A retired navy commodore and security intelligence expert today, August 25, jolted many Nigerians with unusual revelations on Channels TV programme “Sunrise Daily”. The guest, Kunle Olawunmi, also a professor of global security studies, spoke a day after terrorists broke into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in Kaduna, shot dead two soldiers and kidnapped another. Hours before the TV programme, at least 36 Nigerians were murdered in Jos, apparently during a reprisal attack from some Fulani after some 25 Muslims were murdered in the town a fortnight earlier.
The highlights of what he said:
1. Some governors, ministers and senators are sponsors of Boko Haram and the government knows them.
2. Bureaux de change operators are also sponsors of Boko Haram.
3. Another security breach is that every Friday NDA and all government institutions are opened for Jumat prayers. They come on Friday for worship. Later they become members of the mess who will later spy on the institution and plan their attack.
4. This government does not want to resolve this problem; rather it’s escalating it.
5. The solution is not kinetic but non-kinetic. The centre of gravity had been identified: the sponsors of Boko Haram and bandits.
6. Most of these sponsors are known within the intelligence community.
7. The DMI, DSS and police intelligence know the sponsors very well. The DSS has tons of files on those sponsoring evil in this country.
8. The Defence Headquarters knows all those who are behind the terror going on in Nigeria today.
9. The commander-in-chief knows exactly what is happening but he is quiet. A fish starts rotting from the head.
10. The end game is to turn Nigeria into a Taliban type of country. Everyone in the Defence HQ, Army HQ, Naval HQ, and Air Force HQ will be affected.
11. The government officials of Dubai know the sponsors and they sent lists to the federal government. What did Buhari do?
12. A ranking member of this government was interrogated and was found culpable. He is currently a highly rated member of this government.
13. This government wants the government to be Islamized. That’s the truth.
14. We are currently in the worst security situation in Nigeria. The CIA actually didn’t trust Buhari before 2015. It took the intelligence community and Tinubu to convince Obama and CIA to accept him.
15. The government directed that all media should be calling them bandits and unknown gun men so that the international community would be misled into believing they are not terrorists.
16.Tagging them terrorists would invite the international community.
17. The government doesn’t want journalists to report the true picture of what is happening in the country.
18. There must be insider collaboration in NDA. There are a lot of irresponsible people in Nigerian military formations. This is well known.
19. In a few hours the people that attacked NDA would be apprehended, but that’s not the solution.
20. The government should have a policy change. The sponsors should be apprehended and brought to justice.
21. There must be a direct change of policy from Islamization to democracy.
22. This is a tyrannical government. The damage this government is going to do in the next two years will be more than what they have done in the past six years.
23. Asked if his life could be in danger because of these expositions, he replied, “I don’t care.”