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Monday, 17 November 2014
Thinking the unthinkable? Can Boko Haram attack Igboland?
The Boko Haram insurgency in north
is principally an intra-regime conflict. Head of regime Jonathan is adamant
that this is the case as his January 2012 statement shows (The Vanguard, Nigeria ,
12 January 2012).
The May 2012 international conference on the conflict at Lagos
comes to the same conclusion. It is this evident character of the conflict that
has led to the US military reticence to intervene more robustly on the ground
(as the Jonathanistas fractions have sought all along) since its aerial surveillance
over the region was launched, prompted by the insurgent’s reported school
children’s abduction operations earlier on in the year. Howard University
“Boko Haram is everywhere in the executive arm of [my] government, in the legislative arm of [my] government and even in the judiciary. Some are also in the armed forces, the police and other security agencies … Some continue to dip their hands and eat with you and you won’t even know the person who will point a gun at you or plant a bomb behind your house.”