This suspicion, which has already grown into a conviction across the region, is further supported by the wave of indiscriminate killings particularly in the northeast where ordinary people are being cruelly killed, mercilessly maimed and displaced
contrary to conspiracy theorists, did and do still exist and actually engage in indiscriminate killings of people, which they unremorsefully and boastfully admit, other so-called unidentified armed groups who disguise as Boko Haram terrorists are also actively engaged in killings, maiming and displacement of innocent people.
Also while the real Boko Haram terrorists insist and are actually hell-bent on achieving their stated though unjustifiable and indeed unrealistic goals, there is a mysterious ambiguity surrounding the real identities of such so-called unidentified murderers, the vested interests sponsoring them and also what they exactly want to achieve.
Moreover, while terror gangs in other countries operate cowardly and adopt guerrilla warfare tactics, the pattern of both Boko Haram terrorists and other terror gangs’ operations in Nigeria is characterized by daring audacity that shows the extent of disdain they have for Nigerian army and other government’s security agents.
For instance, the almost 24-minute long video clip posted ridiculous blame game between the incumbents and the opposition and empty arguments among opinion leaders many of whom ironically promote prejudice and bigotry among people.
Consequently, while similar crises elsewhere are militarily crushed, peacefully resolved or at least manageably contained, the situation worsens at an alarming rate in Nigeria. The intensity and rate of terror attacks continue to grow beyond the northeast region, and are also apparently creeping into northwest where massacres in Zamfara and Katsina states were committed over the past few months.
These and the steady emergence of more warzones and flashpoints across several states in the region warn of a looming anarchy in the whole region and the country at large, if care is not taken.
Nigeria is obviously running out of time, and its leaders must put aside their political and other difference, act responsibly and decisively in order to arrest this fast deteriorating situation before it’s too late.