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Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 10:13am On Oct 13, 2023
jude79:



The blockage of road whether by redeemed oo, Christian's oo, indigenes oo, Muslims oo, all are against the law and must be stopped!!!! Qed.

AGREED 100%
Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 6:39pm On Oct 12, 2023
maivd:

Yes head slammers will support all forms of violence. Spits on your deranged head.

My dear Christian brothers, since yesterday a lot of you have been coming for me based on the technical submissions I made on this video.

Now watch the unadulterated video where this Keke driver was calling the Muslim prayer “mumu prayers” countless times.
Isn’t that provocative enough? We should be logical in our approach rather than being emotional and sentimental.

A fellow Christian can be seen and heard telling him to exercise few minute patience while he continues with the insults.
Although blocking the roads for few minutes is un Islamic, we should learn to be tolerant rather than being antagonistic against everything Islam.

Go to Lagos Ibadan expressway and see how your churches block the road, go to Abuja and see how they block the roads on Sundays, every street in lagos has a church, a place as small as a kiosk is converted to church and they do services every day and night time that you even wonder when their members go to work, you can barely sleep when a church occupies a place next to you.

No Muslim comes out to insult Christian’s or their services or practices or drag their religion online or denigrate their beliefs.

Why can’t you replicate so? Why do you always have to share your hatred for Islam so obviously?

Traditionalists carry out their ORO shutting down a whole state and movement, who criticizes them? Why is it always Islam you have a problem with? A knee jack reaction always?
Search your soul and redeem whatever it is pushing you.

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Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 6:37pm On Oct 12, 2023
Shinjawest:
Do you now want to support Palestine?

All Muslims r terrorists..

I will always support Israel .

Muslims r not good people..

If u gv dem peace they will gv u war ..

God bless Israel for doing the lord's work

God bless America and all killer's of head
slammers


ISRAEL - PALESTINE CRISIS

As a Christian, if you are going to support Israel, then do so due to your personal bias, and stop exposing your ignorance by thinking you are supporting them for religious reasons or in the name of Christianity. Most Israelis are Jews and do not believe in Christianity or Yeshua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ). Jews believe Yeshua (Jesus) was an illegitimate pretender.

They equally believe the Gospels are the works of European heretics and are still waiting for the genuine Messiah. Before you insult me, please research what I just said and fact-check me. May God punish me if I am lying to you.

None of the above means you should hate Israelis or Jews. It would be best if you did not hate anybody for practising their religion, especially when their faith does not impugn yours. Love Israelis. But also love Palestinians. You don't have to love one at the expense of the other. God does not love your neighbour at your cost. So why must you love one at the expense of another?

Both Palestinian Muslims and Christians (yes, half a million Palestinians are Christians) believe in Yeshua Hamasiach (Jesus). Palestinian Christians believe He is the Son of God. Palestinian Muslims believe He is the prophet of God.

Reject Hamas. Be against Hamas. Support your government in condemning Hamas. Lobby the United Nations to move against Hamas. But know that Hamas is not synonymous with Palestinians. It is an Iranian-backed terror group that should be crushed. Many Palestinians are themselves scared of and are victims of Hamas. Hating Palestinians because of Hamas is like hating Northern Nigerians over Boko Haram or detesting Ugandans because of the Lord's Resistance Army.

Many holy sites that Christian pilgrims go to are looked after by Palestinian Muslims and Christians, including Bethlehem, Jericho, Nazareth, etc. Palestinians have nothing but love for Christians.

The most isolated people on Earth are not the Israelis. They are the Palestinians. Unloved, unwanted, and oppressed.

Pray for Israel and pray for Palestine and Palestinians. Both deserve your sympathy and empathy and the world's support to reach a two-state solution.
Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 6:21pm On Oct 12, 2023
AroOkigbo:

And who's collecting wotowoto now?
First to do no de pain grin

You annexed someone territory
You started doing “ OWAMBE “ there
Let me educate the Israel arrogance and impunity are the major causes of crises all over the world.

They have violated all the UN resolutions and keep on expanding their settlements in defiance to peace
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Strikes Aleppo & Damascus Airports In Syria by alasane: 6:14pm On Oct 12, 2023
internet:
U are a fool, empty skull, illiterate of the 21st century. U don't know anything i swear. Ask intellectuals to sit u down and lecture u. U don't know anything about israel and the world at large. All the arab nations combine together can not defeat israel. Bloody muslim bigot and terrorist like u. If e sure for the arab nations, they should team up and go against israel, if dem no go collect am wotowoto from israel.

