Flash Back: When FFK Blamed Ghadaffi’s Death For Influx Of Arms And Boko-haram

Is there any difference in Presidents Buhari’s assertion and what FFK said as far back as 2012 before the united states presidential election?

Here is an excerpts from the article;

While FFK was giving reasons why Obama should not be trusted before the 2012 presidential elections in the united states, here are some of the reasons he gave.

Full article: https://www.premiumtimesng.com/opinion/105759-can-obama-be-trusted-by-femi-fani-kayode.html

The destabilisation of north Africa and the opening of the door for Islamic insurgents in the north African Arab Sahel states and the west African sub-region.

These are just some of Obama’s disastrous legacies and sadly the mistakes he has made in his foreign policy in north Africa particularly impacts on us directly in Nigeria and in west Africa. Let me give you just one example of that. Had it not been for the fall-out of the mess in Libya and the brutal way in which Muammar Ghadaffi, the Libyan leader, was murdered in cold blood one year ago, his Taureg friends and allies in north Africa would not have been inspired and driven to take over northern Mali and create a Taliban-style Islamic fundamentalist state there and northern Nigeria would not have been flooded with jihadist foot-soldiers and all manner of sophisticated arms and bombing devices for usage by Boko Haram

Here’s what Mr President told Archbishop Justin Welby:

“The problem is even older than us. It has always been there, but now made worse by the influx of armed gunmen from the Sahel region into different parts of the West African sub-region. These gunmen were trained and armed by Muammar Gadaffi of Libya. When he was killed, the gunmen escaped with their arms. We encountered some of them fighting with Boko Haram. Herdsmen that we used to know carried only sticks and maybe a cutlass to clear the way, but these ones now carry sophisticated weapons. The problem is not religious, but sociological and economic. But we are working on solutions.”


This article is coming on the backlash, twist and misrepresentations to Mr President’s speech in London.

Unfortunately, I can not but agree with Femi Adesina on the fact that, there is a lot of intellectual laziness going on in the Federal Republic of Social Media and unfortunately, people who one will think are intellectually sound or at least averagely sound now buy into pettiness going on the social media are actually falling into the trap. I am referring to serving senators, a sitting governor,a former minister who had once made the same assertion. It is really unfortunate.

Godspower Oshodin

A Poet, Writer, International Media Consultant, Humanitarian Agent, President of Nigeria Bloggers Forum, Film-Maker, and Co-author of 'Global Seal of Integrity'

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