The terrorists themselves are sneaking into Western countries as well. “Generous” open-border policies act like beacons to all sorts of people. For every helpless migrant just trying to start a new life, there are more seeking to spread violence and fear.
“As Boko Haram gets squeezed in Nigeria by the military, what is the next stage? Embed themselves in other countries far from their homeland? That could be the plan,” Fatima Akilu, a former National Health Service psychologist who now heads Nigeria’s de-radicalisation programme, told the Daily Mail.
“This is absolutely a risk… In Nigeria I run a comprehensive de-radicalisation programme that covers ideology, livelihood, and education. But we don’t have the resources to reach many of the children in the camps, and they certainly wouldn’t get it in Europe.”
Western countries are being infiltrated by extremists.
Migrants who are willing to denounce groups like Boko Haram have often been so brutalized that they don’t have a normal relationship with violence. That person needs a job, friends, and extensive therapy to even approach being a sane, well-adjusted human being.
That’s not what’s happening in Europe. Most migrants live in squalid camps, becoming angrier and angrier about their situation and prone to lash out at the local populace.
“Of course the youth wants to leave here and go to the EU,” said Abdul Hamid, a social worker at a refugee camp in Nigeria.
“The only thing that stops them is the money.”
African migrants are entering Europe through Libya. The troubled country never recovered from Hillary Clinton’s machinations and is now in the hands of warring tribal groups and fanatics.
Nigeria’s government is more stable, but its leaders are also failing to deal with the threat. Boko Haram is growing stronger and the government has done nothing to combat it, despite recent comments to the contrary.
“Every time the Nigerian government declares victory, it loses credibility,” said Grant T Harris, the current CEO Harris Africa Partners and Barack Obama’s former senior adviser on Africa said.
“Any claim that Boko Haram has been defeated is incredulous. The war will become all the more political in the run-up to the Nigerian election. In turn, Boko Haram will try to prove it is a salient and capable force by mounting fresh attacks.”
The West can’t afford to ignore the struggle. Boko Haram’s troubles will soon be played out on European soil. The migrant crisis born from the disaster in Syria is just dying down, and a new one is about to begin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to encourage the world’s refugees to come to Europe has had a heavy cost. People could die if Boko Haram infiltrates Europe too deeply. She pretended as though she were doing something charitable, but Merkel’s immigration policies have caused a lot of pain.
Boko Haram can’t be stopped without action being taken in Nigeria.
“I don’t see any quick resolution. We have a long way to go to truly cut off Boko Haram’s resources and stifle its recruitment. This can only be done with a humanitarian programme to encourage development alongside the military response,” Harris said.
A generation of vulnerable young men and women are currently growing up in Nigeria. They’re becoming inured to violence. Boko Haram is preying on them constantly. Because of Merkel’s improvidence, a lot of these troubled young people are now headed to Europe.
Western liberals defend unfettered immigration, but they rarely work out the full costs. Most of the migrants living in Merkel’s utopia are unemployed. Many are living in migrant camps. If she wanted to try to integrate them into society she would have to commit billions of dollars to the project.
“At the moment, people still trust that the Government will resolve the problem. But if they lose all hope of returning to their homes, they may very well be triggered to leave,” Akilu said.
“As Boko Haram comes under military pressure, it will no longer see itself as attached to Nigeria, but more connected to other parts of the world through ISIS. We already know that Boko Haram cooperates with other groups and fights with ISIS in a variety of countries. Europe could be the logical next step.”
Boko Haram has killed more than 2,295 educators since 2009. Nearly sixty percent of the schools in the insurgency-afflicted Borno state failed to open last September.