Nigerian military has been the first to conquer and defeat a dreaded terrorist group that even the best military in the world can’t boost of.
Nigerian military has unleashed all its military arsenal on the dreaded terrorist organisation IPOB (indigenous people of Biafra) and conquered them in a 3 days battle.
They are joy all over Nigeria as relative peace has returned to Nigeria.
All hail the best military in the world, the soldiers of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Hahahaha Zoo nation.
The Federal Government will begin the trial of Boko Haram suspects detained in military camps from next month and the cases will be speedily handled, the Federal Ministry of Justice said on Sunday.
Justice Minister Abubakar Malami has assigned government prosecutors while defence counsels would be provided by the Legal Aid Council, it said.
The ministry said 1,600 detainees will be tried early next month, adding that judges who would “expeditiously” handle the cases had been chosen.
Despite claims by the Nigerian security forces that thousands of Boko Haram suspects have been arrested and were in custody, diligent prosecutions and convictions have been rare.
The most high-profile case currently in court is that of Khalid al-Barnawi, a leader of the moribund Boko Haram offshoot, Ansaru, on charges of abducting and murdering a number of foreign workers.
Nigeria’s military and government maintain Boko Haram has become a spent force after more than two years of sustained counter-insurgency operations, including with neighbouring Cameroon, Chad and Niger.
Boko Haram which seeks to impose a strict Islamic legal system in Nigeria’s mainly-Muslim north has killed at least 20,000 people and forced some 2.6 million others to flee their homes since 2009, sparking a dire humanitarian crisis in the region.
The U.S Government has said it does not consider the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organisation, punchng reports.
Last week, the Federal High Court in Abuja gave a judicial backing the executive order of Pres. Buhari, outlawing the group and its activities in the country. The court granted the order to proscribe the group on Wednesday.
It declared that the activities of the group constituted acts of terrorism. The FG also accused France and the United Kingdom of aiding IPOB activities.
The spokesman for the American Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks, however, told Punchng, on Friday, that the US government does not view IPOB as a terrorist group.
He said this in response to an email which asked if the United States sees IPOB as a terrorist organisation. Brooks stated further that the US was committed to Nigeria’s unity and would support a peaceful resolution of any crisis in the country.
He said, “The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy.
Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organisation under US law.”
Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Vice Marshal Sadique Abubakar, has said the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has wiped out Boko Haram top leaders and several of the terrorist group’s logistics bases.
Abubakar said this on Saturday when he delivered a lecture to students of Senior Course 40 of the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Jaji, Kaduna State.
He spoke on ‘The Nigerian Air Force in Contemporary Warfare; the Chief of Air Staff’s Vision for Future Engagements’
The CAS said, “Nigerian Air Force air strikes in the North East have devastated and coerced the insurgents by limiting their freedom of action to operate openly and in mass, as was the case before. Equally, these punitive strikes have eradicated the insurgents’ ‘frontline’ leadership and logistics bases, thereby reducing their operational capability.”
“Given the current precarious situation Nigeria operates in and the rampant cases of conflicts, the Armed Forces must prepare for the conduct of war and secure military victories until peace is restored politically. Indeed, the war fighting mission of an armed force will determine how it is organised, equipped, and trained.”
He stressed that despite efforts to prove standards and NAF operations, “equipping and sustaining a balanced air force, therefore, is one of the greatest challenges facing the Nigerian Air Force today.”
Commandant of AFCSC Jaji, Air Vice Marshal Dambo, commended the CAS for the lecture and for interacting with the staff and students of the College.
He hailed the Air Marshal Abubakar for his vision, adding that CAS has set a high standard for the office.