When you read this NBC report – that Boko Harma are local and not global terrorists, that they are fighting poverty and that they are targetting Muslims more, you realize how much of an ignoramus ambassador Campbell is. Then when you come to the end of it, you find he admits he is ignorant – something some have known for long. So why did they publish the opinions of a self-acclaimed ignoranus? http://www.nbcnews.com/#/news/world/who-are-boko-haram-extremists-escalate-nigeria-terror-campaign-n84046
Campbell pulls another rabbit trick out of his mouth – hard to believe he was once an ambassador to Nigeria with the level of ignorance displayed here. Boko Haram says they are global jihadists, they admit training by Alshabab etc, they used to be called the “Nigerian Taliban,” they operated training camps in Mali so why does he believe so much in the innocence of these local jihadists? If churches have been the main target of Boko Haram in the last few years, how is it possible for Muslims to be the most victims?
The NBC article is itself a desservice to the facts. Not one mosque has been bombed by Boko Haram. Not one. Numerous churches have been attacked, bombed, shot, burnt – we are talking hundreds.
These blood-thirsty medieval throat-slitting barbarians are portrayed as Robin Hoods of sorts. This is not an economic revolt – this is a classic jihad to impose islam on infidels like Campbell and his ilk. Its not about corruption or poverty. Nigeria, China and India account for two-thirds of the world’s poor, yet you do not see terrorism on these levels in China or India which have much hundreds of millions of poor compared to Nigeria’s tens of millions.
It is particularly pathetic that the article implies that this is a war against the corrupt and rich south. Nay. The south has actually been exploited and oppressed by the north and the deprived and destitute oil-producing Niger Delta actually led a violent and genuine poverty and justice-based militancy against the central government. Even at that they were more humane than the Boko Haram beasts.
I hope Campbell gets an Easter Basket out of this atrocious mis-writing of history. Boko Haram couldn’t have found a truer friend and apologist then a former top US official but if a gift basket does come in the mail, he shouldn’t believe his own hype and think Boko Haram loves him and hates only Nigerian southerners.