UK GUARDIAN CONDEMNS BUHARI’S GOVERNMENT
A major British newspaper, the UK Guardian has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to recognize he has failed to live up to his pledge to destroy Boko Haram. The paper says President Buhari has completely failed in his campaign to destroy the Islamist terror group.
Tisdall, a Senior editor with the Newspaper argues that far from making Nigeria safer, the president’s policies have created more instability throughout the country.
“Buhari’s harsh approach to unrest of any kind may be causing more problems than it solves across Nigeria as a whole,” he said.
He points out that since Buhari became president last year agitation for the actualization of Biafra has increased in the southeast, as has violence between farmers and Fulani cattle herders in the middle belt.
He quotes the International Crisis Group’s analyst for Nigeria Nnamdi Obasi as saying that President Buhari’s hard line policy will also lead to further strife in the Niger Delta region after recent attacks by the Niger Delta Avengers and Egbesu Mightier Fraternity.
“Both groups have sent the government their lists of demands, mostly for local control of oil revenues, threatening even more crippling attacks if they are ignored. The government’s response – deploying more military assets and threatening an unmitigated crackdown – portends an escalation of the violence.” Said Obasi.
Furthermore, since Buhari’s election violence in Niger Delta and other parts of Nigeria has increased.
Tisdall also charged President Buhari of using the Chibok girls as a political ploy, referring to the president meeting the rescued Chibok girl Amina Ali Darsha Nkeki at his villa last month.
“The fuss looked like a slightly desperate bid to deflect attention from the fact the other girls remain unaccounted for,” Tisdall said.
Written by Ken Pat
Published by Uchechi Collins
For IPOB Writers