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Boko Haram of Terrorists and the Book Harangue of lyricists

Boko Haram of Terrorists and the Book Harangue of lyricists

Wars of all sorts have been an integral part of the known and recorded history of Mankind.

Many wars have been fought throughout history, but none so longest running and most indecisive and difficult to date as the war of the Terror Kind!

Almost every country of the world is exposed to the war of the terror kind, and almost all the countries of the world are also affected by it…. Nigeria, not excluded.

There is something like the International War on Terror, an Initiative of The United States of America in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 Al Qaeda attack on the Twin Towers in New York. The Never-Ending War Against Terror, is 17 years old and has no terminal date yet.

The Nigerian version of it, started in 2002 with the founding of Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, by Mohammed Yusuf, with a followership of near 15,000 armed men at a time, began full Terror activities in 2009. Today, Boko Haram the inglorious sobriquet of the group, has given way to another name of the Islamic State in West Africa, ISWA, with active Terror operations in Northeastern Nigeria, also active in Chad, Niger, and northern Cameroon.

Since the current insurgency started in 2009, Boko Haram has killed tens of thousands and displaced 2.3 million from their homes and was ranked as the world’s deadliest terror group by the Global Terrorism Index in 2015….
That is the grave situation President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Tukur Yusufu Buratai inherited, when they both assumed offices, in 2015!

Three years down the line and the story is now Different. Very Different!
From the staggering figure of 168 terror attacks on churches and other places of worship between 2012 and 2015, only a small number of suicide bombers in a few mosques of less than 10 have been recorded since then.
From Boko Haram occupation of no less than 14 local governments of 2015, none is at present occupied under the new administration of President Buhari.

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