Opinion: The Hypocrisy Of Northern Nigeria Elders On Boko Haram

We shall continue to speak the truth, death threat notwithstanding.

The Northern elders upped the hypocrisy and crocodile tears to a higher degree and another point within the past two weeks or there about.

Surprisingly none of them have ever come out clearly to condemn Boko Haram by its name Boko Haram except probably the governor of Borno State because he is feeling the heat.

Unless and until they clearly come out to fish out the sponsors of Boko Haram amongst themselves, we will all suffer together.

One thing is clear, people like Major General Muhammadu Buhari, Lamido Sanusi, Musa Kwankwanso, Saleh Bayeri, Murtala Nyako, Ali Modu Sherif, Ahmed Zanna Khalifa , Ali Ndume and Khalid Aliyu have never condemned Boko Haram in the open. But are always ready to castigate the military that have made every effort to defend its against Boko Haram attack.

The Jama atu nasri Islam (JNI) the mother organisation of Boko Haram has never hidden its joy whenever Boko Haram attacks a military formation like the Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri or the Army Barracks in Bama.

May the soul of the Nigerian military officers who died in the cause of the war against Boko Haram rest in peace.

The Northern elders have even taken their ante higher again that “helicopters supply the Boko Haram terrorists with arms and medicine.
Was it not the Borno elders and politicians that groomed Boko Haram to settle political score in the first place?

Were commissioners in the Ali Modu Sherrif government not members of Boko Haram? The Foi bujis who was his commissioner of Religious Affairs was a mean financier of Boko Haram.

Northern elders decided to hijack Boko Haram in 2010 and 2011 to fight Dr Goodluck Jonathan when he succeed the late Yar’adua
They issued threat that they will make Nigeria ungovernable if Dr Goodluck Jonathan should contest the 2011 presidential election.
All those who made these statements made them on tape and are there with all the media houses.

Northern elders were later to discover after the 2011 presidential election that their propaganda and fallacy of majority Muslim North was shattered.

Therefore they commissioned Boko Haram to attack Northern Christians and their Churches initially. But just like with everything evil and Frankenstein’s Monster that Boko Haram is, it could not differentiate the supposed enemy Christians and its sponsors must of the time. Some reports even have it that more Muslims have in fact been killed by Boko Haram than Christians, what an irony!

As I am writing this article this evening, Boko Haram has wiped out all the villages between Maiduguri and Damaturu..

They have equally wiped out all the villages between Maiduguri and Monguno in Northern Borno. All these were Kanuri villages.

If you ask me, it has been the case of penny wise pounds foolish for sponsors of Boko Haram. Businesses are at its lowest ebb in the North East since 2012 when Boko Haram killed 40 Yoruba traders in Monguno.

Boko Haram sponsors must know that when they attack banks and loot all the money, Boko Haram thieves do not leave the money of Muslims behind in the bank.

When they bombed the banks in Saminaka in Kaduna in 2012, they stole all the money there including my own. ‘Walahi’ It pained me. They stole my friend’s money too when the bombed the bank in Azare Bauchi State.

Islamic militancy in Northern Nigeria has nothing to with poverty. In the early 1980s, the maitatsine Islamic sect held the Shagari government hostage for three years between 1980 to1983. They struck in Kano, Maiduguri Borno State and Gombe State
In 1984, during the military regime of Major General Buhari, the maitatsine struck again in Yola and Gombe.

Therefore all those linking Boko Haram to poverty are liars. Let it be noted that, there are also Christian youths in the North who are also affected by poverty but have never been brainwashed into fundamentalism and terrorism like their Muslim peers.

Northern Muslim elders must educate their children to know the value and sacredness of life.

Northern elders who are the sponsors of Boko Haram must call them to order.

Finally I will sign off by appealing to the organisation called Amnesty International to stop its own hypocrisy in this Boko Haram pogrom on the Nigerian people.

It is curious that the Amnesty International can use google satellite map to trace where Nigerian Military are killing Boko Haram suspects but cannot use that to trace the missing Malaysian Flight MH 370 which has been missing for upwards of three weeks now.

Better still; let Amnesty International use that to track the movement of Boko Haram terrorists that move freely in column of vehicles of 20 to 30 from Niger Republic, Cameroon and Chad to Nigeria to kill innocent children, women and elderly. After all, are the lives of Boko Haram members more sacred than the lives of their innocent victims? Amnesty International with their concocted reports must answer the above question.

Dear Amnesty International, the lives of the innocent victims of Boko Haram terrorist attack and the previous Nigerian Military men and women are as important if not more important than Boko Haram terrorists who have decided of their own volition to live by and die by the sword .

Because the Nigeria Military killed 600 terrorists in a single combat, you are raising eye brows. Did you know how many innocent souls and soldiers have been killed in Baga and Bama last year by Boko Haram?

Amnesty International, please hold your peace and leave the Nigeria military to do their job.

The American and British soldiers have killed similar terrorists in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Iran. Did you go to investigate those ones?

The Nigerian Military must win this war against Boko Haram and their sponsors the sabotage within notwithstanding.

Meanwhile, the state of emergency in the three Boko Haram states must be extended for another six months for the military to finish their job.

God Bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
I am off for my spring and summer holidays and will be in November.
Written By Ndiameeh Babangida Babreek. E:mail – [email protected]


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