To many, especially those that have the unique gift of the ability to read between the lines, the present insecurity and spate of violence experienced in Nigeria, particularly the northern part is far from being a natural happening excited by independent and remotely detached causes. They are in fact premeditated and caused to happen so that in the end the innocent and peace-loving people of the North can be pitched against themselves in what can best be understood as ‘religious crises’.
With the latest spate of bombings in the country, the well coordinated attacks on some churches in Zaria and Kaduna had elicited reprisal attacks even when the real identity of the attackers could not be ascertained.
As a result of this, citizens of Kaduna State have remained locked in their houses for a whole week for 24 hours because they (or some of them) have taken arms and started killing and maiming each other, while at the same time destroying properties belonging to each other.
While the citizens are wondering, sometimes aloud, if the perpetrators could be said to have achieved their aim, pundits continue to raise some questions that are fundamental to the overall understanding of the whole theatre.
Among the questions are “Why only in the northern part? Why the general lack of serious concern by the Federal Government? Why the Lagos State governor gave that stern warning that nobody dares to bomb any part of his state? What about the confessions of Okah in far away South Africa? What about the identity of most if not all those apprehended attempting to bomb one church or the other and found to be Christians of southern extraction themselves? Why the silence about their whereabouts or what the government is doing with them after their arrests? Why is the spate of bombings and general violence increasing despite the huge sums of money spent on security etc?
In a surprise move to the glaring failure of Azazi, President Jonathan sacked him and replaced the retired Army General with an influential northerner, Col. Sambo Dasuki last week. Will Sambo succeed as NSA? Did he have the ability and capacity to excel in the exalted office of the NSA and where Azazi failed? Will Gen. Aliyu Gusau, his in-law be the de facto NSA?
Also in this edition, you will read about President Jonathan’s coldness to the problems of the North. Commentators believe that the President is grossly insensitive to the bombings and consequent killing of innocent lives and destruction of properties in Kaduna and Yobe States as he jumped and left the country for Rio in Brazil when the North is literally boiling. How very considerate!
You will also read about the oil subsidy bribe scandal where the much talked House probe has turned into a monumental fraud involving the vocal and innocent-looking chairman of the probe committee – Farouk Lawan. How shameful!
Please read on for more on these and other more revealing stories in this edition that promises nothing but the very best.
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