The Yoruba Youth Forum (YYF) has boldly come forth to support the theory that has been put across by former President Olusegun Obasanjo on the real mission of the Boko Haram and Fulani herdsmen.
He revealed that their major aim is to islamise and fulanize Nigeria. It can be said that that there are certain factors that forms the core of a man and one of these things is religion. Religion is a key factor in forming the idiosyncrasies of a man. In every man there is a need to believe in a higher power, and that is why the claims that the Boko Haram and the herds men are on a mission to islamise and fulanize Nigeria by force should be taken seriously. Forcing a religion or certain beliefs on a group of people is very unacceptable. The greatest weapon of religion is emotion and that is why men are ready to die for what they believe in. Tell a man that killing people who do not believe in certain religion is right, fill his head with fantasies of what he/ she gets for ridding the world of infidels, give a man the illusion of doing something right and turn a good man to the devil’s general.
On the 18th of May 2019 Ex President Buhari Obasanjo made an exposure on the activities of Boko Haram and Herds Men in Nigeria, where he revealed that both Boko Haram and herdsmen acts of violence were not handled as they should have from the very beginning. Also blaming the govt for handling the insurgents with levity because they thought they were mere rascals. He went ahead to reveal that one of the reasons why the Nigerian military have failed to subdue the insurgents as because they were badly trained.
Even if these are just mere allegations, whose proof are still unfounded. There is nothing that gives proof more that documented history, and this is where we will begin our journey from. According to wikipedia Boko Haram was established by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, the group has been driven by Abubakar Shekau since 2009. At the point when Boko Haram first shaped, their activities were peaceful. Their primary objective was to “decontaminate Islam in northern Nigeria.
From March 2015 to August 2016, the group was lined up with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Since the current rebellion began in 2009, Boko Haram has murdered many thousands and dislodged 2.3 million from their homes and was positioned as the world’s deadliest terrorist group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015.
After it was established in 2002, Boko Haram’s expanding radicalisation prompted the suppression task by the Nigerian military powers and the summary execution of its leader Mohammed Yusuf in July 2009.
Its sudden resurgence, following a mass jail break in September 2010, was joined by progressively advanced assaults, at first against soft targets, however advancing in 2011 to include suicide bombings of police structures and the United Nations office in Abuja.
The government’s foundation of a state of emergency at the start of 2012, stretched out in the next year to cover the whole north east of Nigeria, prompted an expansion in both security power misuses and aggressor attacks. Of the 2.3 million individuals uprooted by the conflict since May 2013, at least 250,000 have left Nigeria and fled into Cameroon, Chad or Niger. Boko Haram murdered more than 6,600 in 2014. The group have done mass kidnappings including the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in April 2014.
corruption in the security administrations and human rights abuses committed by them have hampered endeavors to counter the agitation. In mid-2014, the aggressors gained so many territory in and around their home state of Borno, evaluated at 50,000 square kilometers (20,000 sq mi) in January 2015, however did not capture the state capital, Maiduguri, where the group was initially based.
On 7 March 2015, Boko Haram’s leader Abubakar Shekau pledged faithfulness to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, rebranding as Islamic State in West Africa. In September 2015, the Director of Information at the Defense Headquarters of Nigeria declared that all Boko Haram camps had been wrecked however assaults from the group proceed. According to information culled from CNN here is a time line of the havoc that Boko haram has caused and why we should really be fearful of this sect and why have they remained unbreakable.
According to information culled from CNN
Here’s a look at Boko Haram, a militant Islamic group working out of Nigeria, whose purpose is to institute Sharia, or Islamic law.
In the local Hausa dialect, Boko Haram means “Western education is forbidden.”
2002 – The group, which may have existed since the late 1990s, organizes under the Muslim cleric Mohammed Yusuf. It is centered in Maiduguri, the capital of the northeastern state of Borno.
From the above we can tell that like most evil things that have been developed in this world, their origin has been good. A person with very good intention creates a group and suddenly everything goes wrong. Things get into people’s head, fanatics arise, everyone suddenly believes they have been sent by God to get rid of evil, while in fact creating evil. Their emotions become the weapon that is used against them. Is it possible that what Obasanjo is saying is true, yes i think it is. The Boko Haram sect is not ruled by reasoning but emotion and a clouded judgment of what is right. Man is most dangerous when he is emotional, for at that point reality is nothing but an illusion. An impending destruction might be looming, but we think we are safe. It is high time we take the threat of Boko Haram serious, no one is safe, it is time Buhari’s Federal Government get to the root of the problem, arm our soldiers, train them properly and do what is right. Enough of the death, let us make our nation safe again.