Many Nigerians fail to see that Boko Haram seeks to destroy us all and not just Jonathan, the PDP..
Those that encouraged the Boko monster and fed the islamist beast at the outset and that silently supported and encouraged them in an attempt to destabilise the government and the nation have now become a victim of that hideous monster themselves.
The same forces encouraged political sharia in order to destabilise President Olusegun Obasanjo's government and undermine his leadership between the years 2000 and 2003. This battle should have been fought and won then but Obasanjo failed to fight it and he handled it with kid gloves, claiming that it would ''fizzle out''.
Well ''fizzle out'' it did not and, like a cancerous sore, ten years later it has come back to haunt us.
Ten years later it has come back in the form of Boko Haram with all it's attendant violence, horror and bloodshed. In the last three years no less than 10,000 of our people have been killed in this conflict and hundreds abducted. The white islamist flag and logo of Boko Haram has been flown in various parts of our nation and yet most of our people don't seem to care and they honestly believe that this conflict will never spread to the south. How naive and how wrong they are.
Let us make no mistake about it: the agenda of Boko Haram and those that are behind it, both locally and their international backers, is not limited to northern Nigeria and neither has it ever been. Simply put they wish to conquer the whole country and establish their own caliphate. They wish to impose their strange values and barbaric beliefs on the rest of us by force.
There are some leaders in Nigeria, backed by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, Al Shabab and emboldened by Arab money and salifist philosophies, that honestly believe that if Nigeria is not ruled by a northern muslim then there must be no peace or there must be no Nigeria at all. Whether we like to admit it or not this is the bitter truth.
The underlying philosophy is that some were ''born to rule'' and if ''they'' cannot rule then they will use ''their'' religion and ''their'' considerable financial and political arsenal to ''make Nigeria ungovernable''. This is evil and we must resist it. I can never support such an agenda, such a philosophy or such people because as far as I am concerned they are of the devil.
Worst still others believe that islamic fundamentalism has a place in our country and they believe that it is right and proper to terrorise, kill, maim and abducte as many Nigerians as possible in order to establish it here. Surely this abberant philosophy and world-view must be rejected and resisted by all right-thinking people. It is time for Nigerians to wake up from their deep and satanic slumber and make the right choices.
They must either stand up and identify the real enemy or they continue to bicker and argue about the most irrelevant, inconsequential and childish things. They must either open their eyes wide and understand the implications of what is unfolding for their nation and for their children and grandchildren or they continue to wallow in denial, ignorance, cowardice and timidity until all is lost and we are completely overwhelmed.