In a recent report on Linda Ikejis Blog, it was gathered that suspected Boko Haram members this weekend attacked and killed four United Nation’s World Food Programme (WFP) aides that were conveying food items to residents of Ngala, Borno state. The sect members carted away the food items that were being transported.
Some things must be examined in this report, first, were the drivers not aware that the path they threaded was a Boko haram zone? What happened to the military escort that went with them?
In a statement released this morning, the spokeswoman of the agency, Jane Howard, said
“WFP can confirm that a convoy escorted by the Nigerian military including WFP-hired trucks was the subject of an attack by armed groups 35 km southwest of Ngala in Borno State on Saturday. Four people, including the driver of a WFP-hired truck and a driver’s assistant, were killed in the incident. WFP is working with the authorities to determine the whereabouts of the trucks”
This insurgence has overtime been declared history in Nigeria by the military, yet they thrive and strike regularly in the nation, threatening the peace of the northerners and the nation at large.
With this, one is forced to ask: Is Boko haram really insurmountable? Does the military have a clue on how to tackle these terrorists? A report according to Aljazeera explains the deplorable state of the Nigerian Military. According to the report, the Nigerian military lacks a unified command structure, rumors of corruption within the force, lack of suitable equipment and even reports of low morale within the Military. Can we now say we are surprised at the results?
Who are their sponsors and how is money moved to help them for upkeeps? We must not forget that they also buy ammunition and get bullet supplies, how then are these items bough? Can’t foreign intelligence be employed in tackling their issue?
Is boko haram really a threat to Nigeria or a tool by some anti government individuals who seek to take power through violence?