“God will be no helper of liars.” Homer, 900 BC.
VANGUARD BOOK OF QUOTATIONS, VBQ p 127.
“Lying M” (not his real name), Federal Minister, went to Borno State in 2016, and after being driven around under heavy military escort, pronounced Boko Haram “defeated”. A few weeks after Boko Haram kidnapped almost 50 UNIMAID researchers and foreign workers. They also launched suicide bomb attacks on over twenty communities in one month.
About two months ago, “Lying M” was back again. This time it was to tell us that “Boko Haram has been decimated”. Today about one hundred families of soldiers are mourning their loved ones slain by a decimated gang. I am also grieving for the families and Nigeria. We thought a retired General could fight the war better than a “bloody civilian”. We were wrong; dead wrong. He is too old to fight this war. Ogapatapata of the armed forces just asked the military to “wipe Boko Haram off the face of the earth”. Take cover. Each time they talk like that Boko Haram replies with venom. “Liars ought to have good memories.” (Algernon Sidney, 1622-1683, VBQ p 127). These liars can’t even remember yesterday. Pity.