Boko Haram is waxing stronger every day. Since the abduction
of 200 Chibok girls, the Nigerian leadership totally lost its senses if it ever
had them in the first place. The Jonathan-led government refused to accost Boko
Haram all through this year while they were holed up in Sambisa forest. The
Minister of defense, Spy Ailyu Mohammed Gusau has been tactless and
deliberately hopeless in defining a prompt defense strategy to combat the
terror crisis. Boko Haram should have been starved in the forest; but this was
never done. Nigerians demanded the right to bear arms for battle tested and
ready civilians (CJTF), hunters, ex-service men and other vigilantes to assist
the overwhelmed and sabotaged military crush Boko Haram, but the Jonathan-led
government suspiciously refused this logical resort that worked in Algeria
during the black decade of the 80s and has also been invaluable in restraining
ISIS in Iraq, and rather de-armed the local populace with house-to-house
searches, leaving them defenseless.
The Nigerian head of security, NSA Aliyu Dasuki who is
Gusau’s brother in-law; both recycled expired members of the Babangida dictator
terror-loaded years, failed to advise the government on the necessary defense
strategies. Nigeria’s ex-military Chief, General Azubuike Ihejirika, who was
illegally/treasonably in charge of the army (not confirmed by the Senate and
thus sacked in January of2014 by a legal suit filed by Attorney Festus Keyamo)
for the first five years of Boko Haram carnage during the Jonathan government
has been accused of actually sponsoring the terror for reasons which
inadvertently include the opportunity it availed of embezzling billions of
dollars in budgetary allocations for defense. The United States have asked for
his investigation for gross misappropriation and sabotage of the army. The new
military chiefs continued his doctrine and all these ineffective heads of
service and their families were bribed with massive plots of land from land
dedicated to a military barracks in Abuja, to the tune of billions of dollars
as compensation for their failure to perform their duties.
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While all this was going on, rather than tackle the terror
responsibly, the Jonathan government recklessly wasted Nigerians time and put
the nation in jeopardy by utilizing the terror crises they failed to control as
a political gimmick; blaming their alleged opponents for the unbraided terror.
Rather than act against the terrorists and their known sponsors, the Jonathan
government enjoyed the crisis which they saw as an opportunity which had
partially divided the nation across religious lines and delivered the
presidency to Jonathan in 2011 and could be utilized to do so again.
As Boko Haram under the protection of a government embroiled
in corruption came out of Sambisa and began to capture territory in the
nation’s northeast, rather than combat the terrorists, the Jonathan-led
government in October of 2014, declared a unilateral cessation of fire against
them. While the Nigerian military were told to stand down, Boko Haram was
allowed to come out of Borno state and capture the entire northern one third of
Adamawa State. Five local governments fell under Boko Haram control as parts of
the new “#Bokoistan” republic. It is important to mention here that the former
governor of Adamawa, a seasoned army veteran; Vice Admiral Murtala Nyako; who
understood the operation and root of the terrorists and had the wherewithal to
secure Adamawa state, had been impeached under the orders of the Jonathan
government and removed from his office… could this have been to enable Boko
Haram conquer his state?
Today Boko Haram rules over a large and growing chunk of
Nigeria; over 20,000 sq kilometers, equal to four States. Over two million
Nigerians are enslaved in this new terror nation. The issue of the kidnapped
Chibok girls is now the smallest of the terrible problems. 2 million Nigerians
are now literally abducted. In the 10+ local governments in Borno and the 5 in
Adamawa, youth in their thousands are being conscripted and told to march in training
as Boko Haram develops a military force of tens of thousands from our abandoned
and citizens in the lost territory that can become the strongest human military
force in West Africa. Terrorist military regimens in tens of thousands are
being trained in Gamboru-Ngala, Dikwa, Abadam, Marte, Bama, Madagali, Gulak,
Gwoza, Mitchika, Mubi and other captured local governments. Thousands of
Nigerians are being slaughtered with latest counts from escapee Gwoza residents
at 4,333, last week Monday. The total numbers may be in the tens of thousands
as the local populace is being used either as sex slaves, military conscripts
or being wiped out in a deliberate genocide, but with information impossible to
accurately verify and with no local and international responsible interest in
the deadly crisis, the information and true state of horror trickles.
