Insecurity is one of the major challenges faced by some countries in Africa. There have been cases of kidnapping, thuggery, terrorism and banditry in some regions. These evil perpetrators are not just bent on causing havoc in certain regions, they also plan to multiply and conquer more regions if they are allowed to carry out their ungodly acts.
Africa, despite being a continent known for its diversity and cultural legacy, is facing a significant challenge from three evil sects, each of which is likely to advocate for one course of action. The three groups are Boko Haram, ISWAP, and ISIS.
The Satanic Trinity:
Boko Haram, the Islamic State, and ISIS are a thorn in the flesh not only for Nigeria and Africa, and for the rest of the world as well. These organizations are hell-bent on causing havoc and disrupting a country's peace.
1) The rise of Boko Haram, the faceless foe of peace:
Boko Haram first appeared in Maiduguri, Borno State, around 2002, according to research. The name Boko Haram is a combination of the Hausa word "Boko" and an Islamic word "Haram." Boko Haram suggests that western education is sinful or forbidden.
The group not only opposed Western education but also argued for its sovereignty, claiming that democratic and secular governments are incompatible with Shariah law.
Boko Haram established a base in Bauchi in July 2009 and spread to other northern states, recruiting new members and carrying out attacks that killed civilians and security personnel.
Their operations deteriorated dramatically in 2010, with an increase in suicide bombings, shooting sprees, and executions.
In May 2013, the ongoing attacks by the Boko Haram terrorist group prompted the declaration of a state of emergency in Borno, Yobe, and Adamawa. Many people have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Despite some Boko Haram members openly pleading with Nigerians for forgiveness, Leah Sharibu, a young lady abducted three years ago by Boko Haram, is still being held captive and there is no word on her whereabouts.
Leah Sharibu was kidnapped by Boko Haram for refusing to denounce Jesus, and she reportedly gave birth to two babies while imprisoned.
2. ISIS (also known as ISIL):
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, officially known as the Islamic State and also known by its Arabic acronym Daesh, is a militant group and formerly unrecognised proto-state that adheres to Salafi jihadi doctrine.
The Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) is thought to be a branch of Boko Haram. The dangerous gang is also known as "Wilayat Garb Ifrqiya," which translates as "West African Province." The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is said to have split from Boko Haram in 2015 and declared allegiance to the ISIL.
It has been difficult to apprehend these enemies of peace because they occasionally catch our security officers off guard.
There have also been claims that these terrorist groups are more armed than some of the security officers assigned to combat them, implying that they are funded by wealthy individuals.
Why does the entire world need to unite to stop them?
These terrorists should not be regarded as a threat to a specific region of space; rather, they should be regarded as a global adversary. Even though we thought these faceless enemies of peace were becoming peace seekers, some of them are still going around bragging about what they plan to do next.
If given the opportunity, these terrorists will not only dominate in a single region, but will seek to expand their territory and capture as many regions as possible. The entire world should band together to put out this small fire before it grows into a raging inferno and an unquenchable fire.
The world should not turn a blind eye as these terrorists go on their rampage with impunity. Even if some countries are free of terrorism, they can come out and offer solutions to help other countries suffering from insecurity.
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