A public commentator, Alhaji Ahmed Bakare, has seriously condemned the Federal Government over the insurgency ravaging the northern region of the country, saying that the government seems not to be bothered about the killings and kidnappings.
Speaking with DAILY POST in Gusau, the state capital, the public commentator explained that it would be a shame for the government to come out publicly and disclose that the bandits and terrorists are difficult to curb.
He quoted General Sani Abacha as saying that if any crisis surpasses 24 hours, the government has a hand in it, stressing that if the government at all levels wants to end banditry in Zamfara State, it is very easy.
“We are not fools and nobody should tell us that both the federal and state governments cannot end banditry activities bedeviling the entire northern region.
“I want to make it clear that the security of lives and properties in Nigeria is the entire responsibility of the federal government and not the responsibility of the state government.
“It is clear that all the security agencies in the country are being sponsored by the state governments and not the federal government. The federal government only pay the salaries of security operatives but the logistics are being provided by the state governments.
“I know that in Zamfara State for example, there is no government in the state that did not buy at least 200 operational vehicles for the security agencies in the state.
“Let us not deceive ourselves, the government do not want to act concerning these security challenges because they have security for themselves and their families,” he said.
Bakare insisted that President Muhammadu Buhari knows very well that he has failed Nigerians in almost all sectors but he has refused to resign because of the sweetness of power that equally kills.
Speaking further, the public commentator condemned the National Assembly, describing members as toothless bull dogs that can bark but can’t bite, saying that Buhari had committed many serious impeachable offenses but nobody called him to order.
However, he enjoined Nigerians to keep on praying, pointing out that the troubled period would soon be over.