General Aliyu Mohammed “Die-to-rule” Gusau Exposed As Top Boko Haram Sponsor


July 2, 2013; Updated

NewsRescue– Nigeria’s National Security Adviser boldly and surprisingly made the admission that Aliyu Mohammed Gusau, Ibrahim Babangida(IBB), Bukola Saraki or possibly Atiku Abubakar’s presidential ambition was behind the sponsoring of Boko Haram.

Shortly after daring to give the truth to the Nigerian people, General Azazi was not only fired from his position, but killed when his helicopter was exploded over Bayelsa.

General Azazi obviously had the office and capacity to know the real details behind Boko Haram. His position as the Nations Security Adviser, put him at the head of that information. If anyone should know who and what is behind Boko Haram, it would be someone who occupies that office.

The current President, Goodluck Jonathan has on several occasions admitted that they knew who was behind Boko Haram, and these were top level officials.

Facial reaction as Azazi lays it bare

Facial reaction as Azazi lays it bare

Gen. Azazi explicitly declared to his audience, who was behind the unrest. He narrowed it down to the result of ‘unconstitutional’ PDP convention regulations, which determined who could run for President, vs who could not run.

Boko Haram’s “Sudden” Sophistication Implies Powerful Sponsors — Azazi

Gen. Azazi (RIP) did not my mince words. Almost as though he had determined and was willing to die for Nigeria, by establishing the truth against all odds, he even further revised the theoretically commonly presented factors behind Boko Haram terror, to include, not only the usual, ‘poverty,’ and ‘religion,’ but also the ‘die-hard-to-be-president,’ factor.

He said:

The extent of violence did not increase in Nigeria until there was a declaration by the current president that he was going to contest. PDP got it wrong from the beginning, from the on-set by saying Mr A can rule, Mr A cannot rule, Mr B can rule, Mr B cannot rule, according to PDP’s convention, rules and regulation and not according to the constitution {applause} and that created the climate for what has manifest itself, this way. I believe that there is some element of politicization. is it possible that somebody was thinking that only Mr. A could win, and if he did not win, there will be problems in this society.

Let’s examine all these issues to see whether the level of violence in the North East just escalated because Boko Haram suddenly became better trained, better equipped and better funded, and in any case how did they get it all done…{warning of Boko Haram becoming snipers – who could potentially target elite}

But, then I must also be quick to point out that today, even if all the leaders that we know in Boko Haram are arrested, I don’t think the problem would end, because there are tentacles. I don’t think that people would be satisfied, because the situations that created the problems are not just about the religion, poverty or the desire to rule Nigeria. I think it’s a combination of everything. Except you address all those things comprehensively, it would not work”

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It is very difficult to acquire terrorist capacity, the skills, the arms, the confidence. These things are extremely complex. Azazi a General and NSA, knows what it takes to get the skills, tools, funding, immunity and mindset that Boko Haram suddenly got after Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in.

Boko Haram sophistication

Boko Haram sophistication

You have to be supported by a top level, wealthy, untouchable, experienced-with military experience, intelligence master and die hard to be president, to decide to arm and equip and protect Boko Haram to develop into such a meaningful, complex threat.

It also clearly explains why Boko Haram unlike any terrorist organization in history,  is so illusive and never presents any clear meaningful goal or ambition. Their message is being delivered to the president. The rest they do, to amp. their reputation, satisfying their love for blood while high on heroin. It also explains why, according to security agents on the field, apprehended members, even with “knife to throat,” admit they have a sponsor, but say, if they mention his name, “the country will scatter.”

For his admissions, Gen. Andrew Azazi was fired and got blown up in the sky. The Kaduna state governor, Yakowa, was ‘unfortunately,’ at the last minute, invited by Azazi to fly with him, to conclude a conversation they were engaged in, and so he got caught in the ‘assassination.’

Azazi’s copter NN07, was said to have crashed in the bushes of Okoroba on December 15, 2012, due to “human and material failure,” according to the release by the Nigerian Navy Accident Investigation Board (AIB). Whatever “human and material failure” means, is left to the imagination. It evidently suggests,- “assassination,” – “humans” planting explosive “material.”

