Yoweri Museveni Was Wrong In His Statement About Nigeria And Foreign Intervention In Insurgency

If the report below is anything to go by, then there is no iota of truth in the speech credited to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni who recently cast aspersion on the Nigerian government over its invitation to foreign government to assist in the rescue of over 270 Nigerian school girls at Chibok,Borno State by Boko Haram.

Here is part of Museveni’s statement.

 “I have never called the United Nations, the U.S or any other country to guard our security. Me, Yoweri Museveni to say that I have failed to protect my people and I call in the UN: I would rather hang myself. We prioritized National Security by developing a strong Army, otherwise our Uganda would be like DRC, South Sudan, Somalia or Nigeria where militias have disappeared with school children. It would be a vote of no confidence in our country and citizens if we can’t guarantee our security? What kind of persons would we be?”- President Yoweri Museveni OF Uganda.

But a recent publication obtained from the New York Times by CKN Nigeria showed the contrary.Rather,the United States of American had sent troops to Kampala to assist in the chase for a rebel leader Joseph Kony who has been giving the East African Country sleepless night.

Her is the report as published by News York Times.

More U.S. Troops to Aid Uganda Search for Kony



WASHINGTON — President Obama is sending more troops and military aircraft to Uganda as part of a long-running effort to hunt down Joseph Kony, the fugitive rebel commander who is believed to have been hiding in the jungles of central Africa for years, a Defense Department official said on Sunday.

The president is sending several CV-22 Osprey aircraft, along with 150 Air Force Special Operations forces and other airmen, to join the American troops already in the region to help the Ugandan government find Mr. Kony.

The escalation, first reported on Sunday by The Washington Post, does not change the nature of the United States’ military presence on the ground in central Africa. American forces will continue to advise and assist their counterparts in the African Union’s military task force tracking Mr. Kony and his Lord’s Resistance Army across Uganda, Central African Republic, South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Americans are forbidden to fight the L.R.A. themselves except in self-defense.

The hunt for Mr. Kony and his fighters has generated a huge amount of publicity around the world, in large part because of a video on his elusiveness and brutality, “Kony 2012,” that has been viewed nearly 100 million times on YouTube.

The rebel leader started out in northern Uganda more than 25 years ago as a Catholic altar boy who spoke in tongues. He went on to form the L.R.A., bent on overthrowing Uganda’s government and ruling the country with the Ten Commandments.

“For more than two decades, the Lord’s Resistance Army (L.R.A.) has murdered, raped and kidnapped tens of thousands of men, women and children in central Africa,” Mr. Obama wrote in a letter to Congress when he first announced, in 2011, that he would send military personnel to the region as advisers. “The L.R.A. continues to commit atrocities across the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan that have a disproportionate impact on regional security.”

The United States also made efforts to stop the Lord’s Resistance Army under President George W. Bush, who authorized the Pentagon to send a team of 17 advisers to train Ugandan troops and provided millions of dollars’ worth of aid, including fuel trucks, satellite phones and night-vision goggles, to the Ugandan Army. Those efforts ultimately helped scatter elements of the L.R.A. in Uganda. But its remnants regrouped in neighboring countries, sometimes killing hundreds of villagers in the Congolese jungle and kidnapping hundreds more, according to witnesses.

In December 2008, Africom, the American military command for Africa, helped plan an attack on Mr. Kony’s camp in Congo. But Mr. Kony, having apparently been tipped off, escaped before the Ugandan helicopter gunships even took off. His army is believed to have killed hundreds of nearby villagers in revenge, leaving behind scorched huts.

In the months after Mr. Obama sent additional advisers in 2011, the Americans said Mr. Kony’s army of a few hundred fighters had begun to weaken, proving less able to direct such massacres. The United States has continued to run a semi-covert logistics and intelligence operation to extend the Ugandan Army’s reach so it can chase Mr. Kony across the region.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria


  1. Is this man Museven still normal and properly functioning up stairs how on earth can he laugh at the president of Nigeria at this time when the whole world is crying for the innocent Girls taken from their families.

    When the Abok Girls in Northern Uganda were taken by Kony's militias who was the president of Uganda some of whom are still in captivity after 20 years and this same fellow is still president.

    To our Nigerian Brothers and Sisters our prayers are with you ,what Museven is doing is not in our Name.

    As for DR Congo and Sudan as whole we that Museven is the one who has been contributing to wars and Problems in those countries right from the over throw of Mubutu to Division of the greater Sudan

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