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Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Richie0974: 8:13am On Nov 21, 2015
ILORIN-Fully armed soldiers, yesterday afternoon, visited Okuta in Baruten Local Council of Kwara State to confirm alleged annexation of 16 villages in the area by the neighbouring Benin Republic.

This came on a day that the Kwara State government denied that any of the villages was annexed as the Defence Headquarters raised a panel to investigate the matter and said it would explore diplomatic means to resolve the issue.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the soldiers, who arrived Okuta at about 3pm had a brief meeting with the Emir of Okuta and his traditional chiefs and went to visit the affected areas.
Area remains calm
Residents of Okuta and the villages went about their normal businesses as there was no violence or threat to peace from any quarters.
Efforts to speak with the Emir of Okuta, Alhaji Idris Serio Abubakar, yesterday, were not successful as he was said to have been ordered from the above to keep sealed lips on the matter.
Before the latest development, the monarch was said have written letters to the State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, over the encroachment of their lands by the neighbouring Benin Republic but no action was taken.
According to a recent letter to the governor titled:”Encroachment of Nigerian Territory by Benin Republic at Okuta District of Baruten Local Government area of Kwara state, “the traditional ruler alerted that,”recently some pillars were reconstructed and mounted at the back of the doors of Boriya village (at river Moshi) and Benin Republic.

“The colonial pillars of Imamue to Boriya Moshi rivers is about 25km.The present land in question has the following Nigeria villages Ogamue, Munta, Bwin, Gandogbeba, Saka Yeruman Kparu, Ajuba, Simen. Kparu, Sosi Kparu, Dotin. Nkparu and Tende with not less than 22,.000 people as inhabitants, wishing to be claimed by Benin Republic. It is a terrible trespass and not acceptable to our communities.‎
“Unless the Beninoise are restricted and made to vacate the area being encroached by them, they will continue with their said encroachment thereby illegally extending their territory beyond what legally belong to them. We are not ready and will never be ready to concede this land to Benin Republic. We don’t have any place where these villages could be resettled, it is the only viable economic and farm land of the whole district.”
No Kwara community was invaded – State govt
However, the Kwara State Government has denied reports that 16 villages in the state have been invaded and occupied by Republic Republic.
The state government, in a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Alhaji Mahmud Ajeigbe, yesterday, said the affected villages of Okuta District of Baruten Local Government Area of the state are calm and still under the control of the Federal Government.
The statement further stressed that although no foreign government has erected any structure nor hoisted their national flag in any of the villages as erroneously reported in the media, the state government has alerted the security agencies on the reports.
Alhaji Ajeigbe said the Emir of Okuta, Alhaji Idris Abubakar, Chairman of Baruten Local Government Council and security agencies in the area have all confirmed that residents of the 16 villages are going about their normal activities without fear and that there is no sign of foreign security agencies or their structures in the area.
The government therefore urged everyone to remain calm and go about their normal businesses as the Nigerian security agencies are up to the task of securing Nigeria’s borders and her people.
Lending support to the claim of the state government.
Affected villages belong to Benin Republic – Council boss
Interestingly, the Vice Chairman of Baruten Local Council, Abdulrasheed Lafia, who is also the chairman of the Local Government Boundary Commission also said yesterday that the so called 16 villages actually belonged to Benin Republic based on an earlier agreement.
He said that the issue surrounding the disputed Ogomue land had been resolved since 2005.
Lafia claimed that the National Boundary Commission after it visited the site in 2004 along with officials of the state and local government boundary committees had resolved that the land actually belonged to Benin Republic.
According to him, the news report is a sponsored one as no such invasion or attack exists anywhere in the local council adding that the sponsors of the report are individuals,who are dissatisfied with the position of the commission.
No Nigerian territory will be lost – Defence hdqrs
Commenting on the development, the Defence headquarters,yesterday, said that no single Nigerian territory will be allowed into the hands of intruders or any foreign nation.
Consequently, the Defence headquarters disclosed that a high powered investigative panel has been initiated to probe the Benin Republic the invasion of Nigeria’s territory.
Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar in a telephone conversation with Saturday Vanguard, noted that “though the military was aware of the allegation, Nigeria being a member of various international organs of the United Nations and African Union as well as ECOWAS, will explore diplomatic means if the investigation into the alleged invasion is completed.
Emphasizing that the outcome of the investigation into the allegation will be made public when completed, the Acting DDI reiterated that the military’s resolve towards ensuring that ‘no Nigerian territory will be lost to either terrorists or any foreign nation saying it is a cardinal policy of the federal government that will be implemented to the letter.
“But firstly, the government wants to know why, how and what happened, if the allegation is true in the first place,” he said.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by dazzlingd: 8:29am On Nov 21, 2015
These guys looking for trouble
Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by PassingShot(m): 8:30am On Nov 21, 2015
The initial report of invasion was not accurate to start with.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:33am On Nov 21, 2015
Yorubas can kiss Kwara goodbye

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:34am On Nov 21, 2015
PassingShot:
The initial report of invasion was not accurate to start with.

Then why is the presidency drafting soldiers to Kwara?

Why is the Amir aka jihad governor not commenting?

Keep living in denial

Zombie

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:36am On Nov 21, 2015
dazzlingd:
These guys looking for trouble

Which trouble? Keep drawing lines in the sand.

