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Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Islie: 1:56pm On Jan 06
Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, Eeben Barlow said President Buhari did not have any choice but to end the contract to rescue the Chibok girls because he came under pressure from the US – a country he said sponsored the then All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate’s campaign in 2015.

Boko Haram insurgents abducted 276 girls from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state in 2014. So far, 112 of the girls are still held captive by the insurgents. Fifty-seven were lucky to escape while 107 were released in batches in Swiss-coordinated negotiations.

In the build-up to the 2015 elections, the President Goodluck Jonathan administration made some successes in combating Boko Haram but after the Buhari administration came on board, the momentum went down temporarily.

Barlow, chairman of Specialised Tasks, Training, Equipment and Protection International (STTEP), a private army, said his army was initially engaged to rescue the Chibok girls but that changed to combating Boko Haram.

“Our initial aim was not Boko Haram per se, it was to rescue the Chibok girls. They were the girls that were kidnapped and the western response was #Savethegirls (#BringBackOurGirls),” he said.

“That type of nonsense does not save girls. Unfortunately, these girls became victims of a situation where the security had broken down in a specific area, they were kidnapped and that was the first mission – rescue the Chibok girls.

“We ended a selection process of the Nigerian soldiers, the soldiers were retained after a selection process, they were trained in a specific way to conduct a hostage rescue operation.

“However, after about five or six weeks of the training of the hostage rescue team we were asked to change our mission and that mission was to go to a town called Maiduguri in north-east Nigeria that had come under severe threat of Boko Haram and we rapidly had to transition what we were doing and suddenly train an offensive force with the minimum of equipment.

“We rushed to Maiduguri and we met with 7th infantry division commander, he was under pressure, we finally understood the pressure he was under and our suggestion to him that the force that we have trained which named the 72nd mobile strike force would actually spearhead the division and that is precisely what we did.

“The operation was in three phases, the first phase was to cut a dividing line across north-eastern Nigeria and isolate Boko Haram into two isolated areas and mop up. One area in the south was the start and after that then mop up in the north. The division will follow behind and occupy terrain.

“But we were never allowed to execute the entire operation. In one month, we took back terrain larger than the terrain of Belgium from Boko Haram. We were not allowed to finish because it came at a time that governments were in the process of changing.

“President Jonathan’s government saw the entire Boko Haram contract, if we call it that, as a last grasp to regain popularity. The incoming president, President Buhari was heavily supported by a foreign government and one of the first missions was to terminate our contract.

“We were told it was the United States and they had actually funded President Buhari’s campaign and the campaign manager for President Buhari came from the US.

“I’m not saying the United States is bad, I understand foreign interests but I’d have thought that a threat like Boko Haram on the integrity of Nigeria ought to be a priority but it wasn’t.”

When asked why the US allegedly aborted the mission, he said: “I think the US can answer that, I have come to realise that when a foreign interest clashes with a state’s interest and domestic interest, conflict is bound to ensue and those conflicts continue with no end.”

https://www.independent.ng/the-united-states-funded-buharis-campaign-says-military-contractor/

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by ghettokid1(m): 2:06pm On Jan 06
na wa o!

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Maxymilliano(m): 2:06pm On Jan 06
Speaking in an interview with Al Jazeera, Eeben Barlow said President Buhari did not have any choice but to end the contract to rescue the Chibok girls because he came under pressure from the US – a country he said sponsored the then All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate’s campaign in 2015.


Goodluck Jonathan was right after all ...

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by GamalNasser: 2:06pm On Jan 06
If STEPP and EO had been allowed just 6 more months Boko Haram would have been a thing of the past

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Faponmile(m): 2:08pm On Jan 06
I hope the US has seen the result of their selfishness. Whoever foisted this calamity on hapless Nigerians will not know peace.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by sassysure: 2:20pm On Jan 06
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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by nakaman: 2:23pm On Jan 06
Trump has to deny this statement, else it will cause havoc in his administration.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by sassysure: 2:25pm On Jan 06
Maxymilliano:


Goodluck Jonathan was right after all ...
If u know half of what Obama administration did in Nigeria, u will vomit your guts out.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by TheArchangel(f): 2:27pm On Jan 06
Geez. This is explosive. Be mindful of what you post.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by LionTiger(m): 2:37pm On Jan 06
Those abusing and antagonizing Pres. Goodluck Jonathan, I hope the scales are falling off your eyes?
More revelations underway.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by teadrake(m): 2:40pm On Jan 06
This one tough oooo

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Maxymilliano(m): 3:34pm On Jan 06
sassysure:

If u know half of what Obama administration did in Nigeria, u will vomit your guts out.


Can the allegations be alluded to Jonathan's refusal to endorse gay rights ?

