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Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 4:47pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:
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Mohamed Yusuf is widely accepted to be the original leader of the proscribed militant Islamic group commonly referred to as Boko Haram.

What most of you are not aware of is the original composition of Yusuf's inner circle which were drawn not from the vast population of poor ignorant masses in the north but from very educated young men of privileged background.

What most of you also are not aware of is that the radicalization of these young men did not begin with Yusuf or in some rundown Madrasah that dots northern Nigeria but in lecture halls in universities across northern Nigeria. They came to Yusuf because they could identify with his own very radical message.

The group gots it's nick name Boko Haram for its opposition of western styled education and mainly because the group was composed of young privileged and highly educated young men who turned their back on the world preferring a return to classical medieval Islamic society. Public destruction of certificates was done to woo more young men into their fold.

The group unsurprisingly continued to enjoy wide spread support among young northerners because of the energetic, vibrant and new perspective they offered. Within a short time, the group started to draw negative critism fom the old established clerics who not only frowned about their radical views but saw their own popularity wane in the midst of younger Muslims who preferred what Yusuf had to offer.

This critism will lead to both false and truthful allegations by the clerics to the authorities on the extent of the radicalization Yusuf was offering the youth. The security apparatus then swung in to investigate the activities of Yusuf and his group and severally he was "invited" to the police station to clarify issues. This only made Yusuf more popular among the youth and gave him an air of fighting the established order. The north was witnessing its first ever revolutionary character.

Yusuf sensing the new twist to his personality and movement will capitalize on his new found fame and status by pumping up the rhetoric even further. This is when the crooked politicians got to notice this young charismatic man. His popularity they (politicians) thought, could be used to their advantage and before long Yusuf added another feather to his influence and ego. With Politicians patronizing Yusuf and soliciting for his support base, things were bound to get to his head.

Here was this young man of humble background and limited education surrounded by children of the elite and the poor masses at his beck and call now getting visits from prominent local, state, regional and national political figures.

Before long the politicians began to use Yusuf's supporters to carry out violent attacks on their opponents for a fee paid to Yusuf off course.
This only made Yusuf more notorious with the security agents. But anytime he or any of his members were picked up both their highly placed political associates and the influential relatives of his Lieutenants swung into action to spring him out of custody.

Before long Yusuf built an air of impunity for himself and his members since they were always let go Scott free after any of their violent skirmishes within Borno. It didn't take long for concerned individuals to petition the DSS about Yusuf and before long he was picked up during the second tenure of Obasanjo and was held for a long period by the DSS. This was the time Yusuf met Asari in detention.

But eventually, Yusuf was released back into society and his aura had taken up legendary status.
This is a man that even the federal government could not convict.
From here on, grand delusions of grandeur began to set in and Yusuf thought he had everything at is disposal to take out the Nigerian state.

We thus, cannot exclude the influences of Yusuf's inner circle and their connections to the corridor of power in our polity in incubating the monster boko haram.

This goes to show that the Boko Haram insurgency has its roots in the northern oligarchy.

Abdulmutalab is a good example of how a young privileged and educated northern youth can become radicalized.

This is were the maitassine movement differs completely with that of Boko Haram.

The maitassine movement was drawn from the poor dredges of northern Nigeria. The maitassine movement was effectively dealt with because the northern oligarchy saw it as a revolutionary movement ( which it was) challenging their authority and dominance and as such this was why the group was completely isolated and summarily destroyed.

The case with Boko Haram is different as the group is intertwined with the northern oligarchy.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 5:06pm On Feb 14, 2015
The northern oligarch has a lot to answer for Boko Haram.

Take for example the case of Abdullmutallab who is a child from a very privileged and influential family.

Abdul was mentored by no other than the current Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi.

Sanusi, on his own part was found to be one of the architects and instigators of a sectarian riot in Kano during the Abacha regime. Sanusi was later imprisoned in Sokoto for 2 years before being exiled.

Sanusi then proceeded to Khartoom, Sudan where he mixed freely with radical elements like Osama bin Laden.

Sanusi also has another terror link with Ogueche, the mastermind behind the Maraba motor park bombings in Abuja. Ogueche fled to the same Sudan before his extradition was completed.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 5:09pm On Feb 14, 2015
And ya see babies shouting change. Pity dem life

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by asadike(f): 5:20pm On Feb 14, 2015
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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by lyntiffany(f): 5:34pm On Feb 14, 2015
Op their story is much more than what you wrote up there.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 5:48pm On Feb 14, 2015
lyntiffany:
Op their story is much more than what you wrote up there.

