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Why Buhari terminated security contract to wipe out Boko Haram — BMO
The Buhari Media Organisation has refuted the report by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a security expert regards the video message message faulted the commitment of president Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to finish the Boko Haram insurgency within the North-East.
We brought to you reports of a South African Military Experts accounted while entertaining questions with Al-Jazeera correspondent on how President Buhari terminated agreement with US government to fight insurgency at North East.
BMO described security expert as a “South African soldier of fortune masquerading as a private military contractor,” adding
the report was filled with insidious insinuations.
The group however refuted the statement as “tissues of lies emanating from Barlow in relation to the termination of his contract in the war against Boko Haram.”
In a press release signed by Niyi Akinsiju, the group’s Chairman and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke, it said the resolve of the administration to further train and improve the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Armed Forces was the important motive for ending the inherited hiring of mercenaries.
The inability of the PMC to react appropriately to meet emerging threats in the North-East, the evolution of fresh strategies for the war and strong collaboration with our neighbours made the termination of the PMC contract necessary by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
“The Nigerian security services have made remarkable successes in the fight against insurgents in the North-East by pushing the insurgents from the ground they held, dislodging them from their base in Sambisa Forest, which was to stage the Nigerian Army Small Arms Championship.
The BMO maintained that the Nigerian security services had defeated the insurgents number of times in scores of battles and freed hostages in thousands by the rampaging terrorists and had been protecting the territorial integrity of the country.