By Theodore Shoebat
Muslims slaughtered thirty two people in Nigeria, and now it turns out that a very corrupt politician was stealing billions of dollars, thus depriving the military of ammunition and equipment, enabling the Muslim terrorists to further slaughter people. Here is the report:
The suicide bomber exploded as truckers were tucking into dinner at the bustling marketplace where vendors urged them to buy sugar cane. At least 34 people were killed and another 80 wounded here in Yola, a town packed with refugees from Nigeria’s conflict, emergency officials said Wednesday.
Then two more suicide bombers killed at least three people in the northern city of Kano Wednesday, according to police.
The blasts, with a combined death toll of 37, are the latest by Boko Haram, Nigeria’s Islamic extremists whose 6-year insurgency has killed 20,000 and caused 2.3 million to flee their homes.
The explosions came as President Muhammadu Buhari pressed his campaign against Nigeria’s endemic corruption blamed for hampering the fight against the extremists. Buhari accused a former national security adviser of stealing billions of dollars meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram, when soldiers had just a few bullets and the Islamic extremists were rampaging across northeast Nigeria.
Critics long have blamed corruption for the military’s failures, asking how the insurgents can be better armed than Nigerian soldiers despite an annual defence budget of more than $5 billion, supplemented last year by a loan of $1 billion.
Buhari ordered the arrests of several former high-ranking officials allegedly linked to fraudulent and fictitious arms contracts totalling $5.4 billion, one of his advisers, Femi Adesina, said in a statement.
“Thousands of needless Nigerian deaths would have been avoided” if the money had been properly spent, Adesina said.
Boko Haram was named Wednesday as the world’s most deadly extremist group in the Global Terrorism Index. Deaths attributed to Boko Haram increased by 317 per cent in 2014 to 6,644 compared to 6,073 blamed on the Islamic State group. Boko Haram pledged allegiance to IS in March and calls itself that group’s West Africa Province.
The unending violence has torn apart Nigeria’s northeast. In the city of Yola, hit by a suicide bombing for the third time in as many months, relatives searching for missing loved ones converged on the two main hospitals.
“I couldn’t find them at the hospital so I had to come to the mortuary,” said a distraught Musa Adamu. He said his brother, Kamal, was selling sugar cane to truckers and his uncle had gone to look for him.
Adamu found both bodies at the morgue.
Eight children were among the dead, said Yola Specialist Hospital director Dr. Bala Sa’id.
Nigerians ask why the government has been unable to bring an end to Boko Haram’s violence. Many blame corruption and welcome the order for the arrest of Sambo Dasuki, the former security adviser accused of diverting billions that should have equipped the army.
“Beyond corruption, Dasuki should be charged for high treason: Men, women and children died because their armed forces could not defend them,” one angry Nigerian, D. Olusegun, tweeted.
Buhari ordered the arrest of Dasuki, a key adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan from 2012, and other unnamed high-ranking officials identified in an interim report by a presidential committee investigating arms procurement since 2007. The investigation is part of the fight against endemic corruption that Buhari has waged since taking office in May.
Dasuki is accused of awarding “phantom contracts” to buy 12 helicopters, four fighter jets and munitions worth $2.9 billion that never were supplied, Adesina said. Buhari fired him in July.
Never once have I seen any of these hashtag warriors put a “pray for Nigeria” meme. I guess the French are considered more important than Nigerians.
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