Witnesses said the chopper burst into flames before crashing into the creeks with its victims. The navy had dismissed “engine problems.” This clearly points to an explosion.


The level of skillful operation coincides with the assassinations of the Babangida era

It goes without much deduction, that vestiges of that administration are still at work, and such skill, finance and capacity keeps the weak president, described by Azazi with these words, “where is the president to declare it,” in relation to his inability to declare a state of emergency in Kaduna during crises, unable to accost or even publicize these well known PDP Boko Haram sponsors and suspected murderers of General Andrew Azazi.

Based on this aspect of Azazi’s statement, we easily eliminate Bukola Saraki from the list of co-runners during the PDP run up, and are left with Aliyu Gusau, IBB and Atiku Abubakar. It must be one of these three men, or a affiliate of theirs.

Gen. Aliyu Gusau (Rtd)

Gen. Aliyu Gusau (Rtd)

Spymaster Gusau

Aliyu Mohammed Gusau is Nigeria’s spymaster. That’s what he is known as. He has been Nigeria’s chief intelligence man in the Babangida years, as the NSA, and also in the Obasanjo years, where he was again the NSA, and again during the rocky Jonathan first term, where Jonathan pulled him in as NSA again. By virtue of his office, this man must be interrogated, because even if he is found not to be the root sponsor of Boko Haram, it developed under his watch, as NSA.

General Aliyu can not tell Nigerians that he did not notice Boko Haram form and get armed, while it was his duty to notice, and to abate such development.

 TheNationOnline, 01/01/2012: Hardline allies of Jonathan’s have gone further, suggesting that northern rivals within the PDP – such as Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Aliyu Mohammed Gusau – may have covert ties to Boko Haram. Privately though, some of Jonathan’s securocrats have been asking Babangida and Gusau for advice.

gusau-parliamentNot surprisingly, the Goodluck administration offered him the job of NSA once more, when Gen. Azazi was fired, but for peculiar reasons, this time, Aliyu Gusau turned it down. Perhaps he is too busy with important things of his own than to quarantine the mess that was created by him during his years in office.

His responsibility as NSA was to prevent such organization from coming together. Is this not what we hired and paid him for? This is why the current administration is hereby compelled by Nigeria’s masses, to call in the spymaster for questioning. Gusau was also recently fingered as having links to weapons found in Kano, in Lebanese “Hezbollah” homes.

And when we bring him in, we should perhaps as well bring in his ex boss, Babangida and the well implicated former Borno State Governor, Alhaji Ali Modu Sheriff(regardless of his denial), for serious questioning too. Pakistan has detained their ex-dictator. Egypt’s ex-dictator is also rotting in jail. To seriously bring about peace, Nigeria too needs to quarantine its heads of its brutal past regimes. Goodluck must get a spine and do what is right for man, God and posterity. It’s time to put an end to elite impunity.

NSA Gusau told Obasanjo there was no such group

PMNews, September 14, 2011: Sources, however, indicated that the Azazi’s predecessor as NSA cannot be absolved of blame. It was gathered that the the issue of al-Qaeda affiliated cells in the North-East part of the country was pointed out to former President Olusegun Obasanjo as far back as 2006. It was noted for instance that Boko Haram, termed the “Nigerian Taliban”, had been operating in the clear since 2005 when General Aliyu Gusau (rtd.) was NSA. The former president was said to have in turn asked Gusau to investigate the issue. But Gusau, according to reports, told Obasanjo that no such group existed in the country.

It was gathered that the same issue of Taliban presence in Nigeria was raised with the late President Umaru Yar’Adua in July 2007. “Goodluck Jonathan became President of Nigeria upon the death of Umaru Yar’Adua in May 2010. Former NSA Aliyu Mohammed Gusau was once again made National Security Adviser. Gusau could not possibly have missed the threat of Boko Haram. If his security operatives failed to raise the matter in their reports then the public statements released by Boko Haram and printed verbatim in Nigeria’s national newspapers should have raised questions from the NSA, if not alarm,” said Steven Davis, a public commentator. “The handling of the Boko Haram matter while Gusau was NSA resulted in a dramatic escalation in the conflict to the stage that it threatened the nation’s security,” he added.

