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Insecurity: MURIC condemns Saraki-led senate for Nigerian insecurity

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By Ismail Auwal

The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said that anarchists like Saraki-led senate responsible for insecurity in Nigeria.

The Rights group director, Ishaq Akintola, in a statement on Thursday, said that though some Nigerians are afraid to speak up about those responsible for insecurity in Nigeria, MURIC will do so.

“It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not prepared to say the truth concerning who is actually responsible for the current spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency,” he said.
“Some Nigerians know exactly who to blame but fear will not allow them to speak up. However, MURIC has a duty to say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored.

“Certain conscienceless elements are manipulating information by spreading fake news in order to incite Nigerians against the Federal Government.

“Bad losers among the politicians are also hell-bent on ensuring that the present administration fails in all aspects of governance.”
Citing the Saraki-led senate as example, Akintola said anarchists are making deliberate attempts to sabotage the government’s efforts on curbing insecurity.

“There are also anarchists whose main objective is to sabotage security facilities, debilitate the security agencies and seize their weapons to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians,” he said.

“We saw these played out in the way the Saraki-led Senate on 6th April 2018 rejected President Buhari’s request for $1 billion for the purchase of arms for the security agencies. That rejection was a deliberate attempt to frustrate the government’s efforts to bring insecurity to a halt.

“Nigerians would have witnessed a drastic improvement in the security situation in the country had that request been granted. But the unpatriotic elements in Senate ensured that the request was blocked. Of course the same politicians turned round to blame Buhari for the worsening security situation.

“But real active sabotage of government’s efforts at solving the security challenge was seen during the last #ENDsars protests. The release of prisoners, the burning of police stations and the carting away of police guns were all symptomatic of a deliberate attempt to render the security apparatus impotent as well as a determination to unleash anarchy.”

Akintola also noted that recent attacks on Imo police stations confirm the determination of anarchists to prolong insecurity in the country.

“This is not about defending Buhari. It is the reality. It is the truth and MURIC is not afraid of speaking truth to anarchists,” he added.

“How then can we, in good conscience, blame FG or Buhari for the rising wave of insecurity when we are the same people destroying security facilities and setting criminals free? It is therefore bad losers and anarchists who must be blamed for our worsening security situation. The panacea lies in the good citizens of this country coming together to expose enemies of peace. Nobody should think that another leader has the magic wand.”

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SOURCE: This post (Insecurity: MURIC condemns Saraki-led senate for Nigerian insecurity) firstly published at saheliantimes.com on 2021-04-08 18:37:06

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