Atiku: ‘I Swear By Allah, There Won’t Be Boko Haram If I Were Nigeria’s President’

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has told a gathering of people displaced by Boko Haram insurgents that Boko Haram insurgency would not have happened if he were the president of Nigeria.

He lamented the ‘mishandling’ of Boko Haram insurgency at it’s early stages, saying indecisiveness and lack of leadership led to the escalation of the crisis.

“I swear by Allah, if I were in charge of government, Boko Haram insurgency would not have happened.

If you recall, while we were in office in 2002, such a small uprising, very similar to this Boko Haram, reared their head in Yobe State. We smashed it immediately. So, I think it requires a steadfast leadership, a leadership that is decisive,” he said.

The former vice president said although he was not in government when the insurgency spread to Adamawa State, he contributed hugely in liberating the state from the insurgents.


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  • Cornel Nwankwo

    That is an early campaign Mr Atiku
    Abeg make we hear word.

  • Kenny D Osonwa

    See this one, next post jare!

  • emekachilaka

    sir we no they are your family member’s so pls help us out by stopping them from killing innocent people not until you become president

  • sunshine

    Maybe he is BH sponsor


    hmmmm stories

  • kayode akinsanya

    You can use juju to be there now you don’t need election

    • Cornel Nwankwo


  • WillieBravo

    E Don tey wey we don dey hear all these ones.

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  • chika bibian

    Is that one dreaming out loud or something ? Mtcheww

  • Mezzy Gilbert

    See tif

  • badmos

    Everybody just want to taste dis power.

  • Olovo Obinna

    See who is talking…u n obj ruled 4 8yrs and they was victorious MEND under dokubo……..beside do u need to be in government to even prevent bokoharam attacks in ur own state…..