An International Journalist and an expert on the activity of Boko Haram and Islamic State, Tomazs Rolbiecki has disputed claims by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Buratai that Boko Haram have been pushed to Lake Chad Basin with the renew joint military offensive in Northern Borno and border areas.
Rolbiecki, according to his bio on official twitter handle is a contributor to an online news medium, Syrain War Daily and an analyst on various Jihadi group.
He disputed the Army boss claim in a series of tweets detailing the happening in Northeast Nigeria, that began on the 28th of February, 2019.
On the 15th of April, disputing Buratai claims, he said, “Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Monday said Boko Haram activities have been confined only to the Lake Chad area and the Sambisa forest in north-eastern Nigeria.” With all respect, but Damaturu, Geidam, Buni Yadi and Jakana aren’t even close to Lake Chad.”
"Tukur Yusuf Buratai on Monday said Boko Haram activities have been confined only to the Lake Chad area and the Sambisa forest in north-eastern Nigeria."
With all respect, but Damaturu, Geidam, Buni Yadi and Jakana aren't even close to Lake Chad.https://t.co/e222AWXGRp
— Tomasz Rolbiecki (@TomaszRolbiecki) April 15, 2019
Also on the 27th of April,Rolbiecki further countered the COAS claim by tweeting that “Buratai said the offensive had pushed them to the remote Islands on the Lake Chad basin.” Once again, I didn’t know Damaturu, Jakana and Chibok are remote islands. BTW. If I debunked this lie, can a documentary about me be made?
“I wanted to post about an attack on Bama-Konduga road, but the Nigerian Army is already shouting “FAKE NEWS”, so I won’t. Anyway, even if this time he was wrong, I’d still trust Mr. Salkida more then Mr. Buratai.”