There is not any justification by any means, whilst residents begin to take fingers towards its nation and fellow residents through any guise. But this is our tale in the Northeast of Nigeria of Borno State aka “Home of peace”- wherein peace is difficult to locate this day.
In the Northeast of Nigeria, over 20,000 lives have been misplaced, over 2.3 million human beings displaced, children, orphaned, ladies widowed and much more unidentified range maimed, whilst properties well worth hundreds of thousands are destroyed and human believe derailed absolutely until then. This is sour one, with a kingdom that changed into known to be so peaceful till politic mix with religion, when things crumble.
There became a collection of younger folks who came together to fight a motive for the established order of a brand new religious order with the goal of routing away corruption in Nigeria. That institution was based in Borno state with the capital in Maiduguri; a cosmopolitan metropolis. What has ended up of this institution is thoughts blowing as the date.
Boko Haram is a set of young humans based by using Mohammed Yusuf, popularly referred as “the chief of young human beings” in some circles. Mohammed changed into a cleric that preached and attracted terrible uneducated and unemployed youths in poor communities inside the Northeast of Nigeria. His fashion of preaching turned into centered at reaching out to most unnoticed corporations and susceptible youths in groups, which made it possible for grass root penetration of his message and attracted smooth visitors drift of followership. His message changed into the way to change society the usage of faith as a device for a take over of Nigeria’s management. This became and continues to be the drive in the back of the institution. This message became new and igniting, and spurred desire into the minds of vulnerable youths who had hitherto craved for identification and class in the society to no avail. That message of desire is the driving pressure for new recruitment of young humans into the organization until date.
“Yan Yusufiyya” became their call whilst the organization become formed and not Boko Haram. Boko Haram is a call given to the group by way of the media. The organization existed for a long-term and become non violent. Though popular at grass root, the popularity became a chance to politicians in Borno State. Meanwhile different politicians saw the popularity of the institution as possibility to launch their political ambition, and so commenced aligning with the organization in attempt to mobilize grass root guide into political energy. But that became just a monster of protection troubles in incubation.
When mixing the two is risky-
That is when we blend faith with politics. It will constantly start violence of war and not anything less. Anyhow, I will choose to be extra precise in making my presentation. That it become in the build-up for 2003 election 12 months that the institution turned into brought into politics. The institution on it very own saw their coming into politics as Clear Avenue to actualize their mission of taking on Government from Borno State to the Nation. From the group’s preaching attitude, that was window for them to launch into politics, and this political presumption made many prone youths who in no way joined the group to agree with the institution sovereignty and be part of them.
The group entered into terms of the settlement with politicians who were interested in leveraging their platform to reach out to grass root contributors. The crux of the agreement become; have to the group supply aid to any baby-kisser, and peradventure the politician wins the election into Borno State Government House, then the country might be dominated religiously in keeping with the organizations’ guideline and belief.
To beat your creativeness, the aspirant/flesh-presser the organization supported gained the election and was sworn in as Borno State Governor for 2003-2007 tenure. The politicians before now had armed this group to teeth as foot infantrymen to fight competition earlier than and at some stage in the election. Unfortunately after the election, the politicians by no means disarmed the group! However, to straighten the settlement that changed into entered, the group changed into rewarded with a commissioner-ship slot in the Government House. But the institution wanted full scale implementation of the agreement and now not just political appointment. The organization then commenced asking for greater from the Governor: to translate the settlement they entered into earlier 2003 into fact. But that so sad the settlement have become unattainable.
In the increase to 2007 election year, the then sitting Government’s hobby turned into to re-contest the election, and the organization turned into drafted in once more with a renewed phrases of settlement for full implementation of the primary settlement need to they scale via the second one time period. After the election, the Government received the election for the second tenure which spanned 2007-2011. And between this tenure, was when the institution went haywire and violent? An as soon as nonviolent organization ultimately snowballed in the terrorist institution, why? Because Government realizes the impossibilities of translating the terms of an agreement they re-entered with the group the second time into reality. The group got disappointing.
