Terrorism Got Bigger Due To Jonathan ‘s Incompetence – Presidency
The Presidency was reacting to claims by the former national security adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki that the Goodluck Jonathan administration cleared the Northeast of Boko Haram terrorists to make elections possible in 2015.
However, senior special assistant on media to the president, Garba Shehu in a statement described the reports as untrue and should be dismissed as an attempt to deceive Nigerians with blatant lies.
He said “The superlative claims by the former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki that the Goodluck Jonathan administration cleared the Northeast of Boko Haram terrorists to make elections possible in 2015 is untrue and should be dismissed as an attempt to deceive Nigerians with blatant lies.
“The claim as contained in a new book by a journalist, is just another unfortunate attempt by inglorious Nigerians to rewrite the history of our country in such a way as to cover the sins of the past.
“We will have to read the entire text to offer a full and adequate response.
The Presidential spokesman recalled that the residents of areas such as Gwoza, Banki, Kukawa, Monguno, Bulumba, Baga, Gamboru Ngala, Dikwa, Mafa, etc., were able to vote, not in their hometowns but in refugee camps in other parts of Borno State, under special arrangements made by INEC.
Shehu averred that since the Buhari administration came into power, however, many of those residents have returned to their homes and Boko Haram eradicated from their areas.
He added that in many of these areas, institutions such as schools, police stations, markets and courts have been reestablished or in the process of being reestablished.
“Despite Mr. Dasuki’s attempt to rewrite history, Nigerians could not have forgotten the embarrassing stories of failed weapons that plagued our country’s military during the previous administration, when unserviceable weapons, expired ammunition and fake armored vehicles caused untold grief to our valiant armed forces on the battlefield, with arms exploding willy nilly and guns failing to fire.
“It is for trespasses like these that the Buhari administration is determined to get to the bottom of the 2.1 billion Dollars arms procurement scandal and ensure that no single one of the culprits goes scot free.
“The truth, as a matter of fact is that the monster of terrorism got bigger and more daring due to the incompetence and mis-governance of the last administration and no amount lies and fiction can change that,” Shehu stated.