Jama’are – Azare – Potiskum – Damaturu – Maiduguri road could be described as the best road interchange in Nigeria. This road can also be called; “ HIGHWAY TO HELL”, Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] enclave and territory. From Potiskum – Damaturu – Auno – Jakana – Damagum – Mainok – Benisheik – Maiduguri Road. Dikwa – Ngala Road. Yamtek – Gwoza Road. Mafa – Dikwa Road. Bama – Baga Road. These highways are the most militarized, pillaged, ruined, destruction’s and annihilation’s trails these communities in the wake of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaughts’!
Five countries are seriously indicted in the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaught corridor of weaponry. They are; Mali, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic [CAR], Chad and Niger Republic [the easiest gateway for the left over weapons in Libya] and the shell corporations that are based in Kano. Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] also has some support from Malians armed groups such as; Mouvement National de Liberation de l’Azawad [MNLA], Al-Qaeda Islamic Maghreb [AQIM], Mouvement pour l’unicite et le jihad en Afrique de l’Quest [MUJAO], Ansar Dine, Al-Mourabitoun, Katiba Macina and Katiba Khalid Ibn Walid.
The Central Africa Republic [CAR] arms corridor was said to have been established through the Seleka Muslims rebels that overthrew the government of President Francois Bozize more than three years ago and Seleka leader, Michel Djotodja declaring himself president.
Bangui, the capital of Central Africa Republic [CAR] has a sizeable number of Nigerian traders especially the Kanuri’s, who are principally from Borno State, North East Nigeria who according to informed sources were surreptitiously arming and supplying arms to Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] and some Seleka Muslims rebels in Central Africa Republic [CAR] were neck deep in training the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] and supplying and arming the terrorists through Central Africa Republic [CAR] – Chad – Borno State.
Created by the politicians, and founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002, who was executed in 2009, the sect has grown beyond regional containment and got most of their initial weapons during the Arab Springs [Tunisia].
The terrain is vast, open, and infinite! The Sahel Savannah stretches to Lake Chad Basin. Abdul Kawri, Abubakar Benisheik, Abubakar Shekau, and Abu Mussab Albarnawi are Boko Haram Terrorists’ [BHT] leaders that has hangs the Kanem Bornu empire peace.
Why has this sect been able to subdue Kanem Borno Empire that withstood the fierce Jihadists of Othman Dan Fodio Islamic conquest? The Kanuri’s are known to be versatile, but has caved in to Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaught! The military has lost it’s capability in tackling the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaught. This led to the removal of Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru in December 2017 and replaced with Major General Ibe Nicholas [a former Chief of Logistics, Nigeria Army who also designed the current emblem used for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day].
The Nigeria Army Armour tanks used in the Boko Haram theater of war was rejected by the Iraqi Army, [that was shipped in from Ukraine], but was later re-routed to Nigeria by the Nigeria Army under the former Chief of Army Staff [COAS], Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika.
Lieutenant General Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah, also ex-Chief Of Army Staff [COAS], [whose tenure remains the shortest in the history of Chief of Army Staff analogy and who allegedly converted Nigeria Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering [NAEME] Workshop along Murtala Mohammed International Airport Road, Ikeja into his personal property and named it “KTJ Minimah Housing Estate”] was also mentioned in the blatant disregard of Army procedures and has his hands soiled in the massive fraud that crippled Nigeria Army military operations in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
In Moduganari Ward in Maiduguri, where the Civilian Joint Task Force [CJTF] has predominance, the sect has a lot of members in this neighborhood. Maiduguri residents wakes up daily and through out the whole day to the military sirens blaring through the city and some of them said, ” We are used to the maddening sirens.”
Maiduguri is a city that has become an enclave of two authorities’ Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] and Operation Lafiya Dole theatre of war, Nigeria Army. With the best road network interchange in Nigeria. The North East nay Maiduguri, home to the Kanuri’s, the once unconquered by the Fulani jihad of Othman Dan Fodio, the Kanemi Warriors of the Sahel Savannah has been turned into a nightmare by the dreaded Boko-Haram Terrorists [BHT].
This city has been subdued by the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]. Since the onslaught of this vampire that began in 2011, Maiduguri and the entire North East has not known peace. Most of the towns leveled by this sect has since been rebuild by Borno State Government and Federal Government National Housing Policy, [especially in; Benisheik, Maniok, Auno, Jakana and Damagum with protective walls.
These towns were brought to complete annihilation’s and destruction’s by the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]. The Internally Displaced Peoples [IDP] Camp along Damaturu – Maiduguri has not been spared.
