In what sounded like the main reason for inviting Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to White House, U.S. President Donald J. Trump has warned that his country will no longer accept the further murder of Christians in Nigeria by herdsmen and other Islamic extremists and terrorists.
President Jonathan, the one they called the weak one, had the courage to fire his Service Chiefs, when he felt the national security architecture needed a rejig. The CDS, COAS, CNS and CAS were all changed in 2014.
In the event of the unfortunate death of Nigeria’s minister of state for labour due to an accident occasioned by a tyre blowout and sometime ago and the fact that we have many untrained drivers, it has become pertinent for me to write this.
With a heart full of pains, I wish to beg the federal government to do something tangible to curtail the incessant killing of Nigerians.
It has become a daily occurrence and pitiful, the same stories and stories are all we are fed with by our security agents.
Nigerians are being killed, properties destroyed and many people displaced from their homes, as if we are in a movie theatre.
For Christ’s sake, this is a nation and not a jungle, and under a government’s administration.
The Lake Chad countries – Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon – have long neglected the region, allowing ISWA to create a stronghold from which to launch attacks. Its gains contrast with setbacks for Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
It makes sense for ISWA to organize the local economy and raise taxes, said Vincent Foucher, who studies Boko Haram at the French National Centre for Science Research.
“It opens the longer game of trying to create a connection to people,” he said, adding that if ISWA succeeds it may become a greater threat than Boko Haram.