Thursday, June 23, 2011

NIGERIA's BOKO HARAM: THE WAY FORWARD

CAUSES OF BOKO HARAM

1 - Repressive attack against the religious group by the Government in 2009.
2- The extra judicial killings of their Leader Muhammad Yusuf and others in 2009.
3- Exclusion of members of the Group by mainstream Islamic groups.
4- Failure of Governance in Borno and Bauchi states.
5- Federal government policy of appeasing militancy.
6- Inspiration from the success of the armed struggle in the Niger Delta.
7- Abject poverty and high rate of unemployment in the northern states.
8- Proliferation of arms in the north east.
9- Chadian civil war and illegal immigration.
10-Disconnect between elected and appointed leaders and the people.
11- Absence of data and intelligence about individuals and organizational links with foreign groups.
12- Absence of a rehabilitation program for religious fundamentalists.
13- Indolence and negligence of the northern states governors.
14-Misuse of security votes by states Governors.
15- The standoff in Somalia.
16- Unresolved Arab Israeli crisis.
17- Lack of true federalism.
18- Resistance of the political establishment to a national conference.
19- The collapse of public schools.
20- Active involvement of traditional leaders in politics.
21- Federal government increasing reliance on foreign security agencies.


SOLUTION TO BOKO HARAM

1- Creation of a Ministry for Peace and Ethinic and religious Harmony.
2- Compensation and formal apology to the family of the slain Boko Haram leader.
3- Release of the members of the groups in detention.
4- Setting up of a special joint federal and state fund for the rehabilitation and assistance to the Almajiri children.
5- Setting up of a presidential contact committee headed by respected and politically neutral Elder statesmen to meet with the group.
6- Massive economic aid and investment in particularly the north eastern states of Nigeria.
7- Mainstreaming all religious sects and groups in broader religious bodies.
8- Revival of public education.
9- Periodic consultation between local Government officials and local religious groups.
10- Equipping and funding preventive intelligence.
11-Support and funding for local groups involved in peace promotion in the vulnerable states.
12- Mopping up of arms and explosives.


Shehu Sani

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well done job

December 29, 2011 at 6:11 AM  
Anonymous tutu said...

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January 30, 2012 at 12:52 PM  
Anonymous tutu said...

The south is responsible for making over 90 percent of the GDP so the south being richer than the north is normal. I think the real problem is sharia law. Sharia law is what is holding the north back, because business is difficult under sharia and nobody wants to go to a state under sharia. And another problem is the fact that in the north education is not seen as important and english is seen as a foreign language, the northerners see the coran education as more important than science. And with their little knowledge of English they can not communicate with the south. Moreover northerners despise the southerners, therefore northerners hardly move south and hardly benefit from the business going on in southern Nigeria. The government is not responsible for the business development in the south, the southerners are the only people responsible for their development. Apart from that southerners travel a lot and are represented in the whole world, they especially get educated in EU and America and do business there and they send a lot of money home. Is it this money you are suggesting the government to give to the north-east ? Do you think that is fair ? You really talk like an idiot, they should have let you rot in jail !

January 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why on earth some fools thinks country can only survive when they have oil. pls stop this oil nonsense or better still carry your oil go and see if we are not going to be better.

February 12, 2012 at 2:09 PM  

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