The Internally Displaced People’s [IDP’s] Camp is loosely secured and prone to attack. On March 6th, 2018 another suicide bomber infiltrated Maiduguri and confronted the CJTF and blew himself up, denting the image of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ [OLD] much talked, Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] has been incapacitated! April 2nd, Maiduguri, Borno State; May 1st, Mubi, Adamawa State; and May 2nd, 2018, May 27th, 2018, May 30th, 2018, June 2nd, 2018, June 09th, 10th, & 11th, 2018 and it the attacks and onslaught continues in sequence…..in Maiduguri and the neighboring towns, Borno State by the dreaded and foolhardy Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
Terrorist attacks against citizens had continued ceaselessly. In all these attacks, the Nigeria Military were beaten hands-down by the insurgents and infiltrating communities to launch their deadly attacks. Boko Haram Terrorists had led deadly attacks on a convoy of military vehicles, dumps, logistics and operational bases and inflicted a severe damaged to the military logistics and personnel. It was a fatal attacked that led to Nigerian Army loosing over 1,000 soldiers in various ambushes.
Why has this sect become potent, indomitable and foolhardy? How did the sect recruit their suicide bombers? How did the shell corporations’ wired money illegally through third party to the sect? Who is arming the sect and the source of their weaponry?
The federal government in 2017 established, ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ [OSC], an initiative by the federal government in other to encourage willing, repentant, and accommodate Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] ex-combatants who surrenders to embrace peace. ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ [OSC] operational command base is located in Gombe and the primary objective of the ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ [OSC] was designed by the government to find lasting peace in the North-East region of Nigeria.
Major-General Bamidele Matthew Shafa, Coordinator, ‘Operation Safe Corridor’ [OSC], said, “Operation Safe Corridor’ [OSC], was designed by the government as part of efforts to find lasting solution to the unending and lingering crisis in the North-East, by de-radicalization, and rehabilitation of all ex-Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] that repented and renounced their jihadist posture and views.”
To some psycho analysts, this programme might be a wish-wash and will not achieve it’s objective taken into cognizance the diverse nature of the terrorists cells and networks, poverty, hardliners, indoctrination, brainwashing, and place less emphasis on materialism. With the this at back of their mind, “Kill an infidel, and you are sure of getting into al-Jannah [paradise].”
After the defeat and routing of Islamic State of Iraq & Levant [ISIL], Al-shabab and Malian Islamist’s came in handy. To some top military and intelligence sources, the fight against Boko Haram war may NEVER be won. Quislings in the military, rivalry, low troops morale and poor weapons remains the obstacle to a successful and over-running of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] cells.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru was removed as Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole in December 2017 and was replaced by Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas [former Chief of Logistics, Nigeria Army, who also designed the current emblem used for the Armed Forces Remembrance Day]. And last week Major General Rogers Ibe Nicholas was removed as Operation Lafiya Dole Theater Commander and replaced with Major General Ahmed Dikko as the new Theater Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and now Major General Benson Akinroluyo who took over on November 12th, 2018 as the theatre commander.
Major General Ibrahim Attahiru was said to have failed in many battles against the tackling of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] as result of his mis-handling of intelligence reports and complacency, compromising of duty, seeming inefficiency, and sympathy for the dreaded sect.
Boko Haram shell corporations primarily resides in the popular “Kantin Kwari” Africa’s biggest textile market in Kano, here they are indirectly funded through illegal donations. The rich are protected and NEVER attacked except the defenseless and hapless villagers that bear the brunt of this devil maniacs.
Top government officials in government according to a military source provide the sect with advance information on troops movement, weapons and locations. Nigeria Army lost two of her gallant officers; Colonel Femi Salisu and Lieutenant Colonel Ibrahim Hashim to a leaked information to the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] by an insider in the Nigeria Army [Colonel Femi Salisu was killed in 2016 and Lt. Colonel Abu Ali Jnr. was killed in 2017] they were supposedly going for a mop operation against the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
The armored tank they were to used for the mop-up was said to be in bad order, and the officers complain loudly to their superior commanding officer on the condition of the armored tank.
The superior officer commanding ordered them to proceed, and within forty-five minutes of advancing they were ambushed and killed, their dilapidated armored tank was ransacked and burnt by the rampaging Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
Recruitment of Teenage Suicide Bombers:
Driving through Yobe, Borno and Adamawa States; the theater of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaught, one could behold a sea of inhuman condition in the rural, which makes it easy for Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] to recruit these teenage boys and girls for suicide bombing campaigns and operations.
A “HELL OF LIFE” living condition, the sect capitalize on these by buying and giving the teenagers gift items; biscuits, dresses, brainwash them, indoctrinate them, subvert their psyche, and they are ready for sabotage attacks. They are fueled by circumstances and condition and not by faith.
A chat with a teenager in Konkunri, Kaga Local Government Area, Borno State said; “Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] use their Islamic teachers to intimidate, coerce, and force them to submission. We act as informants, objects of attacks and agents of destruction.” With active connivance of some military and para-military personnel giving advance warning and information to the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT], the war against Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] may last till immemorial.
