Opinion: Boko Haram the series: Season 2, Episode 1

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  • http://moacn.wordpress.com Sir Farouk

    The government is obviously performing poorly in security and elsewhere but is it indeed fair to spin conspirational tales of government benefiting from boko haram. I believe any benefits they are getting are coincidental. I cannot for the life of me see any benefit the boko haram issue has for the government.

    • http://www.bespokes.org Mustapha Rabiu

      I’m simply using this as a means to state the obvious.

      If you look into the history of Nigeria, you’d see that means of pilfering funds had until now been antiquated and weak.

      After the subsidy scam, some thing radical occurred. Criminals revamped their tactics, and Boko Haram, whilst largely active, wasn’t very tactical at all. Their techniques were mediocre at best. And not until recently did that change. They began attacking circa 2009, but only recently did their attacks spin into a military training-esque league.

      It’s not uncommon for governments to have pseudo black-op units to shift blame to so as to allow everyone labour under the delusion that they’re active in their capacity.

      But you’re absolutely right. I’m just stating an opinion, however.