What began as just political thugs made up of mainly streets urchins & bums in Maiduguri years back has now snowballed into a full fledged insurgency spearheaded by the Boko haram. These group was ostensibly a creation of the political elite in that region to muzzled the oppositions,and once their objective was achieved,they were dumped.Shortchanged & faustrated by the politicians ,these youths took up arms & became a menace to the society.The price-tag on sheik Shekau by the U.S govt is a welcome development,the group affinity with the alqaeda of the magrip & its avowed mission in islamasing Nigeria must be contended with by the civilised world.