Insecurity: Buhari Has Failed Woefully — Maikatako
Alhaji Usman Maikatako, a political expert, has complained that the pace of terrorism has outgrown the Zamfara State government’s ability to control it, stating that both the federal and state governments should explain why banditry persists in the state.
Alhaji Maikatako, speaking exclusively with DAILY POST in Gusau, the capital of Zamfara State, quoted former military Head of State General Sani Abacha as saying that whenever a crisis in a community lasts longer than 24 hours, the government is involved.
General Ibrahim Babangida was also reported by the analyst as saying that no man is more powerful than the government unless the government refuses to act.
“Then who is fooling who, is it the fools that are fooling the fools? But the truth must be told that the government is indirectly fuelling the banditry activities in the state,” he lamented.
“Quote me anywhere, if the government wants to end all these banditry activities in the country, it does not take days to end any crisis but the government is not willing.”
Alhaji Maikatako urged the government to produce evidence and declare that the bandits terrorizing the country are more powerful than the government, claiming that the country’s woes are the fault of the elites.
“The Federal Government continues sending military troops to the state claiming that it was solving the problems but to any mind, the problems of banditry rests in the hands of the government,” he continued.
According to him, the administration has no explanation for why the banditry attacks in the country could not be stopped, despite the fact that Nigerians have no governance at all.
“The military would be laughing by now because democracy has failed woefully in Nigeria. The truth remains that there is no government in this country that has sucked blood more than President Buhari’s administration,” he added.
The analyst went on to say that the founding fathers of Nigeria will be startled to learn what is happening in the country for which they toiled.
“In Nigeria today everybody knows very well that the rich are getting richer while the poor are seriously getting poorer on a daily basis. If we have a responsible government then why should Nigerians be battling to even provide a square meal in a day,” he said.
According to him, President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians miserably, pointing out that the majority of the country’s bandits are involved in heinous activities as a result of the country’s deplorable poverty.
He advised President Buhari to tread carefully when dealing with delicate matters on the ground, adding it would be a great pity if Nigeria fell apart during his presidency.
“Buhari is not handling issues as a military man but he is a weak leader without focus and direction,” Maikatako said.
He, on the other hand, blamed Nigerians for the situation, claiming that after four years in office, they should have known better than to vote for him for a second term.
“I did not vote for Buhari and will never vote for him until the end of my life because he is not a serious person,” he stated when asked who he voted for in 2019.