Boko Haram: ‘Security agencies killed 5,000 in one day’

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•Senate investigates allegations

From ADETUTU FOLASADE-KOYI, Abuja

Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Committee, Bukar Abba Ibrahim has refuted comments made by the Chief of Army Staff, Azubuike Ihejirika that over 3,000 people had been killed by Boko Haram. Senate President David Mark immediately directed three standing committees: Police Affairs, Defence and Army and National Intelligence and Security to investigate the allegations.

The three committees will investigate allegations of police supplying arms to insurgents as well as the killings of innocent Nigerians by security agencies. Ibrahim said security agencies forced Boko Haram to embark on killing spree against Nigerians, adding that they (security agencies) were actually responsible for more than 3,000 deaths. Ibrahim, a former governor of Yobe State, also said that more than 5,000 people were killed in a single day in Maiduguri, Borno State alone.

He said this during consideration of the Kabiru Marafa motion on the October 29 banditry attack on Kabaru village in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. “Initially I wanted to oppose the motion but I later changed my mind to support it. What is happening today is really very sad. We stopped talking that security agencies are the number one killers in term of number. “I was surprised the other day when the Chief of Army Staff said Boko Haram killed 3,000 people. The security agencies have killed a lot more than 3,000 when this thing started. “On the first day that this crisis erupted in Maiduguri, over 5,000 people were killed. Boko Haram is just like any other religious sect, it has existed for ages.

It’s not a new phenomenon altogether, but it is the activities of particularly the police who pushed the Boko Haram people to the wall by killing their leaders, killing thousands of other innocent people. That is what forced them to come out against the Nigerian state.

“It is the attitude of the security agencies; the way they operate that really makes it worse, not any better. Of course naturally, common criminals will take advantage of the situation to extort money from people and then the armed robbers are the third killers, and this is happening in Zamfara. “I fully support this motion because it is relevant to what is happening in other parts of the north not just Zamfara State and I think the NSA, the Inspector-General of police, the Chief of Army Staff and other leaders should really take a close look and probably investigate the activities of security agencies.

“They are killing people, many people, day in day out. If one army officer is killed in an area, they will come and cordone off the whole place (and) kill whatever people they can get hold of and then burn all the properties in that area. “What has properties got to do with people killing security agents on the road? If a security agent was killed on patrol, they will come and burn the whole area.

I will be in a position to accompany them so that we will go round together…” Chairman of the Works Committee, Ayogu Eze said the Senate should go beyond raising motions, which have little or effect in law, adding that, “our security apparatus must get results so that we can protect our people.”

He said the Boko Haram insurgents could not be aligned with any religious belief or doctrine, insisting that neither Islam nor Christianity encourages the killing of people for whatever reason. He said the situation in Borno and other northern states currently being faced with the Boko Haram insurgents was worrisome to the Federal Government, adding that the president was concerned and as the nation’s Chief Security Officer, “is doing everything possible with the government of Borno and other affected states to address the situation.” He urged the people to continue to pray even as he commended the state governor for his tireless effort in providing social services to the people despite the security situation. He condoled the people of Borno over the death of Gen Mamman Shuwa, adding that the slain retired General made enormous sacrifices to keep Nigeria together during the Civil War. Gov Kashim Shettima in his reaction said late Gen Mamnan Shuwa was an iconoclast soldier, a legendary civil war veteran, an administrator, having served the military government of Murtala/Obasanjo.

“He served the people, lived with the people and died for the people. He chose to live at Gwange, densely populated rustic settlement in Maiduguri volatile for Boko Haram attacks when most of his contemporaries were in choicest areas in the country.” he said the state would miss his words of experience and advise. The governor thanked the president for his concern and for the high-powered delegation and condolence to the people of the state. Ruling on the motion, the Senate President informed the chamber of his intervention with Ihejirika, which had no headway. “I think what we want to achieve is the reduction of high insecurity in the country.

When Marafa first mentioned it to me, the impression I got was that it was a cross-border attack by nationals of other countries. I think it is internal banditry and criminal activities going on. “It is not for me to defend or speak for the Armed Forces, but the Armed Forces find themselves in a very difficult situation when they have to do street to street or internal operation or fight.

