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How Would A Peter Obi Presidency Deal His Hand On Terrorism As Happened On Abuja-Kaduna Train Twice ?



The Oasis Reporters

 


March 30, 2022

Former governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi.
He’s a presidential ticket hopeful in the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.



By Greg Abolo


Not many people remember that the hugely economic status and prosperity of Anambra State in South East Nigeria once attracted the insecurity occasioned by bandits into the state.



Traders in Onitsha were severely harassed and made to pay huge ransoms or protection money to the bandits.


With Peter Obi winning and reclaiming the gubernatorial seat, bandits also blocked his path, blowing up Infrastructure from Government buildings to radio house and all.

But he turned the tide and gave kidnappers, bandits, saboteurs etc a bleeding nose. Confidence reemerged. Anambra citizens who all ran away from their state started migrating back to build back their economy into a next level prosperity.

Obi left office after 8 years and handed 75 billion naira amongst other assets in billions of naira to his successor.


Now, let’s consider what has happened and imagine what Peter would have done in the circumstances.

Within 30 hours, gunmen bomb the Kaduna-Abuja track, attack train, kill scores and abduct many more.
One of those killed include a young female medical doctor, Chinelo Megafo, billed to travel outside the country.



 





The same suspected bandits strike again and attack Gidan train station with explosives along the Abuja-Kaduna rail track.



It was gathered that the terrorists planted IEDs on the tracks, forcing a train heading to Abuja from Kaduna to stop.



See the tweet by Reno Omokri:

 

 

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This is the second attack within 24 hours along the same axis.




Eight persons have been confirmed dead in the first attack with many kidnapped and one of the survivors of the train attack has been quoted as having told Sahara Reporters on Tuesday that the terrorists told them that the Nigerian government should expect more attacks as they had just started.  But beyond the official figures, a much more scandalously embarrassing figures are emerging.

And they struck again.

Ordinarily, Kaduna in North West Nigeria can be regarded as a military fortress, now the playground of bandits.


Former Senator, Zaria resident, Shehu Sani in the north west says:

 





But see the array of Military and Police formations in Kaduna State:

1. 1 Division Nigerian, Army Barracks.

2. Nigerian Army Depot, Zaria.

3. Armed Forces Command And Staff College, Jaji

4. Nigerian Defense Industry (NDI) Kaduna

5. Nigerian Airforce Training School, Kaduna

6. Nigerian Police College, Kaduna

7. Nigerian Navy School of Armament, Kachia, Kaduna

8. Nigerian Army School of Legal Services, Basawa Zaria

9. Nigerian Defense Academy (NDA) Kaduna

10. Nigerian Army School of Artillery, Kachia Kaduna

11. Nigerian Army School of Military Police, Basawa Zaria

12. Army Operation Base, Southern Kaduna

With all these military and paramilitary formations and bases, Kaduna State is the most unsafe state in Nigeria and this remains one of the Wonders in Nigeria, quotes an anonymous piece circulating online.

Shehu Sani again:

 

 

 




What is the purpose of Government or it’s responsibility to the citizenry?

 

 




PDP presidential ticket hopeful and candidate, Peter Obi says that “these are very difficult times for us as a people and a nation: the state of insecurity that continues to manifest in the loss of precious lives, the collapsing economy worsened by the energy crisis, among others. And now our loss to Ghana.


Whilst we turn to God Almighty in earnest prayers for a better future for our dear country, let us know we all have a role to play in determining the future we want.

The terror attacks on Kaduna Airport and on Abuja-Kaduna bound train, with several persons reportedly abducted is depressing and disheartening and underscores the worsening level of insecurity across the country.



The challenges of insecurity are too much of a burden on Nigerians already battling with hardship and poverty.

Sadly, the worsening level of insecurity only further aggravates the negative performance of Nigeria’s economy.

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I condole with the families of the bereaved and sympathise with the traumatised passengers, even as I urge security agencies in the country to remain resolute in the fight against terrorism in the country”.



Greg Abolo

Blogger at The Oasis Reporters.

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