KADUNA WILL BE GREAT AGAIN CARTAINLY NOT WITH EL-RUFAI
by John Danfulani PhD.
About two days ago, there was another murder in Sanga by Fulani herdsmen. I have often bemoaned the criminal activities of this government. An anonymous writer once wrote and I quote: “When exposing a crime is treated as committing a crime, you are being ruled by criminals.” A traditional ruler is murdered alongside an about-to-be school leaver and all the governor had to say is, the perpetrators would be brought to book. Here is a loan repayment governor on a loan repayment case since the reportage took it that the victim was part of those that frustrated the Fulanis in the 2011 post-election violence. Do you see the criminal aspect of that report? Why is the report in tandem with the governor’s philosophy of reprisal attacks against Southern Kaduna people by relatives of his kinsmen from outside Nigeria? As a governor who has sworn to uphold the constitution when he took his oath of office, was he supposed to utter such gibberish about reprisal attacks? Does the constitution allow anybody to take the laws into his/her hands? Is reprisal attack not tantamount to taking the laws into ones hands? This is criminal and the governor is overtly promoting and committing criminal activities against the citizens he has sworn to protect under the law. Will the country contain us if reprisal attacks were legalised? The governor should have been arrested after making that speech that day and forced to tender his resignation, because he, as a custodian of the constitution, should know better. But the governor has immunity and he is using his immunity for criminal activities. If after swearing at town hall meetings that nobody will kill another and go scot-free, but we keep having these recurring killings, then the governor is a total failure and needs to resign.