Gusau is rewarded with his much sought for visit to US European Command

Gusau is rewarded for “spying” with his much sought for visit to US European Command

High Treason: NSA Gusau Works For US Against Nigeria’s President Obasanjo

2004 July 27, 05:42 (Tuesday)

5. (C) Comment: Aliyu Mohammed wants the restoration of military cooperation with the U.S., sees as workable the proposed statement to be made by President Obasanjo. He has promised to advocate for it with the president. This mission strongly endorses an USEUCOM invitation to Aliyu Mohammed to visit USEUCOM. Such an invitation would benefit U.S. interests whether or not Obasanjo makes the speech we want him to make and whether or not the security relationship is restored. In my judgment, Aliyu Mohammed still has a career ahead of him at the highest levels of Nigerian politics, and he is instinctively pro-American. His cooperation on a wide range of security issues is worth having. End comment. US AMBASSADOR CAMPBELL

A foreign Spy in Nigeria, NSA Gusau plotted for the US against the serving Nigerian president

A foreign Spy in Nigeria, NSA Gusau plotted for the US against the serving Nigerian president

Azazi, a National Hero

General Andrew Azazi is a martyr and national hero. In these times, when people kill to simply remain in power and at favor, General Azazi dared to differ. Those of us who used to question him in the past, have now forgiven him out of respect for his laying down his life, to squarely point out the root of Nigeria’s problems and courageously open the door for us Nigerians to address this. He will never be forgotten and is death will not be in vain, by Gods mighty grace.


Nigeria Must Wage a Complete Battle, Soldiers and Sponsors

Nigerians will not rest till you bring these men in for questioning. People have died. Yes, human beings continue to and have died and been buried, and families rent into despair for the crimes we exonerate these people over. More innocent Nigerians will suffer and die as we fight Boko Haram in the consuming urban war, while the creators and sponsors of this monster sit free???

Atuman-WANTEDThe Civilian JTF has been heroically proactive in waging a dangerous war against terror. They have surprised and thrilled the world with their courage, determination and prowess. We pray for those among them and the good civilians of the north east who die fighting this battle.

Hundreds of terrorists have been arrested by the youth, who are leaving no stone unturned as they go for Boko Haram terrorists. Additionally, they are fully committed to pursuing the sponsors, because success is only worth it if those behind the senseless organisation are brought to book.

In today’s news, the Civilian JTF fulfilled on a promise made June 27, to go after the chairman of the ANPP party in Borno, Alhaji Mala Atuman. He has since been on the run, and his home was burned down by youth. The youth also went after former governor of Borno state, Alhaji Modu Sheriff.

Government Needs To Support Military and Civilian JTF

It is necessary for the Jonathan administration, in addition to respecting its people, by canceling any talk of amnesty for terrorists caught by the brave forces of the military and the civilian forces, but to also go after and make top level arrests of the sponsors of this organisation. The winds of time(God) and the people are behind such action and in full support; reluctance to act appropriately and in recognition of the thousands who have died at the hands of terrorists and their sponsors, will pit the Nigerian government against its people. See: NewsRescueBorno: Civilian JTF After Politician Sponsors of Boko Haram, Burn ANPP Chair House, Go After Ali Modu Sherif

The war against terror must be complete, to be worth the service men and civilians lives that have and are being lost. Bringing in the sponsors while initiating new social welfare reforms and creating employment for the youth must be done, in addition to the ground and air attack.

The views expressed in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily reflect the editorial policy of NewsRescue

by Hamza Suleiman and Lekan Abayomi with staff




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    Igue conscience 3 July, 2013 at 11:23 Reply

    Please, i hereby pledge to Nigeria my country to do something to those who are found guilty in this kind of act. i believed this people so called Boko Harm that doesn’t know what they looking for have violeted many rights of the citizens {section 33,{1} chapter 4 } of the 1999 constitution of Nigeria talks about this dubious attitude the so called Nigerian leaders are putting on in the state. please they all need caution!