Without US intervention only Hezbollah will suffocate Israel..
U be small pikin.. why do the Israel withdraws from southern Lebanon?
War na marathon only independence Palestine will guarantee the Zionist people people.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Strikes Aleppo & Damascus Airports In Syria by alasane: 3:03pm On Oct 12, 2023
cjudy:

Oya cry small small.
Your Gaza and any other country that will put hand is already collecting wotowoto Abi you no Dey watch news?
Your terrorist country are collecting heavy payment as we talk now.

This struggles is a marathon
Ideology can never be extinguished like that.
The Palestinians may continue to suffered for now but any defeat the Israelis suffered will surely obliterates it existence
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Strikes Aleppo & Damascus Airports In Syria by alasane: 2:59pm On Oct 12, 2023
cjudy:

Oya cry small small.
Your Gaza and any other country that will put hand is already collecting wotowoto Abi you no Dey watch news?
Your terrorist country are collecting heavy payment as we talk now.

Ask yourself while is US sending arms & ammunitions to Israel for replenished its amoury just because of ragtag HAMAS without standing Military Force

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Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 2:38pm On Oct 12, 2023
Redeemed where the blocked MOWE IBAFO axis for years and for shiloh every year wetin una do?
No more Muslims prayers has ever cause that obstructions of traffic in this country .

The keke man is mischievous & tested the water we both feet.
The consequences is obvious

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Politics / Re: Muslims Block Road In Southwest To Pray And Attack Motorist by alasane: 2:32pm On Oct 12, 2023
CaptainAyub:

Na Israel fit una
Israel where common Hamas don teach lesson of their life?
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Strikes Aleppo & Damascus Airports In Syria by alasane: 2:09pm On Oct 12, 2023
Okwyjesus:


Isreal na country abeg.

Less than the smallest region in Nigeria but thick skinned

Continue to hyped them
Me think say Israel na invisible self.
Hamas without regular
Army
Air Force
Navy
War planes
F 16s from America
Different war planes and artilleries
Still Hamas give them bloody nose.
They (Israel)are even begging US to replenish their arms and ammunitions
America is literally fighting the war for them.

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza In Ruin, Flattened (Photos) by alasane: 1:44pm On Oct 12, 2023
Validated:
Israel should bulldoze all those standing structures. Let the place revert to desert that it was. Nonesense killers of infants do not deserve to live. They should join their cousins in Lebanon and Syria.

You can NEVER kill an ideaogy

Even it is only one person that remain from the Palestinian, he will certainly seek revenge from the Israelis atrocities for decades.

75 years of ethnic cleansing.
15 years of blockade.
Confiscation of Palestinian lands.
Pogroms on Palestinian towns.
Desecration of Palestinian sacred sites.
Daily raids into Palestinian homes.
Constant humiliation of a entire people.

Nothing about today is “unprovoked"
Foreign Affairs / Re: Exclusive Graphic Images From Israel By First Responders by alasane: 1:38pm On Oct 12, 2023
SIONKPO1:

That's why people says average Muslim are Terrorists,instead of to to condemn the barbaric actions by Hamas,you are codedly applauding it ,well latest Sunday Gaza may seize this exist and if it does it can never be rebuilt again.
Mr Terrorist



You can never killed an ideology

75 years of ethnic cleansing.
15 years of blockade.
Confiscation of Palestinian lands.
Pogroms on Palestinian towns.
Desecration of Palestinian sacred sites.
Daily raids into Palestinian homes.
Constant humiliation of a entire people.

Nothing about today is “unprovoked"
Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza To Run Out Of Power Around 12pm UK Time Following Complete Siege By Israel by alasane: 10:23am On Oct 12, 2023
Whytelyon:


Answer this question
- did Palestenians not know that land was waste land before Israel came? What did they do about it?

LET US EDUCATE OURSELVES A LITTLE

ISRAEL Population
•Judaism: 74.00%
•Islam : 17.80%
• Xtians:. 2.00%
• Druze: 1.6%
• Samaritanism & Baha'i: 4.4%

PALESTINE POPULATION

• Muslims:. 75.00%
• Xtians. :. 20.00%
•Others. :. 5.00%

What the data says in brief:

Palestine have more Christian in percentage and possibly absolute population than Israel.

