Nigeria has the largest population of any African nation, its economy has the potential to become a modern one, and it has abundant sources of Oil. Nigeria is a divided nation with northern regions being mainly populated by Muslims and the remainder of the nation being Christian. The President is usually someone from the South and he is a Christian. During the four years an extremist Muslim group, Boko Haram, has run wild all over Nigeria killing and capturing females. Opposed to them is the so called “Nigerian Army.” In reality there is an army that exists on paper and an army that actually exists. Corrupt officers collect salaries for soldiers who simply do not exist and they take money designed to purchase weapons and deposit those funds into their bank accounts. Ironically, the oil rich Nigeria nation lacks money to even get arms and ammunition for their soldiers. Ironically, Boko Haram has higher quality weapons than those available to Nigerian soldiers.
The Nigerian government has sentenced to death 54 soldiers for refusing to go into battle. The soldiers refused because they lacked weapons with which to fight. Not a single one of the 54 is an officer! Lawyers for the 54 argue, “instead of bringing unpatriotic officers to task, military authorities have engaged in diversionary tactics of sending soldiers to death.” Until Nigeria confronts corruption in its army and government, then Boko Haram will run wild!