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      fatahullah 5 November, 2013 at 11:00 Reply

      Certainly every Nigerian knows that D so-colled nigerian leader or president was d superio sponsor of boko haram and this mostly cause when he haven’t won most of d biggest state from d north that’s y he used his so-colled veto power 2 destroy the northern state

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    Emma Onuoha 4 July, 2013 at 04:27 Reply

    We knew they were behind Boko Haram and that has exposed those Northern leaders who do not want to concede power to other parts of nation..they are born to rule yet the years they were on power was a big doom for the nation.Give Jonathan some time and see that he will outshine them in governance.

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      Tired 4 July, 2013 at 04:44 Reply

      Not every issue is ethnic. This has nothing to do with north or south. This is about die-to-rule Gusau. Must we always make things about ethnic sentiments? This is evil…Boko is evil and we are looking for the evil men behind it. Jonathan is a woeful failure. He failed to capture the perpetrators of Boko haram. What are we waiting for? OBJ is not from the north, and he ruled Nigeria for 13 years out of 50. Plus that to 5 for Jonathan, that is already almost half of 50 that the south has ruled, so why do you keep peddling these lies of north rule? Add Middle Belt Gowon with his 9 years and you have almost 30 years out of 50 that is not Hausa-Fulani rule. Your type of post really gets on my nerves. Nigerians must grow past this nonsense. Did Boko haram not start under Yaradua when he massacred 700 of them including the leader? So what are you really saying Mister?

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        Emma Onuoha 28 August, 2013 at 17:48 Reply

        @Badamasi:Why are you hiding to express your views.”Smoke scream” view provider who do not know the the stuff cum the onions of what to talk on.What is happening in Nigeria is an open secret people like you are those who will never like to call a spade a spade while the house is set ablaze every nook and corner of the nation.The problem of Nigeria was the military juntas of the North who occupied the nation and ran it aground.

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      egbjnr 6 August, 2013 at 20:46 Reply

      pls get well inform 4get ethnicity pls Obasanjo rule for 12yrs both as military and civilian, Gowon rule for about 6yrs and Jonathan is on 5th years now. du ur arithmetic pls.

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        safe phirtrhi liyikici lovery 25 August, 2013 at 01:06 Reply

        Professor Egbjnr…Mr arithmethic…na u go school pass now?yet still your country remain in this state it was.won’t you make your own point instead criticising another man mistakes? r genius among the ogoro

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          Emma Onuoha 28 August, 2013 at 17:58 Reply

          Don’t mind those who feel they were more educated. Colourless citizens who will not rise to call a spade a spade and quench the wild fire before it consumes all.

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      Khasedy 1 September, 2013 at 23:02 Reply

      How can the Northerners want to cause problems for the Government of the day and start from the North to kill their own people? Please let Us reason as adults…… don’t You think some people are just looking for sympathy votes to get 2nd tenure ?or better put ”the witch crying in the night… the child dies in the morning”

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      Habila Joshua Galadima 6 September, 2013 at 21:49 Reply

      They are doing it to discredit the president. That is what they mean by making the country ungovernable.

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    paul kaigama 9 July, 2013 at 13:48 Reply

    we have a lot to do in this country. imagine people you see as your statesman are the one destroying our dear nation, where are we heading to for God sake? enough is enough. we most put an end to this mess of so call elite or oga, they are thief and terrors, they don’t have love for this country. what is our Nigerian dream let me ask? we always respect the bad people as our hero, they give them national awards and chieftain title without any question; they use the blood of poor citizens for ritual to gain popularity and wealth, they use their power to secure employment forcefully for their selfish interest which the whole system is in serious coma as the result of it, they create groups and organization to gain support as we all know. i am of the opinion that let all organization and group in this country be crape down and let tribal issues and other vises be seen as the most dangerous ill-men that is crippling our unity. let the chieftain and emirate issue be part of the problem as i am counting; let them be scribe out because they are doing harm than good. let us focus on one agenda which is national development. this is my own contribution of which i thing if it considered things will be all right and we shall be happy with each other and enjoy our God giving potential in our dear nation Nigeria.

