BOKO HARAM THE LESSONS FOR AFRICA

Young lives are being sacrificed to vultures and poverty is being
nurtured by extremists who have no strategy on how to improve the
living conditions of the African people.How are children as young as 10 dragged to become suicide bombers? Do
they even know what is put around their waist? Are they hypnotised or
drugged before being set loose to cause death and destruction?
Which type of society and system nurtures minds which could justify
the murder of children and innocent stand byers in the name of
religion?
Where the Boko Haram fighters are based speak volumes. The Chadian
forces, in collaboration with forces from Nigeria, Niger and Cameroon,
have found the bases of Boko Haram in the remotest part of these
countries where the state is least present in terms of social
services.
Once those bases are destroyed, Boko Haram would have lesser
capacities to kill and maim innocent persons. Hence, the real solution
is to make education free, accessible and compulsory so that all
citizens would have the same education on the values of citizenship
and further provide all necessary social services, jobs and high farm
incomes to enable each to live reasonably well. This would increase
national pride and cohesion.