The entire North East has been turned into a militarized zone. From Jamaare – Azare – Potiskum – Damaturu – Miaduguri – Gamboru Ngala – Mongunu – Bama – Baga – Gwoza. The highway has a high level of military check points. But, does this stop the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] from wrecking havoc and attacks; N-O!
The terrain is vast, the Sahel Savannah stretches to the Lake Chad Basin trough, the sect knows the short-cuts, the military with obsolete guns and howitzers and Iraq Army rejected armored tanks, and low troops morale are no match to the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] sophisticated weaponry and fire power!
There had been several occasions according to my source that Nigeria Army troops refuses to engaged the dreaded and well-armed Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] due to the sophisticated weaponry the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] were brandishing!
The architect of Boko Haram, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff [SAS], has since abandoned Borno State to her fate of wanton destruction by the sect.
Nigeria Army and The Enemy Within.
The inter-ethnic rivalry that existed in the Nigeria Army presently may become the major obstacle for winning the war against Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] insurgency. The recent abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Secondary and Technical College, Dapchi, Bursari Local Government Area, Yobe State was as a result of the quislings in the military that tip off the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] of a loose security arrangement in Dapchi.
With the launching of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV] by Nigeria Air-force recently and with a vast and open Savannah grassland of Yobe, nothing seems impossible for the deployment of this Unmanned Aerial Vehicle [UAV] to track the abductors, especially, the location of the terrorists.
Lieutenant General Azubuike Ihejirika, the former Chief of Army of Staff [COAS] is the arrow head in the purchase of worthless armored tanks worth N13 billion that was rejected by the Iraq Army and was later routed to Nigeria. Lieutenant General Azubuike Stanley Ihejirika remains “Anthill of the Sahel” against the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
A call came in from the Nigeria Defense Adviser, Embassy of Nigeria, Cairo, Egypt to Colonel Sambo Dasuki, former National Security Adviser [NSA] to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan that Iraq Army has rejected a set of armored tanks, pronto, Colonel Sambo Dasuki get across to Lieutenant General Azubuike Stanley Ihejirika to request that the armored tanks be routed to Nigeria.
Iraq Army has rejected the armored tanks as unfit for war against Islamic State of Iraq & the Levant [ISIL], Colonel Sambo Dasuki, the then National Security Adviser [NSA] vetoed it and the unfit armored tanks were shipped to Nigeria and taken to Nigeria Army Armoured School, Bauchi where they were housed and later deployed for use against the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
There was hue and cries by people that be in The North East that Lieutenant General Azubuike Stanley Ihejirika should be prosecuted for war crimes, taken into cognizance the arms deal that he was involved in and risking the lives, properties and troops’ lives in the North East against the Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]. Intelligence sources has hinted that there existed a hegemony that does not want the war to be over, hence Goodluck Ebele Jonathan as Nigeria president NEVER visited the North East in the heat of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] onslaught.
The present Director, Directorate of Military Intelligence [DMI], Major General AA Tarfa who hails from Bauchi is also said to have being pissed off as regard the continue onslaught of Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] against the Nigeria Military Operation in the North East.
Is the war on terror winnable by the Nigeria military? To many the answer simply lies with Nigeria Military operationally. Maiduguri a city that withstood, Othman Dan Fodio jihad has been envelope with darkness by the foolhardy Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT].
With 3 military barracks in Maiduguri namely: 7th Infantry Division, Nigeria Army, Maimalari Barracks along Baga Road; 21 Armored Brigade, Giwa Barracks [that escaped been overran by Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] in 2014] and Nigeria Air-force Station. The military seems helpless in their campaign against the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]. 21 Armored Brigade, Nigeria Army, Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri is the detention center of captured Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]. A place described as “Abominable for Human Habitation”.
Also fresh information reveals that Boko Haram Terrorists may be getting their arms from Sudan and from al-Shabaab terror group in Somalia, whom sources said they were been armed by Eritrea. What are the connections between the Wodaabe and the dreaded Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT]?
Revelations emerging from a clandestine security surveillance reveals that the Wodaabe of Central African Republic [CAR] surreptitiously fronts for Boko Haram Terrorists [BHT] by ferrying arms from the Seleka Muslims rebels in Central African Republic [CAR] through the Maiduguri – Bama – Banki – Sambisa forest [the fortress of Boko Haram Terrorists] to the terror group.
With the recent order and purchasing of 12 Super Tucano A-29 aircraft from US worth $496 million which will be deliver by 2020 to aid the Nigeria military against the fight on terror. Nigeria Military war on Boko-Haram Terrorists [BHT] simply and will remains elusive!