Worried that Bandits who are attacking Katsina and states in the
At a closed door with the service Chiefs and Adamu, the IGP, at the Presidential villa, Buhari, who could not hide his feelings, was said to have unbarred his mind to them that the ”spate of kidnapping, armed Banditry and armed robbery have been on the increase in different parts of the country. He has every reason to rally the support of the service Chiefs and the Police IGP, because of what is happening in Katsina, his home, where the Bandits have succeeded in making ungovernable for Bello Massari, the state governor, in the last couple of months.
The Bandits had penetrated Daura, the President’s home town and Emirate Council, and kidnapped Musa Daura, a former Comptroller of Federal Operations Unit, FOU, Zone A, Ikeja, the second in Command to the hierachy of Authority in Duara Emirate Council. The whereabouts of the Daura district Head is still unknown, as the kidnappers , have refused to get in touch with the family, to make their demand to facilitate his release.
More worrisome was the consistent attacks in Dan Ali and Batsari, local government areas of the state in which several people had lost their lives and scores kidnapped. The Bandits may have found their way to the north western states,
Note that the President had repeatedly blamed the current economic and security Challenges in the country on decades of neglect and mismanagement of resources by past Administrations, particular, the erstwhile Administration of former President Goodluck of then Ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
An aggrieved Buhari, who is carrying the security burden of the country on his shoulders, believes that ”if the assets and resources available had been properly managed in in years past, Nigeria would have been a prosperous nation as there would be no need to Insurgency in north east or Banditry in the north west.
Security experts believe that most of the illegal arms used the armed bandits may have been imported by their sponsors as transit cargoes through Republic of Benin and the Nigerian ports. Note that some years back a ”20” foot Containers of arms was intercepted at Apapa port by the Customs and handed over to the Department of State Security, DSS, but that was how far the matter could go.
This is why the security Chiefs and the IGP, must take the advice of the Katsina born Nigerian President serious to mobilise their officers to complement the efforts of Hameed Ali, a retired Army Colonel and Comptroller General, Nigerian Customs Service, to effectively block the illegal Border routes in the country.
The service Chiefs , in particular, may have known, that any mistake on their part, with all the support they are getting from the President to convince him that they would solve the insecurity problem in the country, their days are numbered as the Katsina born Nigerian begins his second term in office. The tone of Ibok- Ete Ibas, a Vice Admiral and Chief of Naval, when he spoke with State House Correspondents , after the Closed door meeting with the President at the villa speaks volume. The service Chiefs, who were agitated , going by their looks on Channels Television, were said to have briefed the President on their efforts at responding better to the insurgency in the north east and Banditry attacks in the north western states of Zamfara, Katsina and Sokoto state, the home of the Caliphate.
The news making the round that Nigeria is not a safe country to visit now may have influenced most of the invited invited Presidents , Particular in the African Continent from showing up at the President’s swearing in, for the start of his second term in office by Mohammed Tanko, the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Many believe that legal legal batle between him Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential Candidate of the , PDP, over his declaration as the winner of the 2019 , Presidential election, and the report of the International Observers from the US and Commonwealth countries, on the February 23, 2019, Presidential election , in Nigeria, did not help matters.
Many believe that if the President was not sure of getting some other African and other foreign Presidents from attending his inauguration ceremony why was he much bothered about the security arrangements put on ground by the security Chiefs, particular, Adamu, the IGP.
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