The prognosis is not very good for Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to press foreword toward Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in Nigeria. The Military continues to dig in, making sure that Maiduguri does not fall into the hands of Boko Haram.
The whole country, in the meantime, has a new distraction, the elections, and if I know my people very well, the elections are more important now to those power grabbers who want to entrench themselves into positions of power to enable their stealing. That is the priority for the politicians who use Boko Haram’s threat as their campaign slogan to win re-elections.
Some promise the end of Boko Haram if they win, some promise an all out war on Boko Haram, and a few others, particularly from the North threaten fire and brimstone, if Jonathan wins without resolving the problem of Boko Haram, a problem they created,and still fuel.
The Military, though not supposed to be partisan, is deeply and covertly in the center of this milieu. They are keeping their eyes wide open toward politics rather than the business of protecting the country from Boko Haram. I still cannot understand how they cannot see the seriousness of Boko Haram’s threat.
It is just a matter of time before we hear that Boko Haram has taken Maiduguri. We will wait and see what happens after that. Unless they go out and war against these scoundrels, Maiduguri will fall. As my people say, “You do not tell the deaf that war has broken out or started.”
(We will continue.)