Icheoku says by kidnapping and threatening to auction off those girls, Boko Haram have murdered sleep and they shall sleep no more as the Americans have now, officially and fully, joined in the manhunt to find and destroy them. Judging from the United States of America's mission statement according to US Secretary of State John Kerry, these ulcerating anarchists that is wrecking untoward havoc inside Nigeria will soon meet their Waterloo. Against this atrocious group will be deployed one of the highest 'find and destroy' team known to man in the fight against global terrorism and it will cover land, sea (Lake Chad) and air around the Northeastern Nigeria hotbed. Icheoku emphasises that if only this sub-human specimens, known as Boko Haram, knows the awesome power that is now being amassed and coming after them, they would do what is in their best interest - surrender and accept negotiated prison terms in order to save their skins from a certain death by incineration from the skies.
For some period now, these murderous bandits have roamed the land that is Northeastern Nigeria with impunity, taunting both the government at Abuja as well as its security agencies to do something about them if they don't like the havoc they are causing within the polity. Overburdened by lack of adequate manpower and meaningful 21st century fighting technology, the military in Nigeria was practically running on empty trying to contain these malodorous imbeciles. The result was a Boko Haram that was morphing like a hydra-headed monster - cut one of its limb here today and tomorrow another part of it rears its head elsewhere. They literally ran amok, running circles around Nigerian government and in short making a mockery of whatever intelligence gathering capabilities the Nigerian security agencies might otherwise pride themselves to have. They were everywhere and struck everywhere; and caused much anxiety among a jittery Nigerian public who looked at their hapless government but in vain for help. Simply put, Boko Haram took the country hostage and left wanton blood letting in their trails.
Unfortunately, given that the Nigerian armed forces have no sophistry in aerial combat and/or advanced surveillance capabilities using modern technology, these Boko Haram urchins easily floated in and out of their Sambisa Forest to carry out operations without consequences. Boko Haram found solace and comfort in their "impregnable" Sambisa Forest designated operational headquarters, from where they play hide and seek with the Nigerian state; and thus mocking the government with incessant signature attacks on her citizens and their properties without being apprehended. Icheoku laments that if only the Nigerian military have eye in the sky surveillance capabilities, hi-tec listening device capabilities, agent orange, as well as the all powerful killer from the sky - DRONES, this nuisance called Boko Haram would have since been decisively dealt with. With every successful strike these bloody maggots called Boko Haram got more emboldened and with it came this feeling of invincibility. It was followed by sloppiness, recklessness and carelessness which led them to miscalculate make the biggest mistake of their life - abduction and threatened sale of innocent young school girls. This outrage has provoked the world into action and led by America who have the ability and experience, have come to help Nigeria stop this Boko Haram madness.
Icheoku asks who kidnaps young school girls and threatens to sell them in this day and age when human trafficking is occupying world's focus and is greatly frowned at as a despicable inhumanity? Icheoku asks who threatens western education and in furtherance of the threat go about burning down schools teaching Western education and killing and kidnapping pupils of Western education? As far as icheoku is concerned, if Boko Haram had stopped at bombing police headquarters, United Nations office, churches and markets and killing Nigerian people in the process, the searchlight of the world would still not have been turned on them. It would still have remained dimmed in their direction as the world seem to have other more pressing issues to deal with than worry about a few hundred or thousands of black Africans being killed by a domestic terrorist organisation Boko Haram? The world led by America never gave Boko Haram the attention it deserves as a global terrorist organisation but dismissively treated it as some domestic disgruntled Northern Nigerian youths fighting injustice of marginalisation?
