The President of the Cameroon knows exactly what to do when it comes to taking control of his armed forces. In the wake of Boko Haram’s attack in the Cameroon a fews days ago, and the abduction of the Vice President’s wife and her house girl, the President of the Cameroon promptly dismissed the top commanders of the region where this took place. Has anyone heard anything about the President of Nigeria firing any Military officer since Boko Haram’s onslaught in Nigeria? Of course not, sign that he has lost control of his armed forces who are now holding him in a choke-hold.
The generals decry all sorts of lack as reasons for their inaction; their boys are out numbered by Boko Haram, or are deserting, their arms are inferior to those used by Boko Harma, even though Boko Haram’s arms are those looted from the army during attack on army and police barracks. If the Military and police had those superior arms before they were looted, what prevented them from using the arms in the first place?
The generals are still asking for more money to equip the army, with man power, arms, and who knows what. We know they have arms they are not using, they have long range surveillance equipments, they do not know how to use, and very soon, Boko Haram will seize those too when they find out where the equipments are lying fallow.
The generals know that money does not fight battles, people do. As long as they are afraid of empowering their men with education and the wherewithal to fight this battle, Boko Haram will continue to have the upper hand.
(We will continue.)