Every so often I console myself living in the United States of America with the thought that at least I am not a member of the nation of Nigeria. Imagine being a citizen of a country in which the President and his corrupt cronies devote their days and nights to robbing the people blind even as Muslim fanatics wander around murdering hundreds of people? President Goodluck Jonathan doesn’t give a damn if terrorists take over a large section of the country as long as his corrupt allies can siphon off billions from the nation’s oil. He allows an army in which soldiers are not provided weapons and are happy if they at least get paid every so often. When asked about the horror of Boko Haramhis response is to blame failure of other nations to wipe it out. He lacks any sense of responsibility for what transpires in his own nation. Goodluck reminds me of Chinese leaders in the 1940s who stole money as the Communists gradually took over the country.
Boko Haram murderers swept through small towns killing and burning. Imagine guerrilla forces taking over an army base! Rachel Adamu summed up the feeling of her fellow Nigerians: “Please pray for us, we are in danger, under serious attacks. Goodluck to those in danger of their lives, Goodluck doesn’t give a damn!