Insecurity: ‘’Abuja Under Siege As BokoHaram Establishes Cell Residence In Niger And Nasarawa States” – Bukarti

By Lateef Adegbite

 Between 2009 and now, Nigerians have never peace during the activities of the Islamic Fundamentalist Group, BokoHaram , Islamic State of West African Province,ISWAP, a 2015, breakaway faction of BokoHaram Bandits Group and the Ansaru Group, another  break away faction of BokoHaram.

Initially, the terrorism activities  was concentrated in the north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe but in 2011, it was  exported to the north west of Zamfara , which gave birth to the Banditry Group and lateer  spread to other north west states, Sokoto, Kaduna and Katsina, Presidident Muhammadu Buhari , home state . Now, Banditry is gradually spreading to the south east states of  Anambra Enugu, Imo and the south  west state of Ondo with the occasional attacks on Owo town..

President Muhammadu Buhari

 Bulama Bukarti,  a security and Lawyer , mat have alluded to the fact that Nigeria is sitting on a keg of gunpowder  when he reveled  that  BokoHaram, which has been exporting terrorism to other parts of Nigerian  have established  a presence  in Niger, a neighbouring  state to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, and the country’s Seat  of power.  Bukarti, who made the disclosure, had described it as  a ‘’worrying evelopment’’. He noted that  that the BokoHaram Insurgents could  easily Launch attack on the Kuje, Correctional centre and the 7 Guards Brigade , which protects the FCT, and the President,  was a clear evidence  of their presence in the north central state  despite the Katsina state born Nigerian President promise  ‘’to restore  peace across the country’’.

Bukarti,  who could not understand  how the north east state of Borno based BokoHaram  terrorists  in the recent time  have established a presence  in Niger state , close to the FCT, noted that   even in its  heyday , between 2014 and 2015, which was  during the Administration  of  Former President Good luck Jonathan of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, now an Opposition party to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, the Insurgent Group never   had a  residence  cell in the north -central  or north west geo-political regions. He noted that the Late Abubakar Shekau,  led BokoHaram  were only sending members  from  the north- east ‘’to detonate bombs in Abuja, Kano and other places in the north.

Bukarti, who could not hide feelings while responding to questions on Channels Television on Thursday, July 28, 2022, had said  ‘’what  is happening in the country today where  all the three  factions of BokoHaram ,  are having cells residence in the north central state of Niger, home state of Ibrahim Babangida, a retired Army General and former Nigerian military President, Nasarawa, home state of Abdullahi Adamu, National Chairman of the APC and  the north west state of Zamfara, described as home state of the Bandits Group, is very worrying’’, notig that they are getting  deadlier on a daily basis’’. 

Going by the recent  attack on the Kuje Custodial centre, 7 Guards Brigade , Abuja, which had stopped them from heading  to the Nigerian Law school , Bwari, which was their target  but the two adjoining  villages to the Law school, were not lucky as they were touched and the attack on the military checkpoint   in Zuma Rock Madallah along the Abuja-Kaduna High Way  where one soldier was said to have been killed and another two  critically injured  on Tuesday, July 26, 2022,  was a clear  indications that Abuja, is under siege, Bukarti, the security expert  had said,

Appealing to Nigerians to wake up  to confront the security challenges  to avoid giving  room the Terrorists who have threatened  to abduct the Nigerian President and Nasir El-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state  to carry out their plan  that may mockery of Nigeria in the comity of nations. Although Lai Mohammed,  miniter of Information and Culture, had described ‘’the threat as Laughable’’ but the service and intelligence agencies Chiefs  and their men have to wake up to their responsibility to curb the excesses of the Terrorists , before they throw he country into darkness or frustrate the conduct of the 2023, general elections in the flashpoint point states of  Borno, Yobe, Zamfara, Kaduna, Katsina and Niger.

The Nigerian government may have to beam its searchlight on Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, a Muslim Cleric ad Tukur Manu , his Media Aide , who has direct link with the terrorists and Bandits  in their enclave and forest hideouts because of thei mediatory role to facilitate the release of abducted victims.

Sheikh Gumi: Muslim Cleric

 Gumi had described the Buhari Administration as a ‘’failed government’’ have spent over $16 billion over the last seven years without any commensurate result on security’’.

He had described as a frightening development now that BokoHaram terrorists  who have infiltrated the ranks of the Bandits Group operating   the north west geopolitical region   and are gradually indoctrination  the Fulani Bandits to their religious belief and mission, confirming what Bukarti, a security expert had said that situation where the three factions of BokoHaram are having cell residence in Zamfara, Niger and Nasarawa is worrisome.

In spite of the fact that all three factions of the Islamic Fundamentalist Group, Bokoharam have established cell residence in Niger and Nasarawa, neighbouring states to the FCT, Daniel Oko, Most Reverend and General Overseer of Christ Holy Church, CHC, popular, Odozi Obodo, and who is incidentally the new president of the Christian Association  of Nigerian President, CAN,  has urged the Nigerian President’’ to do everything within his powers to end the bloodletting, kidnapping  and general insecurity  in the country , that had been  necessitated by the activities of BokoHaram,, ISWAP, Bandits Group and other criminal elements across the country.

He may have taken advantage of giving his acceptance speech as the CAN president in Abuja, to speak out the mind of Christians across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria  on the ruling APC, Muslim-Muslim Faith ticket, describing it as  a’’ deliberate  plot  ‘’ to make  Christians  second class –citizens in Nigeria’’.   An elated Most Reverend Okoh had said that since  the General Assembly  of CAN, had  validated  his election as the Association new president, which  had come at a time ‘’  some section  of the country political Leaders  are not sensitive  to the diverse  nature  of the country’s population  when certain decisions are being made’’, ‘they  have resolved  ‘’to make  a positive impact  on  the country’s  political, economic and social systems’’.

Kwankwaso: NNPP Presidential Candidate

While new CAN president   is in search of peace for the country,  Senator  Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano state and Presidential Candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP, the political wing of National Association Government Freight Forwarders, NAGAFF, founded by Bonniface Anniebonan, a Lagos based Clearing Agent,  has urged  members of the National Assembly  not ‘’to be in a hurry  to impeach the Nigerian Preset  over the worsening insecurity situation in the country in order not ‘’to rock the boat’’.

The Minority caucus  of  the National Assembly  had given Buhari six-week ultimatum   to resolve  the country’s  security  situation which is getting worse on the daily basis or they will initiate impeachment proceedings against him .  The former Kano state governor who is sympathetic to the Daura born politician,  had spoken his mind during a recent visit    Abdulrahman Abdulraq, the Kwara State governor in Ilorin, the state Capital.

Lt. Gen. Yahaya: CoAS

He is optimistic that’’ the Nigeria military  are capable  of winning  the war  against  terrorism and Banditry in the country  but advocated for ‘’wider consultation  irrespective  of the political divide to do so’’.

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