President Muhammadu Buhari – in charge of Nigeria
The latest in the continuously running game of massacre in Nigeria took place in the rice-farming-town of Zabarmari Village, located in the greater Maiduguri area of Jere Local Government, Borno State, North-East Nigeria.
The town is based downstream of the River Alau Dam along the River Yedzeram; a Dam constructed under a multi-million dollar World Bank Urban Water supply project. Zabarmari is also located less than 20 Kilometers from the counterinsurgency operation Lafiya Dole Command Centre in Maiduguri, the State capital.
This latest attack took place yesterday, Saturday, November 28, 2020, and the attacker took time to behead 43 out of the total numbers they killed. It means the killers were so confident that they had the time to carry out the massacre in the way they wanted it to go. We are in control, they seemed to have said.
The Borno State Governor; Professor Babagana Zulum [himself a miraculous survivalist of many coordinated attack in the past] was compelled, by the community, to come and see the dead, before they were buried. The Governor obliged the request, even in tense tears, to carry out a most dehumanized assignment – a typical assignment that is becoming one too many in today’s Nigeria.
In Ondo State – South-West Nigeria, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu is trying not to overdo his counterpart in Borno State; in this game of continuously crying – an event that is becoming Nigerians’ trademark these days. Of course, the Sunshine State’s Governor is not new to the cumbersome game of burying those slaughtered by all sorts of wicked forces that have taken reign of power in Nigeria, but he is most likely not to come out of the latest calamity that befell him and his people on Thursday, November 26, 2020, easily. That was when the Olufon of Ifon a very quiet and beautiful town in Ose Local Government Area of Ondo State; Oba Adegoke Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers along the Elegbeka area of the State.
These two examples given above remain the true reflection of what the Nigerian territorial land has become – a land of people dying more than living; a place where the dying leave no one to bury them. From East to West and from the North to the South, the story remains the same – death, albeit violet death everywhere.
The question inevitably is this: Is there no leader to take charge of security and protection of lives and properties for the people of this country called Nigeria? If the answer is NO, why can’t the people – the Nigerian people yet to die, not come together and appoint a leader for themselves? Or if the answer is YES, why can’t the Nigerian people [those that are yet to die] not holding the LEADER accountable on allegations of dereliction of duty and defying the Constitutional oath he swore when he took oath of office?
Let us step down from this narration, albeit temporarily, as my Column on Tuesday [this week] shall do thorough justice to the topic with facts and figures, so that we can move into previewing of what we should be expecting tomorrow, Monday, November 30, 2020, at Lagos Talks 91.3 FM when The Guru [Sadiq might not be sailing with me tomorrow] comes on air for scientific and scintillating review of topical issues, live, from 0930-1100 hours.
“Nigerians should be proud of fuel imports from Niger Republic”, was how the Punch Newspaper reported my very dear brother from the Niger Delta, who is the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources – Timipre Sylva. But wait a moment, the man, who was a former Executive Governor of Bayelsa State, is not telling us about buying fuel from Nigeria’s “Niger State” but he is telling us to rejoice, by dancing “Awigiri” [a typical dancing steps of the Izon Nation] because of buying fuel from Republic of Niger.
Wonders of speech shall never end in Nigeria. Can you see where our leaders are taking us to? Niger Republic has only one refinery, with refining capacity of 20,000 barrel per day, and with 6,050 barrel domestic consumption per day, whereas Nigeria has Four refineries, with refining capacity of 445,000 barrels per day – refining nothing; not even one barrel for the Aso Villa Resident’s consumption. Our Minister is telling us to dance ourselves to stupor, now that we must import from that country.
The last may not have been heard about #EndSARS Movement [that is what it has actually become] as the Federal Government and Nigerian Governors now “blame #EndSARS protests, banditry for hike in food prices.” For banditry, yes, we may listen to that but for saying that #EndSARS is responsible for food prices’ hike beats every human imagination. Very soon, the Federal Government and Nigerian Governors would come to the conclusion that #EndSARS is responsible for fuel and electricity hike in Nigeria. Let us wait till tomorrow to discuss this critical issue.
There is good news in our horizon, as there is indication that very soon; and l am suspecting 2023 General Election in Nigeria, the Nigerian Media [the very one that most Nigerian politicians want to kill] might be in position of projecting election results – this statement is coming from the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC].
Hurray! Better days are ahead for the Nigerian Media even when most of the present day predators would have gone – and into oblivion.
There are many other topics for review tomorrow, by the grace of God at your golden radio station of choice – Lagos Talks 91.3 FM, in addition to the advantageous Historical Perspective and Knowledge Dropbox.
In addition, I am bringing to the studio, live, the General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency [LASTMA]; Olajide Oduyoye, tomorrow, to discuss his Agency’s functionalities in Lagos State with us, and according to the agreement we already reached, he will be willing to field questions from callers till the end of the program.
You can now see that tomorrow’s events shall remain one-well-packaged bumper harvest – made possible only by The Guru’s style.
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Godwin Etakibuebu [The Guru].