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    Olufemi Balogun 10 July, 2013 at 13:55 Reply

    Don’t we Nigerian’s think before rushing to judgement on a mere article that has not confirmed who or those behind Boko Haram and you here some already criticizing without asking how it could be. If you accept this nonsense then you are saying to the rest of us that President Jonathan is incompetent and should be impeached immediately. The above names if truly where behind the Sect would have been arrested longtime ago. Atiku and co will never result to that level.

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      MAXWELL 8 August, 2013 at 14:30 Reply

      Obviously, you are either ignorant or just plain stupid. are u Atiku and co that will not go so low??? We all know that in Nigeria, we have a puppet as a president, and also, there are a class of people called “THE UNTOUCHABLES”.

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      Innocent 14 October, 2013 at 21:23 Reply

      Haba! why are talking like early-men guy? From all indications these men are the sponsors and their chairman is BUHARI

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        fatahullah 5 November, 2013 at 11:14 Reply

        innocent ar u by name or what ever ur name is been called if u can think wisely nd fearly u will not implicate an innocent people after all u know d truth if 2 say that this people will sponsor boko haram, they will not be attacking or killing their religious brothers sister,wives, children or even their parent. mined u this problem happening only in northern Nigeria.
        y must it not evr happn in the south, west or eastern Nigeria.

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          Innocent 5 November, 2013 at 15:49 Reply

          Well guy, frankly it is not typical of me to accuse somebody when it has not been proven. But, I concluded that because of his statement during 2011 election where he said there would be violence if he fails to win the election. Beside, he has continued to criticize every government step toward curbing the menace. Seriously, no personal hatred against the man, but my accusation is based on what I just said above.

          Thanks for your Maturity.

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    jude 13 July, 2013 at 23:43 Reply

    lone voice,

    whatever happens in Nigeria must be blamed on Jonathan be it boko haram or kidnapping or militancy. Our president has the military capacity and support of the law to arrest and interrogate and if need be jail the guilty. But he personally chose threat them with kid gloves or may i say with naivety. Azazi his former security adviser told him every thing. Now we are talking of state pardon for Boko harams but we want summery execution for a casual thief on our street..Only in Nigeria we can hear of untouchables.when will every citizen become equal before the Nigerian law and their leaders.God please intervene in Nigeria governance other wise very soon as things are moving it may become very difficult for Nigeria to continue to move as a single nation. .

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    sunday asah 14 July, 2013 at 19:55 Reply

    General Azazi (RIP) said it all in his statement, that PDP created Boko- Haram, therefore, and who are the people on power today. (THE VERY WORM THAT EATS THE KOLA-NUT IS WITHIN) Let our leaders repent of hidden secrets and fear.

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    Y. A. Tsiga 16 July, 2013 at 21:26 Reply

    God is watching those that are planning evil against our dear country Nigeria, and soon their sin will swallow them.

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      Abulhamid M.S. 17 October, 2013 at 11:15 Reply

      Did you say swallow? Of course, all evil doers will carry a mountain of their evils when the time ripes. The evil the murderers of our great hero, General Azazi and other innocent victims. I pray to the the One in Whose possession my life and yours is to capture all the criminals, where ever they may be hiding and cast them into a place worse that that or Samuel Doe!

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    S.O 6 August, 2013 at 18:23 Reply

    God is watching u all i know one day all of u wil say good bye to ds world dan u wil face ur music squarely.


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    Idris Ahmad 9 August, 2013 at 18:08 Reply

    Our only consolation is that and I believe we we’ll be made to account for our deeds hereafter where there’s no untouchables. Allah is all knowing.

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      FRANCIS GARAJI RAYMOND 15 September, 2013 at 13:31 Reply


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    Ekomobong 12 August, 2013 at 01:09 Reply

    Security Agencies in Nigeria pre-occupy themselves with extortion, harassment and persecution of innocent Nigerians for political reasons, not Intelligence Gathering, which is the main pre-occupation of Security Agencies. How then can they contain the Boko Haram insurgency? May God bless the present Inspector General of Police (IGP) for charting the real (and new) course for the Nigeria Police, moving away from mechanical road blocks to intelligence gathering, the main tool of security Agencies worldwide. Dear IGP, you are my man of the year. You have made the greatest contribution to nation building in recent times. God will protect you. I wish the present Chief of Defense staff could extend his good work in this direction too by making military more patriotic and intelligence based, stopping them from harassing the people they were recruited to protect.

