Boko Haram:It is time to reveal the sponsors,financiers and profiteers
Sometime ago in December the Nigerian Army said it will reveal the names of those behind the deadly and dreaded terrorist group in Africa,alias Jama’atul Sunna Lil Da’awati wal Jihad but till today not a single name has been revealed.It is a fact that despite all the rhetoric made by President Muhammadu Buhari about finding and dealing decisively with Boko Haram terrorists group, not a single financier or sponsor of the terrorists group has been apprehended,prosecuted or jailed.In fact the only top politician who was being prosecuted by the DSS since the past administration was discharge and acquitted under the watch of President Buhari.Yet many people interviewed by this medium in Borno said that Senator Ali Ndume is a confirmed Boko Haram mastermind and collaborator.Another politician who was a Cate-taker Committee Chairman of Mafa LGA was arrested by the Army because of his direct link to the terrorists group but till today nothing was heard about the man.
There are many top politicians in and outside Borno who have direct link with Boko Haram yet nothing is being done to apprehend them. We have names;we are have documents and proofs but this is the work of the government.It is high time they reveal their names and identity and punish them.”
Most Nigerians were disappointed to see that the whole security paraphernalia of government which comprises of the police, the DSS and the NIA could not fish out a single financier or sponsor of Boko Haram after three years of the APC in power. “I think this government is also not sincere about this fight against Boko Haram.We are just wasting the lives of our soldiers for nothing.Like Salkida said, we can’t chase away the flies when our doors are open.What can the soldiers do when some criminals are still funding and supporting Shekau and Nur?They can only do their best.See how an order came from above for the soldiers to stop an offensive operation inside the Sambisa for four days,” said Diwa Pindar. Another individual interviewed said that there is no way President Buhari can win the war against Boko Haram with Babagana Munguno as NSA and Mansur Dan Ali as Defense minister.Saidu Idriss said, “There is no way the President can win this fight if his security advisers like Munguno and Mansur Ali will keep on advising him to pay huge amounts of money as ransom to terrorists.We are just joking.”
In fact the only top politician who was being prosecuted by the DSS since the past administration was discharge and acquitted under the watch of President Buhari.Yet many people interviewed by this medium in Borno said that Senator Ali Ndume is a confirmed Boko Haram mastermind and collaborator.
Many stakeholders are of the opinion that it is high time for the government to begin to apprehend top politicians who have hand in the insurgency.”There was a time Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno said that heads will roll if he opens his mouth to talk about Boko Haram;it means he knows a lot about Boko Haram.Yet no any effort was made by the DSS to investigate the man. Listen these people are not ghosts and Shekau is not that strong that he can be outsmarting the Army for years.Some people are working with him;in fact he is working for some people,” said John Ayuba, a civil servant.
The late General Abacha once said that there is no way terrorism can continue for long without some people in the government having hands in it.Could it be that some people in government have hands in Boko Haram?
A senior counter terrorism expert who does not want his name to be mentioned said that the Nigerian government must be serious about intelligence gathering and punishing whoever is found connected or linked with terrorism.”For example most people know that a brother in law of Sule Lamido was a top member of Boko Haram but the young man was let off the hook.There are many top politicians in and outside Borno who have direct link with Boko Haram yet nothing is being done to apprehend them. We have names;we have documents and proofs but this is the work of the government.It is high time they reveal their names and identity and punish them.”