“What I will suggest is that areas like this when we have this type of problem, people must give out information as much and as quickly as possible because once you kill a member of the Armed Forces, the natural reaction is to do what is happening now.

“It is very difficult for a commanding officer to see two or three of his people killed and he begins to search around for people who have committed the atrocity. It is usually very difficult. For the police, I think as much information as you can give to them will help.

“There are serious allegations that have been raised here today and I hope that the committee on Police Affairs and Intelligence and National Security, Defence and Army will take up some of these. “But I know that senators here have complained to me about the actions of the members of security agents. I have called either the Chief of Army Staff or Defence Staff to listen to their own side of the story, too. And the fact of the matter is that it is neither here nor there. “When there is insecurity, so many things can go wrong and that is why we have to make every effort to bring the situation to normalcy,” Mark said.

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  2. Ibrahim must be a BH member. Nigerians should watch him closely. The Nigeria Arm Forces are doing their work, although I don’t support killing of innocent citizens but without the presence of the armed forces in these states, These states would have bn turned to BH headquarters and many lives would hv bn lost.

  3. But that is the way securitymen operate in the south and non of you never said about it. I am inclined to believe that most nothern leaders are members of these demons called boko haram. Infact they are likely to be members of the same secret cult.

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  5. Wat is dis man tryin 2 say?dat police ddnt do well by killin BH leaders?wat den shld be dr duty,is d demon’s life more beta dan d innocent blood they ve been shedin?if i whr 2 be d JTF i ll nt stop by killin only d BH leader,i ll also trace dr family nd wipe dem out bcos bad plant wil continue bearin bad fruits…any tree dat refuse 2 bear gud fruits ll be cut off nd thrown to d roadpath 2 be trampled by men…BH hands down or u re in soup.

  6. The simple truth is that this Bukar (Boko) Abba Ibrahim is a member/financier of the dreaded Boko Haram, for him to have known that they existed, then police pushed them to start killng innocent people. The cow Ibrahim claimed security forces killed 5,000 in a day in Maiduigiri. Thats why such people like him will never condemned bombing of churches and killing of innocent people. Buhari the other day acknowledged knowing 3 Boko harams, they cannot name u to negociate on their behalf if u are not close to them. His party adviced him to rennege after their meeting, thats why he came out to say he does’nt know them. Nigerian government/security agents know people behind the boko Haram saga but the simple truth is that they are lily livered to apprehend them. Before security agents move in, there must be security breach or brake of law and order. u kill a security officer and hide in a building, what do u expect. All of u will die because of Innocent blood u and ur BH are shedding. Continue the killing of ur people first, when u are through, u can then go for negociation at Afghanistan not Saudi Arabia.

  7. BUKKA ABBA IBRAHIM (FORMER YOBE STATE GOVERNOR) IS A BOKO HARAM. IMAGINE HIS WORDS! HE CAME OPEN ACCUSING THE SECURITY AGENTS OF KILLING OVER 5,000 BOKO HARAMS THAT ARE WORTHLESS IN THE SOCIETY. MR. IBRAHIM SHOULD BE TOLD, IF HE IS STILL BLIND TO THE TRUTH THAT A CITIZEN FROM THE SOUTH IS WORTH A THOUSAND BOKO HARAMIST, ABOKIS AND MALAM MUGUS FROM THE NORTH. HE SHOULD ALSO BE TOLD THAT HE SHOULD TAKE HIS SUBJECTS TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY ARE LIKE APES IN THE MODERN WORLD.

  8. Aburi we STAND on

    “Weep not Child” You people started it , according to your statement “the are religious group that existed for ages” how come you gave them sophisticated weapons to make Nigeria UNGOVERNABLE. Complains can’t solve the problem, it is total surrender otherwise let the music play on.

  9. Mallam Ibrahim mohammed on

    Bukar Abba Ibrahim should be investigated. He is a Boko Haram member. The way and manner he speaks shows that he knows something about this sect. Since when did Nigerians begin to hear of Boko Haram that this so-called senator is saying BH has existed for years? He should as well be removed as chairman of whatever committee in the senate because he lacks credibility. This is not the type of senator we want.

