…As bandits Kill 15 in Zamfara
…Murtala, Nàja’atu fear over killings
…No President spends on arms like Buhari – Monguno
By Ibrahim HassanWuyo
As bandits attacked and killed not fewer than 15 individuals in Dansadau group of Zamfara state this weekend, Murtala Abubakar of the Coalition Against Killings in Northern Nigeria, CAKIN, has mentioned that Northerners wasted their votes in electing President Muhammadu Buhari.
“This is because they thought his administration could defeat Boko Haram and banditry,” he mentioned.
This was approaching the heels of an assertion by the NSA, retired Major Gen. Monguno that no President in Nigeria had ever spent cash on the acquisition of arms like President Buhari.
Monguno, in an interview with the DW Hausa Service, monitored by journalists, mentioned he knew Buhari had spent a lot on arms as a result of he was in authorities.
However, Hajiya Nàja’atu Mohammed, informed the rfi Hausa service in an interview, that she launched Buhari to politics and had informed the world that the President was a democrat.
The outspoken Kano politician nonetheless, regretted the latest happenings within the polity and condemned the detention of peaceable protesters towards continued killings within the North.
A BBC Hausa service report monitored on Sunday, mentioned the police in Gusau had confirmed the most recent assault on the Zamfara group, by which lives had been misplaced.
Meanwhile, Murtala Abubaka, in an interview, regretted that 4 Adara males had been killed for pushing aside hearth on some Fulani settlements in Doka, Kajuru LGA of Kaduna state by their individuals who queried why would they affiliate with the Fulani.
“I wish to say it loud that the killings in Katsina and Zamfara and that of Kaduna are same”.
“Three days ago Fulani were kidnapped by bandits in Kajuru and Kachia, wish to say it loud that the killings in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara, are the same.”
“It is not religious as being advanced by some groups in the state.”
“The primary responsibility of any government whether autocratic, dictatorship or democracy, is the protection of lives and property.”
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“This is a government that was democratically elected after promising us 3 fundamental agenda and one of it is securing Nigeria from all manner of threats or attacks, particularly from Boko Haram.”
“That is why a lot of votes came from the North because in northern Nigeria, one of the biggest challenges is insecurity.”
“But, instead of seeing improvements, we are witnessing its escalation in the North-East or North-Central. Nowhere is safe in the North. Go to Benue, it’s not safe. Go to Sokoto, Yobe, Borno, Taraba and everywhere else in the North, you see huge number of Nigerians displaced in their own country and this is a tormenting and traumatizing experience for all of them.”
He mentioned in Nigeria and, significantly, within the northern area, not a single place is secure now.
“Anybody can become a victim now. If this is so, it is our responsibility to rise up and call the attention of the government to this and even make demands. This is the least that we can expect — that government should protect us. It is our right. ”
“We didn’t beg them to come and govern us. We did them a favour by voting them into office; we gave them our mandate and it is now time for them to protect us. So, if they are not protecting us, we are ready to challenge them to do what they promised to do for us.”
“That is why we called for the immediate sacking of the service chiefs — because you can see that the government responded to our statement by sending the National Security Adviser to Katsina and Sokoto.”
“We also want him to go to Taraba, Benue and other places to get first-hanVery bad! If the government is serious, it can stop it. How many are these criminals? How much is the budget of the security operatives and how much are these criminals getting? What are the sources of their funding? If the government is serious, the killings will stop.”
“That’s what we are saying. You can’t give these service chiefs more time because they are proving to be incapable of solving this problem. So, why will the President repeat the same thing and expect to get a different result? It’s never done that way.”
“The service chiefs should be sacked. We have people within the security agencies who are competent. When have the security chiefs shown a desire to bring an end to this problem?” he requested.