By Austin Peacmaker
Following the recent news of the killing of 43 Rice Farmers in Zabarmari Village, Borno, by Boko Haram insurgents, and the shiver it sent down the spines of most Nigerians leading to all kinds of blame games, and public incitements, the Executive Director of Cares4Heroes, Ahmed Tijjani has come out to caution Nigerians to be bear of playing the blame games, and politics with Nigeria national security.
Ahmed Tijjani in a telephone chat with SECURITY AFFAIRS Newsroom said there is need for Nigerians to work together as a people to support our Armed Forces to put an end to insurgency in Nigeria.
“While we sympathise with the government and people of Borno state, and the families of the farmers that were killed recently by the insurgents, we must stop the blame games, and put politics aside, we must work together as a people to support the Armed Forces. A critical component that will ensure an end to the war against insurgency is intelligence, and most of these intelligence will come from citizens who are patriotic, who when they see, report what they need to report to the Military to take necessary actions…We must also realise that the Military people are also killed in the entire war efforts, nobody has sympathise with their families, nobody talk about them, we just count them as statistics. I think is time we begin to show empathy, and we begin to support their families.” Tijjani said.
He added that those calling for the sack of the service chiefs should not be quick to forget that the counter insurgency operation in the northeast is an ongoing war and have had more victories than in the past of daily bombings.
Meanwhile, several other security experts have come out to state that at the moment, the Boko Haram insurgents are forced to operate a miniature criminal franchise. After failing to establish a phantom caliphate in the Northeast, the insurgents have now resorts to carry out raids in a bid to secure media attention. Their recent attack on the farmers at Zabarmari, is just one among their few examples of their miniature criminal activities, and having been discovered by the Nigerian Military, that it is obvious the Insurgents are close to being totally disseminated.