Nigerian Army
Nigerian Army

The Nigerian military is obviously going through some stress in the counterterrorism due to unfair speculations and outright falsehood from foreign sources over operation of Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in combating insurgency in the North East.

 

Some unsavoury comments have been attributed to oftentimes unnamed officials of its neighbouring Francophone countries involved in the MNJTF obviously meant to disparage the image of Nigeria and bring its armed forces to ridicule.

 

Investigations by PRNigeria revealed that DHQ was especially piqued about distracting comments such as the one announcing that some of the cooperating countries have been entering Nigerian territory without Federal Government authorisation or that DHQ refused to respond to calls by MJTF partners to send troops to liberated communities.

 

A source disclosed that due to certain experiences in the past, DHQ had instructed troops never to leave any territory where they are stationed even in response to distress calls about terrorists’ invasion from unreliable and unverifiable sources.

 

“In the past, our troops had been lured away from liberated communities by unpatriotic elements to respond to distress calls only for them to either be ambushed on their way or for terrorists to be able to re-occupy those communities.

 

“We have then warned them to maintain their positions and hold every community that they liberate pending further official instructions and we expect MJTF partners to also keep their own part of the bargain in line with the memorandum of understanding that we all signed.”

 

An unnamed source from one of the countries was recently quoted to have accused Nigerian troops of disallowing some MJTF troops from entering a Nigerian community to battle terrorists but a top security source told PRNigeria that it was obviously a falsehood because that particular country’s troops have engaged terrorists inside Nigerian territory previously without any diplomatic faceoff because it was within the MoU.

 

Meanwhile in a tweet earlier today in response to another of such remarks, Defence Headquarters (DHQ)declared “There are lots of false information and irresponsible comments being attributed to some foreign sources which we want to avoid making comments to purely because we don’t believe such is coming from any serious and responsible officer of government.

 

“Responding to such claims could cause unnecessary distraction intended to jeopardise our counterterrorist campaign or operations. We will not respond for now.”

By PRNigeria

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  1. I live in the UK and do follows events unfolding very closley in Nigeria, and also reading other prominent Nigerians views and comments and I must say that President Jonathan Ebele Goodluck has performed very abssymal and greatly disappointing. One cannot blame him so much becuase, he was brought up in an environment of Niger Delta where human physical voting does not count and what counts the most is who is the highest bidder for the end voting results. So, his winning the presidential results of 2011, he assumed that it was given to him through the power of money, and that is why he does not see the value of the ballot papers but only money bribery. That is why corruptions during his time became a house-hold singing across the entire Nigeria landscape, whilst affecting the military establishments and the rest of other security agencies too. Now coming to Chadians military forces of making a wild fowl mouth against our gallentary and tough fighting miltary men and women, the Chadians has never mentioned about taking prisoners while chasing out Boko Haram secs, but they are only saying to our dedicated miltary armed forces to just come to take over from them just like that, and in fact there is something fishy about these chadians miltary. It appears by my own opinion that some of their men are Boko Haram members, and if not, how come that they never show up some Boko Haram captured members? And how come that having after liberated Damasack town, and within a short span of days 11 people were killed. Only 11 is that right! who knows even there may be more than they’re trying to make us to believes them. General Olukalade is a highly intellingent military officer, and I used to know him as far back as during his time as a major, what a smart guy he is. In fact, General Olukalade is the right person for the military spokeman for military HQ. I know him; he is none sence type of a person.

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