Security: FG fidles while Nigeria burns

By every indication, the forces that galvanised the removal of former President Goodluck Jonathan has been set in motion against President Muhammadu Buhari, but it appears he is confident of wading through the dark waters of uncertainties to emerge both as the All progressives congress, APC, flag bearer and subsequently scale through a second term. This confidence stems from the fact that he has deftly placed the security apparatus in the hands of family members who he believes will not betray him. Though his confidence is rightly placed because his continued stay in office guarantees their meal ticket and above-the-law status, there has been restiveness among his hitherto confirmed allies, particularly among the Northern elites, who now view his style of governance as demarketing the region for future political alliances. And many of them,among whom are people from his own constituency, the Army, have gone beyond grumbling to taking action.

President Buhari is arguably the most divisive president Nigeria has ever witnessed. His famous 97 vs 5 percent speech-though both figures does not add up to hundred percent-a speech which prompted former Vice president and presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar to describe him as being mathematically deficient-proved not to be a gaffe. His treatment of the Indigenous people of Biafra and the Niger Delta where Pythons danced and Crocodiles smiled is a case in point. Then in the North east, the Boko Haram Crisi has been given new impetus even the discordant tones being sang by security agencies drives analysts to conclude that these security agencies are complicit. For example, the Dapchi abduction was said to have been done on the day that the military withdrew their troops from the Area. While the military gave the reason that they are overstretched and have to move soldiers to other hotspots, and that they informed th police of their movements, the police denied being informed of the situation. While the blame games were going on, reports filtered in that the Military was privy of security reports that suggested that the zone is being targeted for attack, bu that they may have allegedly discountenanced it.

Reacting, the minister of information said the Airforce has dispatched 100 jets to help search for the missing girls, but the air force countered and said there is nothing like that. Investigations indicate that Nigeria air force has far less number of aircraft in their kitty.

In all these crisis, Buhari never visited any troubled spot. But after several criticisms he has started visits to these troubled spots.

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