A civil rights activist, Mallam Shehu Sani, has accused the nation’s leaders of playing politics with the recent kidnap of female students in Borno State and the rising wave of insecurity in the country.
Sani spoke just as the Borno State governor, Kashim Shettima and a Senator from the state, Ali Ndume disagree over government attitude to the rescue of the students.
Sani said in a statement in Kaduna on Tuesday that it was most unfortunate and regrettable that the government and the nation’s political elites have not found the wisdom to stand up to this national emergency, but rather chose to play politics with it.
According to him, “the government and the opposition are clearly playing politics with terrorism. Every moment of carnage is followed by idle condemnation, politics of blame game and nothingness.
“After every bomb blast, the government finds excuses and the opposition finds a capital, politicizing response to the insecurity. The Insurgency has denied our leaders the wisdom to confront and combat the reality that faced us as a nation. Nigeria’s political class is in the soulless game of splashing each other the spilled blood of the innocent victims of the raging violence.”
Sani noted that “the ongoing insurgency and violence in the northern part of Nigeria and Abuja stands unambiguously condemned. The abduction of innocent school girls and the regime of fear and mayhem unleashed are most abhor-able and intolerable. The unceasing violence is the most challenging threats to our freedom, our democracy and our corporate existence as a nation.
“It’s most unfortunate and regrettable that the Federal Government and the Nigerian political elites have not found the wisdom to stand up to this national emergency but rather chose to play politics with bloodletting.
“The allegations that the Federal Government and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party are behind the insurgents and the insurgency are political offensive by the opposition, but these are out rightly false.
“The allegations that the opposition leaders and the APC aid and abet the insurgency are also political offensive but it’s a malicious and untrue shifting blame game.
“The insurgent group exists as a terror group pursuing their independent theocratic and nihilist agenda and with neither alliance to the opposition nor allegiance to the government.