“Since the arrival of the Americans to help stop Boko Haram, there is a frenzied condemnation of the terror network by those long suspected of being the chief sponsors.
“Suddenly, just too suddenly, Buhari and Babangida are outdoing themselves in throwing jabs at Boko Haram. The deaf, dumb and blind have magically, miraculously received hearing, the gift of speech and eloquence, and not to forget, sight.
“What could possibly explain this frenetic show of statesmanship? Could it be driven by fear, fear that something could be traceable to them? I can’t help getting the impression that some godfathers are trying to distance themselves from a hit man that has been caught by the law.
“It’s all too uncanny not to be suspicious. I am a very optimistic person but the show now being put up by these folks are just too much not to incite some cynicism in my old mind.
“When things of the night begin to strut in the day, it’s time to call the kids back from the playground. I simply cannot get it. I mean, I can’t get this force-ripe nationalism, this sudden shying away of baboons from spilling blood, this sudden turnaround from making the country ungovernable to calling for structure and good neighborliness. I am afraid!
“From the look of things, I wouldn’t be surprised if tomorrow Governors Nyako and Shettima, and even Shekau himself, begin to declare that Boko Haram and not Western education is evil.” – Prof. Imo Ben Ubokudom Eshiet