Out of 1000 killed in Palestine, 200 are most likely Xtians.

Nigerian Muslims and Xtians, let cure ourselves of ignorance and stop delving into what is purely a political/ struggle for control of resources. Stop seeing it as religious.

If after this data you still couldn't understand it, I am sorry you need to up your knowledge of International diplomacy and global issues.

Sunday Musings: Israel And Palestine, Wetin Concern Me Sef?

Is the God of Israel still the God of the 46,000 ethnic Palestinians who are Christians?

Is Allah of the Israelites who are Muslims, the same Allah of the Palestinians who are Muslims?

When you support Israel because you are a Christian, what of the Palestinian Christians and the Palestinian church?

When you support Palestine because you are a Muslim, what of the Israelites who are Muslims?

If Palestine is destroyed today, it will go down with sacred Christian holy sites like the Church of Nativity, Mar Saba Monastery, Mount of Temptation Monastery, The Church of St. Catherine, Cave of St. Jerome, Carmel of the Holy Child Jesus, Jacob's Well, Cave of the Patriarchs, the Monastery of Saint Gerassimos, Genesis Land, which are all located inside the Palestinian territory.

In like manner, if Israel is destroyed today, it will also go down with sacred Islamic holy sites including, the Temple Mount, Al- Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, Mosque of Omar, El-Jazzar Mosque, Horns of Hattin, which are all located inside Israel.

So, before you jump into the fray and quote the Quran or Bible to justify the killing of human beings as a fulfillment of prophesy or the revenge of Allah, take a deep breathe and ask yourself, if you were God, which side will you support in this carnage.

Ask yourself, if ever that war has been a religious war or a political war or an ethnic war?

If you find the right answers, you will agree with the UN that the path to sanity is not this global divide and rule, but for the warring parties to adopt the two-state solution, as proposed by the comity of nations.

But come to think of it, wetin concern me sef?

Our own problems full ground. It pays to learn.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Continues To Pummel Gaza by alasane: 8:34am On Oct 12, 2023
ccrazy:


First prophet mohammed is a smelly beastly pig, allah is a mad insane rabid dog and Islam is a form of mental illness.
TAA! be straightforward with your narrative. In your quoran, the one you claim to believe, these prophets,

Dzulkifli as (Ezekiel) ذو الكفل

Dawud as (David) داود

Sulaiman as (Soloman) سليمان

Ilyas as (Elijah) إلياس

Alyas’a as (Elisha) اليسع

Yunus as (Jonah) يونس

Zakaria as (Zachariah) زكريا

Yahya as (John) يحيى

Isa as (Jesus) عيسى

please where they living in Neptune or earth, if on earth where was their residence then and which geographical location was it?

IF You can't honourably answer this, then you are a hypocrite just like your fellow Islamic terrorists and Israel will show una siege.

You sound depressed
May the Lord have mercy on your soul

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Israeli Govt Forms Emergency 'war Management Cabinet' To Prosecute War On Hamas by alasane: 6:11pm On Oct 11, 2023
Taylor94:
Israel no wan leave Hamas make them drink water keep cup


Who send Palestine make them first go attack Israel sef


Whoever gave that order must be regretting now


You go dey attack God’s own nation


Palestine una mind no go touch ground

Una just the hyped them
Me think say Israel na invisible self.
Hamas without regular
Army
Air Force
Navy
War planes
F 16sfrom America
Different war planes and artilleries
Still Hamsa give them bloody nose.
They (Israel)are even begging US to replenish their arms and ammunitions
America is literally fighting the war for them.

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Politics / Re: Army Discovers Bombs In Ikeja 21 Years After Blast, Begins Clearance by alasane: 11:42am On Oct 11, 2023
illicit:


Argument get age?

U no read of where Jesus Christ go inside synagogue dey go lecture him papa mates?

🙄
This kind reason na him make una believe say PMB na Jubril from Sudan
Online Generations
Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza To Run Out Of Power Around 12pm UK Time Following Complete Siege By Israel by alasane: 11:37am On Oct 11, 2023
joyandfaith:


Nation or kingdom of Palestine has never existed historically. Jews returned to their ancestral homes after 2000 years in exiles around the world. Palestine was never part of Arab territory.

