Governors at war over Boko Haram

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•Gaidam tackles Babangida Aliyu over comments

From ISMAIL OMIPIDAN, Kaduna

Governor Ibrahim Gaidam of Yobe State has described as surprising, the report credited to the Chairman of the Northern States Governors Forum (NSGF) and Niger State Governor, Muazu Babangida Aliyu, to the effect that Yobe lawmakers and the State’s commissioners had allegedly relocated to Jigawa, owing to the deteriorating security situation in the State.

Speaking through his Special Adviser on Press Affairs and Information, Abdullahi Bego, yesterday, the governor noted that his government had always confronted headlong, the security challenge facing the State, adding that government’s effort in conjunction with security operatives was responsible for the return of normalcy to the extent that economic activities and social life had since picked up again in the State.

Muazu Babangida Aliyu had spoken last Monday at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, at the Sardauna Memorial lecture, where he said among things that “governmental institutions in Yobe State have moved out of the state,” as a result of the deteriorating security situation. Responding to the claim of the Niger State governor however, his Yobe State counterpart said: “As one of the states mostly affected by a mindless insurgency and the bloodthirsty activities of criminal gangs, Yobe had seen first-hand what effects a breach of the peace and breakdown of law and order could have.

“But we have always risen to the challenge, working with the Joint Task Force (JTF) and other security agencies and the good people of the State – who have never relented in seeking for divine intervention. The government is able to restore the peace and ensure a return to normality. Most residents who fled at the height of the crisis have returned to their homes and social and economic activities resumed fully. “Significantly, our administration remains faithful to its mandate, and continues undaunted to deliver on its target to transform the state.

It therefore came as a huge surprise that Governor Babangida Aliyu, relying on a speculative, unattributed report from one newspaper, would speak of ‘governmental institutions’ taking flight out of the state.” Insisting that as a leader, once Aliyu saw the newspaper report, which he used as the basis for his claim, he ought to have called Yobe State, to seek clarification. The Yobe governor quoted Aliyu: ‘I wasn’t very happy when I read in the papers that in Yobe State, the legislators and the commissioners were moving to Jigawa. Is it true Gwamnan Jigawa?

It is true! That means we are already giving up, because if the governmental institutions moved, it means those who are after us have defeated us and have taken over. What is the best way out? How do we arrest the situation because if governmental institutions in Yobe moved, then it means gradually we will begin to move…?’ “First, if the Niger State Governor feels strongly about the report, we would expect that the first thing he would do was to contact his colleague in Yobe to find out if it was true that his commissioners and lawmakers in the state were moving to Jigawa.

“Second, even if Governor Aliyu was unable, for whatever reason, to contact Governor Gaidam, one would expect him to show circumspection using a newspaper report to make such weighty comments. Interestingly, the newspaper in question had quoted the Speaker of the Yobe State House of Assembly, Adamu Dala Dogo in its attempt to balance the story, rejecting the notion that legislators had fled the state and explaining that all government officials were on ground in Yobe doing their work. Would it not be more statesmanlike that the governor also reflects on what the Yobe Assembly Speaker had said?

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  1. I will kill again. on

    muslims always start a war and afterwards turn the guns on their own people.Assad is now planning to use chemical weapons on fellow muslims just like Saddam,Osama and Qadafi did.It Takes Christians to go in there and save their sorry muslim MURDEROUS asses,every time.

  2. Babangida Aliyu talks without thinking and only the looters like him applaud his senseless utterances. For someone who looks like a dinosaur/toad caricature, what do you expect? His whole family looks the same (younger and older brothers alike) from stealing and robbing the state purse dry, stupid jerks!

  3. @i will kill again,by d time u unmasked those behind d political upheaval in those country u mention,u will discovered that,it is your so-called xtains brother who attends church of satan in America & other related cults in d name of church that is behind d crisis in d middle east.ask yourself,why did God abandoned isrealites that are dear to him?

