By: Busy Brain
Wonders shall never end. After killing to the fullest, our leaders have realised that it’s good to commend the efforts of the callous killers who does not possess any human feelings. Or isn’t it a way of commending retired Boko Haram members for the killings, for the atrocities, carnage and maiming all over the years with national agency for education, rehabilitation, de-radicalisation and integration of insurgents in the country.
The bill was sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam during plenary on Thursday at the upper Chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. It’s captioned ‘ National Agency for the Education, Rehabilitation, De-radicalisation and Integration of repentant insurgents in Nigeria ( Est, etc) Bill 2020( SB. 340 ).
I can not but imagine the type of leaders we have in Nigeria. Some times, I do think maybe there is something mixed together with the breeze they inhale from air conditions in the chamber that normally trigger shallow bills. If we cannot have agency that will look into the well-being of the wives, sons and daughters of our fallen heroes while battling Boko Haram, Herdsmen, Bandits and kidnappers, then, the senator that came up with agency bill for the killers should be medically cross checked.
For more than a decade, woes had been fallen and still on rampage as a result of Boko Haram incendiary. Many out Nigerian sons and daughters living in the North East region are homeless, hapless and fatherless, many houses burnt, properties worth millions destroyed. Many house wives had turned to widows while parents that await the return of their soldier son are left behind the daydreaming sceneil till now. What other depression is more than fighting war that has no definite stoppage time. We are just praying for the labour of our heroes not to be in vain; how will it not be in vain when the killers are being granted freedom.
Recently, 1400 Boko Haram members had been released in three tranches since operation safe corridor began. Operation safe corridor is an initiative for the deradicalisation and rehabilitation of all ex Boko Haram members. The first set was released during Governor Shettima’s time while two sets have been released under Prof Zulum While Mr. Shekau speaking on Chibok girls, said, the only way to have those girls back is for their men in prison to be released. After the release of 1400 wicked men, no-one sees the break light of Chibok girls. What we saw was another bomb blast.
In Shekau’s Statement, he said, “Buhari came to Maiduguri pretending to be a good man but he is not. He shouldn’t try to return to Maiduguri again.
Quoting Mr. Shekau further, he said: “Buhari, fear your Creator. God said you don’t have up to a spider’s web. But you think you are a major general. l swear, you are nothing. Buhari, I am talking to you, you’ll know no peace. Don’t come back to Maiduguri. Just go and sit down and think over my comments. And if u think I am the one disrupting your affairs, honestly I am not. You have deceived the people by telling them you are a just leader; carry on!”
From the above statement, one would agree with me that it is out of point for President Buhari led administration to free captured Boko Haram members. The above lines from Shekau depict that, he is mentally unstable and physically wicked. His words lack direction and the reason for killing Nigerians is hazy. Everything said up there only emanated from a disjointed and most wicked soul.
A video threatening President Buhari and Honourable Minister of communication has shown that things have finally fallen apart and the labour of these heroes that left their comfort zones to combat Boko Bombs seems to be in vain just because the way and manner Nigeria’ government is handling the matter is getting worrisome. If not, why would government grant freedom to the suspected killers?
From the reports, CAN Chairman of Michika LG. Adamawa State was missing, later Ropvil Deciya Dalep of Unimaid was beheaded by Boko Haram while Fatimah Babagana of Mass Communication Department, Unimaid along other 29 innocent Nigerians were burnt to ashes by same deadly sect. Campuses are no longer safe in the North East region. Just of recent after President’s Buhari’s visitation to Borno, about 30 innocent lives were sent to the world beyond. Tell me, is it now normal for the government to release these killers and still attempt to create agency for them while Chibok girls, Leah Sharibu and others are still in their dungeon. It’s like giving kudos to them to have succeeded in terrorising the country.
If the government claim the released members were not real Boko Haram members, would government know Boko Haram members than the soldiers that have been battling them for years? The soldiers are familiar with them and they know those they captured as Boko Haram members. Why would Federal Government grant them freedom as repentant members ? Why are these repentant members not revealing their sponsors? Who are those supplying them sophisticated weapons? If they are born again terrorists for real, they should tell the government about their antics and tactics in order to find a solution to their mode of operation. If they are not giving information about other colleagues, their freedom would bring more tragedy.
In as much as my hope is still alive that we would find a way out to the problems bedevilling the country, what is behind the national agency bill and freedom of Boko Haram members is nothing but an attempt to waste the efforts of our past heroes and the present ones on the battlefield.