Boko Haram Back With Drones
A couple of days ago it was reported that the dreaded Islamic sect terrorising the north eastern part of Nigeria have upgraded their armoury with drones, this doesn't sound good as they have already started carrying out air raids on our poorly equipped soldiers.
For over a decade our troops have failed to flush out the insurgents, in fact we have always won the war on social media but in reality our troops are no match to the insurgents. In Borno state for instance our troops control only four out of the ten zones that make up the state.
2019 has been the worst year so far in terms of national security, it has gotten to a point whereby the news of people getting killed no longer comes to us with the natural wave of shock it ought to carry.
The news of terrorist drones in our own land has got me thinking, how on earth did a terrorist group bring in war drones, execute air combat training and even launched air raids across various military camps?, the emergence of an air wing of the Islamic sect to me means a possible expansion of their activities to the other parts of the country.
I personally think we should reconsider what we believe to be their philosophy of operation, if its only about implementation of the Sharia across the country and the ban of Western education why then do they attack poor communities with no schools even?, why do they attack mosques and communities in sharia controlled territories?.
The war ravaging the north east is a mixture of Islamic extremism and political interests. The limited action of our pot bellied generals and the deliberate supply of inferior weapons to our troops connotes conspiracy between the insurgents and some political elements in power. So long as the insurgents continue to grow in strength and decimate our troops, our annual security budgets are bound to increase by billions, that's the game.
It's obvious the Nigerian government are not fighting to win this war but to sustain it, sign of more billions every year and send more innocent south Christian soldiers to their early grave, this war is a double edged sword serving various purposes at a time.
If things have gotten to a point of drones being controlled in our nation by terrorists, then we are in for serious trouble.