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Boko Haram Must Never Test The Will Of The Nigerian Armed Forces, Mark Warns

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David MarkSenate President David Mark has advocated the use of full military action against insurgents in the country, saying their actions in recent times was a declaration of war and the Federal Government could not sit back and fold its arms while Nigerians are being killed by Boko Haram members.

The senate president was reacting to the abduction of over 200 female students of the Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State.

“They have touched the hearts and souls of Nigerians by abducting and kidnapping our children. Children are our future. They have in effect declared war on Nigeria and Nigerians. We are not going to sit down and fold our hands. The federal government must intensify military action against the perpetrators and bring the issue of Boko Haram to a logical conclusion”, Mark said.

A statement issued by his spokesman, Paul Mumeh, yesterday, said Senator Mark made this known in Asaba, Delta State at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church during the funeral service for Lady Obi-Bridget Ngbelenwa Okpuno, the mother of High Chief Uche Okpuno.

“I have been an advocate of dialogue with the Boko Haram elements in this country. But things have gone absolutely beyond bounds and no government will negotiate with Boko Haram as long as they keep our girls and our boys. They must free those they have abducted unconditionally. Nobody is going to negotiate with them on that basis”, the Senate President said.

“They must never test the will of the government. They must never test the will of the Nigerian armed forces. Above all, they must never test the will of the Nigerian people because we must stand united against evil. They must have taken government’s decision to negotiate with them for weakness. They must not. The Nigerian armed forces have performed creditably well across the globe.  They will do even better at home to preserve our unity and sovereignty”, he asserted.

The senate president, however, prayed that God touches the hearts of all those involved either as sponsors, individuals or in the name of Boko Haram so that they would change their minds.

“But while we pray we will take the battle to their own ground. They should return their victims unconditionally before we can call for dialogue”, he said.

Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State in his remarks urged citizens to shun acts capable of undermining the peace, unity and security of the nation.

 

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  1. Dan Jigawa

    May 5, 2014 at 9:23 am

    See dis man, der r already test it na……..oga sir, we want to see action! Flush dis pple out, put an end to dis

  2. peter skan

    May 5, 2014 at 10:16 am

    Dan jigawa you are a boko haram member,your common sense is not common,none of ur comment has ever made sense,why are you using the internet I thought u sais you’re bokoharam you dnt like western education,if not for education will you have a phone to browse and say the trash you’re saying.

  3. peter skan

    May 5, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Let the Nigeria military go to borno yobe and adamawa and clear every muslims there at least if take will give people rest of mind this people are heartless cowards if not what’re they fighting for?noting that’s why the nortth are not progressing because of this bunch of fools who called themselves boko is haram

  4. paul kuty gumel

    May 5, 2014 at 11:18 am

    daddy mark, ta for considering the issue of boko haram as a national disaster set by homosapian with animalistic gotism behaviour, any person cal u boko haram dont worry, consider him a living dead. estimate d population of boko haram,consider their marchines, n send urboys more than theirpopulation,wit strong arms than their own n victory is sure.

  5. Dan Jigawa

    May 5, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Well, let me tell u dis peter sank abi sink wareva, ama muslil n am proud to b 1, bh do nt speak 4 muslims n do nt rep d teachins of islam, as a muslim n a nigerian..am against dem n I want dem dealt wit juss like an average Nigerian, wat I dnt want I words, I prefer action!..gerrit? Dumb head kawai

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

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He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

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Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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