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Wednesday, 22 June 2016

BAN Commends Nigerian Military, Calls on Militants to Dialogue





In its effort to boost the morale of the Nigerian military to overcome various crises beclouding the country presently, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN) has called on all Nigerians to unite and support the military, as it commended the Nigerian armed forces for its attempt to prevent the daily bombings in Nigeria.

While speaking with journalists at the palace of Chief Emmanuel Okafor Ngwu, the traditional minister of Umunevo Ogui Nike community in Enugu State, BAN President, Chief Charles Okonkwo, thanked the military authorities for the efforts it had so far put in the fight against terrorism in the country, adding that but for the indomitable Nigerian military, the country would have been overwhelmed by series of crises.

According to him, “We are happy that the days of everyday bombing of churches and mosques have been curbed to a reasonable extent. From recent events, it’s evident that the Nigerian armed forces have greatly limited the ability of terrorists to massacre people mostly in the North-east. The recent sprinkle of attacks are just the spasmodic movement of a decapitated serpent, which would soon be over.”

Speaking further at the lunch of Support Our Troops Against Terrorists (SOTAT)) which took place in Enugu recently, the group’s Board of Trustees (BoT), Chairman and Coordinator of SOTAT also commended the ‘stick and carrots’ approach being used by the soldiers in tackling militancy in the Niger Delta region.

He called on the Niger Deltan militants to sheathe their swords and accept the call for dialogue put forward by the federal government, adding that the wisdom of peace is higher than that of rancour.

On the overall mission of the social justice and non-profit organisation, its leader, Okonkwo, told journalists that: “Brothers Across Nigeria is a group that bonds men across tribes, tongues and religion into a cauldron of unity.
He disclosed that BAN would hold its next zonal conference in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital, where it plans to pay courtesy call on military installations and traditional institutions as well as call upon Nigerians for patriotic duties to their beloved nation.


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12 comments:

  1. "...Brothers Across Nigeria is a group that bonds men across tribes, tongues and religion into a cauldron of unity...".

    Beautiful motives. But I'd rather the FG interacts more with the affected communities in the ND than negotiating with a bunch of deluded miscreants. I don't support this negotiations, and so far the FG isn't very clear on it. Now the prospects of negotiation has unearthed all manner of ND *super heroes* who are bickering among themselves...and for what exactly?

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    1. The FG "interacted" with the affected communities some months back and some of the ladies there got raped while the miscreants still went ahead and blew up more pipelines...

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    2. And your point is?

      If the FG hasn't/isn't making any attempt to salvage the situation at the ND, we would've been deafened by the voices of Okowa, Dickson and Wike by now, but you just had to make mockery of their efforts by putting Interacted in parentheses and talking about women being raped. Last time I said the governors had assured their full support for the FG and condemned the actions of these criminals, what did you say? You want to now give me the "language government understands" stance on this?

      I don't support negotiations with miscreants or terrorists. The government has been interacting with the affected communities with the help of the state governors, they should continue with that. Last I checked, majority of the indigenes support the FG so continue mocking their efforts. Women are being raped, tragic. Let's talk about engaging the culprits instead of making it look like rape is the end result of government's effort.

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    3. U read it as a mockery,not my fault.

      Since the gov'nrs gave their full support to the FG,what have they done actually on the matter? Last time I checked, the Avengers have been doing their thing ever since then.

      Ok,u don't support negotiations with miscreants. But the people causing the havoc are the miscreants themselves. You wld rather the FG sends the army to "interact" (still not a mockery) with the community to show to people it's busy doing something?

      "Let's talk about engaging the culprits..." Pls who are the culprits and what do u mean by engaging them?

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    4. U read it as a mockery,not my fault.

      Since the gov'nrs gave their full support to the FG,what have they done actually on the matter? Last time I checked, the Avengers have been doing their thing ever since then.

      Ok,u don't support negotiations with miscreants. But the people causing the havoc are the miscreants themselves. You wld rather the FG sends the army to "interact" (still not a mockery) with the community to show to people it's busy doing something?

      "Let's talk about engaging the culprits..." Pls who are the culprits and what do u mean by engaging them?

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    5. You're not mocking? And the army is the one interacting? Lol. Continue please...

      Let me just believe you didn't get the "engaging" part and explain. Engage culprits in battle.

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    6. U use fancy words (more like euphemisms) like "interact" and "engage"and when I point them out u say I'm mocking. Cool.

      Like I wrote,war is when the govt tells you who ur enemy is. I believe they've had u convinced the Avengers are the enemy?

      You still haven't said what state gov'rs have done beyond showing "support"(again not mockery). Words without actions are mere rhetorics. In Nig politics, they say what you wanna hear. Just like the Ogoni cleanup. How far with that one? A story for another day lest they come and slaughter me for "digressing" (yes,now this is a mockery)

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  2. Lols,pls did BAN rename themselves to Brothers Across Nigeria? Nice...

    War is when your govt tells you who ur enemy is. Revolution is when you figure it out by yourself...

    Wish them all the best! #Peace #Equity #Justice

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  3. ???? BAN? Now making political statements, LWKMD. Nice on though. Many people no go even code. Hahaha.

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  4. So we now have BAN?... This is serious! All must have a voice.

    I am for UAN... Hehe, United Across Nigeria

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