Date: May 28, 2020, 08:45:44 PM
30 years after they tried to balkanise Nation: Nigeria is almost a failed state — Tony Nyiam: Politics : Nigerialog.com - Nigeria's Premier Online Forum
In the midst of a global pandemic, herdsmen are still operating and killing people. Doesn’t that make Nigeria a sick nation?Without a doubt, the Nigerian state under the current administration is, in terms of the national insecurity experienced by the people, and almost failed state.You are right that not even the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic has stopped AK 47 transnational herdsmen from continuing the invasions of the Hausa, Middle Belt, South-West, South-South and South-East farming communities, so as to forcefully acquire their grazing land.To the extent that this government is treating herdsmen as a sacred cow, it could be accused of being complicit in the attack of the original landowners of Nigeria by the armed transnational militia.It does appear that the administration prioritizes the herdsmen’s national interest above the Nigerian national interest. The appointment of over 80% of the armed forces and other national security agencies chiefs from the North-West where the President hails from is clear evidence of nepotism and favoritism.
The crude idea of members of a clan, in conjunction with their transnational AK 47 armed kinsmen, thinking that Hausa, Middle-Belt, South-West, South-South and South-East, peoples’ land are soft targets for them to covet needs to be banished.