Nigerians Told to Moderate Pressure on Government Over Bring#BackOurGirls Rescue MissionLatest News, News Monday, July 28th, 2014
Agabus Pwanagba, Jos
The country may have to strive longer in rescuing and reuniting over 200 abducted Chibok Secondary School girls in Borno State and the pressure on government to regain their freedom should be moderated.
A delegate at the National Conference 2014, General Jonathan Temlong, stated this in an exclusive African Examiner in Jos, the Plateau state capital.
”What we are faced with here is an asymmetric war and asymmetric warfare is a very delicate operation”.
“As powerful as America is, how many years did it take her to rescue the whole of
Americans in Iraq who were abducted? Even when she attempted a rescue mission, it failed because it was a delicate situation.
”So, these are very delicate operations that even in the military, it is not every unit that partakes in such operations; there are specialized units that take part in the operation” the retired General asserted.
General Temlong recalled “It took America over 5 years to get Bin Ladin and with about how many billions of dollars spent to get him; so what we are faced with here is a… asymmetric warfare” and it was a very delicate operation.
Such war he noted was population centric, affirming that the raging terrorists were Nigerians, adding that it was just a few among them who launched the bloody attacks.
He recalled that it took the British so many years to solve the problem in Northern
Ireland and Malaysia. General (retd) Temlong called on Nigerians to support government in its fight against terrorism, stressing that there should be synergy as the war against insurgents progressed.
“You can see how the world has risen against them, especially on the Chibok girls’. Our girl’s, we want them alive, we want to re-unite them with their families but if anybody pushes the government into any panicking measure we will end up bringing the dead bodies of these girls. He warned.
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