The revelations by Dr. Davis are not new to some of us. I can remember having discussions with Dr. Davis early this year while I was in London. He shared a lot of hard facts to me about Boko Haram, he told me at that time that Ali Madu Sheriff was a major sponsor of Boko Haram. A lot of people are screaming about the naming of Ihejirika funding Boko Haram. Well, the answer is this, with the escalation of the Boko Haram offensive, Ihejirika saw more money than ever before, budgeted specifically to the Nigerian army, most of that money landed into his pocket and that of his cronies, he then used some of this money to funnel to Boko Haram through third parties, to further justify demand for increased defense budget, which a large chunk goes to the Nigerian army. It is like investment you give book haram say $10 million dollars and in the next budget you pocket $100 million, because your $10 million increased Boko Haram offensive and therefore defense budget increases.
If this government is serious, I can assure you that it will be very easy to trace millions of dollars presently in off and onshore accounts of Ihejirika. Gen Ihejirika disbanded the JTF at the start of the state of emergency, and divided the army to 7 divisions, he cut down on ammo expenses and made an already defeated Boko Haram under the proactive leadership of Sagir Musa to regroup in Sambisa forest. Today even after over $18 billion has been spent in the last 3 years, the Nigerian army has not acquired any additional tanks, rather they have lost some to Boko Haram. As we speak there is only one functional fighter jet in the AirForce. Only recently, they are trying to acquire a few more. Have you asked yourself how book haram will operate freely without any air assault? Ihejirika, Ali Madou Sherrif and all those connected to the murder of over 20,000 Nigerians must be prosecuted and subsequently executed. They deserve no place in this world.
On the other hand, Boko Haram is also being sponsored by groups like ISIS, that is planning to take over the uranium belt in Borno and parts of Niger and Cameroun, to possibly make a nuclear war head. This is the ultimate goal to cede Borno from Nigeria, take over the uranium resources and essentially make dirty nuclear bombs for ISIS use.
The United States must put pressure on the Nigerian government to fish out these sponsors. They must do everything to scuttle Jonathan’s reelection bid. Ihejirika and Jonathan are one and the same – thieves. We must do our bit to make sure these people do not walk free post 2015.