The End Of Boko Haram Is Near But The Task Is Greater Than Just Military Campaign

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Nov 28, 2015 – The End Of Boko Haram Is Near But The Task Is Greater Than Just Military Campaign

No one knows or has the whole truth on how Boko Haram (BH) Insurgency began in Nigeria except for those shortsighted and wicked Nigerians who created the most destructive monsters in Nigerian history.

But we all know one fact that these evildoers or devil advocates have killed more Nigerians than any time since the end of civil war. I also want to believe that those monsters have outgrown those that created them for political reasons just as HEZBOLLAH, ISIS, HAMAS, Al-SHABAAB, and AL-QAEDA have all grown beyond the control of their various masters or creators.

This is why no stable and civilized government will tolerate or allows any form of armed resistance group, militants, or the so called “Freedom Fighters” for any political reasons. Thousands of innocent mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and sinless children have been brutally murdered by BH. Many more of our people have been captured and held in captivity like slaves by Boko Haram.

However, the war against Boko Haram can easily be won by collective efforts of all peace loving and patriotic Nigerians (Muslims and Christians combined). We must come to realization that our nation is at war with Boko Haram, and we must all rise up to the challenges because military attacks, bombing, and ground forces cannot be used solely to defeat Boko Haram. No nation, region or state can experience economic growth and development in a chaotic environment. Therefore, the war against Boko Haram can be grouped into two main parts.

The first will be government roles which include the following: aggressive military campaign, recruitment of spies in the affected area, economic development, increase in the national security budget, working with international community in the area of security, purchase of modern military equipment and communication gadgets and accurate intelligent gathering. The second part is the general public or The People’s roles.

President Buhari has a better chance of putting this terrorist group to rest because of his military experience, his competency as Commander in Chief, discipline nature and because he is also a practicing Muslim. PMB administration must do whatever its takes to destroy Boko Haram for him to be a successful president in all areas that matter most.

The president must release needed funds to buy modern military equipment with oversight to guide against misappropriation of funds; provide our military personnel with good salaries and incentives, provide adequate training for all our law enforcement officers, recruit northern youths in the affected region as secret government spies, and recruit more law enforcement officers to coup with the security challenges of the 21st century such as kidnapping, ritual killing, cultism, armed robbery and Boko Haram insurgency. The economic development of the affected area should include investments in agriculture, poultry, small scale farming, and minerals exploration.

So far, Nigerian army are doing a great job by dismantling majority of Boko Haram forest hideouts, more terrorists have been killed, their food supply chains to the forests have been blocked and many Boko Haram fighters have surrendered to Nigerian army. But more efforts must be deployed to crush these animals in human flesh. The Military should also avoid the trap of setting a specific date for Boko Haram destruction. This is too dangerous in any political setting because you are dealing with human behavior and not physical projects. The terrorists always want to create fear in the people’s minds by carrying attacks after the set date to prove to the general public that their governments cannot protect their citizens. My advice for our military top Generals and to PMB is to stop setting a specific dates when dealing with human factors and evil minded terrorists.

The people’s roles are more important than the military campaign. Why? Can someone tell me how such mosque attack carried out by three brainwashed Muslim boys in Yola few months ago or the recent car bomb in Kano state just yesterday could have been prevented or averted by Military solution? The answer is capital “No” It is almost impossible for the army or police to prevent such small scale attacks, but such attacks can only be prevented if the public play their roles effectively. If any anyone sees something unusual or suspicious, they should report it to the appropriate authority.

The state and the federal government should provide avenue through which good people of the affected area can report any suspicious or terrorist activities to the army or other law enforcement agencies without revealing their true identities to protect them from Boko Haram retaliation. Religion leaders most especially the Muslim scholars, cleric, the Emirs, Chelf Imans, and those good Muslims should openly condemn Boko Haram activities and label such evil act as anti-Islamic. The fact is that Boko Haram have killed more Muslims than any faith since they began their evil act for the past six years. The general public must be fully involves and rise up to fight against Boko Haram by reporting any unusual or criminal activity to the appropriate authority in the Northeast region.

In conclusion, it is indisputable fact that PMB administration inherited the worse situations in Nigerian history in terms of national security, economic, infrastructure, revenue generation, resource management and education. But the number one priority of this administration is to crush Boko Haram with all it takes. Other areas of interest should include eliminating corruption from every fabric of Nigerian society, improving our collapsing economy even with reduction in revenue because of falling price of crude oil, reform our falling education, improving our shattered electricity supply, provide jobs for our youths by creating opportunities for private investments to flourish in Nigeria . No government can achieve all these goals in a chaotic environment.

Anyone who is expecting PMB to turn things around in six months or four years is not a realistic individual. To destroy takes no effort and time, but to build or rebuild usually takes time, adequate planning, plenty of resources, courage and good leadership.

