– Adamu Garba has offered some fresh insights on the state of insecurity in Northern Nigeria
– The former presidential aspirant said injustice against the ordinary people by the northern elite is the cause of the security menace
– Garba said it is the injustice and neglect that the government must address to solve the security crisis, adding that using bullets cannot work
Former presidential aspirant, Adamu Garba, has said military operations cannot address the menace of armed banditry in the north.
The outspoken politician said in a Facebook post sighted by Legit.ng on Friday, February 26, that the northern region’s elite’s injustice against the ordinary masses is the cause of the insecurity in the region.
Following the abduction, Nigerians have come up with a social media campaign, #RescueJangebeGirls, charging the government to rescue the innocent girls.
Garba, however, submitted that the social media campaigns will not work until the injustice against the ordinary masses in the region is addressed.
He said in the post which is also available on his Twitter page:
“We can stay here and keep trending #RescueJangebeGirls #Rescue*****, as long as we refuse to accept that the insecurity in the North is pushed by the high level of injustice by the northern elite against the ordinary people, not even U.S DoD can fix this issue with bullets.”
The young politician further claimed that 90% of the cause of the Boko Haram menace can be attributed to social neglect than ideology.
He noted that the government’s approach of using bullets in order to solve banditry cannot work.
“The political elites can keep pretending. But as long as the deep level of neglect & injustice has reached a point of betrayal of trust.
“We may continue to witness security issues to the point where our armed forces will get tired.
“We must get into the mud & fix our problems”
The outspoken social commentator said with the trend of criminality in the country, one can conclude that Nigeria’s clock is ticking on horror.
Nurudeen Lawal is a Legit.ng journalist passionate about fact-checking/verification journalism. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literature-in-English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. As Politics Editor, Nurudeen mostly writes on Nigeria’s political and socio-economic developments. He has attended different workshops, conferences and training on fact-checking and digital reporting, among others. Learn more about him on Twitter, @Nurudeen Lawal_