President Muhammadu Buhari
Sheik Abubakar Ahmad Gum
Nasir El Rufai
Terrorism, if the truth must be told, has engulfed Nigeria. Or putting it the other way round, Nigeria has been swallowed up by terrorism. And if we are to elongate this sad phenomenon further, we should be able to speak truth to Power – the government, both at the Sates and Federal levels.
However, since the Nigerian 1999 Constitution, as amended, gives to the Federal Government the exclusivity of security mattes, by placing all Security Apparatus in the hand of the federal government, we shall be obliged, by instrumentality of necessity, to direct this awesome investigation to the domain of the federal government only.
What we should be doing, and which we started now, and here too, is to bring few past events into the present – examine them thoroughly and place them objectively before the Nigerian People’S market domain. This is necessary in view of the Memo Nasir El-Rufai wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari late July, this year, but was leaked to the Press a few days ago.
By the leaked Memo, we now know that El Rufai told the President that Terrorists, of the dreaded Terrorists Group – Ansaru al-Musulmina fi Bilad al-Sudan, or Ansaru for short, believed to have broken away from Boko Haram since 2012, have moved to Birnin Gwari area of Kaduna State, and are consolidating their grip on communities in Kaduna with a “parallel” government and “permanent operational base” in the North-Western States of Nigeria, near Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.
For all Nigerians, and even sympathisers with Nigerians around the globe, this is deadly information. We can now add the former information that came from the Terrorists to Nigerians a few weeks ago, when they said that they were coming to kidnap President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Nasir El Rufai and take them to the forest.
In view of these vital information; information that border on the survival of this country that we must be prepared for a final battle of this long War of self-determination for the Nigerian people.
To me, the easiest way of preparing tactically for winning this last Battle of this War – because there are always many battles in any given war, is to meet those who can give us enough information about the position of the enemy.
It is my candid opinion also to use the personae dramatis of the Abuja/Kaduna train disaster as anchorage point of revelation.
And the people listed below are eminently endowed with every information about the personality of the enemies and their where about. We need help from these men because it is most dangerous to go out, fighting an enemy you don’t know anything about. Let us go therefore.
President Muhammudu Buhari remains on top of list; ipso facto, a prime source of information in this narrative because there are many things our President knows, and have been keeping in his heart for all these years that he must tell us now. For this reason, we shall be going to the president to answer some tough questions.
Unless we don’t really want to get solution to this terrible “Sword of Damocles” hanging on us, is when we will not ask President Buhari those questions – questions coded in the darkroom of those qualified to be referred to as Principalities and Powers in this country. And Muhammadu Buhari, operationally speaking and in whatever capacity, is the Head of the Nigerian Community of Principalities and Powers.
The second person that we must ask questions – I mean those difficult questions is Malam Nasir Al Rufai. And this is for obvious reasons. Nasir El Rufai is a brand of a Fulani man with enthusiasm. He is a man with zeal for everything – homely, traditionally and religiously.
He was there in the beginning when invitation was sent out for some kinsmen to come down to Nigeria for the commencement of the voyage.
We should not forget, for purposes of this interrogation, that it is not for nothing that his name keeps ringing bell from all quarters, including the deadly Terrorists’ home-front. Why only his name, out of 19 Northern Nigeria Governors, had to be mentioned as potentially worthy of being kidnapped with the President Buhari must not be lost on us.
There are many things this young man from Kaduna State knows that we should listen to if ever we are prepared to deter the course of voyage chatted for Nigeria by the Terrorists. Nigerians cannot go far, if the truth must be told, on this war against terrorists if they are not ready to confront one of the Principalities and Powers of the land of Nigeria – in this case the man called Nasir El Rufai.
We also want to ask another man – not necessarily because he is a Principalities and Power but because he was privileged at a time to have translated a message from the Headquarters of the Terrorists to the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Terrorists said so – that they gave him a message to the government. The question we shall be begging him to answer is if he delivered the message absolutely and totally, and if he would be willing to share the details of the message with us.
This man is Awan Hassan; the former Managing Director of the Bank of Agriculture, who was the first captive to be release by those terrorists that captured the Abuja/Kaduna Train and its passengers. We cannot compel him to talk but, instead to, just to beg him, because he wasn’t sent to us with the messege.
From this man, we should be moving into a very factually aggressive interrogation as we approach the fourth person of this kingdom of Principalities and Powers, on the line of our voyage. And there is a much coded reason to do this with overwhelming aggressiveness.
He is spiritually sophisticated, with what looks like comprehensive ability to speak on behalf of the Fulani nationality worldwide. But above all he is a man that lives above the law.
His name is Sheik Abubakar Ahmad Gumi. Can we embark on the voyage now?
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Godwin Etakibuebu; a veteran Journalist, wrote from Lagos.
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