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Saturday, January 10, 2015

How We Crushed Islamic Terrorists in Northern Nigeria before President Goodluck Jonathan - Dr. Alex Ekwueme

HOW WE CRUSHED ISLAMIC TERRORISTS IN NORTHERN NIGERIA BEFORE PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN - DR. ALEX EKWUEME, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT OF NIGERIA.

"In our time we had Maitatsine, I think in the same Borno State, the same Maiduguri but President Shehu Shagari didn’t waste time in crushing them. They resurfaced in Kano, we faced them again squarely, surfaced in Sokoto State, his own state, in area that was our showpiece for rural development, irrigation, there they were finally crushed, they didn’t rear their heads again until we finished. Then when Buhari came in 1984, they resurfaced again this time in Yola and he dealt with them as well. Some people said that you can’t kill insurgency with the force of arms, but even insurgents are not immortal, except for few who are suicidal elements; many of them don’t want to die in the final analysis. So, if you face them squarely, they are bound to retreat." 
~ Dr Alex Ekwueme, former Vice President of Nigeria, serving 1979 – 1983., Daily Sun of Nigeria.

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