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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has given reasons Boko Haram was launched in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.
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Obassnjo said he made the discovery while conducting a research for his degree in Christian Theology.

He spoke while delivering the 2017 Foundation Day Public Lecture entitled: ‘Corruption and the Challenges of the African Child’, to mark the 14th anniversary of Dorcas Oke Hope Alive Initiative (DOHAL) held at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan

The former military Head of State pointed out that abject poverty arising from Nigeria’s corrupt system led to the “formation of kick against western education otherwise known as Boko Haram.”

He added, “One of the reasons that members of the extremist group – Boko Haram, gave for their insurrection is that they became disillusioned when they saw how corrupt that Western educated leaders were.

“According to them, if those who occupied government offices by virtue of their Western education would corruptly enrich themselves and deprive others of the basic things of life, then that education is ‘haram’ which means forbidden.

“I am told that when Mohammed Yusuf, the original leader of Boko Haram and his early followers first started, they all gathered and tore their certificates because they said a certificate, which could not fetch them a source of livelihood is useless to them. Similarly, they saw Western education as corrupting the individuals.

“We may not agree with their position, but the disappointment and disillusionment of citizens over the inadequacy or poor performance of their leaders is real.”

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  1. So, how will they be de-educated of their position? Those who are, supposedly corrupt because of their western education, as they claim, cut across the board - Christians, Muslims and those who confess no Faith. They need to be told that without that same education they cannot wipe out corruption from the mind of those who are corrupt. Killings won't do it.

    1. You may not have agreed with their "method" of rejecting western education/killing. But you should know that they found an alternative in their Koran and decided to adopt it. Truth be told, Islamic religion has economic policy that is far better than this wicked capitalism given to us by the western world. We Christians have not learned to practice and adopt what the deciples did in the book of acts chapter two "they had things in common". But wicked capitalism allows one man to posses as much as he can while his neighbor goes to bed hungry. David

    2. Dear David, I begin to like your comments, you are very staright forward human being unlike others who always use their religion to do evil, the truth we christians contributes 80% of our problems in this world with useless western education


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