Former Minister of Aviation and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Femi Fani-Kayode has warned the military governments of Niger Republic , Mali and Burkina Faso not to underestimate the fighting force of the Nigerian military.
Information Nigeria reports that his reaction stems on the heels of threats by the military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso that will join forces against “any attack on the Niger Republic by the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS.
According to Fani-Kayode, Nigeria might have challenges and issues in the country but when at war against foreign armies on foreign soil it is never been overwhelmed or defeated.
Reacting via Twitter on Tuesday, he described the threat as “a pitiful and nonsensical threat from two pitiful and nonsensical unelected governments.”
“The military governments of Mali and Burkina Faso have said that “any attack on Niger Republic by ECOWAS will be regarded as an act of war.
“This is a pitiful and nonsensical threat from two pitiful and nonsensical unelected Governments headed by tin pot military dictators.
“The biggest mistake that the mutinous rebels and military usurpers of Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger and their allies can ever make is to underestimate the fighting force and indomitable spirit of the Nigerian military and the sense of solidarity that we as a people kindle, muster and cultivate when confronted in the field of battle by a foreign foe.
“We may have challenges and issues in our country but when at war against foreign armies on foreign soil we have NEVER been overwhelmed or defeated. History proves that.
“We are slow to anger but irresistible in battle and if the Burkinabe, Malian or the Nigerien Army test our will we shall bring them to their knees and teach them the lesson of their lives.
“Threatening great Nigeria with war is no small matter and, if carried out, will prove costly for them.
“Simply put we would crush them like maggots under our feet and send them back to the stone ages where they belong,” he tweeted.