Thoughts Lead To Appreciation
As predicted, Boko Haram were behind the attacks on Mubi and Gombe Motor Park that left scores of citizens dead.
Immediately following the confirmation of the ceasefire by Defence Headquarters, I had cautiously advised our military to ensure the ceasefire was not a smoke-screen for Boko Haram to reinforce their positions and launch fresh attacks.
That fear has been confirmed and worse.
Brazen killings of Nigerians did occur and while doubt hovered over who was accountable, I questioned the peace deal itself and the sincerity behind it.
Did Boko Haram want peace?
NO, they do not.
This is a repetition of announcements in 2013 by Tanimu Turaki, Minister For Intergovernment Affairs, of Boko Haram’s desire for a peace negotiation.
Each time he opened his mouth to present illusions of peace, more citizens were killed by the so-called peace huggers.
Nothing new has occurred, except there are details to the insurgency that are disturbing.
The invasion of Mubi was not a surprise attack, for residents were aware of rumours of the threat.
That raises fresh questions over the violation of the now nonexistent ceasefire:
1~ Were the Nigeria Armed Forces informed of the threat?
a~ If no, why not?
b~ If yes, did they believe the news?
i~ If no, why not? Perhaps they trusted the terms of the ceasefire would be kept.
ii~ If yes, did they take steps to check the breach of security in Mubi? Most importantly, did they trace the contact source of the rumour?
2~ Throughout the negotiations with Danladi Ahmadu, alleged Boko Haram intermediary, why did Nigerian representatives not detect his insincerity?
3~ Since Boko Haram have disavowed knowledge of Danladi Ahmadu, how was initial contact with him established?
4~ Why and how was he mistaken for an authority on Boko Haram?
5~ Finally, why was there insinuations my abducted girls would be freed when in reality they have been sold?
Personally, my heart tears that my beloved nation and military have been taken for a ride.