If 300,000 heavily-armed Afro-Latinos, Caribbeans and African Americans show up in Arochukwu today to seize your family land from you based on their (historically accurate) claim to the land via ancestry, I'm sure you'll hold the same position ...

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Gaza To Run Out Of Power Around 12pm UK Time Following Complete Siege By Israel by alasane: 11:33am On Oct 11, 2023
FalseProphet1:

That's Muslims for you. Give them food, shelter, accommodation. Once they become comfortable, they'll start killing you.

I heard Israel use to give work permit to Gaza inhabitants to come to Israel and work. Now everything would stop, they'll all become refugees. Depending on UN support for survival. All because their religion told them to hate and kill non Muslims.

This I have seen.

THOMAS SANKARA 🇧🇫 on ISRAEL 🇮🇱:

The quest for peace also involves the strict application of the right of countries to independence. On this point, the most pathetic—indeed, the most appalling—example is found in the Middle East, where, with arrogance, insolence and incredible stubbornness, a small country, Israel, has for more than 20 years, with the unspeakable complicity of its powerful protector, the United States, continued to defy the international community.

Jews were consigned to the horrors of the crematorium, but Israel scorns history by inflicting on others the tortures it suffered.

We declare from this rostrum our militant, active solidarity with the fighters, both men and women, of the wonderful people of Palestine, for we know that there is no suffering that has no end.

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Politics / Re: Army Discovers Bombs In Ikeja 21 Years After Blast, Begins Clearance by alasane: 9:07am On Oct 11, 2023
illicit:
That year I dey JSS 2

I saw the victims on TV, some drowned inside canal


🤕


JSS2 & u dey kom argue with your father age mate hia

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Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Continues To Pummel Gaza by alasane: 12:51pm On Oct 10, 2023
BJanta:


Are.you talking from earth or hell? Go ask Egypt , the super power of Arabs , and other Arab nations in 1967 ,if you on earth. If in hell, because that's where all dead Muslims go, reach out to Saddam Hussain and Gaddafi. Muslims and their funny hope after chanting allauakubaru. You think say this one na street war. Israel said, ' We declare war ' . You definitely don't understand the meaning of that. But eyes go soon clear. This definition the end of Hamas and Arab senseless agitation for the state of Palestine. Definite end to bad rubbish.


Israelis felt like Palestinians for a day and apparently they didn't like it.
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Continues To Pummel Gaza by alasane: 12:47pm On Oct 10, 2023
Akwamkpuruamu:



So I should now side Muslims that went killing old women, kids and visitors in their sleep, Saturday?

This tears go long

75 years of ethnic cleansing.
15 years of blockade.
Confiscation of Palestinian lands.
Pogroms on Palestinian towns.
Desecration of Palestinian sacred sites.
Daily raids into Palestinian homes.
Constant humiliation of a entire people.

Nothing about today is “unprovoked.”
Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Continues To Pummel Gaza by alasane: 12:26pm On Oct 10, 2023
Akwamkpuruamu:
Ride on Israel. If norther Naija Muslims put head, make dem kukuma collect.

Gaza will be forever changed.

I stand with Israel. Whether them. Be Christians or not, I don't give a fuork.

Hamas must go down

I pity you if Jews no even sent the Christians

Foreign Affairs / Re: Israel Continues To Pummel Gaza by alasane: 12:16pm On Oct 10, 2023
Taylor92:
Strike them harder


Since they want to challenge the Gods anointed nation


Una no read Bible una go dey strike nation wey God say no nation can defeat them


I wish say Tinubu fit challenge Israel like he did with Niger


I wan check something



THOMAS SANKARA 🇧🇫 on ISRAEL 🇮🇱:

The quest for peace also involves the strict application of the right of countries to independence. On this point, the most pathetic—indeed, the most appalling—example is found in the Middle East, where, with arrogance, insolence and incredible stubbornness, a small country, Israel, has for more than 20 years, with the unspeakable complicity of its powerful protector, the United States, continued to defy the international community.

Jews were consigned to the horrors of the crematorium, but Israel scorns history by inflicting on others the tortures it suffered.

We declare from this rostrum our militant, active solidarity with the fighters, both men and women, of the wonderful people of Palestine, for we know that there is no suffering that has no end.

