Operation Safe Haven (OPSH), the special task force operating in Plateau has warned residents against self-defense, warning them not to take law into their hands.
This was made known by the media officer of the task force, Maj. Ishaku Takwa, in a statement made available to news men in Jos.
In all honesty, the military warning the citizens against the danger of self defense is complete foolery, and shows that the perceived failure of our security apparatus gives room for major concerns.
There was a revelation made recently by Commodore Kunle Olawunmi about the state of insecurity in the nation. The commodore stated clearly that there are terrorist sponsors within the file and rank of this present administration. This practically connects the dot.
The military has been on the forefront of this battle with terror but nothing seems to change. This is to say that there are great saboteurs of their modest effort.
The Presidency also doesn’t seem to care. Even though the presidency has assured that his administration will move ahead with force and deal decisively with the perpetrators of the current unrest in Plateau state, absolutely nothing tangible has been done.
The president however urged communities to unite against attacks, saying retributive violence is not the answer.
But we all know this administration has never backed words with action. However, this depends on the region. We have an administration that will crush a particular zone for the slightest of offence, or leave them to kill themselves without blinking an eye.
This rate of killings and insecurity is becoming unprecedented in this administration, practically increasing by the day. Whatever the situation is or whatever undertone this recent killings have, it’s left for this present administration to figure and solve this debacle.
The military spokesperson is right, we have no business carrying arms to defend ourselves, but we can’t sit, watch and be slaughtered.
This administration needs to act and act fast.
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