    • @ibrahim u r shameless how would u ve d courage to talk wen ur brothers hauled in two ieds in a bus causing d death of many without thinking wot d responds of pple in south will b wen dese bodies start returning to south for burial also get ur facts right der is no country now in ds world dt can fight Isreal and win not even russia, china or japan dey will roast dt country. US is just holding them not to start world war 3 so b informed

  4. @i will kill again,by d time u unmasked those behind d political upheaval in those country u mention,u will discovered that,it is your so-called xtains brother who attends church of satan in America & other related cults in d name of church that is behind d crisis in d middle east.ask yourself,why did God abandoned isrealites that are dear to him? Those who condemn islam and not bad eggs among muslems is an anti-christ.

    • lbn ibrahim, do urslf a favor, go n read d bible very well to undastnd d reason y God abandoned d lsrealites….. its cos dey sinned against him. His a holy God dat cannot behold iniquity (sin) n is not a respectal of any man no matter who u re as long as sin is concerned bt d moment u repent n forsake ur sins, He embraces u back. did dey not later repent n he tuk dem back? go n research.

  5. Ibn Ibrahim, you write as if you don’t attend primary school. How can church of Satan, related cults as you said result of killing Innocent christian in the north concern Muslim and Fulani’s please give us more fact with your insensitive belonging mind. am waiting.

    • STEVE THERE IS A SENSE IN SOME OR EVERY NON SENSE, FOR EG… SOME PEOPLE MAKE A LOT OF WEALTH FORM OTHER PEOPLES WASTE. SO THE GUY MAKE SENSE

  6. shame on you ibn…..you and your evil religion isalm are cursed because the foundation of islam is base in killing!killing!!killing!!!!useless idiots and brainwashed set of people called humans..

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  8. the moster created by the evil religion called Islam have started consuming them. ISLAM MUST DIE IN THIS COUNTRY FOR US TO HAVE PEACE. ISLAM DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE DIE

  9. It is very wrong for someone who calls himself a christian to derive pleasure from insulting Mohammed who i believe is a prophet of God. How many muslims do you see insulting Jesus? You cannot condemn all followers of a faith because of the actions of a few fanatics. Every religion has its own fair share of zealots, even in christendom. Some commentators hinted that there’s much bloodshed in islam, i agree. But i ask, what is the meaning of crusades that took place in early christendom? I was born into a christian family in abia state because of the fluke of nature, i had no hand in that occurrence, neither do you! We should try to find some cohesion among ourselves if we’re to beat the odds. Because honestly i believe the politicians are using religion and tribalism to divide us. I know they’ll definitely be in serious trouble were we to speak in one voice. Stop falling mugu to their antics.

    • You have no idea what Islam is all about.
      Shut up dear brother.
      When you learn about this despicable religion, you will never compare it with Christianity

    • Anthony I Efobi on

      Charles u are nothing but a fool and illiterate. U don’t know the cause of ur kins untimely death, disabilities and poverty. Change ur name to Mohammed or relocate to North to convert to Islam to be more alive after Christmas day.
      SECURITY ALERT:
      Christians, Southerners and Igbo be very vigilant and security conscious whereever u are, esp in the market place and churches. In and out of churches and market places are targets from 10th/12/12 till 02/01/13. Be vigilanty, alert, wise and brave.

  10. Charles u must be a fool at forty something! The early church martydom was it caused by the Christians? All the destruction of life and properties going on around the world was it the politicians that are using religion and tribalism to cause them? You must be out of your mind, better grow-up man. Be sensible and see that Islam represents violence and destruction all over the world. And never compare my Lord JESUS with a fake prophet, JESUS IS GOD AND NOT JUST A PROPHET. HE IS THE PRINCE OF PEACE AND NOT VIOLENCE AND WAR. Pls Charles if u don’t know what to say keep quiet. The truth must be said, no matter what it will cause and who it hurts.

  11. @charles, hear yourself, you believe Mohammed is a Prophet of God, You are calling a prophet of satan a prophet of God, what makes him a prophet of God Mugu? Islam is the devil we have in this world. check this out.

    Quran-9:123: “Oh ye who believe! Murder those of the disbelievers and let them find harshness in you.”

