Did the current Nigerian government made a secret deal with the Islamist group Boko Haram that if the government draws a hard line on Nigeria’s homosexual community, Boko Haram would leave foreign crude oil workers on Nigerian soil alone?
By: Ringo Bones
Given that headline grabbing incidents of foreign crude oil extraction workers on Nigerian workers being kidnapped and held for ransom by local Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram seems to have inexplicably stopped during the past couple of years might seem like god news in the eyes of the rest of the world, while the current Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan’s anti-homosexual policy that began around 2012 might seem to be a step back for the country in terms of human rights, one could wonder if the Nigerian government might be recently kowtowing to Boko Haram’s increasing military and political might. The recent “rumored” deal currently circulating in the rest of the world’s conspiracy groups might have been if we (current Nigerian government) will draw a hard line on the country’s homosexual community, local Islamist groups like Boko Haram will leave foreign crude oil workers alone. But is there any truth to these circulating rumors?
With a recent massacre of a boy’s school and more recently the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls and the razing of a girl’s school by Boko Haram in the Nigerian town of Chibok back in April 14, 2014, had both “conspiracy buffs” and anti-terror security analysts are now reaching the conclusion that Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan and his administration might be in over their heads for ever performing a secret deal with Boko Haram reminiscent that of Cold War era double agents hanging around Vienna, Austria facilitating cloak-and-dagger intel exchanges back in the mid 1980s. Sadly, any al-Qaeda affiliated Islamist terror groups like Boko Haram are much, much more ruthless than the Cold War era “godless” Marxist-Leninist socialist Soviet state.
The recent abduction of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram that they are threatening to be sold into sexual slavery into neighboring countries had since raised global concerns over president Goodluck Jonathan’s inability to tackle this problem expediently. Even the U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has lent her influence on the global online campaign - Bring back our Girls – along with girls’ education campaigner Malala Yousafzai. But is the current “complexity” of the present situation in Nigeria the “wildcard” that could derail the eventual success of the Bring back our Girls movement?
Former U.S. Counter Terrorism Department head of the US DoD, Rudolf Atallah, who now heads the security consulting firm White Mountain Research, LLC, has recently uncovered that local politicians in the northern parts pof Nigeria who are political rivals with current Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan might be actively helping the Islamist terror group Boko Haram to make the April 15 attack on the girl’s school in Chibok in Nigeria's Borno state an unqualified tactical success. Worse still, Amnesty International researchers had recently uncovered that the local police of Chibok had received a warning pertaining to the April 14 terror attack on the Chibok girl’s school and abduction of school girls by Boko Haram 4 hours before it happened. Could the lack of a Boko Haram terror attack on the recent World Economic Forum in Abuja back in May 7 the best news so far that had recently come out of Nigeria?