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Thursday, April 11, 2019


In 2015, General Muhammadu Buhari, made the over 180million Nigerians to believe, he was the solution to the looming security challenges that confronted the nation, and that became the key factor for his massive acceptance and open support from the citizens, even up to the international community; especially the United State of America, under the then President Barack Obama.

On May 29, 2015, after an historic victory at the general elections, President Buhari took an oath of office as Nigeria’s fifth democratically elected Executive President. It was indeed historic. Not only did he win on his fourth attempt, but his doggedness was uncommon in these shores, dislodging an incumbent from the largest party in sub-Saharan Africa. This accorded a general accolades and unwavering support. In him, many Nigerians ululated they had found the messiah, envisioning the Nigeria of their dream under his watch. His ascendancy was acclaimed in some quarters as the much-awaited answer to the country’s leadership challenge.

But four years after, this euphoria has waned significantly. This inspired this diligent assessment of Buhari’s performance, taking cognizance of his promise as a candidate.
During his campaigns in 2015, President Buhari publicly Nigerians to expertly, address the impeding security challenge that was confronting the country within his first 3 months in office, while emphatically promising to secure the safe release/return of the 274 abducted Chibok Girls within his first 100 days in office. Two years later, nothing positive happened, rather at his third year, a set of girls were presented to Nigerians as the purported abducted Chibok Girls, which got a reprove comment from international media especially the CNN, that the purported girls were rather healthier than girls who were supposed to be under captive, with grave condition of rape, and malnutrition due to poor dieting.

To many, this was a deliberate act by the Buhari's Government, to shroud the sham and failure of his administration to achieve his campaign assurance.

Emphatically, this confirmed the suspicion that the Chibok Girls abduction was a scam, perpetrated to blackmail the then Administration of Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. As no sane person could ever imagine such a number of girls (about two hundred seventy six) would be abducted and ferry in a single truck within such a distance, without apprehension as claimed by the security agencies.

Consequently, another testament which is an exposure to this tandem who fabricated this fluke adoption is the immediate appointment of the Principal of the affected Chibok School as the State Commissioner of Education, shortly after the impending incident is yet resolved. 

If truly there was such an atrocious incident of kidnapping in an institution she headed and also considering the security reports that she was earlier instructed to vacate the students from the school premises, a week before the supposed heinous crime.  This shows, she lacks good administration prowess, and then, how come a woman with such incompetence, who mismanaged a circumference institution be given an entire educational sector of Borno State to manage?

A question no APC leader can answer.
In 2015, Nigeria’s former President Goodluck Jonathan during the UN Security Council in New York asserted the total number of death rate by the Boko Haram violent campaign against the Nigerian state under his administration to be at about 13,000 people.
While according to the United Nations Humanitarian Agency (OCHA), between May and December 2013, the Boko Haram violent related death rate was at about 1,224 people. While the Amnesty International reported the civilian and militants death rate by the Armed Forces to be at about 950 people, claiming it source, as credible information from a senior officer of the Nigeria Army, who confirms that the afore number of people died in the military custody between the first six months of 2013.

Adding this to the 4,000 fatalities reported in 2014, and the widely-held estimates of 3,000 to 4,000 deaths between 2009 and mid-2013, the total number of people killed by Boko Haram and the Nigerian military would be, conservatively speaking, at about 9,000 to 10,000.

Accordingly, higher figures are reported by the Nigeria Security Tracker, a project run by Africa programme of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). It estimated the death toll from May 2011 (when it began it work) to August 2015 at about 17,500. This included 6,742 deaths linked directly to Boko Haram, and a further 10,806 killings involving “Boko Haram and state perpetrators”. The latter category covers instances in which Armed Forces and insurgents have directly engaged each other, which the victims are never ascertained.

CFR measures extra-judicial killings by state forces separately. This available data suggests that as few as 9,000 and as many as 17,500 people died out of insurgency. Which the latter figure includes killings by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian military.
This clarifies that President Jonathan’s claim of 13,000 deaths referred to those by insurgents or general conflict may be correct.
However, the statement appears to be broadly accurate if the killing by the military is considered.

African crime tracker report also shows that between 2015 and 2019 Fulani Herdsmen have killed over 27,761 Nigerians across the country, with Benue State alone recording a death rate of over 8000 locals.
4 years later the President Buhari administration, Boko Haram insurgency instead of reducing it activities considering over 4trillion Naira that have been invested in the military as claimed by the Government have continued to expand their territory, killing both Military and Civilians.

United Nation Crime Tracker in Africa reports the number of people killed by the deadly insurgent in Nigeria between 2015 and 2019 to be about 39,243 people. There remained at least 1.7 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the North-Eastern States of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa; with 39% living in camps or similar settings and 61% in host communities.

The UN further revealed that 5.2 million people in the North-East remained in urgent need of food assistance; 450,000 children under five in urgent need of nutrition. While Doctors without Borders in July, reported that 240 children died as a result of malnutrition in Borno State.
While the South-East Biafra agitation has recorded over 234 dead between 2015 and 2019 according to Amnesty International report. Also in the last general election, over 155 people lost their lives either by the Military or Police bullet or the sledgehammer of political thuggery.

Some protesters from Zamfara yesterday says that 30 to 50 people are murdered everyday in Zamfara and a catholic bishop who resides in Kaduna accuses the Government of sponsoring the Kaduna State killings, as 100 to 140 Christian are murdered everyday in the State.

Truth be told, four years after promising that Boko Haram would be decimated in three months, the terrorists have not been defeated, technically or otherwise. Instead, Nigeria has become a huge killing field with Fulani herdsmen, which Global Terrorism Index named the fourth deadliest terror group in the world, wreaking havoc.

Everyhere in Nigeria today is grave and the Government are busy playing politics with this carnage  and this have made many to believe that this killing is either ethnic cleansing; a bid to eradicate Christianity from Nigeria because most people who are victims of this genocide are massively Christians.

The Government is so silent, President Buhari as commander in-chief have not visited any incident site nor condemn the killing of Christians and farmers alike by men of his tribe, the "Fulani Herdsmen".

In Nigeria today, if one cow is killed, hundred innocent Nigerians will die and over two hundred houses and farms burnt down, and if one Fulani Herdsman is killed over ten thousand Christians will perish.
Nigeria under you is fast becoming a huge mass grave.

President Buhari told the world during his inaugural speech in 2015 that he belonged to no one but the entire Nigerians. Today, not a few would disagree with the President on this, not for any other reason than the fact that he (President) has carried on, both by his appointments and body language as a sectional leader

Mr President, it is time you rose up to the endless killing spree before the whole country becomes one massive graveyard

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