Haters are hating
Wailers are wailing
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by olumide81(m): 7:14pm On Nov 13, 2015
'America will know'
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Mogidi: 7:26pm On Nov 13, 2015
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari’s focus on combining a military offensive with the fight against poverty and corruption is the right approach in the battle against the Islamist militant group, Boko Haram, a senior U.S. defense official said

Hurriedly written and without substance.

Where is the military offensive or the fight against poverty and corruption, certainly not here in Nigeria.

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Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by braine(m): 7:29pm On Nov 13, 2015
Mogidi:
Na wa

Talk na. Abi baba has made you deaf and dumb? grin
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Teryfik(m): 7:31pm On Nov 13, 2015
U ppl shud stop giving dis wailers sumtin 2 talk abt joor
Re: Buhari On Right Track In Battle Against Boko Haram – US by Firefire(m): 7:52pm On Nov 13, 2015
palladin:
Haters will avoid this thread. It makes them sad.

Firefire, severalsnake, chukwudi and temitemi are having fewer posts by the day.


Baba is working
Haters are hating
Wailers are wailing

Ti Omo eniyan ba ni ohun ose ogun ika mo, awon kan o ni je... angry

Buhary is a dullard if that is what you are expecting.

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