The insurmountable insecurity dilemma that is claiming the lives and worldly belongings of innocent Nigerians almost every day for decades is frighteningly very distressing. To the extent that Nigerians have begun to lose complete trust in you before being voted into power, you have assuredly stated that you might put a stop to the long and abhorrent event.
Alas! The situation has remained unchanged, rather it’s erupting more and more like a wildfire. While Nigerians believe that by the time you are sworn in as the President of Nigeria, all the tough catastrophes will be stopped, this is because the promises you unquestionably made during your campaign politicking instilled complete trust in Nigerians. But annoyingly, it has now been revealed that you are not well prepared for the mantle of leadership, or that you have lost your administrative blueprint and decades of experience as a former military general.
Sir, no single individual would, in his right senses, expect and even foresee the emergence of the recent annoying unfolding scenario in your regime. Why so? If I can vividly remember on Thursday, February 26, 2015, you pledged to defeat Boko Haram insurgents and other criminal sect activities, you charged the immediate President of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, that “If the government of President Goodluck Jonathan had deployed the same resources to fighting Boko Haram as it had for political ends, the army would have rescued the more than 270 schoolgirls abducted by the extremist movement in Chibok local government area of Borno State” at Chatham House in London on that very Thursday.
Sir, I am sure you are fully aware of the killing and kidnapping of Nigerians almost daily. These ruthless fellows (bandits) have now turned patriotic Nigerians into sleeping with one eye open for the fear of being gruesomely killed and attacked by these unpatriotic and salacious humans. No rational father would senselessly have peace of mind while his children are atrociously killed without reason.
Notwithstanding, it’s now clear that these bloodthirsty bandits don’t understand any other language than that of fire-for-fire. However, considering their day-to-day unlawful operations, they don’t want to give up until they are awfully and massively defeated. The government, in collaboration with other sub-security units from various states within the federation, should take decisive action against those who are traumatizing the peaceful condition of the people as their primary priority.
In conclusion, there is no pathetic excuse Nigerians can subsequently offer you for failing to protect their lives and property. As you swore to protect Nigerians in all possible terms, so too (both the people and their possessions) are the country’s product. If peoples’ lives and personal possessions are not well secured, there is no any existing government that would claim to have catered for her people.
Mallam Musbahu Magayaki
Writes from Sabon Fegi, Azare.