Saturday, December 6, 2014
BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY, SO MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS?
"The defeated terrorists, who arrived in a large convoy of 30 vehicles, motorcycles and equipment, were on a mission to take control of Ashaka." - Nigerian military.
Icheoku queries where are these Boko Haram terrorists getting their funding from? Through which financial institutions are they moving their money? Where are they buying all these military trucks, vehicles and equipments from? Where are they parking these their vehicles at and where are they fueling them from? Where are they getting trained in the art of war and who is providing the training? Through which ports are they bringing their equipments into Nigeria from and on what roads are they driving them from the port of entry to their Sambisa evil Forest? Who is providing them with logistics and intelligence? Which communication network are they using to coordinate their activities? How are they moving money around to both pay their foot soldiers, provide for their families and pay for weapons and ordinances? Why is it that a national military always allow these murderous miscreants an escape route instead of flanking them off and using sickle and anvil tactic completely obliterate them?
Icheoku says there is simply too many unanswered questions about the continuing Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria; and until Nigerians, seriously and honestly, without all these partisan accusatory finger-pointing, begin an intrusive inquisition about what is sustaining the insurgency, the Boko Haram annoyance might as well become one heck of a continuing nuisance that Nigerians would come to accept as having become part of their daily life and for some time to come if not forever. It does not add up that Boko Haram insurgency has lasted this far, a fact made more disturbing because America, as well as some other nations allegedly helping Nigeria fight the insurgency, has body-heat detecting equipment that can zero down on humans even in the thickest jungle including Sambisa Forest; and also a convoy of thirty vehicles should not be too difficult to be easily spotted by a helpful friendly country's satellite. Anyway, it is President Jonathan's problem to try and figure those things out and provide answers to Nigerians on the continuing nuisance that is Boko Haram; but Icheoku's, to encourage Nigerians to demand more from their leadership.