  10. If the killing of BOKO HARAM leaders by security agent was what angered them to retaliate, what involvement has the church, the christians, The Pastors, the pregnant women and their unborn babies, the children and the rest of inocent victims who were slaughterd like rams? Are these the ones who deligated the police or the solders? Do they not see these security agents around everyday and even know their barack as focus of attack? They also know the seat of the central government, why not rolled out armoured Tanks and go there? I can noticed now that the so called Bukka Abba Rimi is not a serious minded person and needs to be arrested and questioned. He is likely to be connected to this sect.

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  12. What about the innocent pple killed in the church? Does it matter? Can Abba Bukar tell us their number since he knows hw many BH members that were killed?

  13. WE CAN SEE THEIR FATHER TALKING BUT FG WILL NOT AREST HIM 4 ACCUSING THE POLICE 4 DOING THEIR JOB. IS IT THAT FG CAN NOT ARREST HIM OR WHAT, AT LEST ASK HIM WHAT HE WANT THE POLICE TO DO,BUKKA ABA IS A MEMBER

  14. WHERE (IF NOT IN NIGERIA) WILL AN ASSUMED HUMAN BEING OPENLY SUPPORT THE HEARTLESS KILLINGS EMBARKED UPON BY THE NORTHERN ELITES UNDER THE COVER OF BOKO HARAM.

    HOW WILL “IBRAHIM” WHO HAS BEEN A KILLER (EVEN IN THE QUORAN) PROVE THAT THE SECURITY AGENTS FORCED BOKO HARAM TO THROW BOMB AGAINST INNOCENT WORSHIPPERS IN CHURCHES FOR MORE THAT 50 TIMES IN ONE YEAR.

    SINCE IBRAHIM DOES NOT KNOW THE DIFFERENCE IN DAYS, SOMEONE SHOULD EXPLAIN TO IBRAHIM THAT HIS KINSMEN THE BOKO HARAM ALWAYS GO TO CHURCH WHERE INNOCENT PEOPLE GATHER TO WORSHIP THEIR GOD WITHOUT INVITING ANYONE, LET ALONE SECURITY AGENTS.

    SINCE IBRAHIM MOVES AROUND WITH HIS DAGGER AND BOW AND ARROW, LET IBRAHIM KNOW THAT CHRISTIANS DO NOT GO TO CHURCH WITH ANY FORM OF WEAPON,

    SO WHERE WERE WERE THE BATTLE GROUNDS BETWEEN THE SECURITY AGENTS AND THE NORTHERN BOKO HARAM OF NIGERIA THAT WARRANTED THE BABANGIDA (OR IS IT BARBARIC) KILLINGS OF INNOCENT PEOPLE.

    FINALLY, MY DEVIL IBRAHIM, you and your generations to come MUST pay WITH YOUR VERY BLOOD for the blood your boko haram has shed. NO PEACE FOR THE WICKED.

  15. This Abba is a BH chief & he is a criminal by not telling the truth of killing of 5,000 people, BH started killing christians burning churches which compel late president Yaradua to order their flush out by the militry. i do not know the correct figure that where killed. but had the pictures of those that were killed,
    both christians & BH DOWN loaded in my pc by a friend who got it from a humanitarian worker. a friend living in Kano told
    that BH is killing on daily basis there, BH kill one in zoo road 3 others in sharada junction coming back from factory work etc. but GOV is covering it so that it dose cause retaliation in other part of the country. u cannot deceive us we everywhere.

  16. Bukar abba ibrahim. Frustration is bring u and ur cohorts out 1 by 1. The worthless life of those blood sucking demons = 1lizard 4rm the south. I’m very sure he breaths thru his maggot infested anus. Terrorist.

  17. This Bukka Abba should be made to tell Nigerians more of what he knows about Boko Haran. He knows so much about the sect. Boko Haran can’t be operating the way they do without the support of these Northern elites. Is this man one of those who sent them to kill Southerners and Christians?
    The fact is that they didn’t know it will be like this, the killers are also being killed and the economy of the North is dead.