Eventually the world has now been forced, because of this latest abduction, to take a closer at the activities of Boko Haram to rightly see it for what it is - a terror network capable of threatening the world if unchecked. So outraged that young school girls were kidnapped and now their kidnappers are threatening to auction them off like cattle, it is now operation rescue them and also stop these murdering thugs forthwith. Icheoku says what a mixed blessing that it finally took the kidnapping of some few girls to pull the world into helping Nigerians live free of these Boko Haram menace. Anyone who still doubts the power of Feminism in this world would now agree that their power is fearsome and awesome especially when their issues are implicated. Therefore it is a fair deduction to make that Boko Haram literally struck out when they attacked issues dear to feminism - women's freedom and their education? As a result, an incensed female force went into an overdrive, lobbying for immediate action against Boko Haram for daring to reverse the progress of many years. Organised, these women pushed buttons and before you know it President of the United States was delivering a rebuke against Boko Haram and emphasising the danger posed to humanity by such primitive, skewed ideology-driven terrorists. Icheoku says, with utmost deference, that Boko Haram has been maiming and killing innocent Nigerians, burning churches, schools, businesses and destroying their properties for more than ten years now while the world looked the other way. So what changed now is that the wrong group was touched by them and suddenly the world is awoken to help put a stop to the Boko Haram arrant nonsense. But it is all good as better late than never is always to be preferred.
The Americans' track records fighting evil the world over speaks volume and Boko Haram is just another evil that need to be taken care of. Further, Northeastern Nigeria's Sambisa Forest will not provide much resistance penetrating than the Vietnamese jungle which 'Agent Orange' helped take care of its foliage. So with the Sambisa Forest denuded, it will be much easier for those GIs playing with joysticks in Florida to see even ants crawling on the grounds of what used to be a Sambisa Forest. Find and destroy Boko Haram is a mission that will be accomplished and Icheoku has full faith in the Americans getting the job done. They did it not too long ago when Osama Bin Laden was tracked, killed and his body taken away from an uncooperative country and without their knowledge. Now they will be operating inside Nigeria with full cooperation of an overwhelmed, humbled and nearly humiliated government and its security and military personnel. Will it be a cakewalk, nope; BUT the job will get done. America is a great and very strong country; and despite some shortcoming especially race relations, the people are good people whom other peoples' problem are often taken over as theirs and once again they are stepping in to help solve Nigeria's Boko Haram problem. Icheoku is optimistic that with the acceptance of the US offer to help by the Jonathan's government, soon, relief, reprieve and succour will come to Nigerians.
At last, common sense has prevailed over unearned and unmerited egomaniac pride of being an African giant that is too big to admit its limitations and too proud to ask for assistance and seek help. Icheoku admonishes that even the strongest always knows when to accept some help and says it would have been foolhardy for Nigeria to continue to wallow in its handicapped confrontation of Boko Haram while pretending that they got the Boko Haram situation. Icheoku says Orji Uzor Kalu, Abubakar Atiku, Muhammadu Buhari, Bola Tinubu and all those Nigerians who encouraged seeking foreign assistance over Boko Haram were on point and are commended for pushing the initiative. The acceptance of the US offer is also a rebuke and rejection of the unsolicited advice of the once lovable Ghana's Jerry Rawlings, whose well publicised hobnobs with Nigeria's ignoble and despicable corrupt fellows, have seriously questioned his credentials as an anti-corruption crusader. Icheoku says Jerry Rawlings' recent recant and denial of his prescription of the Ghana treatment as a panacea for Nigeria mired in corruption, shocked many of his hitherto fans including Icheoku.
In any other event, America does not consider Nigeria a threat to its interest and so does not see Nigeria adversarially. BUT in any event of an unlikely military showdown with Nigeria, it will be a walkover and whatever Nigeria have or may have will be laid to waste within days if not hours. Few years ago Saddam's Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Japan and Germany of old once felt the destructive shock and awe power of the God's own country, so who is Nigeria to constitute a headache?
Concluding, Icheoku urges the Nigerian government to show its appreciation to the Americans by immediately handing over Sambisa Forest to them to build a permanent military base there in Northeastern Nigeria. A United States permanent base in Northeastern Nigeria will be beneficial to Nigerians as it will be tantamount to killing two birds with a stone. First Boko Haram and all such other crisis coming out of that part of Nigeria will become a thing of the past as the Americans will monitor and neutralize them before they could spread into Nigeria proper; and secondly, such a base will serve as a bulwark against future insurgence from that thorny part of Nigeria. When the jobs it would add to the local economy with people hired to work on the base is added, then the benefits is worth giving it a chance. Icheoku says just give the Americans Sambisa Forest and have them police that region forever and for good so that Nigerians can live in peace once again. If it is deemed imperialism or colonialism, who cares or are Nigerians better of now under their so called self rule?