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Politics / Re: Breaking News: Court of Appeal Declares Ken Pela Of Labour Party Winner of Delta by alasane: 1:51pm On Aug 31, 2023
zubby4567:
Why is it not making front page

Our Delta State Gubernatorial Candidate in the last election Hon Ken Pela has just made a huge step towards reclaiming his mandate to be the legitimate Governor of Delta State.

He filed for à review of the governorship election at the Delta State Tribunal but his case was kicked out on the ground of technicalities, etc.

In his unrelenting spirit, he appealed the outcome of the Delta State Tribunal at the Appeal Court Abuja where the judge disagreed with the judgement of the Delta State Tribunal hence making him qualified for the Tribunal hearing.

So he is going into the Tribunal to finish fight and hopeful regain his mandate.
Politics / Re: See Full List Of 1966 Coup Plotters And Their Tribe by alasane: 2:49pm On Aug 29, 2023
MEGAWATCH:
See Full List Of 1966 Coup Plotters And Their Tribe.

It is often said that lies told over and over again without being counted tends to come to be held as true; but as always, truth always catches up with it.

For over 50 years, some section of Nigerians have made it a point of duty to reinforce the narrative that the 1966 coup was an Igbo coup because it was led by Kaduna Nzeogwu, an Igbo man.

Even though these same people claim that Nzeogwu’s village and town is not Igboland, and that the rest of Nzeogwu’s kinsmen are not Igbos; a narrative they vigorously and fiercely pursue and has reinforced for decades.

But with their monopoly on the media now beginning to wane due to the advent of Social Media, their control of narrative of events, which they have often distorted to suit their primordial biases, is fading , and a more balanced narrative that captures the wholistic happenings of what transpired is now being told.

So, in regards to the 1966 coup which these elements have hitherto painted as an Igbo coup, continually giving only the names of the 7 Igbo officers who participated in the ill fated coup while leaving out other officers from other tribes who equally participated actively in the coup.

So, fined here the full list of the coup plotters and their tribes:-

1. Major Chukwuma Kaduna Nzeogwu(Igbo)
2. Major Adewale Ademoyega (Yoruba) author of "Why we struck"
3. Capt. G. Adeleke(Yoruba)
4. Maj. Ifeajuna(Igbo)
5. Lt. Fola Oyewole(Yoruba) author of "The reluctant rebel"
6. Lt. R. Egbiko(Esan)
7. Lt. Tijani Katsina(Hausa/Fulani)
8. Lt. O. Olafemiyan(Yoruba)
9. Capt. Gibson Jalo(Bali)
10. Capt. Swanton(Middle Belt)
11. Lt. Hope Harris Eghagha (Urhobo)
12. Lt. Dag Warribor(Ijaw)
13. 2nd Lt. Saleh Dambo(Hausa)
14. 2nd Lt. John Atom Kpera (Tiv).

There you have it. But I’m sure that apart from Nzeogwu and Ifeajuna, you probably never heard of the names of the other guys and the question is why? And it is because some elements deliberately chose to tell a one sided story to further their ill agenda against a particular tribe and people; and after over 50 years the war ended, this same people are still hellbent on selling this same old and erroneous and fallacious narrative for the same primordial agenda.

So, I ask you, having seen the full list of the coup plotters, do you still think it was an Igbo coup?

And if your answer to the above question is “Yes”.

Then tell us why Murtala Muhammed and Buhari coups were not Fulani coups,

Tell us why Buka Suka Dimka coup was not a Plateau coup,

Tell us IBB coup was not an Hausa coup,

Tell us why Gideon Orkar’s coup was not a Tiv coup,

Tell us why Abacha coup was not a Kanuri coup,

And only the one led by Nzeogwu was given that ethnic label and reinforced till today.


You are a criminal
1966 coup was an igbo coup
forget those names are adding

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Properties / Re: How To Qualify For The National Housing Fund Loan And Buy Your First Home by alasane: 4:33pm On Aug 22, 2023
Wealthoptulent:
lolz... um
NHF, u people Go cough out my money before i Retire, i promise u, cos our Mortgage they Run, 3 beds i applied for, una never buy land, talkless of Building.. 9Years in Service.. Hmmmm!

No mind them, majority that have contributed to the scheme since inception 1992 and have retired from services are yet to get refund.