Did we learn anything from history? Not distant history, but
in fact just a year ago, Boko Haram similarly captured over 12 local
governments in Borno and conscripted thousands of innocent youth. The
government then after pressure from us, at last in May of 2013, ordered a State
of Emergency and drafted the army to the north. The army then massacred the
thousands of recruited northern youth, pushing the terrorists back into
Sambisa. As soon as this victory was almost completely achieved, by August of
that year the Nigerian army under General Azubuike Ihejirika suspiciously,
abruptly stopped the successful military-Civilian-JTF joint action, replaced
the JTF with a docile Army division, disallowed the efficient Civilian-JTF from
their invaluable independent actions and cooperation with the military and
allowed the terrorists regroup and forcefully recruit more north resident youth
they captured in raids. Effort was also made to bribe and corrupt the
Civilian-JTF leadership. Boko Haram was given a breather. By May of this year
after months of government forces standing down and as we reported, watching
the thousands of terrorist inhabited camps in Sambisa and not acting against
them, the terrorists came out again and were are where we are today with
territory, life and livelihood lost and the government is again keeping hands
folded to allow millions get affected in the permitted terror. This is a
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How did Nigeria get here? A series of wicked, clueless and
what may clearly be labeled as deliberate terrorist acts by the Jonathan
leadership got the nation to this point where it has become too late and
fending off this terror army, equipped, tolerated and armed by the Nigerian
government, their friends and the francophone nations is edging to the
President Jonathan said: We know them and I will release the
list of names of terror sponsors – He never did!
Jonathan said: Boko Haram are our siblings; we cannot send
the army to wipe out our family. He thus refused to request global action and
listing against them and discouraged the US from doing so; he also refused
requests from Nigerian to crush them, but rather offered them amnesty for their
murder and left them to grow.
Jonathan presidency said: No girls were kidnapped.
Effectively delaying the rescue response and giving the terrorist time to
secure their captives. Our ENDS organization revealed the true details of the
chase after the terrorist and their abductees by local vigilantes/CJTF only.
Jonathan presidency: We have freed all but 8 of the abducted
Jonathan presidency; There is a ceasefire starting today,
this Monday the girls will be freed.
Jonathan presidency: The ceasefire is in progress, the
killings you read of are by criminal gangs and not Boko Haram; the girls will
all be freed next Monday.
Not a single political or top military sponsor of Boko Haram
has been jailed to date. Boko Haram terrorist are never sentenced to death but
rather protected with life sentences unlike the death that “petty” armed
robbers get and as such are available to be jumped from jail or returned in
senseless deals to their terror lairs.
Today, the process of disentangling the northeast from the
reigns of terror if ever conducted will be most bloody. Hundreds of thousands
are prone to death in urban military action against the occupying and
controlling terror forces. Mismanagement has condemned the citizens of the
north east to indescribable pain, death and risk of death. No one can fathom
what it means to live in Boko Haram occupied territory under the Boko Haram
government. This has been the faith of over a million Nigerians for a couple of
months; with all their earnings being submitted to the terrorists in a Serf
system of government. No one has been unaffected with all families losing their
members and loved ones. We had told the Jonathan government to quit enabling
terror and raid Sambisa to crush Boko Haram, but they pretended they were not
doing so ‘to save the 200 girls,’ today 2 million Nigerians are at the risk the
girls were at. 2 million Nigerians are abducted – living in Boko Haram’s new
nation – and millions may die before this situation deliberately allowed to
veer out of control is checked if it ever will be.
The Rabih Azzubair Ibn Fadlallah People’s Resistance Front
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