Igbo leaders should call on the army to leave Nnamdi Kanu area immediately, allow the family to bury their parents in peace. This is how they first provoke and turn around to tag IPOB a terrorist organization. There are bombs going off here and there in the north, our highways are no longer safe, people are being kidnapped and Moslems separated from Christians, and the later taken away, most times, still killed after taking ransoms. The police are crying that they don’t have enough human capacity to police the nation. Most western states citizens don’t go home because of the over 1,300 terror cells discovered in the forest of Ondo, Ekiti, Ogun, Lagos, Oyo, and Edo. All these has led to their resorting to self-help by forming a regional security outfit.
There’s an uncontrolled terror that’s leading to murder and revenge murder in Jos, Taraba, Benue, Kaduna etc. Maiduguri is almost taken back by these Terrorists. Northern Federal house members and senators are crying on the floors of the Lower and Upper Chambers, about how insecurity has taken over their zones and LGs. Most northerners cannot go home, even with heavy security. One can go and on and write a 120 pages paperback about insecurity in the land. Yet, it won’t be enough. But, ignoring all these terror hotspots and admitting being surprise and expressing hopelessness over it. Where do the same Nigeria security forces want to show her military strength?
At the burial of a traditional ruler in Afaraukwu in Umuahia in Abia State. A zone, an area, a state and in a local council that has known peace, has no trace of terrorism and nothing whatsoever to attract such heavy security presence. Off course, before it sound like a poor student of history, the only violence, of recent, that can be traced to that area was exactly the one, security intruders caused to happen in 2017. Just like they’re about doing now. There’s no doubt going to be a large crowd that day, but nothing that a normal well trained police cannot grow.
But in sending an advanced team military days ahead of the burial of Nnamdi Kanu parents, the Nigerian army, the Nigerian government and President Buhari has just, unknown to them admitted that, “THE FEAR OF NNAMDI KANU IS THE BEGINNING POLITICAL WISDOM IF YOU WANT TO CONTINUE TO HOLD A NATION AND IT’S PEOPLE TO BONDAGE” You guys can keep it denying or pretending about it, but you have just admitted that Nnamdi Kanu is such a sociopolitical force among his people.
The presence of the military to guide that area out of fear of this dynamo has honoured and crowned him as one of the most feared revolutionist in Africa today.
Without throwing a single bomb, just with words, Nnamdi Kanu has shaken the nation far deeper than all the bombs that Boko Haram has been throwing.
By Mazi Peter Kalu
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK