A Twitter user with the handle, DefenceNigeria, on Tuesday, May 11, revealed how the Boko Haram insurgency has been aided by foreign non-governmental organisations who allegedly were “caught in the forest giving food as well as medicine to Boko Haram insurgents.”
The Paris-based NGO “Action Against Hunger” was reported to be implicated in this criminal act with Boko Haram in November 2018.
The account also revealed how the former Chadian President, Idris Deby lied about the battle against the Boko Haram insurgents; during the tenure of former President Goodluck Jonathan.
“Idris Derby claims Boko Haram reached out to him; asking that it mediates a cease fire deal between the parties in the conflict. They are ready to surrender.
“But there’s a caveat. The offensive will have to be called off.
“The government was trying to verify the authenticity of Boko Haram’s representatives in the supposed negotiations; but Deby asked the Nigerian government to take a chance that he had done the verification already. He affirmed that Boko Haram’s representatives were legit.
“He demands $23 million for his service. President Jonathan calls on the military to stand down. Derby gets his $23 million. Negotiations begin.
“The period of the phantom negotiations gave Boko Haram time to regroup, reinforce and restrategise, which is the intent of Deby for asking the Nigerian government to negotiate a ceasefire with Boko Haram.”
2015. Residents in several villages talk about unmarked helicopters flying over forests in Maiduguri air dropping packages. Especially at night. In one incident they watched the helicopter crashes. Villagers ran to the scene to rescue the occupants and were stunned pic.twitter.com/kfQCK58Y5L
— Defense News Nigeria (@DefenseNigeria) May 11, 2021
Meanwhile, the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) said the national grid experienced a total system collapse on Wednesday, May 12; resulting in a blackout in some parts of the country.
The TCN made the confirmation in a statement by its General Manager, Public Affairs, Mrs Ndidi Mbah, in Lagos.
Mbah said: “The TCN hereby states that at about 11.01 a.m today, May 12, 2021; there was a total system collapse of the grid, as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.
“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse; from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 a.m; and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.”