By Lanre Shodimu
The inability of President Buhari’s Administration to tackle the menace of Insecurity in Nigeria, remains the greatest undoing of his Administration as posited by Lanre Shodimu. In furtherance to this, “Fulani Herdsmen killed nearly 1,700 people in 2018, says Global Terrorism Index Report”.
The challenge of insecurity in the country has greatly assumed an alarming proportion. It has indeed become a malaise that requires a multi pronged approach to successfully tackle and sadly it has continued to defile solution.
The previous Administration bequeath to the Buhari Administration a fierce looking and daring Boko haram Islamic militia, who at a time occupied and administer territories in Nigeria and extended its attacks to some States outside area of its operation including Abuja.
Sadly despite, enormous financial and human resources already expended in combating the menace, Boko haram seems fiercer under Buhari’s Administration, this is together with other security challenges such as arm
banditry, kidnapping, rape and herdsmen attack in the country.
Of much Security importance, is the notorious and persistent herdsmen attack. They seem to be more daring with nationwide coverage of their banditry and other heinous crimes. Indeed, they seem to be more daring since their kinsman, President Buhari assumed the Presidency of the country, as not much was heard about their heinous crimes in previous
According to Global Terrorism Index Report, it is said that killings by Fulani Herdsmen surpassed killings associated with Boko Haram insurgents six times more in 2018. Though difficult to believe, but granting the fact that currently in 2020, one need not doubt such report as herdsmen killings are all over the country and not in anyway subsiding, which is
unlike killings perpetrated by Boko Haram.
One group at the centre of Fulani’s activities and that often directly and indirectly claim responsibility for the spate of killings by Fulanis in the country is the MIYETTI ALLAH KAUTAL HORE who often come up with press statements and interviews from time to time. This group sometimes come up with inciting statements such as claiming
ownership of the entire territories that make up Nigeria. Again and as said earlier, they perhaps derive their guts from President Buhari, their
Subsequently, the incessant killings by this group of murderous Fulani herdsmen led to formation of regional security blocks, prominent amongst them was the formation of WESTERN NIGERIA SECURITY NETWORK, code named
AMOTEKUN. This however drew outrage by Northern elements including MIYETTI ALLAH KAUTAL HORE. They saw the move as a threat to their unbridled pastoral adventures. Several threats were subsequently issued thereto by
the group’s President BELLO ABDULLAHI BADEJO.
The latest development in that circle is the proposal by MIYETTI ALLAH KAUTAL HORE to float its Security outfit to be known as MIYETTI ALLAH VIGILANTE to be situated across the country.
This move has drawn a lot of condemnation by people, knowing the antecedents of this violent group and their tendencies to annex territories to themselves.
What then can we say is the motive behind proposal to float vigilante group across Nigeria? Why shouldn’t they restrict the activities of their proposed vigilantes to their region?
Their motive is simply to add to the existential security threats already being witnessed in the country and to further perpetrate their killings across the country unperturbed. If nothing is done to curb or stop them, they definitely will overrun this country and turn it to arena of blood letting and anarchy as other ethnic group will not stand by, and watch themselves get, maimed, raped or killed.
It’s a wakeup call for Buhari to call for a summit of his Fulani herdsmen kits and kin and call them to order.
Afterall, Obasanjo called Odua’ Peoples’ Congress OPC to order when they were turned bloody and uncontrollable, as he even ordered a ‘shoot at sight’ threat.
It is important to know that, no one will ever sit and watch his ancestral heritage taken over by others, in the name of one Nigeria.