    Excerpt K 2:244
    Set 5, Count 10 …fight in the way of Allah

  12. Since you’re all willing to forfeit the gift of reasoning in exchange for the good feeling of belonging to a group, i wish you luck. In as much as i don’t hold brief for any faith, it troubles me that no one looks at an issue and struggles over the right position to take anymore and yet our ability to think is what makes us human. You’re all entitled to your opinions, so am i. I will not bring myself to your levels by resortin to name calling. Not all christians are saints; same with muslims. You can hate all you want but both religions are here to stay!

  13. @ Charlse, you said you were born into a christian family in abia state, but does that make you a christian ?. if you are knowledgable, you would have known that no one is born a christian, rather christianity is a choice and not force or conscription. secondly, to refer to what happened centuries back is to admit stagnation in human reasoning. my concern is not whether christians admit mohammed as a prophet of God or whether the muslems believes Jesus to be prophet instead of God, but each organisation should maintain tolerance and avoid estremism.

  14. @charles,I BELIVE THAT YOUR FATHER MOST BE ONE OF THOSE ABOKI THAT SELL SUYER AT ABA,IF NOT HOW CAN YOU CALL YOUR SELF IGBO MAN,…PLEASE ASK YOUR MOTHER WHO IS YOUR FATHER OK,..BEFOR YOU COME OUT TO MKE ANY COMMENT AGAIN

  15. Alhaji Dan-azumi Gana on

    Any time boko haram strike, some of the christians who are illitrate and ignorants would be making unnecessary comments against muslims. The so called devils who pretends to be good christians by mouth, but not practising christians are the ones saying all sort of rubbish against muslims. A good and practising christians can not say bad thing against other religion.

  16. WHY I LIKE. WHAT IS HAPPING TODAY IN THEY IS BECAUSE OF THE RESULT OF WHAT HAPPING IN 1965 to 1970 THE KILLING F INNOCENT CHILDREN IN THE NORTH,AND MAKE MY WORD THIS WILL NOT STOP TILL NIGERIA WILL DIVIDE

  17. WHY I LIKE WHAT IS HAPPING TODAY IN THEY NORTHERN NIGERIA IS THE RESULT WHAT THEY DID TO INNOCENT CHILDREN IN 1965-1970, BELIEVE. ME THEY WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE AGAIN ,AND NIGERIA WILL NEVER HAVE PEACE TILL THEY WILL DIVIDE THAT. MY GOD TOLD ME MAKE MY WORD

  18. 1 tin we shld undastnd is dat we re gettin 2 d end tym: d bible says in matt 24: dat nations ll rise against nation, u shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, there shall be famines,and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places-(whic is happening nw). men ll b lovers of money rada dan demslfs (kidnaping n ritualist). many shl be offended and shall betray one another and shall hate one another n bcos iniquity shall abound, d luv of many shl wax cold. it went fuda 2 say “see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet com.

  19. deric u r very wrong and if u r a tru christain pls dnt miss lead ppl.@amo be careful who are u to insult a prophet of God, i will nt insult jesus b’cos he is my prophet as well, amo may d curse of God Almighty be upon u. Okoye draw d attention of ur writers ‘cos i observe u r their father. Wat are we talking abt govnors are trading words why insulting any religion. Charles God bless u, dnt mind dem they are fulls. God bless nigeria.

  20. Muslims believe in Jesus as mesiah but why i hate them is bcoz they re agent of satan..all the teach in the musque is voilence , distruction and killings..they re weeked.but some of them are good bcoz they did not believe in voilence and killing.

    This is the 25 prophets they respect but they dont know Jesus is not a prophet he is the so of God Mesiah.

    Here is the name of prophets muslims mentioned in there satanic evil Tajeed Qur”an.

