Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Sunday called on the President Muhammadu Buhari – led Federal Government to stop “deceiving Nigerians with stories of defeat of Boko Haram insurgents and return of Chibok girls.”
He made the remark while commiserating with families
of the army captain and five other soldiers reportedly killed
yesterday, by Boko Haram insurgents during an attacked on the Nigeria Army Brigade in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.
This was contained in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka and sent to DAILY POST.
Fayose maintained that the ongoing war against the insurgents could only be won through truthful information and cooperation of all Nigerians.
Frowning at the government victory claim over Boko Haram, Fayose asked; “If indeed Boko Haram was already defeated, where are those suicide bombings and attacks coming from?
“Nigerians are faced with many wars now, Boko Haram is just one of them and it is worrisome that we are not being told the truth about
“It is like a patient telling his doctor that nothing is wrong with
him. How will such patient be treated?”
The governor said it was “funny” that the federal government was celebrating the recovery of what they called Boko Haram flag as a sign of defeat of the insurgents while the sect was busy “killing our gallant soldiers.”
He claimed that Fulani herdsmen have killed more Nigerian than Boko Haram insurgents since the inception of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.
“The reality is that insecurity has increased in Nigeria more than
President Muhammadu Buhari met it. Herdsmen have even killed more
Nigerians than Boko Haram in the last one year while hundreds have
died through extrajudicial killings by security agencies,” he added.