Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan's challenge to the Boko Haram group to identify themselves and state their demands surprised many Nigerians. Boko Haram's identity and demands are no secret. But can talks bring the peace Nigerians seek?
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Are we to believe that the West is not aware of the activities of this terrorist group? Or are the lives of those innocent Christians/Biafrans/Igbos no worth protecting?
Now people are watching, at the reasons for the Western intervention in Ivory Coast, Libya and elsewhere, yet for over 45 year now, ethnic cleansing has been going unchallenged, because the victims are mainly Christians/Biafrans/Igbos.
Question is whether the world will be ready for the result of these decades of endurance of groups that believe in peace, yet only receive genocide and humiliation.
Now while the peaceful nonviolent Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, is constantly being killed, tortured, kidnapped etc., even though the group never cause anyone harm. Yet the so-called government wants to talk with the terrorist group that has already made their point as to what they want. Which is to force everyone in the whole ‘Nigeria’ to Moslem and Sharia as supreme constitution? Is that difficult to understand?
Now the same government has been making series of payments to them to continue building up their arms, apart from the 100Million they paid to the family of the former leader killed by the police (when it was clear he will reveal the sponsors in government), ironically, thousands that had been killed and the properties destroyed by the group never get any compensation or proper burial.
It is certain the people being repressed for long will soon defend themselves, as was the case in 1967-70. When that happened will they again be branded as 'separatists', 'secessionists', or 'rebels'?
talking will not solve anything. There should be root solutions and that's the government doing their job and help out the people.
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