The Nigerian media is firing on all cylinders.

The attention of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been drawn to misleading reports in the media that the Republic of Benin is aspiring to be the 37 State of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama in the presence of his counterpart from the Republic of Benin granted a Press Interview after a very fruitful meeting between Ministerial delegations from both countries and stated therein "... the President of Benin
Republic said he would like the relations between the two countries to be so close as if Benin was the 37th State of Nigeria".

The Federal Republic of Nigeria has no territorial ambition and has never aspired to make Benin or any country as part of Nigeria.

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20 Feb

Feb 14, 2021: Nigerian troops kill two most wanted Boko Haram terrorist leaders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib in Borno. Media report. NONE

Feb 15, 2021: Nigerian troops kills 81 Boko Haram militants in clearance operation. Media report: Online
Feb 15, 2021: Over 19 Boko Haram insurgents killed in an airstrike as soldiers were carrying out clearance operations across some villages.

Feb 16 : Troops of 159 & 233 Battalion killed 160 Boko Haram & ISWAP terrorists at their secrete meeting point in Baiomari town in Yobe.
They had no idea they were under ISR surveillance the whole time. Who vectored fighter jets to finish them off Media report: Just a hand few of online media.

Feb 16 ; Nigerian troops in a gun battle with the insurgents kill 20 Boko Haram terrorists. Recover trucks and GPMGs.
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With the way things are going the former COAS may be right on his "20 year" statement (sarcasim), when you consider the media terrorist dichotomy. Boko Haram hoist a piece of rag they call flag on a stick in Marte Borno State. This is Channels TV HEADLINE News.
Is Borno under Boko occupation? You have to dig and dig and stay up all night waiting for the media to confirm a sucessful army operation. Most of the time it never happens. How can an A Grade Media News Channel stoop this low? If you are gonna air every bit of
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of banditory deserve billions in Amnesty. How a religious scholar is allowed to not only roll wanted bandits, but accuse our fighing men and women of causing insecurity and then having the temerity to ask the Abuja to give blanket Amnesty to criminals hours later is beyond me.
Last week Sheikh Gumi said Bandits are gathering money together to buy anti-aircraft missiles to shoot down our pilots. Today he wants billions in Amnesty for them. Its anybodys guess where part of the money will be channelled to. These guys want to compete with Boko Haram.
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Sheikh Gumi wants AMNESTY for Bandits.

Why is Sheikh Gumi not under arrest?

February 4th 2021:

Sheik Gumi meets with 500 bandits in Zamfara forest. The Nigerian government did not and has never negotiated with Bandits. This visit basically gave Bandits official prominence. Image
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Sheikh Gumi meets with bandits in Niger State forest over the kidnapped students

February 19th 2021 : Sheikh Gumi accuses the Nigerian Army and Air Force of contributing to insecurity. Claims the military does not want the war to end because it is benefiting
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Sheikh Gumi asks the Federal Government to give Bandits ''Blanket Amnesty'', with the caveat of course being billions of naira in amnesty. Of course the Sheikh will get some percentage from the Amnesty.
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Two weeks later here we are. The very same Sheik Gumi has levelled serious allegations against the Nigerian Army. Sheik Gumi claims the Nigerian Army does not want terrorism to end because they benefit from it.
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MOBILITY. Mobility is the most important Tank Destroyer characteristic of the ST1. Tank destroyers must rely on mobility and superior observation to carry the day. Image
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