  18. Yes Bukar I brahim alongside his cohorts who are bent on accusing the jtf of mass killings where all physical elements of boko haram.they have not deem it fit to condemn d constant bombing of d church and d systematic ethnic cleansing which dis deamon called boko haram are known:the former governor of borno not (sherrife ahmed) should be ARRESTED they knew whats going on and as for d jtf,let them go ahead to kill whosoever kill any of their men even if it warrant sacking the whole statethose deamon are not worthy to live as they dont believe in d sanctity of lives

  19. Bukka Abrahim is actually a BH financia. He has spoken to attract sympathy to his sect but let me tell him, U and our sect must reap the fruit of your labour. U choose to use all the money u stole from Yobe government house to sponsor the killing of christians and innocent civillians through BH, You and your decendants shall never know peace untill u acknowledge your sins and ask for forgiveness from those u killed their people. Bukka, I will advise u to go and use the money you stole to build factories or at least enter into farming business as to give your uneducated population employment. mumu. people like u in the north have been rulling this country for years yet your subjects remain the least educated tribe in Nigeria. Shameless people.

  20. This Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim is a supporter of Boko Haram, all his statements give him away. He is a SENATOR with access to destabilize Nigeria, and security agencies should see if he has financially supported Boko haram. this SENATOR is a Terrorist and should be arrested for TREASON. President Jonathan should arrest these evil men and take them to court.

  21. Buhari never for once criticized the burning and bombing of innocent church goers and their places of worship (check out all his statements and press releases). Did you notice the same with Bukar Abbah too? No mention was made of church bombing and killings of innocent worshipers! He only complained about the the supposed highhandedness of the security outfits. Odi was raised down, nothing happened! so many people were killed in the south west during abacha regime, and heaven did not fall! this hausa/fulani people are taking us centuries back in this country and we are tired. Thank Jesus I saw His peaceful religion on time.

  22. I said it before and am saying it again that it is just a matter of time boko haram their sponsors,supporters and sympathisers will be exposed.Senetor bokoharam Ibrahim speaking on behalf of the sect is trying to convince nigerians that it is now the security agencies and not his boko haram that are killing innocent nigerians in different places of worship and schools,women and children.

  23. Mr. Bukar Abba Ibrahim should be arrested, they are coming out one by one. his statement prove that he is a staunch member of boko haram.
    They are now getting frustrated with their plans and are coming out one after the other. He need to be questioned.

  24. Ibrahim shd go to presidency and negotiate for Boko Haram as their new leader and co-ordinator. i think he has been assisting them since he was a governor. Foolish man

  25. I can see that both the boko haramists and their supporters/financiers are tired of killing Nigerians and threatening the federal government. The facts are yet to come out. God will punish them all

  26. Bukar Abba Ibrahim, the financier of boko haram, i tell u to shut up ur dirty mouth wherever u are. God must punish u and ur entire generation in billion fold. all the innocent blood u have shed will burn u to ur grave. there shall be no peace for u and u will die a most painful death maybe plane crash for ur generation and ur fellow boko haram sponsors.

  27. Do see what our country has turned into? For a serving senator to came out and defend the terrorist group that is causing unrest in our country, this country has woefully failed and it takes the grace of God to amend things, using goverment money to fight against goverment. Mr. Abba Buka, you are a disgrace to this country, you will not know peace in your family and generation.

  28. My question goes to this Hausa man called him self, Chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Committee, Mr.Bukar Abba Ibrahim; OK make it clear to us,’ does it mean that Federal Government and Boko Haram Terrorist Groups are doing challenge’s to each other? Because according to your comments; So called Boko Haram Terrorist have killed 3,000 civilians, and in your second comments Nigerian force have killed 5,000 at Maiduguri; Tell me; how can a terrorist groups will boost out and name their self BOKO HARAM and start terrorizing the nation by fighting against Nigerian Government , OR it’s just because a man from South South is Nigerian president Today ? NO matter all Hausa accusations against our security force we Nigerian knows it clearly now that BOKO HARAM TERRORIST are made by Hausa politician to fight against Federal Government if another Tribe enter the presidential seat.