In the attempt to weaken the group, Government instead of debate, set up a unique joint police pressure and army anti-theft squad known as “Operation Flush” to flush out the groups they armed before the election. Then, Operation Flush began arbitrary arrest and detention of the institution and a different civilian to try and weaken the group, knowing fully properly the extent they had armed the organization. It is on the document that from 2007 the organization had numerous war of words and misunderstanding with Government even though violent changed into no longer recorded.
But in 2009 the institution got tired and revolted via announcing refusal to understand the State Government authority. They then declare their “state of authority” and castigated the Government as being insensitive, grasping and corrupt. That, Government only used the bad politically to gain their selfish goals and dump them to deeper poverty because of their vulnerability. The organization considered the motion of Government as a renege to the agreement. They time period the renege as”THE EDUCATED RICH, the use of THE UNEDUCATED POOR” for selfish reasons. That, the negative uneducated ones must face up to and say – “NO” to the knowledgeable rich antics in all ramification. That turned into how the call of the organization came into fruition via the media as BOKO HARAM.
BOKO is a Hausa language and means “Western Education”.
Haram is Arabic language and manner “No”.
So, Boko Haram in reality method – No to western education. What that implies is that its miles of western schooling that has makes the elites to enslave the poor uneducated and have to be resisted and declare such as no healthy.
The Explosion Started-
On Thursday 11 June 2009, a detachment of Operation Flush near the Custom market in Maiduguri intercepted this organization; who was in funeral procession of its member and were requested why they rode on motorcycles with out wearing the crash helmet. The institution noticed the project as disregard for their mournful state of affairs and very quickly engaged in the hot argument with the operation Flush. In the midst of the warm argument, an armed member of the Operation Flush opened fireplace on 17 contributors of the organization and injured many extras, who have been admitted at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. After that incident, there was no response from Government at the bloody shoot out and the institution appeared it as an affront and deliberate to exterminate them.
Few days later, the founding father of the group (now overdue- Mohammed Abubakar- killed with the aid of police) issued a announcement that, the movement of Borno State Government now not condemning the shooting nor empathized with them, and has no longer installation panel of inquiry into the capturing is a clear indication that the capturing changed into orchestrated with the aim of disposing of his fans. And boldly promised reprisal as justice. He referred to as his followers to dust up their palms in preparedness for self-protection and eventual Jihad to the taking pictures of 17 followers.
On Sunday 26th July 2009 at about 10 pm, the institution retaliated by way of disabling all GSM networks in Maiduguri and struck exclusive police stations and residents of law enforcement officials killing in revenge. In counter, Federal Government without delay stepped in and mobilized navy force into Maiduguri then launched returned on the group contributors whose homes were introduced down and burnt. The approach becomes an eye for the eye, which has gotten all blind.
From 2010, the group began using motor motorcycles to assassinate policemen at test points at obligation posts. Then, they commenced killing infantrymen too. Government workers, politicians, communities contributors had been later joined in. Reason being that, they’re the ones that allegedly pin factor organization contributors to security for arrest and killing.
As at date, it is as a substitute unlucky how the complete episode has played and is playing out among the institution and Government, and how we couldn’t control the conflict till it has become the crisis and now a monster. The global did not certainly know of the institution until while the institution abducted 276 faculties women at Chibok. Then the across the world media like CNN, Aljeezera and many others beamed their mild for news headlines.
But the institution had existed for years. To my thoughts is baffling, how this group has long gone to become the sector deadliest terror group by way of worldwide terrorism index 2015. Leaving one to wonder why?
Why is this happening in Nigeria this lengthy so long? How we’re the use of hardware approach of militarization to clear up all our problems. How the method is continually giving us the regular and sustainable problem to address. And why we wouldn’t find out about software program method is fixing social troubles.