NDA attack described as scandalous, shameful, embarrassing
The reactions continued to follow the invasion of the Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, on Tuesday, as the incident was described as “scandalous, very shameful and pathetic”.
They argued that Nigerians must wake up and defend themselves; adding that the “actions and inactions” of the current administration do not show that it has the “will or the capacity” to defend the citizens.
DAILY POST recalls that bandits had invaded the permanent site of the Nigerian Defense Academy, killed two officers and kidnapped another officer; who was found dead on Wednesday.
In his reaction, a former member of the Plateau State House of Representatives, the Hon. Bitrus Kaze said: “Sadly, our country is descending to a whole new low under a supposed Nigerian war veteran.
“It is clear that Nigeria has never seen the deterioration and collapse of our security architecture as it has happened under the civil junta of General Buhari / APC. “
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According to him, “the security breach on the Afaka campus of the NDA, Nigeria’s premier defense institution, is scandalous, very shameful and pathetic to say the least.
Kaze, who represented the federal constituency of Jos South / Jos East between 2007 and 2015, claimed that “if the security of our elite army is so recklessly violated by a motley army of now famous ‘unknown shooters’, it should be crystal clear. what risks we bloody civilians endure, but for the mercy of God we exist by simple trial and error.
“Ever since the hunter became the hunted following the sordid events of the early hours of last Tuesday in Afaka Kaduna state, Nigerians have been waiting in vain for the source of the usual public statement ‘we are aware of the situation ‘of the establishment. .
“From pursuing the agenda of nothernization to fulanization, the PMB / APC civilian dictatorship has just improved its game, the march towards the Afghanistanization of Nigeria has only just begun.”
The former lawmaker, however, said: “It just doesn’t make sense to just condemn as it always does, what happened to the $ 1 billion investment in security, the first Nigerian military drone and the very famous Tucano planes?
“I join with my fellow patriots in sympathizing with the families, relations and friends of all the victims of this despicable act and in praying for the rest of their souls.”
Comrade Japhet La’abes, a civil society activist, said in his response: “The insecurity we face in Nigeria is funded by the state. This is a deliberate attempt by the Hausa / Fulani oligarchy to wipe out the indigenous people of Nigeria and take over their ancestral lands.
La’abes asserted that “the actions and inactions of the APC-led Buhari administration are clear enough for any informed mind. And as long as men and women of good conscience do not rise up against these irredentist and jihadist Fulani barbarians, the worst is yet to come. The victory of good over evil is certain.
“Until then, Nigerians must be proactive enough to face the evil machinations of these senseless killers.
“In the face of these obvious and existential threats to life and property, every community must take proactive steps to defend their lands and community members for obvious reasons. “
According to him, “What happened recently in Afghanistan is a clear early warning signal for the Nigerian people. A point in time is worth nine! “
Human rights activist Comrade Gad Peter, reacting to the incident, said: “I am at a loss for words on recent events in this country, especially yesterday’s attack on the Nigerian Defense Academy.
“We should be worried as a people because it is a national disgrace, an embarrassment and an act of shame.
“Is clearly a failure of intelligence, governance, leadership. And the fact that the country operates on autopilot, ”he argued.
“How can people who shot down a plane in the past, actually just a few months ago, now attack one of the highest military institutions in Africa!”
“Unfortunately, we still call them bandits! When will the government have the political will to do what is necessary?
“And so, for me, I think more than ever that Nigerians need to wake up and defend themselves; because this government by its actions and inactions does not show that it has the will, the capacity or everything it takes to defend us as a people, ”said Peter.
Also speaking, an executive director of the Civil Liberties Organization, Steve Aluko, said: “It is regrettable and reprehensible, but it speaks abundantly about who we are as a supposedly sovereign nation.
“It is unfortunate for a nation called and celebrated as a giant of Africa and, to a greater extent, it resonates with the vulnerability of our people.”
According to him, “the apologies given by the military only condescend and affirm celebrations of unauthorized neglect, rot and rot in security agencies and weak capacity to act whenever the need arises. “.
On the part of the terrorist, said Aluko, “it is an attempt to demystify the military powers, to discourage them and to disarticulate them in the frontal fight against terrorism.
“It also aims to turn the minds of civilians upside down in joint efforts to help tackle the bad wind of crime.
“The profile of the victims dictates a claim to selective assassination and the promotion of a perceived program of selected identity.
“In all of this he asserts that Nigerians must unite collectively to defeat all forms of crime and terrorism among all of us so that we can reach them, we must bury all forms of identity crisis shades in religion, ethnicity and regions to win this war, ”he said. maintained.
“We call for an immediate investigation to stop a recurrence of these incidents.
“Above all, Nigerians must be protected and defended wherever they choose to reside in Nigeria and anywhere in the world.
“As we hold to account and punish those who are found guilty and negligent in the performance of their duties.”