Jonathan Outsourcing War Against Boko Haram While Millions of Nigerian Youth Are Unemployed

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Feb 5, 2015 – Jonathan Outsourcing War against Boko Haram While Millions of Nigerian Youth Are Unemployed

The Nigerian government has reportedly outsourced the war against Boko Haram. The Chadians were first hired in million dollar deals and next mercenaries were chartered from South Africa to the dismay and frank anger of the South African authorities. [The Nation of 31st January]

It can be safely concluded at this point that the Goodluck Jonathan-led government despises Nigerian youth.

While several millions of youth are unemployed with some of the largest numbers unemployed in the affected northeast, the Jonathan government could not see it useful to take advantage of our own who better know the terrain and enemy and have already been engaged and dying as “Civilian-JTF” fighting Boko Haram and defending our communities, but rather sees it best to invest billions of Naira to charter foreign soldiers and mercenaries in hope of squashing Boko Haram before the election.

This is one more of the greatest shames to the Nigerian people. Apart from once again triggering a row with South Africa, who were obviously pissed that Nigeria was chartering mercenaries, Nigeria has embarrassed itself globally as a nation that relies on everything from technology to human resource by import.

Nigeria’s Chief of defense, Air Chief Alex Badeh lied to the nation in September of last year that they will indeed assimilate and convert the Civilian-JTF patriots into a “professional fighting force” to combat Boko Haram [Thisday, 20th Sept. 2014]. But this was obviously a gimmick as the boys allowed only dane guns and machetes were continuously sacrificed and sent in the front line of the “scared military” to fight the wars with Boko Haram, yet denied training and arms as promised. And when time came for Nigeria to invest in its defense, mercenaries from South Africa and Chad were hired with billions of naira and our boys and our army were left cold.

Apart from not understanding the complexity of crime and terror and how these are increased by social disadvantages, and policies such as these, the Jonathan government is simply wicked, tactless and unpatriotic.

So many of us begged for the right to bear arms to go fight Boko Haram and die while at it if such was our destiny [ENDS 26th April, 2014]. So many of us have been engaged in the war already; fighting and dying in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. So many of us across the nation are unemployed and will want to be engaged at a cost a fraction of the amount paid to charter these foreign mercenaries; heck we even have Mujahid down south who promises he is ready to give an equal reaction for every action of Boko Haram. We have a southern pastor who has signed up and says he is anointed to lead the war against Boko Haram and rip out the necks of the terrorists.

Why is Nigeria not consulted in matters pertaining to our survival and territorial integrity? Why are Nigerians not employed and engaged in matters of State security? Why is this government messing with our sovereignty? Who made these decisions? Was it made by Patience?

For how long shall Nigeria lay waste to its own?
[About the Author: Dr Perry Brimah, ENDs.ng]

11 thoughts on “Jonathan Outsourcing War Against Boko Haram While Millions of Nigerian Youth Are Unemployed

  1. Do you mean GEJ should hire the unemployed youths to go fight Boko Haram? Are you serious? By the way, are you one of those internet PhDs?

  2. What exactly are you driving at? That the merceneries might end up crushing apc’s foot soldier or what, infact you are a foolz

  3. Bad belly people, how does unemployed youth concern Boko Haram fight, too much everything is bad, this so called APC party members and their Fans are just kids. get life.

  4. This is a big disgrace to the nigerian military. They are said to be one of the best in Africa. The other day, the camerounian soldiers came into Nigerian territory and rescued a German who was kidnapped six months earlier by BH and kept in their camp inside nigeria. And recently Chadian soldiers have been crossing into borno state to fight and drive away BH terrorists. Is the C in C telling the whole world that the Nigerian troops are not capable?

  5. Hahaha… Those waiting for the government to solve their problems or protect them are just wasting their tiime. Forget them and their affairs. They have failed and are planning to b failing. If u follow them u will fail in ur goals, destiny and the rest of ur plans. Look unto THE CREATOR to take u to the ever-green land.

  6. I sensed politics here, when GEJ said BH are our brothers they should not be killed but allow them to say what they want, he was accussed of being a weak president, now that he is taking action against BH another accussing of not hiring our youth to go and die in the hands of those animals that do not have human feelings. If GEJ should make this decision, this writer is the first person that will critisize him.

    My advise to this writer is that he should pick up a gun and go and fight BH himself, when he is done GEJ will give him a huge amount of money.

  7. Now you see why it seems Nigeria is not moving forward. The writer actually thinks that by using the word “Outsource” he sounds like Democrats in the US who used it to describe ill-intention of some republicans sending jobs abroad.

    So mr writer, in your deepest sense of truthfulness, would you send an application to fight BH irrespective of the price? Would you send your son? Anyone allowing APC and their entities into ASO Rock is working against the good of Nigerians. Buhari and Co have infiltrated the military. This is why the army don’t fight. Give them any weapon, they will dump it for BH and run just to prove that GEJ is weak. Do you know why the US refused to sell sophisticated weapons to Nigeria? They already know those weapons would end up with BH. How? You tell me. And now, the president is taking a step to stop this menace and all you could say is this rubbish. SHAME ON YOU FOR FIGHTING AGAINST YOUR OWN MOTHERLAND (IF YOU ACTUALLY BELONG HERE!!!

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