Sunday, July 31, 2011

MEND's gun-boats, Boko Haram's bombs

Business Day
30 July 2011

It is amusing to note the comparisons that various commentators have drawn in several quarters in recent times between the Boko Haram Sect and the Niger Delta militia. For a quick start, both are definitely outlets for dissipation of energy by aggrieved youths who are reacting to a state that has failed them abysmally, one that has not put in the necessary structures nor allowed the cultivation of a conducive environment for the actualization of their aspirations. It is also clear that there is no love for the country called Nigeria. Unfortunately, it is mostly common people (like them) that suffer the repercussions of their own activities.

As in most things that take place in the entity called Nigeria, there is also the colouration of North and South divide that attend to both militant groups.

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