Is it Nigeria or Bokoria where are we now exactly?

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Unlike other calls for break up or separation of Nigeria which were foiled or quelled, Boko haram has posed the greatest challenge so far for the Nigerian government mainly because they are not regional or tribally driven but rather ideologically empowered.

Nigeria, a country with a high diversity of tribes, languages, and religions, is known also as the giant of Africa, a country amassed with a high variety of natural and mineral resources.
It does not matter where one goes in Nigeria there is quite visible evidence of communal coexistence, one could say that Nigeria is the only country in the world where you can find a mosque and a church side by side.
As with every country where multiculturalism exists, in Nigeria, there are at times tribal or religious flare-ups, with some sporadic unrest which when quelled see´s Nigerians coming back again to normalcy.

As with every country where multiculturalism exists, in Nigeria, there are at times tribal or religious flare-ups, with some sporadic unrest which when quelled see´s Nigerians coming back again to normalcy.
The nation of Nigeria has survived one major Secession war, several military coups with some even bloody and I don´t think anyone is keeping records of how many protests and riots have been since its independence.
Calls for the break up of Nigeria have been sounded since the late 1960s with even some attempts at breakups, but the attempts till now have always been foiled even at times brutally, notable acts of Secession was that of the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People, also known as (MOSOP) formed in 1990 and led by Kenule Beeson "Ken" Saro-Wiwa who was a Nigerian writer, television producer, and environmental activist. Saro-Wiwa was a member of the Ogoni people, that bid ended with the hanging of Saro-Wiwa and the rest of the Ogoni Nine.

Another bid at breaking Nigeria was also carried out using military force in a coup led by Major Gideon Gwaza Orkar in 1990, a coup which by all accounts and standards was a success until the fatal announcement by the coup plotters that they intended to blow up the Niger and Benue bridges hence cutting the country in two, this as you might guess turned the tide in favor of Nigeria and ended with the execution of Major Gideon Orkar and Forty-one soldiers. The point is that it seems a breakup of Nigeria seems to be a taboo or for lack of a better word a jinx.

Nigeria today is challenged by a more clever opponent or movement, a group that seems to have learned from the mistakes of others, a group that is radical in nature, controversial in philosophy, relentless in the face of overwhelming force, and an ideology riddled in contradictions.
The group is known as Boko haram, a name cropped from the hate of western ideologies, a name riddled with controversies, elusiveness, and contradictions, and inconsistencies.

Unlike other calls for break up or separation of Nigeria which were foiled or quelled, Boko haram has posed the greatest challenge so far for the Nigerian government mainly because they are not regional or tribally driven but rather ideologically empowered.
Without a tribe or specific geolocation location, the Boko haram militants can Infiltrate the ranks and file of the Nigerian military and even within the Nigerian political class.
One such example is the recent attack of the Nigerian defense academy on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, although news reports say that the militants had fake military uniforms, I find it very interesting that they are fast to identified as fake uniforms what if they were real uniforms.
Even if the uniforms were fake I do believe that Boko haram could wear the Military uniform because the Nigerian military is overwhelmingly full of northern Nigerians so if a northerner is seen with military uniform no one questions him or her.

Boko Haram roots and origins

Boko Haram, officially known as Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād has been active in Nigeria since 2002 but back then they were just seen as noisemakers and the risk levels were ignorable.

The insurgency of Boko haram grew from year to year ever since then with nearly 1,000 people were killed in clashes between Boko Haram militants and Nigerian soldiers in four locations in northern Nigeria in 2009 which ended with the summary execution of Mohammed Yusuf, spiritual leader of Boko Haram on the same year.

Like every ideological movement worldwide the group evolved under the new leadership of Abubakar Shekau, a man who has tried with several failed attempts to travel to the west and due to the failure has cultivated a very strong hatred for anything western.

The terror activities of the group exponentially increased with the assassination of elected officials who are perceived to be a threat to the agenda of the group, kidnapping school children, even in October 2010 they made headlines by beheading a 10-year-old boy.
The severity of the threat posed by Boko haram was underestimated by both the Nigerian government and the international community as a whole, the evolution, severity, and reach of Boko haram got a boast from the naive action of the united states of America with the killing of Mu'ammar Al-Qadhdhāfī, Boko haram was flourished with weapons looted from the Libyan armory. The thing is that the killing of Mu'ammar Al-Qadhdhāfī on October 20, 2011, did not just provide Boko haram with weapons but also recruits to join the terror group.

Controversial Boko haram.
Boko haram´s main ideology hangs on its disgust of western lifestyle and education or does it?
One of the founders of the group acquired a Bsc. in Islamic education although not with outstanding grades, nonetheless from a western fashioned educational system....a bit out of ideology.
Until the fall of Libya, the group known as Boko haram used low-level local tools and equipment manufactured weapons for their terror acts but afterward with the massive injection of weapons due to another American blunder in Libya have been flourishing branded weapons ..... I mean weapons that were manufactured using western education and technologies which makes me wonder if they even know what western education educations and technologies have done for their terrorist activities.

The biggest controversial move by the Boko haram in group and can be seen in their victimology, more than 75% of their victims are Muslims and more than 75% of schools attacked are madaris so once again who do they hate?

The evolution
One thing must be said about the Boko haram group, they are good learners, they know that pushing a separatist movement agenda in Nigeria would leave them high and dry so now, thanks to some combining factors one being the foolish amnesty given by the Nigerian government and also the fact that the Nigerian Military is overwhelmingly populated by northern Nigerians, the group no longer wants just the north of Nigeria but rather the whole country.
The infiltration of Boko haram agents and operatives into the government and military was made simple by the above-mentioned factors hence Nigerians were woken by a piece of news that never happened before in the history of the country, Boko haram attacks the headquarters of the Nigerians defense academy on the 24th of August 2021, what an insult right in the face of the Nigerian government whose claim was that the group are in the Sambisa forest....hahaha not that funny.

 The group now also works as guns for hire for the northern political elites attacking anyone who opposes them hence just recently the son of a prominent northern politician was brutally murdered in his home as a message to his father that they want him out.
This, however, would imply that those in the political helm of affairs in the north of Nigeria that is not threatened by the group is now either a member or an affiliate of the said group.
With Boko haram now more confident that it can populate the rank and file of the Nigerian Military and also the political arena the question remains when will our name be changed from Nigeria to Bokoria?
If the Nigerian government´s defense policies are not changed to ones that include or guarantees equal access to join the armed forces to all tribes and also decentralize the defense academy to make such institutions also available in every part of Nigeria, I fear to say a complete Boko haram take over of Nigeria might even be easier than the Taliban take over of Afghanistan.

My question here is, does the Nigerian government even want Nigeria to be one or even exist? In psychology, the term patterns could determine intentions when implied to the Nigerian government patterns of wealth distribution one could easily conclude that the government aims to break up the country but does not want to be held responsible if and when it happens.
A recent expose by the press pointed out the direct correlation between the rise of wealth in the south to the strange appearance of unman gun known...lol sorry unknown gunmen, a plot to make the south void of anyone who could contest against Boko haram´s domination of the country we all(once) know as Nigeria.

 

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