A Muslim group, Jama’atu Nasir Islam (JNI), has berated the Muhammadu Buhari-led government for the worsening spate of insecurity in the country.
Recall that terrorists recently attacked a Kaduna-Abuja bound train with at least eight persons killed, over 16 persons injured and 21 passengers declared missing.
In a statement on Monday issued by its Secretary-General, Khalid Aliyu, in Kaduna, JNI condemned the terror attack on the train and the incessant killings by terrorists in the country.
The Muslim group said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government has lost the moral justification to be in power for failing to protect the lives and properties of the citizens.
Bibian Anekwe News reports that JNI is headed by the Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III.
The statement reads in part: “Any government that is incapable of protecting the lives of its citizens has lost the moral justification of being there in the first place; this is enunciated in Section 33(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“The well-orchestrated incident remains highly condemnable, reprehensible and upsetting to every rational mind.”
“It appears that the continuous callous acts of mayhem, killings and arson happening almost on daily or weekly bases around us; either within communities and/or on the roads we ply, has automatically reset our human psyche that we now have accepted such dastardly acts as part of our lives, to the extent that we no longer feel it.
“The humanity in us is slowly being eroded thereby making us adapt to the new normal within which we, unfortunately, found ourselves.
“Terrorists are now becoming bolder and more belligerent by the day. They operate in any area of their choice(s) at any time they so wish.
They even operate for up to eight hours non-stop (as it was reported to have happened in Niger state last Monday), without any fear of being confronted or apprehended.
“Most communities are now under the bandits’ absolute control with taxes being paid to bandits–some parts of Borno, Katsina, Zamfara, Niger, Sokoto states and some others yet to be disclosed to the public.
“In fact, terrorists do what they wish knowing that there is no gun powder or authority that will defy them.”
Bibian Anekwe News