This Nigerian Islamist unrest is, like most of the Islamist unrest, orchestrated by the US, in this case to create instability and to disrupt China’s economic growth. Nigeria is the 13th largest oil producer in the world. The western Africa nation’s other natural resources include natural gas, tin, iron ore, coal, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc and arable land.
All over Africa, the United States has tried to control the growing influence of China. From Nigeria to South Africa, Angola to Sudan, the US is engaging in a widespread proxy war with the expressed intention of maintaining its dominant position in Africa.