WHEN COLONEL DASUKI, ADMIRAL IBRAHIM VISITED NIGERIAN TROOPS AT AIR BASE 101 AT SENOU(BAMAKO) AND BANAMBA; NIGERIAN AIR FORCE TECHNICIANS DEPLOYED EARLY ON AT SEVARE AND KONNA

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser

Colonel(rtd)Sambo Dasuki, National Security Adviser

(TRANSLATED from French)

http://maliweb.net/news/armee/2013/02/04/article,124566.html

MALIWEB
4 February, 2013

The Chief of Staff of the Nigerian Armed
Forces, Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim performed on Thursday, January 31, an
inspection of the Nigerian troops MISMA
(International Mission Support Malian
army) based in Niger and Mali. He was accompanied by National Security
Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dassuki and the
Director General of Security, Ambassador
EO Oladeji.

In Niger, the first stage of his journey,
Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim, visited elements of the Nigerian Air Force based in this country on behalf of the
MISMA. It is then around 11 o’clock in the morning of Thursday, January 31, this important delegation of the Nigerian armed forces landed at the International Airport of Bamako, Sénou. Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim was received by Nigeria’s Ambassador to Mali, His Excellency Ali Iliya Dunya Nuhu, who had at his side the MISMA Commander,General Shehu Usman Abdul Kadir.

Immediately after, the delegation was taken to the Air Base 101 Sénou where the Admiral met the elements of the Nigerian Army. Then the delegation visited Banamba where Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim also met Malian troops
deployed in this sector.

At the Air Base 101 like in Banamba, Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim first ensured that the morale was good, before they addressing the troops, in very clear terms: “Be good ambassadors of Nigeria.In Sierra Leone, we encountered many difficulties which we will avoid here. You are only fluent in the English
language, you must demonstrate
professionalism. You are full of knowledge and possess very long experience in the field of conflict. You have a challenge and you must face it. ” The speech was followed attentively and applauded by valiant elements of the Nigerian Army.

The visit of Admiral Ola Saad Ibrahim
falls in line with the presence of the Nigerian armed forces in Mali. In contrast to the other African countries, Nigeria, demonstrated goodwill by its early presence in Sévaré and during attacks by armed groups on Kona, with a unit of technicians from the Air Force.

Today, there are more than 200 personnel of the Nigerian armed forces who have been deployed in Banamba.Since the beginning of the political crisis
and to ensure that our country is safe, the sister republic of Nigeria has continued to pay particular attention to Mali.

This was demonstrated by the posting of a Defence Attaché to the Nigerian diplomatic mission at Bamako, and equally remarkably, the recent visit of President Goodluck Jonathan to our country.

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2 Responses to WHEN COLONEL DASUKI, ADMIRAL IBRAHIM VISITED NIGERIAN TROOPS AT AIR BASE 101 AT SENOU(BAMAKO) AND BANAMBA; NIGERIAN AIR FORCE TECHNICIANS DEPLOYED EARLY ON AT SEVARE AND KONNA

  1. jimmy says:

    AMAZING ! now we know the truth is always consistent.Nigerias were actively involved in two hot spots confirmed KONA AND SEVARE. OGA BEEGEAGLE the picture of the Nigerian soldier next to the Malian Soldier now speaks volumes …………… lots of volumes. We know now the french president was correct ……. denials or no denials Nigerians were heavily involved.This was written by Mali Web case closed.

  2. beegeagle says:

    Well, we shall take the initiative away from some of our lying compatriots who are playing a very dangerous game of deliberate misinformation.

    To Mali where the people can tell their own stories best, shall we now turn for real gist devoid of tainted conjecture and self-limiting baggage. I mean, what innocuous interest could Premium Times have been disingenously pushing with its double-header of blatant LIES? The Malians say ‘we brought food as a sign of welcome and solidarity’ while Premium Times know from sitting squat and miserable in Kaduna that our troops are begging for food out there?

    Again, the troops were already at Banamba as of 31 January when the NSA and CDS visited. Whose interest were Premium Times pushing when they lied and in a categorical manner at that, saying that the troops are ALL in Bamako? What agenda are they onto?

    Some of our compatriots are utterly dishonest folk and without a care for their credibility either as persons or communicators. It is befuddling to think that anyone can lie so blatantly because of their pro-terrorist inclinations. This is not even extrapolation. They just calmly and malevolently told LIES. I am still waiting to see what the SSS do about this which surpasses whatever Al-Mizan have done.

    Premium Times have taken up a berth on AllAfrica news portal. If left unchecked, this orgy of misinformation which we have comprehensively perforated using SOURCE MATERIAL from Malian neutrals, shall drown out every sane voice. The Hausa Service of a certain foreign broadcaster are in on this script as well, this time as it concerns the reportage of the war on terror inside Nigeria.

    They are free to write but when they are caught manufacturing stories which are liable to cause disaffection, it should be interpreted as an ‘act of war’ and judicially followed up according to the spirit and letter of our laws.

    Additionally, the writer of that highly unethical and shamelessly unprofessional article which was founded on the non-existent (did the Malians bring food as a sign of hospitality or were the Nigerians begging for food on the streets; are the troops all at Bamako or were they visited by Malian dignitaries at Banamba??) might need to be committed to psychiatric examination. If he is not using poor-quality hallucinogens or sniffing glue, then he has to be clinically nay criminally insane.

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