    There are 25 prophets mentioned by name in the Qur’an, although Muslims believe that there were many more in different times and places. Among the prophets that Muslims honor are:

    •Adam
    •Idris (Enoch)
    •Nuh (Noah)
    •Hud
    •Saleh
    •Ibrahim (Abraham)
    •Isma’il (Ishmael)
    •Ishaq (Isaac)
    •Lut (Lot)
    •Ya’qub (Jacob)
    •Yousef (Joseph)
    •Shu’aib
    •Ayyub (Job)
    •Musa (Moses)
    •Harun (Aaron)
    •Dhu’l-kifl (Ezekiel)
    •Dawud (David)
    •Sulaiman (Solomon)
    •Ilias (Elias)
    •Al-Yasa (Elisha)
    •Yunus (Jonah)
    •Zakariyya (Zechariah)
    •Yahya (John)
    •’Isa (Jesus)
    •Muhammad

  21. Muslims believe in Jesus as mesiah but why i hate them is bcoz they re agent of satan..all the teaching in the musque is voilence , distruction and killings..they re weeked.but some of them are good bcoz they did not believe in voilence and killing.

    This is the 25 prophets they respect but they dont know Jesus is not a prophet he is the son of God the Mesiah.

    Here is the name of prophets muslims mentioned in there satanic evil Tajeed Qur”an.

    There are 25 prophets mentioned by name in the Qur’an, although Muslims believe that there were many more in different times and places. Among the prophets that Muslims honor are:

    •Adam
    •Idris (Enoch)
    •Nuh (Noah)
    •Hud
    •Saleh
    •Ibrahim (Abraham)
    •Isma’il (Ishmael)
    •Ishaq (Isaac)
    •Lut (Lot)
    •Ya’qub (Jacob)
    •Yousef (Joseph)
    •Shu’aib
    •Ayyub (Job)
    •Musa (Moses)
    •Harun (Aaron)
    •Dhu’l-kifl (Ezekiel)
    •Dawud (David)
    •Sulaiman (Solomon)
    •Ilias (Elias)
    •Al-Yasa (Elisha)
    •Yunus (Jonah)
    •Zakariyya (Zechariah)
    •Yahya (John)
    •’Isa (Jesus)
    •Muhammad

  22. I am a christian i have Qur’an and i read it some of the words from the Holy Bible in old testament is in Qur’an..there is no new testament in Qur’an is only old testament they add some evil teaching on it.

  23. The Satanic Verses in Qur’an
    Sura an-Najm (Star) 53:19-22
    Now tell me about Al-Lat, Al-Uzza, and Manat,
    The third one, another goddess.
    What! For you the males and for him the females!
    That indeed is an unfair division.
    أَفَرَأَيْتُمُ اللَّاتَ وَالْعُزَّى
    وَمَنَاةَ الثَّالِثَةَ الْأُخْرَى
    أَلَكُمُ الذَّكَرُ وَلَهُ الْأُنثَى
    تِلْكَ إِذًا قِسْمَةٌ ضِيزَى. سورة النجم – سورة ‏٥٣: ١٩-٢٢‏

    When Muhammad and his community came under severe persecution, eighty-three of his followers who had no protection emigrated from Mecca to Ethiopia, taking refuge in the ancient Christian country, Abyssinia.1 Under increasing boycotts and pressure, Muhammad went through a time of weakness and compromised with the Meccan pagans by acknowledging the existence of three pagan goddesses alongside Allah: Lat, Uzza, and Manat.2 The Arabian goddesses are mentioned in Sura an-Najm (Star) 53:19-22.

    The statement that Allah was involved with female goddesses while Muhammad and his people were left with men, was cynically discussed by author Salman Rushdie.3 He made the impure account even more obscene. His book was regarded as utterly blasphemous by all Muslims.

    When the inhabitants of Mecca heard Muhammad’s confess the importance of the ancient goddesses inside the Ka’aba, they immediately revoked their ban on him. Those who had immigrated to Abyssinia (Ethiopia) started to return home after hearing Muhammad’s confession and his acceptance in Mecca. But when they arrived, they were shocked to hear that Muhammad had retracted his confession and admitted that he had fallen prey to the whispering of Satan. Thus, today Islam considers Sura an-Najm (Star) 53:19-22 are related to the time when Muhammad spoke the the Satanic Verses. Salman Rushdie did not invent the Satanic verses.4

    In Sura Hajj (Pilgrimage) 22:52-53, Muhammad confessed his mistake, alleging that all prophets were tempted by Satan who inspire them with demonic verses, as if they were actually revealed by God. But later on Allah abrogated those Satanic Verses with new revelations and instructs his prophets with new verses. According to Islam, Allah permits such demonic inspiration to test weak believers and to cut off those with hardened hearts.

