Add Boko Haram to the list that includes al Qaeda and Taliban among other radical Islamic groups that are at war with the free world. Boko Haram terrorist criminals attacked and killed 40 sleeping students in northern Nigeria where the organization wants to create its own Islamic state.
“The Congregation and People of Tradition for Proselytism and Jihad (Arabic: جماعة اهل السنة للدعوة والجهاد Jamā’a Ahl al-sunnah li-da’wa wa al-jihād) — better known by its Hausa name Boko Haram (pronounced [bōːkòː hàrâm], “Western education is sinful”) — is an Islamic jihadist militant terrorist organisation based in the northeast of Nigeria north Cameroon and Niger. It is an Islamist movement which strongly opposes non-Sharia legal systems, and what they deem “Westernization.” Founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2001, the organisation seeks to establish sharia law in the country.”
What is the status of Nigeria these days according to the CIA?
Nigeria is a federal republic that gained independence from Britain in 1960. It took the nation 9 years to produce a constitution which is four years less that it took the United States after it gained independence, also from Great Britain.
A trouble symptom shows up when you consider its legal system”
“mixed legal system of English common law, Islamic law (in 12 northern states), and traditional law”
CIA World Factbook
Islamic law is prevalent in 12 northern states.
Another trouble symptom is the number of political parties:
Political parties and leaders:
Accord Party or ACC [Mohammad Lawal MALADO]
Action Congress of Nigeria or ACN [Adebisi Bamidele AKANDE]
All Nigeria Peoples Party or ANPP [Ogbonnaya C. ONU]
All Progressives Grand Alliance or APGA [Victor C. UMEH]
Congress for Progressive Change or CPC [Tony MOMOH]
Democratic Peoples Party or DPP [Jeremiah USENI]
Labor Party [Umar MUSTAPHA]
Peoples Democratic Party or PDP [Bamanga TUKUR]”
CIA World Factbook
That is simply too many parties. There are many more political organizations which influence political parties and government leaders.
Border disputes, drugs, and violence among religious sects are big problems.
Economically, the nation is oil-rich, and that will be short-lived asset. The nation’s military leaders squandered their resource wealth and drove up a huge debt. The current political leadership is demonstrating responsibility in addressing economic problems in a nation that is notoriously rife with corruption.
Once again, the free world nations that are a part of the United Nations must develop a strategy and policy for how it plans to deal with radical Islam. Islam of the extreme has become a global menace.
Pres. Goodluck JONATHAN has put the nation in a declared state of emergency.
Who are in charge?
“Date of Information: 5/7/2013
Pres. Goodluck JONATHAN
Vice Pres. Namadi SAMBO
Min. of Agriculture & Natural Resources Akinwunmi Ayo ADESINA, Dr.
Min. of Aviation Stella ODUAH-OGIEMWONYI
Min. of Communication Technology Omobola Johnson OLUBUSOLA
Min. of Culture & Tourism Edem DUKE
Min. of Defense Bello MOHAMMED
Min. of Education Raqayyatu Ahmed RUFAI
Min. of Environment Hadiza Ibrahim MAILAFA
Min. of the Federal Capital Territory Bala MOHAMMED
Min. of Finance Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA
Min. of Foreign Affairs Olugbenga Ayodeji ASHIRU
Min. of Health Onyebuchi CHUKWU
Min. of Information & Communications Labaran MAKU
Min. of Interior Abba MORO
Min. of Justice & Attorney Gen. of the Federation Mohammed Bello ADOKE
Min. of Labor & Productivity Chukwuemeka Ngozichineke WOGU
Min. of Lands, Housing, & Development Ama PEPPLE
Min. of Mines & Steel Development Musa Mohammed SADA
Min. of National Planning Commission Shamsudeen USMAN
Min. of National Sports Commission Ibrahim Isa BIO
Min. for the Niger Delta Affairs Peter Godsday ORUBEBE
Min. of Petroleum Resources Diezani ALISON-MADUEKE
Min. of Police Affairs Caleb OLUBOLADE, Capt. (Ret.)
Min. of Power Bart NNAJI
Min. of Science & Technology Ita Okon Bassey EWA
Min. of Special Duties Ernest OLUBOLADE
Min. of Sports Yusuf SULEIMAN
Min. of Trade & Investment Olusegun AGANGA
Min. of Transport Idris UMAR
Min. of Water Resources Sarah Reng OCHEKPE
Min. of Women’s Affairs Josephine ANENIH
Min. of Works Mike ONOLEMEMEN
Min. of Youth Development Bolaji ABDULLAHI
Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria Sanusi Lamido SANUSI
Ambassador to the US Adebowale ADEFUYE
Permanent Representative to the UN, New York Joy OGWU”
CIA World Factbook
“Nigerian students shot dead in their beds
September 30, 2013 – 7:56AM
Damaturu: Suspected Islamist militants have stormed a college in northeastern Nigeria and shot dead around 40 male students, some of them while they slept early on Sunday, witnesses said.
The people they killed they don’t even know them. This is the creation of the devil.
The gunmen, thought to be members of rebel Islamist sect Boko Haram, attacked one hostel, took some students outside before killing them and shot others trying to flee, people at the scene said.
Boko Haram, which wants to establish an Islamic state in northern Nigeria, has intensified attacks on civilians in recent weeks in revenge for a military offensive against its insurgency. Several schools, seen as the focus of Western-style education and culture, have been targeted.”