By Mallam Musbahu Magayaki
The insurmountable insecurity dilemma 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 horrendous event.
Alas! The situation has remained unchanged, rather than erupting suddenly like a wildfire. While Nigerians believed that by the time you were sworn in as the President of Nigeria, all the tough catastrophes would be gone because of the promises you unquestionably made during your campaign. 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 current 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 former President 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 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 were atrociously killed without due course.
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. Therefore, in collaboration with other sub-security units from various states within the federation, the government 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, no existing government would claim to cater to its people.
Mallam Musbahu Magayaki wrote from Sabon Fegi, Azare, Bauchi. He can be reached via firstname.lastname@example.org.