Rising insecurity: The drama And underpinning

By By Nwokoma Izuchukwu and Ukandu Kingsley on 27/04/2018

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The unabated Killings in Benue and some States like  Adamawa, Taraba, Ondo and Kaduna in 2018; Enugu, Benue, Taraba, Zamfara, Kaduna, Plateau, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Cross Rivers, Adamawa, Katsina, Delta and Ekiti states in 2017 by Fulani Herdsmen, the seeming helplessness of the police on this and most embarrassing, the recent drama between the Senator representing Kogi West and the Police, makes one wonder what is  happening in Nigeria and how we got to the present malady.

How can marauding Fulani Herdsmen  ravage communities and kill people in large numbers yet all we get from the Presidency are statements that do not in anyway present hope to the people affected and indeed the generality of Nigerians who desire to hear cheering  news that will instil in them trust and a feeling of accomplishment.

As the days roll by, Nigerians continue to voice  their frustration and displeasure over the way things are handled by the All Progressives Congress. Some schools of thought have wondered why it takes the President Muhammadu Buhari led government time to take decisive actions on the menace and bloodletting perpetuated by Fulani Herdsmen.

Another school of thought has equally submitted that the reason why decisive actions have not been taken in relation to the bloodletting is because of some affinity between the President and the marauders. Though this may be too assumptive,  truth remains that people are meant to believe the above , going by the silence or negligence on the part of the FG.

How can a government continue to downplay matters that concern  killings of innocent citizens virtually on daily basis but remain active in suppressing the views of opposition groups or individuals who give verdict on the absymal performance or cluelessness of the APC led administration which is anchored on lies, deception and propaganda.

The annoying part is that all those who criticised past administration and called it names have suddenly gone into oblivion. Could it be that  happenings now can never be compared to events that occurred during the administration of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo or Goodluck Jonathan? Or the fear of confronting the "Lion King" that Nigeria is not better off under his watch? Or that the cabal is the greatest impediment?

If one should recall the question asked by former SGF to the Federal government of Nigeria, Babachir Lawal on decision making in the Presidency wherein he asked "who is the Presidency"? It will not be hasty to jump to conclusion that PMB is not in charge of events in the Presidency which is the more reason why he should either get rid of the cabal or allow himself to be consumed by the "Hyenas and Jackals" in his administration.

What could the summons of PMB by the House of Representatives to explain the persistent Benue killings by Fulani Herdsmen portend? Since the likes of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss Ibrahim Magu, IGP of Police, Ibrahim Idris among others, flouted invitations by the Senate; why would anyone believe that PMB will honour the invitation to appear before the House?

Again, in the case of the distinguished Senator representing Kogi West in the Senate, the drama may not be unconnected with the recall process slated to commence this Saturday April, 28 2018  in his Senatorial zone and the need to ensure he is not on ground for any reason whatsoever to protect his interest or constitutional rights.

It would be recalled that the distinguished Senator who is one of the outspoken senators in the 8th senate,  had posed a question to the police on his allegation and that is yet to get a response on the time and  date he met with his accusers, leaving many wondering whether his recall is not engineered by some individuals who want the mouth of the vibrant Senator shut for life.

The unconstitutionality of the actions of the Police has shown bias and further proven that the ordinary man is not safe when the powers that be are after him. If Melaye can be subjected to this kind of harrassment and torture, then how much more the hoi poloi in the Nigerian society?

A cursory look at the whole scenario, leaves one wondering why the Police would seek to arrest a Senator over a case that is already in court? Could this be in response to his fearless and persistent verbal attacks on the Presidency over security lapses in his dear country? Whatever his offence(s) are, it is still a question that only time will expose it's underpinning.

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Posted on April, 27 2018

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