We must pray daily for the success of this administration and for the defeat and total collapse of Boko Haram.

May God continue to protect, guide, bless and empower PMB, vice president Osinbajo, and all those that wish Nigeria well. Amen.

[About the author: Omokehinde writes from Lagos, Nigeria]

7 thoughts on “The End Of Boko Haram Is Near But The Task Is Greater Than Just Military Campaign

  1. Omokehinde your write up is very excellent, all hands must be on deck to fight this deadly worm that is eating Nigerians, I must air my opinion on the area of recruiting northern youths to help the military, you may realize that Boko haram may be the product of use and dump system by the Powerful politician in the North who need power at all cost even if it involves burning all the nation as long the got the power ,and I am in your opinion that the government may not give room to any form of uprising in the nation, look as long as we are in Democratic system of government, there must be cracks, that is the test of Democracy, but all we must do is to engaged them in complete dialogue, talking to them is more better than giving them negative names or branding them as terrorist in other to justly any negative action against them, I think the death of Yusuf is the beginning of Boko harm deadly campaign, had it be that we swallow our pride and call them, my son come, what do you want, what is the problem, then all of us may be living peaceful now in Nigeria, you can never and must not be little any body, give respect to all by talking to them, irrespective of the person involved, it is very hard to win war on terror, you many take Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan, irrespective the of Anglo/American superior hard wares, still it get worse everyday
    Omokehind, I will like you to help me campaign against tribalism, if you did not eliminate tribalism, fighting corruption will be very difficult, if you use all form of force, it will turn into rebellion, it will give birth to terror and all form of evil, we must built one solid Nigeria, where every body is his or her brothers keepers irrespective of your tribe or religion, this two major points is the problem that we are facing here in Nigeria.
    God bless my Country Nigeria.

  2. SO TILL NOW, BOKO-HARAM IS NEAR END ????- OKOKOBIOKO !!!!SO NOW YOU PEOPLE KNOW THAT THE TASK IS GREATER THAN THE MILITARY KWO ? WAS IT NOT WHAT PDP WAS LAMENTING ? PIKIN WEY DEM BORN FOR INSIDE WAR, SCHOOL FOR WAR, LEARN HOW TO USE BOW /ARROW WITH GUN NO FIT STOP WAHALA, NA FISHERMAN PIKIN THAT EATS HIS SWEET FISH, DRINKS COLD WATER AND GOES TO SCH , NAIM WAN COME STOP WAR ? D PEOPLE BOKOHARAM HV KILLED 4 ONLY SIX MONTHS OF APC IS WORSE THAN PDP,S LAST 4YRS . WE STILL DEY WATCH . I THOT APC SAID ,ONE MONTH AFTER , THEY,LL ERADICATE BOKOHARAM ?????.

  3. EGBERI MAMA, dnt mind all dese shallow tinkers. Do u still rmba hw dis very writer nicknamed our 4ma President as “Badluck Jonathan“ n stll went ahead each tym 2 off-load a whole PLANET load of prblms den attached it 2 d Presido?

    On d oda hand, he was seriously campagnin 4 dis boko haram king-pin cum president who promised a CHANGE dat nobdy care 2 find out d type of change he was rily promisin untill he was fixed dia smhw.

    Only 4 sm decieved Nigerians 2 start realizin bt too late dat d much talked abt Change mantra/ chant was actually a RETRGRESSIVE ONE & not PROGRESSIVE.

    Rt nw, salaries hv nt been paid in some sectors 4 d past 4 mnth nw runnin… Fuel hikes has been rockin d entire con3 4 d past 2mnths nw… Boko harams ar bcmin stronger n deadlier by d day… 2 encapsulate…d whole system is nt workin unda buhari.

    Buhari has no concrate plans 4 Nigeria oda dan 2 islamize d con3. Check out all his appointments- Northerners! He keeps flyin 4rm 1 con3 2 anoda wt Nigeria moni sometin he missed doing during his military days. Qst… Of all d Nation…Wat connection do we hv wt islamic con3 Iran? A high profile terrorist con3. Wat did our so called Presido go dia 2 do? Point 2 ponder.

    I learnt he is scheming 2 sack d CBN Gov. Y? Simply bcz he is 4rm Delta State n he is nt a muslim. 2ndly, 2 pave way 4 his smooth plan 2 change our currency e islamic currency n he feel d CBN Boss may nt wnt 2 play along. Or mayb 2 introduce islamic bankin, d 1 dat Sanusi planned 2 do whn he was CBN Gov. b4 eyes were raised n stopped him.

    D gr8st mistk Nigerian eva made was votin d APC in2 power. Duo, PDP in no better bt since they ar nt d only party in d con3 y nt try oda existin parties? Must evrytin b eida PDP or APC in Nigeria? U guys ain‘t seein anytin yet.
    Im sure dis isnt d type of Change u hoped 4?
    #justdropby#

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