Foreign Military Aid: Uganda President Mocks Nigeria

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Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni, has mocked the Nigeria over the failure of the Nigerian military to contain the extremist sect, Boko Haram, saying he would be prepared to “hang” than surrender his country’s security to foreigners as Nigeria and other troubled African nations have done.

Mr. Museveni said the failure of the governments of Nigeria, Somalia, Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, to protect their people and instead opt for foreign assistance amounts to a vote of no confidence.

“I have never called the United Nations to guard your security. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call in the UN….I would rather hang myself,” Mr. Museveni was quoted by the country’s state-owned newspaper, New Vision, as saying.

He added: “We prioritized national security by developing a strong army otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children. It would be a vote of no confidence to our country and citizens if we can’t guarantee our security, what kind of persons would we be?”

Mr. Museveni made the remarks while speaking at a political event in the East African nation’s capital, Kampala, on Wednesday.

Nigeria is facing perhaps its bloodiest cycle of violence with the Boko Haram sect unleashing terror on communities, killing dozens almost daily.

The group has also killed hundreds in car bombs.

Boko Haram’s abduction of more than 250 school girls has drawn international outrage, with many lambasting the government over its handling of the crisis.

Nigeria’s largely secretive military has also come under unprecedented attacks for failing to deal with the group, and over allegations of human rights abuses. The military has also been accused of corruption and inefficiency.

The Nigerian government recently accepted international assistance to help rescue the girls abducted from Chibok, a community in Borno State.

Mr. Museveni, whose military is also faced with a brutal insurgency by the Joseph Kony-led Lord’s Resistance Army, has been fiery about the terror campaign by Boko Haram.

Early May, Mr. Museveni warned the Nigerian government against negotiating with Boko Haram.

“It would be a mistake for the government of Nigeria to negotiate with these people. The most important thing is to defeat them, then negotiations can come after that,” he said.

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9 Comments
  1. Usman Muhammad says

    U r entitled 2 ur opinion mr man. Uganda is not Nigeria, so keep quiet, we dnt need ur boastfulness.

  2. Prince Trinit Xclass says

    Idiot,whats ur business, go n manage ur one-street country. Fowl

  3. Suleiman Yakubu says

    thanks Sir, for telling them the truth.if we tell them they’ll start calling us names.you are not from APC or Nothern part

  4. Isoze Daniel says

    True talk frm a true leader.

  5. Gabriel Odusile says

    With due respect I think sire u are very wrong..and wat u saying is stupid

  6. Prince Ojos says

    the useless man is high. Uganda is a smal country compared to Nigeria. Drunkard always run their mouth and wants to be recognized. stupid man, as an African President, whaat have u done all dese while, u’re only waitin to criticize us. may d horror and terror of boko haram visit u and ur damn country Uganda.

  7. James Bawa says

    @suleiman yakubu, u r a pig

  8. Imaeyen Ekpoh says

    @suleiman yakubu, what truth? He has not dealt with the Lord’s resistant army in uganda.if only we are conversant with the happenings in the continent, nobody will ridicule us and we buy it.

  9. Musa Dangana says

    in gemun dan uwanka ya kama da wuta,toh, sai ka sa ma naka ruwa

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