Terrorists and other criminals are holding Nigeria at the jugular. With audacity, the walk in or drive into any location and pick citizens at will to be held for ransome. It is amazing that in the daylight and full glare of everyone, the criminals come into any and every community and shoot their way into picking their victims.
The brazen way they operate unchallenged makes Nigerians to suspect collusion between elements in the armed and security forces with the terrorists and criminals. The allegation of complicity got so strong that there were calls for the removal of all the country’s service chiefs since 2017.
However, President Buhari did not relieve them of their duties until the end of 2020; shortly after retiring them, Buhari put forward their names to the country’s National Assembly for confirmation as Ambassadors.
The Nigerian government appears powerless in the face of the incidences. The situation in Nigeria now is that some of the terrorists and criminal elements from the North of the country are being transported in trucks to the south of the country. As a result, there is outbreak of violence in the South eastern and south western parts of Nigeria currently.
There is the strong belief in some quarters that the administration of Muhammadu Buhari is implementing a Northern agenda of islamizing Nigeria.