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‘You Will Be Answerable To Allah’ – Bafarawa Knocks Buhari Over Insecurity



"You Will Be Answerable To Allah' - Bafarawa Knocks Buhari Over Insecurity

Former Governor of Sokoto State, Attahiru Bafarawa, has knocked President Muhammadu Buhari over the incessant attacks in the North West region.

In an interview with the BBC Hausa service on Monday, Bafarwa asked the President to immediately address the insecurity in the region and the country in general with more seriousness.

He pointed out that bandits have turned the Northwest region into a war zone, describing the insecurity in the zone as a catastrophe and serious calamity.

He said: “This insecurity is a catastrophe that has befallen us. The situation in Sokoto and Zamfara states can only be described by those who have been there.

“The sad thing is that we all know that the security of the nation is in the hands of the Federal Government. Those people telling President Muhammadu Buhari that everything is ok, or are they telling him things are not ok? If they are telling him things are going on fine, they have cheated him and have cheated us too.

Allah will ask him questions, he the President) should constitute a special team to visit Barafawa and Shinkafi on a fact-finding mission. Or they should go to the villages around Shinkafi, or Sabon Birni or Goronyo. All these places in the senatorial zone are in deep calamity.”

Bafarawa described the situation in the North West as a debilitating catastrophe in which people cannot go out to markets, farms and make phone calls.

Today, I traveled home and came back, I am an eyewitness, not that somebody told me. Our people are harvesting millet in abundance, we’ve gotten millet and rice, but people cannot convey the farm produce home. Whoever went to the farm to convey the crops home, will not come back alive.

“Whoever goes to bring his rice farm back home, will not return alive. Furthermore, people are in a form of incarceration, like in Zamfara. A debilitating catastrophe, a situation that phones cannot work, markets are shut and there is no palliative for the poor to cushion the effect, to get food to eat.

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.