    Reason with me, Since this Killing started in Northern Nigeria No Hausa man or woman has ever blame Boko Haram or did a protest against Boko Haram for killing Innocent people; Because of the high tension and much attach and attach from Boko Haram Nigerian force have attacked and kill those Terrorist Groups in Maiduguri; Now Hausa’s are commenting one by one against Federal Government, against security force, this is Nonsense talk, so listen and listen very carefully, by the fruit we shall knows them. Stop accusing Nigerian Force, first blame Boko Haram Terrorist Groups your brothers and advise them to stop killing innocent people, because they more Boko Haram Kills are the more Nigerian Force launch more attacks on them.

  29. HISTORY MUST BE TOLD.PETERS on

    Can u imagine wht is coming out 4rm this man mouth,”underline” (Boko Haram is just like any other religious sect, it has existed for ages.) gave licence to KILL innocent ppl, wonders shall never end……….sorry not against the Nigerian state. but IGBOS in particular. am frm the part of S-E where they brought 4 dead bodies same day, thi is the one i knew not those ones i heard. dnt worry we knew were u pple are heading to, u want to go and rubbish C A S, to held him ramsome so tht he will not do his work simple bcos he is an IGBO man, we are waiting 4 u to bring ur report. Na 2day them wake up,come no say they are killing pple after hw many years ( Our rep) u guys are really wonder-ful and doing ur job. or its 2day they were elected ?? GOODMORNING in d evening ( Our rep) and GOOD EVENING in d morning, kudos to al of u.

  30. HISTORY MUST BE TOLD.PETERS on

    @ibrahim, we wld march them, one on one ok,no shaking, any attempt on tht na FUCKYOOO, u will see and hear, let them carry come ok Idiot like u too, bastard alimajiri like u.

  31. My question still remains;why haven’t the so called northern muslim atleast agitate for the killings and bombing in the churches?
    around 2002 we have to run for our dear lives only because somebody in another country mocked mohammed.
    sometimes ago we were about to run again if not that the soldiers were ordered to shoot at sight any agitator of such.just because somebody again mocked islam.
    None of them cared even when MOTHERS AND FATHERS,SISTER AND BROTHERS,PREGNANT WOMEN AND HELPLESS CHILDREN are being killed in the churches and streets.
    Why haven’t any one of them carry placards to condemn the killings or does it mean they are enjoying the killings.
    Does it mean BH is actually killing for them.

  32. This same Abba is still enjoy the service of security engecy , and is turning them down .what about madala church bomb , UN building bomb, police force headquater bomb , and other bombing activities that happened in many part of northern state , infact the former governor should know that the fire he and other northern governor has set ,is now smoking out.there has to confess.

  33. THIS MAN IS A PIG,COW ,MUMU,EWU, i TOLD THE ABOKIS KNOW THAT THIS COUNTRY IS NOT THEIR OWN THATS WHY ALL THIS THING IS HAPPENING . JUST LOOK AT WHAT A MAN CALL HIM SELF FORMAL GOVERNOR IS SAYING

  34. @foolish ibrahim aboki..may God answer ur prayers let boko haram step there foot at any southern or eastern Nigeria,chai that will be the beginning and end of the tribe called hausas in Nigeria because we don’t need any person to tell us who is an aboki so we will finish you in just 72hrs just what we need is only a small attempt and the show will begin…i hate hausas to a fault that i am ready to kill 1million hausas in a day if God can allow us to fight another war in this rubbish country called Nigeria idiots abokis who don’t even take there bath from year to year

  35. I thought the man said 50,000 Boko Haram members have been killed so that I will organize small party. The figure is too poor. The security agents should work hard to reduce their number at least 2000 daily. Remember they are killing themselves before killing others. We will like to hear that they will be wiped out before 2013. Bokos hate life both their life and others. So we must do everything possible to help them vanished on earth.

  36. Even a goat on the street knows quite well that bukar and the rest of northern elites are sponsors of boko-haram. Look at venoms coming out from the mouth of a serving senator. Nigeria i weep for you. It is a pity that northern youths has allowed their elders to mortagaged their future by handing them AK47 in the name of religion. They have suddenly turned north to another syria but sooner or later they will regret their stupid actions.
    As for buhari and his cohorts…their political careers is finished but then i dont see a Nigeria exist beyond 2015.

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