They've invaded and occupied your territory and you are saying they are looking for trouble.

They've assessed your capabilities and have seen you can't do squat sh1t.

Keep beating your flat chests.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:39am On Nov 21, 2015
According to the military spokesman, a committee will be set to investigate the alleged invasion from where diplomatic avenues will be explored.

Acting Director of Defence Information, Colonel Rabe Abubakar in a telephone conversation with Saturday Vanguard, noted that “though the military was aware of the allegation, Nigeria being a member of various international organs of the United Nations and African Union as well as ECOWAS, will explore diplomatic means if the investigation into the alleged invasion is completed.
Emphasizing that the outcome of the investigation into the allegation will be made public when completed, the Acting DDI reiterated that the military’s resolve towards ensuring that ‘no Nigerian territory will be lost to either terrorists or any foreign nation saying it is a cardinal policy of the federal government that will be implemented to the letter.
“But firstly, the government wants to know why, how and what happened, if the allegation is true in the first place,” he said.


Giant turds of Africa.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by PassingShot(m): 8:42am On Nov 21, 2015
RevDesmondJuju:


Then why is the presidency drafting soldiers to Kwara?

Why is the Amir aka jihad governor not commenting?

Keep living in denial

Zombie
Are you a Nigerian? I discuss with only Nigerians on this forum.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by PedroJP(m): 8:42am On Nov 21, 2015
Pls let them take Kwara already.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:44am On Nov 21, 2015
PassingShot:

Are you a Nigerian? I discuss with only Nigerians on this forum.

There is nothing like Nigeria or Nigerian.

Keep deceiving yourself

Stup1d Nigerian

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 8:46am On Nov 21, 2015
Yorubas will end up holding Benin republic's hand when ND and Biafra republic are declared grin

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by PassingShot(m): 8:53am On Nov 21, 2015
RevDesmondJuju:


There is nothing like Nigeria or Nigerian.

Keep deceiving yourself

Stup1d Nigerian
cheesy cheesy cheesy
I need a Biafra passport. How much is it?

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 9:05am On Nov 21, 2015
PassingShot:

cheesy cheesy cheesy
I need a Biafra passport. How much is it?

When sh1t hits the fan, your like will be heading to Warri as refugees.

When Niger Delta and Biafra Republics are fully established you and your kids up to your nth generation will be our gate men, house maids and labourers.

You will die of jealousy

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by PassingShot(m): 9:13am On Nov 21, 2015
RevDesmondJuju:


When sh1t hits the fan, your like will be heading to Warri as refugees.

When Niger Delta and Biafra Republics are fully established you and your kids up to your nth generation will be our gate men, house maids and labourers.

You will die of jealousy
How can I get a Biafrat passport? How much?
cheesy

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 9:18am On Nov 21, 2015
PassingShot:

How can I get a Biafrat passport? How much?
cheesy

Go invest in a Benioise passport

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by DaBullIT(m): 10:16am On Nov 21, 2015
If they are not looking for trouble


Leave them be


If they are


Marafaking shoot em

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by sammyj: 10:18am On Nov 21, 2015
Good . PMB is more proactive compared to the clueless one that allowed BH boyz occupied our territory for months!!! wink cool

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by demolinka(m): 10:22am On Nov 21, 2015
I trust PMB. We will never make the Bakassi mistake again. Ever.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 10:31am On Nov 21, 2015
demolinka:
I trust PMB. We will never make the Bakassi mistake again. Ever.

And what will Buhari do?

Dreamers

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Bekwarra(m): 10:54am On Nov 21, 2015
Good


To those fools shouting Yorubas should kiss Kwara goodbye, if your heads are intact, you should know those are not Yoruba communities.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by abe4kom: 10:56am On Nov 21, 2015
demolinka:
I trust PMB. We will never make the Bakassi mistake again. Ever.
Sure he will personally lead the fight from the front undecided undecided

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by kennyman2000(m): 3:55pm On Nov 21, 2015
Hmmmmmm
Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Rilwayne001: 3:55pm On Nov 21, 2015
Okay
Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Firefire(m): 3:55pm On Nov 21, 2015
Interesting episode...
Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Nobody: 3:55pm On Nov 21, 2015
Our God is a consuming fire...

Our president don't take shit. Let beninoise beware

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by LEOSIRSIR(m): 3:59pm On Nov 21, 2015
Hum hun
Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by jomoh: 4:01pm On Nov 21, 2015
Lots of shidren of hate on the front page.


They wish the state could be annexed but God pass them.

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by DoTheNeedful: 4:01pm On Nov 21, 2015
RevDesmondJuju:
Yorubas can kiss Kwara goodbye
Whats your problem with the Yorubas? Afterall many of the guys from the place you come remind the Yorubas that Kwara belongs to the Fulanis

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Re: Invasion Of Nigerian Communities: Soldiers Storm Kwara by Idrismusty97(m): 4:01pm On Nov 21, 2015
Many of the Beninese have similar culture or are indeed the same with the Nigerians living in the border area. We shouldn't be too aggressive with them because of an artificial border line drawn by colonial powers to mark their conquered territory. After all the North West have maintained a steady relationship with the border area of Niger Republic that contain a significant proportion of Hausa inhabitants.

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