Human rights lawyer, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), has accused the Muhammadu Buhari-led authorities of chasing shadow with the arrest of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly often known as Sunday Igboho and Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the proscribed Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB).
Ozekhome in an announcement on Tuesday mentioned Buhari’s administration deserted AK-47-wielding armed bandits, Boko Haram terrorists, and different lethal insurgents, together with ransom-taking kidnappers, solely to be operating after Igboho and Kanu.
The assertion learn, “The Federal authorities seems supersonically efficient and efficacious with regards to arresting and repatriating dissenters and challengers of its morbid nepotic and sectionalistic authorities.
“The identical authorities paradoxically seems abysmally weak and hopelessly helpless with regards to preventing AK-47-wielding armed bandits, Boko Haram and different lethal insurgents, together with ransom-taking kidnappers who’re nearly kidnapping the very coronary heart and soul of Nigeria every day. The Nigerian Nation seems captured by non-state actors.”
He famous that the Nigerian authorities has proven an inclination to keep up two separate legal guidelines for 2 areas.
He continued, “To me, this lopsided template demonstrates acute intolerance and ambivalence. It exhibits self-contradiction. It exhibits an inclination in direction of imposing legal guidelines towards sure folks, towards sure courses of individuals, whereas on the identical time turning away the opposite eye in imposing legal guidelines towards the opposite most popular and pampered set of individuals.
“Such doesn’t make a nation develop. Such doesn’t make democracy work. Such doesn’t construct confidence and inclusiveness, the very causes for the Igbohos and Nnamdi Kanus of this world. Such doesn’t enjoin patriotism and the constructing of nationhood.
“The identical authorities that’s abruptly efficient within the case of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho has by no means been in a position to seize kidnappers, armed bandits, and Boko Haram which are day by day ravaging us, turning Nigeria right into a sprawling area of human carnage. They take ransom. Harmless schoolchildren are paid for. The place is identical authorities when kidnappers are demanding that the dad and mom of kidnapped kids ought to now be feeding them of their kidnap dens?
“However, it abruptly turns into efficient and audacious with regards to arresting and even ambushing and attacking of their very properties, self-determination activists and crusaders. I’m not impressed with this in any respect. The federal government might thump its chest for momentary positive aspects. However, does this clear up the issue? See this as merely pursuing butterflies whereas the home is on hearth. Recall historical past: Main Kaduna Nzeogwu Chukwuma. Isaac Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa. The Ogoni 5. Are we out of the woods? I don’t suppose so. Or, do you?”
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