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Politics / Re: Civil War: Footage Of Biafran Soldiers Driving Nigerian Army Out Of Owerri by alasane: 4:29pm On Aug 22, 2023
MrEverest:
It's like it was in this battle for Owerri that Obasanjo escaped with bullets in his buttocks grin grin

That's Onitsha road approaching Control, I can see the roof of Maria Assumpta Cathedral in the distance.

Afonjas keep hiding behind Nigeria to challenge Igbos as if they can stand Igbos in warfare. They even lack courage and fighting spirit. Even ijaws will subdue them if they're left to fight each other cheesy cheesy


Remember this ?
Gowon was treating the Biafran like brothers until Awolowo gave him little hints

Crime / Why The Support Of All Nigerians Matter To The Military-Gabkwet, by alasane: 8:48am On Aug 21, 2023
A nation’s national power comes in both tangible and intangible components. A strong and virile military force is a credible and tangible addition to a nation's power and when combined with intangible components like strong economy and national will, a nation’s national power becomes effective. The place of the Armed Forces of Nigeria (AFN) as a key instrument of national power is cast in stone and cannot be overemphasized. At the international and regional level, it stands tall through its numerous award-winning escapades in the enforcement of peace and security. In the past 60 years, the AFN has committed well-over 200,000 troops to various peacekeeping commitments around the world. Back home in Nigeria, it continues to confront the threats posed by terrorists operating in the North as well as other non-state actors operating in other parts of the country. Through its efforts, several terrorists have been neutralized with over 130,000 surrendering en masse alongside their families. No wonder then that Global Firepower, a statistics-based website tracking defence-related information of countries worldwide, rated the AFN as the 4th most powerful military in Africa and 35th in the world.
Despite these efforts and recognition, its abysmal treatment back home by some Nigerians can aptly be described as sad and unfortunate. The support and encouragement it deserves from the Nigerian public after successful operations or whenever it faces fatalities or mishaps is well below expectation unlike what obtains in other climes. In other countries, public support is a key factor considered before committing troops to combat. Ample evidence also exists to buttress the fact that the public opinion environment shapes the way military operations are justified and, in some cases, the way they are conducted. This is because the support of the public vis-à-vis the stakes involved as well as the prospects of operational success peaches the ends against the means. The United States of America learnt this the hard way during the Vietnam War as well as in Lebanon and Somalia after unfavourable public support constrained the range of politically acceptable policies for successfully concluding the military operations in these countries. Similarly, In a report by RAND titled, ‘American Public Support for U.S. Military Operations from Mogadishu to Baghdad,’ written for The Arroyo Centre by Eric V. Larson and Bogdan Savych, it was observed that following the change of United States’ objectives in Somalia in May 1993 (from providing a secure environment for humanitarian relief operations to engaging in nation building) and the subsequent deterioration in the situation, the importance of the objectives and the prospects for success declined for most, even as the costs increased. The result was very high sensitivity to costs in Somalia, and a general desire by the American public to abandon the mission and return home. At the end, it was one of America’s worst expeditionary escapades.
The lack of empathy and support for the AFN is further compounded by the enemy’s skilled utilization of the social media to its advantage, with unsuspecting Nigeria’s social media buffs serving as willing tools for the spread of their ideologies. A case in point is the recent video uploaded and circulated on social media platforms which depicted the wreckage of the crashed MI-171 Nigerian Air Force (NAF) helicopter and bodies of the victims at Chukuba Village in Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State. Sadly, the video has so far received nearly a million views and over 50,000 shares on both X (formerly Twitter) and YouTube combined, after social media buffs aided and abetted the uncontrolled sharing and spreading of the propaganda orchestrated by the terrorists.
Indeed, the social media, once a medium of personal connection, commerce and trade, has since morphed into a battlefield where information has become weaponized. Gone were the days when winning wars was a matter of finding and neutralizing an adversary’s centre of gravity through aerial bombardments of critical infrastructures and propagandas using radios and leaflets drops. The social media has since changed that narrative and all it takes is a smart phone and some idle seconds, and anybody can do it. In their book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of the Social Media, Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking aptly captured the existential threat that social media poses to national security when they noted thus, “Social media has created a new environment for conflict. It has transformed the speed, spread, and accessibility of information, changing the very nature of secrecy. Yet, while the truth is more widely available than ever before, it can be buried in a sea of “likes” and lies.” This is why its influence over the Nigerian internet space has become a matter of national concern. As ragtag as they may appear, the ability of terrorist groups operating in Northeast and Northwest Nigeria to weaponize the social media to their advantage calls for concern by all Nigerians. Even more disturbing is the unfortunate enabling attitude of some Nigerians who swallow the bait of propagating their propagandist strategies, knowingly and unknowingly, without recourse to Nigeria’s overall national security imperatives.
