Human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has accused the federal authorities of chasing shadow with the arrest of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria requested the federal government
to pursue substance as a substitute of shadow in order to rescue the nation from the claws of kidnappers, bandits and terrorists.
The senior lawyer made the enchantment on Tuesday in a press release issued in response to the arrest of Igboho in Benin Republic
The assertion reads partially “The FG seems supersonically efficient and efficacious relating to arresting and repatriating dissenters and challengers of its morbid nepotic and sectionalisitc authorities.
“The identical authorities paradoxically seems absymally weak and hopelessly helpless relating to combating 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 each day.
“The Nigerian Nation seems captured by non-state actors.
“To me, this lopsided template demonstrates acute intolerance and ambivalence. It reveals self contradiction. It reveals an inclination in the direction of implementing legal guidelines in opposition to sure individuals, in opposition to sure courses of individuals, whereas on the similar time turning away the opposite eye in implementing legal guidelines in opposition to 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 Nnmdi Kanus of this world. Such doesn’t enjoin patriotism and constructing of nationhood.
“The identical authorities that’s abruptly efficient within the case of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho have by no means been capable of seize kidnappers, armed bandits and boko haram which are each day ravaging us, turning Nigeria into sprawling area of human carnage.
“They take ransom. Harmless college kids 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 relating to arresting and even ambushing and attacking of their very houses, self willpower activists and crusaders. I’m not impressed with this in any respect.
“The federal government could thump its chest for short-term good points. However, does this remedy the issue? see this as merely pursuing butterflies whereas the home is on fireplace. 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 assume so. Or, do you?”
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