Women can dialogue, help end Boko Haram in one month - Hamsatu Allamin

By Blogger 

A foremost female civil-societarian in Borno state, Mrs Hamsatu Allamin, has blamed the male dominated Nigerian political class as the bane of the endless Boko Haram conflict stressing that it was high time women were allowed to lead in the negotiation to end the conflict. 

Boko Haram insurgency has dragged to almost a decade leaving nearly 30,000 people killed and about 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, displaced. 

Borno state, the epicentre of the whole conflict, bears well over 80 percent of the entire carnage and destructions. 

Government has spent billions of naira on both military hardware and civil interventions to end the war. But the whole efforts seemed as futile as fetching beater with a basket. 

The military insist Boko Haram has been degraded; that the current "pockets" of attacks were part of the dynamics of an assymetric warfare where insurgents would want to curry publicity by  staging attacks like suicide bombings, ambushes and invasion of soft spots. 

Degraded or in full force, Boko Haram is still killing innocent people. 

Mrs Hamsatu Allamin said Boko Haram conflict drags on because there has been a deliberate act of failure on the part of those entrusted with the role governance in Nigeria. 

She said the Boko Haram conflict that has so far brought untold hardship on the masses is benefitting a select few individuals running  the country. And that until those people are flushed out of the system Nigeria will continue to suffer even worse of such conflicts.  

Kareem's Pick Blog watched Mrs Allamin speak in this burgeoning online  Sahara TV recently. 

She said while the politicians and the unpatriotic technocrats would continue to ensure Boko Haram persists, the women, if given the chance, can effectively negotiate and end to the crisis "in one month". 

She said she departs with those with the viewpoint that the current Nigeria problem is a Buhari problem.

"According to her "Buhari is just an individual in the context of the Nigeria problem, who is surrounded by the military and technocrats that are not ready to team up with him in the fight against Boko Haram. 

"Boko Haram has become a hydra headed monster and it all boils down to function of Government. The government in this context is multifaceted; there are the politicians,the security agencies, the religious bodies and what have you; they all would have different reasons to sustain this violence. I mean different stakeholders in government all have their individual reasons to see to sustenance of  this violence. 

"So this hapless, illiterate, hopeless boys were used to perpetrate this violence so that other people, I believe, can be benefitting from it. 

"Honestly, the common people know them, our politicians and our elders Know them but no body wants to open their mouths and talk about it. 

"But for us women, as mothers,  we are fed up with this bloodletting, in fact we are ready in telling the government that there are people who are willing to broker this peace. It is not government people, it has nothing to do with the government, if they really wish to,  honestly, we can end this violence within one month"

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