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    owoifiok 13 August, 2013 at 12:33 Reply

    Those behind Boko Haram insurgents are highly placed nigerians from the north extraction who are bent on destabilizing nigerian state because a niger deltan is on the saddle as the president of the federal republic of is a cabal comprising ex military leathers and politicians. The fact remains, as Boko Haram are now turning the sword to his people, God in his infinite mercy will destroy the cabal and set nigerians free

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    Sly 22 August, 2013 at 10:49 Reply

    Nobody has said what the deceived and bigots wants to hear..why??…BUHARRRRIII TOOOOO…..That man is Boko Haram…Hang him please, so we can sleep….abi???..Azazi told me he forgot to mention Buhariii..the man use otu mogbo or juju on him to forget…country of the deceived

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    Safe Phirtrhi Liyikici Lovery 25 August, 2013 at 01:20 Reply

    Mr president, act…don’t leave this Boko Haram for God to Judge…..remember the saying:Before nemesis catch up with the evil-do’er,alot of good things must have been destroy beyond redemption.So take charge,safe lives,properties,future and the image of this country.

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    Elisha A E 31 August, 2013 at 21:48 Reply

    For those calling for the head of Gen M. Buhari, you can see now that Boko Haram is the brain child of PDP government. Being religious does not mean that he is a supporter of BH.

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      Innocent 14 October, 2013 at 21:18 Reply

      Who tell you that BUHARI is not a BOKO himself? Because Azazi did not mention that. All his utterances indicated that the Boko menace is his personal project. May God punish him and his family

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    joey 20 September, 2013 at 15:10 Reply

    Nigerians should do the rytr thing and stop calling on God to come down and execute judgement ..let the judgement starts here wit us..sword 4 sword,,,period

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    Don 14 October, 2013 at 20:51 Reply

    Na those people wey loot Nigeria Money…na them de sponsor Boko haram and na them be the terror wey de worry Nigeria…But Mr President try to pray well for God`s support so that you can be strong enough to handle the matter because you are dealing with International terror group…

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    jonah 16 October, 2013 at 18:10 Reply

    His responsibility as NSA was to prevent such organization from coming together. Is this not what we hired and paid him for? This is why the current administration is hereby compelled by Nigeria’s masses, to call in the spymaster for questioning. Gusau was also recently fingered as having links to weapons found in Kano, in Lebanese “Hezbollah” homes.

    Related-Gusau: The Man Behind The Mask; Aug. 14, 2011

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    willy 16 October, 2013 at 23:32 Reply

    I dont think this country will be in peace, if people like babangida , and other prominent carbars mentioned by the brave azazi still alive. This is how dele giwa was killed

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    Jerry Gandy 7 November, 2013 at 16:37 Reply

    those that said they know them and refuse to tell us for over two years now committed more murder than the BOKO HARAM itself

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    Ameh 30 January, 2014 at 13:45 Reply

    Even the blind know that these “power-brokers” are behind most of the killings and BH attacks in Nigeria, as well as the secterian crisis & killings. The word nemesis is not just a word but a name of a situation or an occurance, which of course awaits all those sponsoring the killings and the setbacks.
    Its so unfortuante that some still believe in this era and time, that power is a birth right and anything short of thier expectation is not acceptable. The day of reckoning is fast coming.

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    Nige Delta Yoths 1 March, 2014 at 20:01 Reply

    Niger Delta Youth Initiative for Positive Change (NIDEYIPOCH Intercessory Prayer Network)
    (Nigeria Missing Money)
    Every leader sitting on Nigeria money with his or her evil power is sitting on a time bomb;
    Oh God! Arrest them, expose them, disgrace them and prosecute them in Jesus name. Amen.

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