A former Ambassador of the United States to Nigeria, Ambassador John Campbell has said that Boko Haram, the Islamic Sect that has claimed responsibility for all the bombings in the Northern parts of Nigeria, is highly decentralised.
Ambassador John Campbell, a major critic of President Goodluck Jonathan’s government added in his latest report, that one element to show the decentralisation of the terrorist group includes the followers of Mohammed Yusuf, the charismatic Islamic preacher who was killed by the Nigerian police.
It would be recalled that the US Former Ambassador had warned President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan over the approach of the federal government of Nigeria to the issue of Boko haram, noting that the reactions of the Jonathan-led government towards the terror group would not help matters.
“Boko Haram looks like it’s highly diffused, highly decentralised-defining what Boko Haram is and what it stands for specifically is also very difficult to pinpoint. There is almost a tendency in the media to label anything that happens that is bad in the North as Boko Haram,” he said.
He also said that he would continue to involve himself in the political activities of Nigeria, stressing that Nigeria does not only have the potential, but also had the calling to be the leader of the African continent.