#SOE: Buhari faults military crackdown on Boko Haram

Muhammadu Buhari, a former presidential candidate from the opposition party, speaks at a forum on electoral reforms in Nigeria's capital territory Abuja

by Isi Esene

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari has spoken against the emergency rule declared in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa accusing the military of killing innocent civilians.

He said the maximum force used in the affected areas is in sharp contrast to the  “special treatment” given to the Niger Delta militants by the Federal Government.

Buhari who was speaking during a Liberty FM Hausa Service Programme, Guest of the Week, on Sunday in Kaduna said that President Goodluck Jonathan should be blamed for failing to tackle the security problems in the country, arguing that the challenges started in the Niger Delta.

Read the Punch Newspapers report below:

He said, “What is responsible for the security situation in the country is caused by the activities of Niger Delta militants.

“Every Nigerian that is familiar with happenings knows this. The Niger Delta militants started it all. What happened is that the governors of the Niger Delta at that time wanted to win their elections, so they recruited youths and gave guns and bullets to them to use against their opponents to win elections by force.

“After the elections, they asked the boys to return the guns, and the boys refused to do so. Because of that the allowance that was being given to them by the governors was stopped.”

Buhari said his joining the proposed All Progressives Congress was not all about securing the party presidential ticket for the 2015 elections.

According to him, the formation of the APC and his joining the group is to help effect the needed change in the polity and not just about his presidential ambition.

He declared, “If APC fails to give me the ticket, I will remain in partisan politics and in the party. Anyone the party picks as its candidate, I will support him because I will remain in the APC.”

Besides, Buhari noted that the problem of the country was that of bad leadership, which the APC was out to change.

Comments (11)

  1. He Should shout up his mouth because he ȋ̝̊̅§ the major cause of our problem.He said that,”i will make GEJ’s tenure ungovernable”.Just because he failed an election.Now,he’s saying again that everything started in Niger Delta,Yes,Niger Delta villages,town were marginalised by the Fed.Govt.Their water and farms are been poluted,₪ roads,no electricity and other basic amenities in the area.Incase if you dont know that was what led to their protest and the formation of Niger Delta militants.What are our Northern Boko Haram Fighting for?Everything that is generated in the so-called Niger Delta ȋ̝̊̅§ used to build the north,The General must apologize to Nigerians on that statement he made.Gen Buhari ȋ̝̊̅§ a lucky man because if i A̶̲̥̅♏ GEJ,i would have arrested and procecuted him since.God bless 9ja

  2. He Should shout up his mouth because he ȋ̝̊̅§ the major cause of our problem.He said that,"i will make GEJ's tenure ungovernable".Just because he failed an election.Now,he's saying again that everything started in Niger Delta,Yes,Niger Delta villages,town were marginalised by the Fed.Govt.Their water and farms are been poluted,₪ roads,no electricity and other basic amenities in the area.Incase if you dont know that was what led to their protest and the formation of Niger Delta militants.What are our Northern Boko Haram Fighting for?Everything that is generated in the so-called Niger Delta ȋ̝̊̅§ used to build the north,The General must apologize to Nigerians on that statement he made.

    1. 1. Vice President -North.
      2. Senate President -North.
      3. Speaker House of Reps – North.
      4. PDP National Chairman – North.
      5. Head of Service – North.
      6. INEC Chairman – North.
      7. Inspector General of Police – North.
      8. CBN Governor – North.
      9. Chief Justice of federation – North.
      10. President Court of Appeal – North.
      11. EFCC Chairman – North.
      12. President Federal high court – North.
      13. National Security Adviser – North.
      14. Chief of Defense Staff – North.
      15. Controller, Customs Service – North.
      16. Controller Prison Services – North.
      17. Richest man in Africa – North.
      18. 85% of Petroleum Marketers in Nigeria – Northerners .
      19. 80% of Oil Block Owners in Nigeria – Northerners.
      20. 99% of beggars in Nigeria – Northerners
      21. Boko Haram – North.
      22. Anti-Biafra – Northerners.
      23. Yet, the Poorest states in Nigeria and Educationally Backward areas in Nigeria are in the North.
      24. 8 former heads of state(Tafawa Balewa, Yakubu Gowon, Murtala Muhammad, Shehu Shagari, Muhammadu Buhari, IBB, Sani Abacha, Abdulsalam Abubakar)- North.
      Now ASK yourself, what is the problem of the Northerners?

  3. Now i can hear d true voice of boko-haram leaders n sponsors n such people refused 2 mke any cment when boko- haram were killing d innocent christains, n d niger-delta militan did not mke attempt of killing muslems in d mosque and attacking villages. God bless mr president 4 doing d right thing.

  4. BUHARI HE’S VERY STUPPID 4SAYING THAT DON’T U KNOW THAT BOKOHARAM WERE KILLING INNOCENT PEOPLE? OLD MAN WITHOUT SCENCES LET HIM GO AND FOLLOW CAW IN THE BUSH.

  5. Shame to u Buhari. Ur not a true man of the people. I will never vote 4 u bcos u’ve hidden agenda and bias. U cannot unit this country.

  6. how could a former chief security officer of a nation make such an appalin statement? i think that he is hiding some skeletons in his cupboard and the state security service should keep him on the look out.

  7. I can’t just understand the problem with Buhari,Niger Delta were not killing innocent people in the churches and the public places, they only attack oil facilities.Boko Haram uses bomb guns to attack innocent worshipers in the church trace people to their houses and slaughter them, the difference is clear abeg. And Boko Haram made it clear that they want want islamise Nigeria which impossible. I think Buhari should talk to his fellow fulanis that are kelling innocent Nigerians and allow the military to do their job abeg.

  8. How can he accuse the military of killing innocent civilians? This sounds so damn rediculous what has he said since..bokoharam stated killing innocent nigerians. God have mercy on this confused old wicked devil

  9. bBuhari is a BokoHaram .
    A supposed statesman has never condesended so low.
    It is very clear that Buhari gave birth to the monster called Boko Haram. He has perfected plans to use Boko Haram to overthrow the legitimate government of Goodluck Jonathan. That is why he has continued to arm the terrorists with sophisticated military weapons from equally terrorist countries.As it is now Buhari and his cohort will soon join Boko Haram in the battle field, then nemesis will catch up with him. GEJ government is on course.

  10. Old men should leave us alone let the youth handle the affairs of this country. Buhari go and die, you have over stayed your welcome in this planet.

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