We initially bought into the idea of GEJ wanting to depopulate the North/adopt Paul Biya’s style after he took over power from Ahidjo Ahmad because of his outburst over 1st October bombings in which he exonerated MEND in 2010.
We used our all in the North to vote him out, truly he didn’t take the insurgency seriously until towards election period It’s 4yrs gone but the North east isn’t still secured worse is the entire North west is sinking in a very short period of time with no attention from Muhammadu Buhari.
We are used to matching orders that translates into nothing from the President so who can we now point as the one behind Real depopulation of the north and complete destruction of its infrastructures? All the three geopolitical zone of the north are collapsing.
My own theory is telling me our decades of poverty glorification which made acclaimed leaders of the North docile is the reason we are facing this scary situation. While we glorified the poverty of Danliti who earns less than $100 a month with 4 wives & 15kids he’s boiling up,
Also his children whom he can’t give decent food let alone education too re boiling up, the uncontrollable births with no means/intention of caring for the children who end up as Almajirai re boiling up so all these years we where seated on a time bomb that is currently exploding.
If education was prioritized in the North the surplus could have looked for greener pasture in other countries while sending hard currency back home. But there’s no education & as such this limits the opportunities of finding a better life outside the borders of Nigeria.
While I acknowledge the French national caught at Sambisa forest & all the conspiracy theories surrounding the insurgency & banditry we must acknowledge that we provided the fertile ground for whatever ugly thing that’s ongoing in Northern Nigeria. We must take responsibility.
No matter how much any foreign power want to destabilize your country you must have given fertile ground for it to be effective. Let’s stop blaming anyone for our woes, put all hands on deck, work round the clock & change this ugly uncontrollable events that’s taking place.
Security is the most expensive sector of every economy, the more security challenge the more money will be spent with no account monies that would have been used to better the lives of everyone not just the people of the North. Whatever money spent is giving us more disorder.
Since the 80s until date the north remained home to different Islamists appearing with the aim of establishing an Islamic state who in no time get recruits who re ready to die because of poverty. They re promised a better life if it succeeds or heaven if the die trying.
This two promises of either a better life or heaven re the reason they kill & don’t mind dying because heaven awaits them so it’s a win win for them Having a huge population of people with the above thinking is the worse thing that can happen to any nation cos they re gunpowder!!!!
If urgent steps re not taken to address the exceptions I raised 10yrs from now even u who is an elite can’t govern any state in the North because of insecurity Same way the President of Yemen is leading from Saudi that’s how u guys will lead from Niger or Chad because of chaos!
There’s no one who can be as blind as someone who is killing with divine justification, someone who thinks killing you is a responsibility God bestowed on him & if he gets killed he will enter God’s kingdom such a person have nothing to loose!!!!