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‘Nigeria Must Be Declared A Nation At War’ — Okorocha

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Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says Nigeria should be declared as a nation at war over the recent killings of soldiers by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno.

Daily Trust quoted the governor to have said this when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, Kaduna, paid him a courtesy visit at the government house, Owerri, Imo state capital.

Soldiers in the north-east have been under a series of attacks by the insurgents in the last two weeks.

The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of the Boko Haram sect, claimed responsibility for the attacks.

While there were reports that over 100 soldiers lost their lives, the army said it lost 39 of its troops.

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Okorocha said the loss of 10 soldiers is enough to declare Nigeria at war, “not to talk about 40 soldiers.”

He likened the insecurity situation in the country to what was obtainable in Imo when he assumed office.

“A nation has to be in a serious war to lose 10 soldiers, not to talk about 40 soldiers. So Nigeria must declare itself as a nation at war,” Okorocha said.

“What I think is happening in the North-East is what was happening here in Imo State when I came in 2011. Owerri was notorious for kidnapping and we were number one State for kidnapping when I came in to the extent that by 5.30 or 6pm everybody had gone home for fear of being kidnapped. But we tackled it and overcame.”

On Thursday, President Muhammadu Buhari went to N’Djamena, Chad, to preside over the summit of heads of states and governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC).

The president met with five African presidents to review the security situation in the region and intensify efforts to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and other security challenges.

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22 Comments

22 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 2:19 pm

    Nothing works here

  2. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    If u want it then go and fight for self mumu man

  3. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:55 pm

  4. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:42 pm

    Rochas okorocha you’re a madman and who’s ready to war with you? Just go burry yourself snitch

  5. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    U r a silly man, which war are you referring to or your selfish interest is driving you to your doom. Nonsense man

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  7. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Stuuuuuu

  8. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:27 pm

    The first time u said the truth

  9. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    Biafra, Word War

  10. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:22 pm

    War with your cabal

  11. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    The innocent blood this traitor shed at Ekeonunwa market will surely find him out.

  12. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    Hahaha at war with you

  13. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    War War

  14. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Have you heard this yet? “Kpuke.” by yours truly – http://www.reverbnation.com/open_graph/song/30158934

  15. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    We are not at any war. It is your selfish ambition that makes you think we are war with you.

  16. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:36 pm

    onye husa you are a mad man

  17. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Just because your son in-law was not given the ticket in APC as governorship candidate.

  18. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    you opinion no longer count . its as irrelevant as your son-inlaw

  19. Anonymous

    November 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    we already know akpa amu!

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