Thursday, 28 April 2016

Exclusive: Balarabe spits fire, says Buhari is weak and incompetent

Exclusive: Balarabe spits fire,
says Buhari is weak and
incompetent


– Balarabe Musa said the atrocities being
committed by suspected Fulani herdsmen
across the country was because of the
weakness of the government
– President Buhari condemned the reported
attacks by the suspected Fulani herdsmen
– Fulani herdsmen was reported to have
killed 40 persons at Nimbo in Uzo- Uwani
Local Government Area of Enugu State
Former governor of the old Kaduna State
Balarabe Musa, said that the only
explanation for President Muhammadu
Buhari’s silence over renew attacks by
armed men suspected to be Fulani
herdsmen resulting in the deaths of several
Nigerians is absolute weakness, incompetent
and loss of focus.
About 40 persons have so far been
reportedly killed in the latest attacks by
some Fulani herdsmen at Nimbo in Uzo-
Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu
State.
Former Kaduna state Governor, Balarabe
Musa
He laments in an interview


that not only are the Fulani herdsmen killing
and attempting to forcefully take over other
peoples’ land, they also engage in stealing of
cows belonging to others, a crime he said
not reported in the media.


He said the atrocities being committed by
suspected Fulani
country and llings of innocent
Nigerians and destruction of properties in
the northeast by Boko Haram insurgents are
indication that government at the central is
weak and lack the competence to address
the current overwhelming insecurity plaguing
the country.
“The killing by Boko Haram and Fulani
herdsmen appears to be the only crime taking
place in the country. It is not at all. These
Fulani herdsmen are also stealing cows of
others and the federal government is at
moment powerless.
“My own cows have been stolen twice; last
year and this year. It was never like this until
this present government came to power. For
people to be able to steal cows in the day
time in Nigeria that shows the level of
insecurity.”
“It is terrible. The President and his
government are weak. Has the President said
anything since the Fulani herdsmen started
this senseless killings?” he asked.
“Let us not deceive ourselves. The President
is quiet because he is a weak President. The
state (Kaduna) government is also very weak
in terms of security. They have put the lives of
Nigerians in danger more than any government
in recent times,” he said.
He explained that the current level of
confidence with which the Fulani herdsmen
carries out their activities across the country
in total disregard for indigenous people who
owns the land in the first instance without a
word from the President, supports the
arguments in some quarters that they are
backed by highly placed government
officials.




President Buhari condemned the reported
attacks by suspected herdsmen on some
communities across the country in a
statement on Wednesday night.
A statement issued by the President’s
Senior Special Assistant on Media and
Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, said the
President particularly condemned Monday’s
attack on Ukpabi Nimbo in Enugu State.
However, Balarabe Musa said Nigerians
should not take the statement issued by
Presidential Spokesperson serious on a
matter that involves loss of lives, and
augured that until the President personally
address the nation over the killings and how
he plans to urgently tackle it he cannot be
said to have spoken to Nigerians.