"Trust in Nigeria's Future"

"Trust in Nigeria's Future"

Thursday 15 May 2014

Shettima gave us misleading information: Boko Haram


The Director of Defence Information, Maj. Gen Chris Olukolade during an interview with African Independent Television(AIT) alleged that the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima and Senators representing the state provided wrong intelligence reports to the security forces on the missing girls. Maj. Gen. Olukolade said the Shettima provided misleading information in order to waste their resources. He said, “I think, what you were saying was in retrospect. Like I said, we want to avoid engaging him(governor) in public. There was a piece of information he gave sometime which was about the movement of 60 vehicles. “Immediately that information came, aircraft went on air instantly. The whole of the environment he gave was searched, up till the points he said  was the destination of those vehicles. They were searched thoroughly and  nothing was found. “And this is one issue about information in this operation, which seem to have been, most of the time, unhelpful because it tends to just want to  wear us out and  expend resources. By the time aircraft go on air, you can imagine the resources involved. We have a series of that experience. “One problem with the situation right now is too many pieces of information that are of no value at the end of the day. But it is a resolve that no information would be despised, whosever is giving it whether it is the governor or the man on the street. Once the information comes, a lot of action goes into place instantly. He said. “The same with the senators. In fact, most of the time the Senators speak, it gives us the impression they were in close contact. And many times perhaps, they also mislead.” SOURCE

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