I have said it previously that the
problem with Nigeria is the armed
groups. Violence from Illegal arms
and violence from the illegal use of
legal arms. I have also said that the
solution is mainly with us the
When a population allows illegal
armed groups to hide behind it, in
its canopy, then surely it cannot eat
its cake and still have it. Unless
such operation is carefully
executed by people who value the
society and feel its pain, with the
utmost cooperation of the populace
itself, the end result is inevitably
disastrous. When the Ombatse
cultists killed scores of policemen,
the government cautioned the
police against reprisal killings.
Here there is empathy displayed,
which was absent in the North
Eastern region since the inception
of the BH saga.
Granted, we learn as we live, let
the empathy be employed in
quelling all the rebellious groups.
Let also the state of emergency be
imposed in Bayelsa state and the
turbulent oil producing areas to
secure the oil fields from rascals
and maintain the uninterrupted flow
of oil. It is equally of significance to
national security and strategic
importance or even more, since
government cannot eat its cake
and still have it. Otherwise there is
a script being played.
All bandits, rebellious groups and
criminals should be fought
rigorously without fear or favor.
These groups will never prosper for
‘Allah loveth not mischief’ Q2/205.
Any group that employ violence, kill
people, rob people and destroy
wealth will never succeed. Even
governments that do that have their
What we the people should do is to
repel all forms of violence. We
should say it loud that no violent
groups speak for us or our religion.
The SS people too should
denounce violent groups and
individuals, and the police should
arrest errant rogues threatening
peace and be brought before the
law. Otherwise what lessons is it
teaching people? That you can eat
your cake and still have it!
May Allah guide us to his pleasure
and steer us out of the turbulence.