Updated: February 24, 2021
The Buhari Media Organization (BMO) has rejected and condemned what it described as insidious insinuations by Colonel Eeben Barlow, a South African soldier of fortune masquerading as Private Military Contractor (PMC), regarding the commitment of the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration to end the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
In a statement, highlighting the success of the Nigerian Security Services in countering the insurgency from 2015 to date, BMO vigorously refuted the “tissues of lies emanating from Barlow in relation to the termination of his contract in the war against Boko Haram”.
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According to the statement signed by Niyi Akinsiju and Cassidy Madueke, Chairman and Secretary respectively, the resolve of the Buhari administration to further train and upgrade the operational capabilities of the Nigerian Armed Forces was the key reason for ending the inherited hiring of the mercenaries.
“The inability of the PMC to react appropriately to meet emerging threats in the North East, the evolution of fresh strategies for the war and strong collaboration with our neighbours made the termination of the PMC contract necessary by the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration,” BMO emphasized.