The piece is intended to showcase who are really behind the group and what motivates them. This is contrary to what the Obama white house wishes to present which is that the insurgency rose from a society plagued by poverty and corruption which is simply not the case.

This stance by the Obama white house was to deflect attention from the insurgents to the central government thereby making it easy to castigate the Nigerian government.

From all the rhetoric coming from Obama, one thing is clear and it is that the US will not assist Nigeria fight the insurgency.

The US government has not only refused to assist us but has gone ahead to block any assistance from other countries willing to assist us. The Obana white house has also declared that they are handicapped to help given allegation of human rights violation by men of the Nigerian security forces. It is obviously clear who and what is behind this insurgency and the role of the white house can not be exempted.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by cooljude(m): 5:52pm On Feb 14, 2015
Op how did you get your info and datas that you used for this analysis.
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by lyntiffany(f): 6:03pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:


The piece is intended to showcase who are really behind the group and what motivates them. This is contrary to what the Obama white house wishes to present which is that the insurgency rose from a society plagued by poverty and corruption which is simply not the case.

This stance by the Obama white house was to deflect attention from the insurgents to the central government thereby making it easy to castigate the Nigerian government.

From all the rhetoric coming from Obama, one thing is clear and it is that the US will not assist Nigeria fight the insurgency.

The US government has not only refused to assist us but has gone ahead to block any assistance from other countries willing to assist us. The Obana white house has also declared that they are handicapped to help given allegation of human rights violation by men of the Nigerian security forces. It is obviously clear who and what is behind this insurgency and the role of the white house can not be exempted.

yea I understand your point but the one am talking about was written by a journalist who did research on the group, thats a link to it, was written by a journalist named Ahmad Salkida. http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=64056
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 6:06pm On Feb 14, 2015
lyntiffany:
yea I understand your point but the one am talking about was written by a journalist who did research on the group, thats a link to it, was written by a journalist named Ahmad Salkida. http://sunnewsonline.com/new/?p=64056

I just wanted to highlight the link between the northern elite and their role in protecting the group thereby pointing out why the group remains elusive and unchecked till this day.

Let me read the article first.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by lyntiffany(f): 6:10pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:


I just wanted to highlight the link between the northern elite and their role in protecting the group thereby pointing out why the group remains elusive and unchecked till this day.

Let me read the article first.
Alright.
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 6:11pm On Feb 14, 2015
lyntiffany:
Alright.

Sexy pic by the way
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by DONGOYARO1: 6:17pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:
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Jonathans incompetence made Boko Haram what it is today. During the administration of Late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram was killed and their Ibn Tiamiyu Mosque in Maiduguri was burnt.
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by lyntiffany(f): 6:20pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:


Sexy pic by the way
covers my face, thanks dear smiley

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by DONGOYARO1: 6:24pm On Feb 14, 2015
WombRaiders:


I just wanted to highlight the link between the northern elite and their role in protecting the group thereby pointing out why the group remains elusive and unchecked till this day.

Let me read the article first.
what do you mean by Northern elite?

The erstwhile leader and members of Boko Haram shura council viz: Mohammed Yusuf, Buji Foi, Abubakar Shekau, Kabiru Sokoto, Abu Qaqa, Abu Zinnira etc were once Ali Modu Sheriff's boys before they went bersek, they were once on his paylist. Today, Ali Modu Sheriff is a friend to president Jonathan and it is under the administration of this same president jonathan that a fake cease fire was declared

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Nobody: 6:39pm On Feb 14, 2015
DONGOYARO1:
Jonathans incompetence made Boko Haram what it is today. During the administration of Late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram was killed and their Ibn Tiamiyu Mosque in Maiduguri was burnt.

And do you know why he was killed?
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by KwaraRat: 11:59am On Aug 21, 2016
bump!
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by Abeymills(m): 1:23pm On Aug 21, 2016
The north is our problem in Nigeria

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by T8ksy(m): 1:26pm On Aug 21, 2016


And do you know why he was killed?



That's a no brainer!

Simply to protect the identities of the northern elite behind Yusuf's Boko haram.

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Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by AntiBalaka: 10:30pm On Jul 20, 2019
DONGOYARO1:
Jonathans incompetence made Boko Haram what it is today. During the administration of Late President Umaru Musa Yar'adua, Mohammed Yusuf, the leader of Boko Haram was killed and their Ibn Tiamiyu Mosque in Maiduguri was burnt.

And where has Buhari competency got us today?

Useless
Re: Birth Of A Monster: How The Northern Oligarchy Nutured Boko Haram by jconsulting(f): 11:18pm On Jul 20, 2019
You idiots are still blaming Jonathan, continue grin

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