Boko Haram attack kills 31 Nigerian security personnel

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Reality2Day wrote:

If they can’t even protect a military base or police barracks, that one would assume has some type of defenses how do they expect to protect the people. The Nigerian authorities appear incompetent and ill-prepared to deal with the Boko Haram threat. I doubt the people have any confidence in their government to stop these atrocities against them.

May 27, 2014 12:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
umkomazi wrote:

Boko..another example of islam hurtling towards the Middle Ages..

May 27, 2014 1:51pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Thomas269 wrote:

It really makes you want to become a Muslim, doesn’t it???!!!

May 27, 2014 4:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

They killed 17 soldiers and 14 policemen. They destroyed the army barracks, police station, high court building, and district leader’s residence. They attacked in an armored personnel carrier and six Toyota pick up trucks. In the 1970s and 1980s a series of wars in Africa were called the “Toyota Wars” because it was the favorite vehicle of the combattants on all sides.

This attack proves that the Nigerian regime’s armed defenders can’t defend themselves, so the population is also unsafe, and the safety of the population is the primary duty of any regime. The rule is that rebels don’t win rebellions, governments lose them. The poor performance of the army and police indicates that the Jonathan regime probably sold many of the weapons and munitions for their police and military and stole much of the money in the budget for arming Nigeria’s army and police. They may have jobs and paychecks, but they lack the firepower to fight an insurgency that is gaining arms, munitions, vehicles, and fuel. Rebel strength is allowing them to exercise better discipline among civilians than has been the case before, and it will add popular support to their cause if Boko Haram begins to maintain law and order without corruption.

May 27, 2014 7:47pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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