Why is Nigeria fighting Boko'haram alone & all by itself? Going by UN's humanitarian gauge, this fight has lasted long enough, consumed sufficient lives of women & children and, war resources to an extent that should have attracted regional & international military contributions.
We bought weapons but Nigeria is still seriously pressed on all sides for Infantry soldiers to the point that an all-female regiment was drafted to fight marauders along Abuja-Kaduna highway and Zamfara axis. Why is it that ECOWAS and AU aren't contributing soldiers to Nigeria?
While Buhari's govt has no excuse, its unlikely any country with Nigeria's ratio of population & human devt problems to National Income will ever succeed, fighting B'haram/ISWAP; ND militants; Eastern ESN/IPOB, NorthWest banditry. Lets leave armed robbers & kidnappers out of it.
Seeing shipments of light weapons without origin that a country didnt order is a known strategy of rogue int'l arms dealers. We've seen these many times at d ports for which Customs have no explanation. Athink there's a fellow asking civilians to stand up to bandits, bare fisted?
For a country that's owing resident doctors, in just 5yrs, we have spent over $5Bn on US's Super Tucanos, Pakistani's JF-17s, a dozen Russian Mi-35 helicopters & other weapons. Nigeria's centripetal homeland threats have become a well packaged international weapons trade bazaar.
These arent organic security issues and it has pushed Nigeria's yearly defence budgetary allocation to >$1.9Bn. This is more than that of all west African countries put together! When t'was $2.04Billion in 2018, Jordanian and Israeli Arms dealers & marketers flooded the country.
That Nigeria is fighting on all sides & still standing is d only barrier against a desired shift in weapons-deal equilibrium between actors in Syria and d suspect behind Libya's crisis. We are getting free invitations to Climate Change Summits while paying cash for jet fighters!
Fighting B'haram, we weathered pandemic, recovered from recession in an unbelievable time. IMF had to redo their maths, from 1% we'd be growing 2.5% in 2021. There's no chance Nigeria will use this economic growth to build schools. With banditry & ESN, we'd be buying more guns!

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