A nation that wants to survive must learn from experience lest we repeat the mistakes of the past. Between 2012 and 2015 Boko Haram created a $100 million Empire of Death and Destruction. Boko Haram’s rapid takeover of an area the size of Belgium, coupled with a series of high-profile kidnappings and senseless killings catapulted the Jihadi group into the league of the world’s deadliest terrorist groups with 25,000 to 30,000 fighters.
The former Vice-Chancellor of the Ahmadu Bello University, Professor Daniel Saror has alleged that the insecurity in different parts of Nigeria is a deliberate strategy initiated by Islamic extremists to spread Islam in the country. He insisted that Boko Haram terrorists are intelligent people who are highly connected to stakeholders in Nigeria and other countries in the world.
Ever Since President Muhammadu Buhari declared that no government since 1999 has done what he has done in six years, he has been receiving a lot of counter reactions from prominent Nigerians who feel the country is going through challenges that have affected its economy. In sync with this, the vice president of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation (Ohaneze), Damian Okeke-Ogene stated that the country has continued to face a lot of crisis under Buhari's administration, unlike in late Umaru Musa Yar'Adua's regime.
Libya, the country that once had the best living standards in Africa with less people in poverty than Amsterdam become the Tesco supermarket of the world’s illegal arms trade. A terrorist arms bazaar of unprecedented proportion that would forever change the face of Africa. Remember folks, Colonel Gadhafi had once feared an inevitable western invasion of Libya to topple his regime, and in preparation created arms and ammunition depots throughout Libya that would become the 4th largest stockpile of arms in the world.
When there is unity, all enemies will be put to their knees. Terrorist groups such as bandits, Bokoharam, ISWAP, ESN will all be defeated by Nigeria. They have caused this country a lot of damages in terms of the lives and properties of people.
Ever since the Nigerian Civil War in the early 60's, this is one of the toughest time of the country. Things seem to get worse day by day especially following the rising insecurity challenge that has ravaged the country. Almost every part of the country is feeling the heat of these terrible bandits.Source: Punch Newspapers
Speaking at the Independence Dinner that was organised for the members of the Nigerian Armed Forces in Abuja, the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd. ), disclosed that the Federal Government has promised to continue to support the military with adequate logistics and equipment in the fight against insurgency and banditry in the country.
According to reports we gathered from Vanguard Newspaper, not less than 30 gallant Nigerian soldiers were killed by Bokoharam terrorists on Friday, in Borno State. Photo credit: The Strategy Bridge The sad incident reportedly happened between Marte-Dikwa council areas as military troops who were given a pass to go and visit their families and loved ones after they have spent some time at the battlefield fighting the insurgents, was ambushed by ISWAP linked Bokoharam terrorists, killing dozens of them and leaving others injured.
There is a sudden increase in petrol price in the Southeast Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria, it is rising daily that in some states they now sell a liter of fuel at the rate of N350, about 110% higher than other Geopolitical zones in Nigeria. The hike in fuel prices is causing a simultaneous hike in the prices of food communities in the zone.
According to reports we gathered from Vanguard Newspaper, the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa, during an interview on Channels Television on Thursday, stated that he cannot publicly mention those behind the financing of the dreaded terrorist group, Bokoharam.
The insecurity in Nigeria is becoming incessant, the perpetrators of evils are changing their style day and night. In the southeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria, the criminals are called the Unknown gunmen, in the North, they are called Bokoharam and Bandits while in the South West they are called the killer herdsmen.
Currently, there are talks of rehabilitating and deradicalizing some "repentant" members of the Bokoharam jihadist organization. Some of these terrorist fighters who were captured have come out to claim repentance. Some reportedly surrendered to the authorities too. Map of Nigeria showing all the regions (Wikipedia.org)
More than 8,000 Bokoharam/ISWAP terrorists have surrendered from their enclaves and hideouts. And whether you like it or not, the Shock and Awe strategy i.e overwhelming firepower is responsible for this development. A strategy that involves a tripartite process of cutting off telecommunications, closing down suppliers, and bombardments of their enclaves has been very effective in this war.
Insecurity in Nigeria despite being tackled by security operatives seems to be increasing and becoming a big problem, which has resulted in the loss of lives and properties in Nigeria. It is factual that there is no geopolitical zone in Nigeria that is spared from particular insecurity challenges.
Nigeria is currently facing different security challenges that range from banditry, violent agitators such as IPOB/ESN, Bokoharam/ISWAP insurgents, and others. This year alone, insecurity has caused the loss of lives and properties of people across Nigeria. It is fact that no geopolitical zone in Nigeria is not facing a particular security challenge that is militating against the peaceful coexistence of people.
Several soldiers have been reported dead with military vehicles, several weapons and ammunition stolen as the dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, launched a fresh attack on soldiers in Borno State on Thursday. According to the information made available by Sahara reporters, the soldiers were on patrol with a mission to clear some Bokoharam elements following the intelligence that was gathered when they were ambushed by the terrorists at Monguno area of Borno State, a community which is about 100 km to Maiduguri, the state capital.
There have been clamours by some people that the Buhari administration should name those that are responsible for financing Boko Haram in the country. This agitation came after the government announced that it had discovered some high-profiled people sponsoring the dread group. Femi Adesina, media aide to President Buhari, has also made it known on Channels TV on Monday that the current administration will not name or shame Boko Haram financiers but wants to bring them to justice.
As efforts of the terrorists like Bokoharam, ISWAP, bandits are gradually being reduced to inaccurate by the combined efforts of the security operatives and the people of Nigeria. That has culminated the presence method by the terrorists to attack soft targets such as villages, markets, communication tower, and electricity towers.
The insecurity crisis in this country, Nigeria has really been of great concern to the citizens. Almost everyday we record different kinds of attack caused by different kinds of insurgents. The dreadful activities of the Bokoharam/ISWAP terrorists across the northern region has really put fear into the hearts of the residents.
Bokoharam is desperately trying to create tension among Nigerians. They want people to feel they are still in power despite the surrender of over 6,000 members of the dreaded group. A figure that amounts to half the population of its members. Not to talk of those who have been killed and arrested by security operatives.