    Never did We send a messenger or a prophet before thee, but, when he framed a desire, Satan threw some (vanity) into his desire: but Allah will cancel anything (vain) that Satan throws in, and Allah will confirm (and establish) His Signs: for Allah is full of Knowledge and Wisdom:
    That He may make the suggestions thrown in by Satan, but a trial for those in whose hearts is a disease and who are hardened of heart: verily the wrong-doers are in a schism far (from the Truth): Hajj (Pilgrimage) 22:52-53. Yusuf ‘Ali’s translation

    The true, vital issue about the Satanic verses is this. If Muhammad were unable to distinguish Satan’s voice from God’s voice, then could there be verses in the Qur’an that Muhammad assumed were from God but were really from Satan? Maybe much of the Qur’an is Satanic in origin, in spite of Muhammad’s conviction that it was entirely from Allah.

    The Qur’an clearly states that Muhammad spoke in the name of God and that he said things that God had not commanded him! Next, he charges that all the prophets of God voiced Satanic statements! According to the holy law of God, Muhammad ought to have been put to death as a false prophet! According to the Holy Scriptures, if a prophet spoke anything in the name of LORD that was not from Him, the prophet must be put to death! Muhammad spoke in the name of Allah and then admitted that he had really spoken the words of Satan.

    But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death. Deuteronomy 18:20 (NIV)

    Ibn Ishaq
    The complete text of Muhammad’s episode with Satan is found in writings of the most ancient Muslim historian, Ibn Ishaq.2 The text follows with its footnotes. (T. is an abbreviation for the Muslim historian, at-Tabari.)

  24. this is the only word Deuteronomy 18:20 i find in the Bible when am studying about musliam in oversea..

    But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or a prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death. Deuteronomy 18:20 (NIV)

  25. ken, yet u r misleading ppl, if truely u read d quran then u don’t understand it. Salman rushdie was a blashphemer like u know. And pls ask sm one who understand arabic. Al-sallam means (peace) al-islam is derive frm al-sallam. Al-lat,al-uzza and manat are all gods of pagans. My brother, prophet mohammad send those ppl to abyssinia(ethiopia). Allah detest been associated with any being and it is clear in d quran dat He as no wife nor child.

  26. @flare,i appreciate your respond,but if i may ask,is there any difference b/w d behaviours of most present xtains & isrealite that was abandon by God during d era of moses in regard to their sins?no,in d book of Jerimaiah,we are told that,God spoke to him concerning women waiting 4 their lovers along d road,valley & moutains in order to seduce ppls 4 fornication & adultry.take d statistic of those who rebrand it as commercial sex workers as well as public display of nudity,which religion did they belongs? in d same jerimaiah,God spoke to him,robbers have no place in my house.d point am making here is that,in-as-much as we continue to celebrate criminals in our society(both muslems & xtains),d possibility of achieving d desire peace is difficult if not impossible. @steve,for proper u/standing of d activities of boko haram,we need to subject it 4 detail analysis,we need to look beyond d surface level,there are alot of nexus b/w d activities of bh & cultism,a proper u/standing of a confession made by a xtain 4rm d eastern part of nig. in d cassete named “ocultic exposition is very relevant here and other similar confession.

  27. My brothers i read a book called countdown jerusalem, there many covert 4rm islam into xtianity reveald muhammed’s deceptions n why moslems hate xtians.infact muhammed there confessd to hs adherants dat issa waz nt cruxified but hs face waz put in dat of hs desciples judas n judas died in hs place because if issa had died he wunt be able 2 cm again as he promised. Can u imagine ds type of teachns

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  29. Muslim goes to mallam for magic and christian goes to native doctor for magic. All is human being for you. Fela said that after they will be shouting haba allah haba allah. Or oh god oh god. Bible said that no one is perfact.except all mighty God.

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