But why is public support such a big deal to the AFN? Here are a few crucial reasons:
In their everyday lives, members of the AFN make sacrifices that can often go unnoticed by the public–be it the challenges of routine duties; the struggles of their spouses looking for another job after relocating to a new unit; or even a child adjusting to a new school and new friends. Members of the AFN and their families selflessly do whatever it takes to serve and protect the nation, including months or years spent apart from loved ones, families divided by distance and deployment to conflict zones; spouses giving birth alone in a hospital room, with no spouse there to support them; and most importantly, making the ultimate sacrifice like laying down their lives on the frontlines for the safety of all Nigerians.
Members of the AFN are also ordinary people doing extraordinary things. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, NAF aircraft were used to ferry drugs and relief materials within Nigeria and to other West African Countries. NAF aircraft also came in handy in transporting relief materials to flooded areas in Enugu and Bayelsa States in 2022. Military doctors were also on hand as recent as last week to fill the void left by striking health workers. Additionally, members of the AFN are often the first to respond to conflicts overseas, leaving behind their loved ones at a moment’s notice to head into harm’s way. So, it’s only right to be there for them as well.
Members of the AFN are a force for good in the world, which is why it is crucial for all Nigerians to stand behind them. From the battlefields of the Congo and Burma (now Myanmar) to the front lines of Liberia and Sierra Leone, members of the AFN have been contributing to world peace for decades. In recent memory, they have been at the forefront of ensuring regional stability in The Gambia as well as the fight against terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.
Military life can take its toll on members of the AFN and their families. For example, their spouses can often struggle to find their place in a new unit because they have moved so frequently and are isolated from their support networks-in addition to perhaps having difficulty finding a new job. And if a soldier or an airman is weighed down by stress at the front lines or concerned about their struggling family back home, it can be more difficult for them to concentrate on the assigned task. With mental health being a serious issue among troops these days, addressing these morale and mental wellness issues through the show of love and care by others is imperative. 
Something as easy as thanking members of the AFN for their services or acknowledging the immense challenges of life as a military spouse can have a positive impact on the military community. By bridging that divide between civilians and the AFN, Nigerians can show members of the AFN that the sacrifices they make on their behalf is valued and appreciated, thus boosting their morale and preparing them for yet another day in the battle front.
In the USA, an organization known as the United Service Organization (USO) stands at the forefront of strengthening America’s military service members by keeping them connected to their families, home and Country. The USO is a private organization established in 1941 and funded through the generosity of individuals, organizations and corporations and powered by volunteers to accomplish its mission of connecting military families. Till date, the USO continuously adapts to the needs of U.S military personnel, while enabling them to focus on their assigned roles. A similar organization in Nigeria with comparable functions would no doubt go a long way in enhancing the support to the AFN as they face, frontally, the task of keeping Nigerians safe. Imagine such an organization reaching out to the families of the 23 soldiers and airmen that died in the ill-fated MI-171E aircraft at Chukuba in Niger State. Imagine such an organization offering educational scholarships to the widows and children of the deceased soldiers and airmen. Just imagine. It is however heartwarming to see State Governors like Professor Babagana Zulum of Borno State donating the sum of N10 Million Naira to troops of Operation Hadin Kai recently injured during an operation. At the presentation of the Cheque, Professor Zulum expressed his commitment towards supporting and complementing the efforts of the Federal Government in providing logistics support and improving the welfare of soldiers. That is the way to go.

Gabkwet, an Air Commodore, is the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force.
Politics / Re: NAF Jet Did Not Crash, Bandits Shot It Down, Killed Pilot, 13 Soldiers by alasane: 3:11pm On Aug 15, 2023
izonborn098:
Nigeria soldiers are very lazy'' if not because of betrayal no nigerian soldier can enter delta, rivers or bayelsa and come out alive.

Small times you will start shouting human right upandan

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