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by onyotakom: 3:40pm On Jan 06
Little wonder that he was fly ✈ up and down when he was declared winner in 2015

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by StaffofOrayan(m): 3:56pm On Jan 06
Most of the people that hate trump should be glad Hilary didn't win.
Democrats are useless,

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Biafrannuke: 4:16pm On Jan 06
we know

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Kingslaw(m): 4:17pm On Jan 06
nakaman:
Trump has to deny this statement, else it will cause havoc in his administration.
its Obama government not Trump!.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by rusher14: 4:24pm On Jan 06
GamalNasser:
If STEPP and EO had been allowed just 6 more months Boko Haram would have been a thing of the past

If only...

Did Boko Haram start 6 months before Jonathan's departure or did he just realize their presence?

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by GamalNasser: 4:28pm On Jan 06
rusher14:


If only...

Did Boko Haram start 6 months before Jonathan's departure or did he just realize their presence?


The Nigerian Army was unprepared and to face Boko Haram and they even deliberately sabotaged all efforts of the Jonathan govt hence the need to bring these mercenaries then and in 6 weeks we all saw the damage they did Boko Haram

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by rusher14: 4:30pm On Jan 06
GamalNasser:


The Nigerian Army was unprepared and to face Boko Haram and they even deliberately sabotaged all efforts of the Jonathan govt hence the need to bring these mercenaries then and in 6 weeks we all saw the damage they did Boko Haram

Excuses.

One minute you would say Ihejirika was valiant and unrelenting, another minute, Badeh never stole and yet another minute, the Nigerian Army was compromised.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by GamalNasser: 4:33pm On Jan 06
rusher14:


Excuses.

One minute you would say Ihejirika was valiant and unrelenting, another minute, Badeh never stole and yet another minute, the Nigerian Army was compromised.

Jonathan has been gone for 5 years and Buhari has been in charge so can you tell me why the Nigerian Army under Buhari hasn't defeated Boko Haram yet?

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by rusher14: 4:39pm On Jan 06
GamalNasser:


Jonathan has been gone for 5 years and Buhari has been in charge so can you tell me why the Nigerian Army under Buhari hasn't defeated Boko Haram yet?

I am not making excuses, you are.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Cyberterror: 4:40pm On Jan 06
Maxymilliano:


Can the allegations be alluded to Jonathan's refusal to endorse gay rights ?
Leave that thing. Jonathan was an symbol of corruption. That's why no world leader wanted anything to do with him. He institutionalized corruption nationally and he was a global embarrassment. Don't you see how the Bishop of Canterbury is good friends with Buhari even though he is a Muslim? Which world leader was proud to be seen with Jonathan?

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Tinaevergreen: 4:54pm On Jan 06
Islie:





https://www.independent.ng/the-united-states-funded-buharis-campaign-says-military-contractor/


Lalasticlala
Interesting! Does this mean If Iran wants a war with the United States and it’s allies, we are in trouble?

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by gbadexy(m): 4:55pm On Jan 06
I watched the interview on aljazeerah. It was a very insightful interview.
He did mention the conflict in libya and said the UN should have settled the two warring factions. And in other african countries of their incompetency or complicity of the united nations in preventing conflicts like the massacre in rwanda where they were just there to observe.
They fuel crisis and sell weapons and eye their oil. He said they didn't bother with Zimbabwe because they had no oil but countries with oil would always have crisis fueled by various external forces.
The west are just playing games with africa and have their own interest and agenda.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by orisa37: 5:06pm On Jan 06
The DEMOCRATS under Obama didn't like Jonathan and so cooperated with APC Fulani Branch to destabilize Nigeria. Bokoharam, Chibox Girls, Dapchi Girls, Fulani Herdsmen, Miyetti Allah etcetera were all parts of the plan to destroy NIGERIA.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by RZArecta(m): 5:18pm On Jan 06
We’ve always known who the real terrorists are, the cow fûckers who “reintegrate” Boko Haram into our security agencies and society cool

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Graxie(f): 5:19pm On Jan 06
The good news is that we are here, reaping the aftermath. The people who are first casualties are still in cell, some awaiting trials, some were released after American pressure, many will enter cell this year. Nigeria will remain.

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by Sirjamo: 5:30pm On Jan 06
Cyberterror:
Leave that thing. Jonathan was an symbol of corruption. That's why no world leader wanted anything to do with him. He institutionalized corruption nationally and he was a global embarrassment. Don't you see how the Bishop of Canterbury is good friends with Buhari even though he is a Muslim? Which world leader was proud to be seen with Jonathan?
None

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Re: Eeben Barlow: US Funded Buhari’s Campaign, Says Military Contractor by sweetonugbu: 5:38pm On Jan 06
Obama

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