By Dr Khalifa Dikwa
Distraction is the ultimate aim of Nigeria’s attackers of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government and military commanders who have achieved the first phase in dismantling Boko Haram to restore peace within one year while preparing to confront the other emerging phases in other parts of Nigeria. We are no longer stupid to play the game of the bad losers.
The rantings are linked to the corrupt and pitiless establishment otherwise known as cabal or political Boko Haram who had earlier bailed out the arrowhead of BH, Imam Muhammad Yusuf in the past until he was caught and extra judicially killed to bury their secret agreement.
These detractors are equally connected to those who have cornered funds meant for arms procurement for our troops, thereby unable to defend us from the insurgency they sponsored till they were replaced by President Buhari. We all knew that service chiefs like Ihejirikas and other field commanders were selected to prolong the war for a complete genocide.
The ranters are connected to the enemies of Nigeria who hid public funds now on trial or afraid of getting caught by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) or other security outfits since there is no obvious guarantee that they can conceal the proceeds of their crimes for long.
So far, their millions of naira in stolen public funds have been trailed to suspicious bank withdrawals, on their farms, water tanks, toilets, and wells after they stole from the states and federal treasuries or diverted funds meant for the fixing basic infrastructure needed for the development of Nigeria. When they realised that hiring senior advocates to delay or truncate their trials as usual was not working they became desperate.
They are connected to those that collected blood money in foreign funds to dismantle Nigeria for its global influence in peace missions in Africa and the world. They are connected to those who don’t want PMB government to at least implement 70% of the budget so that all 36 states can bring something to the table. This would allow them free themselves from relying on a single source of income, from the sale of crude oil through economic diversification particularly in the spheres of agriculture and mineral resources.
The guts of insurgency in the oil producing states would be broken if this were to happen. Militants in that part are asking for complete control of resources as if they are theirs and that no other regions contributed to its exploration.
The noise makers are connected to the hitherto untouchable sacred cows who are now on trial for subverting our security, stealing public funds and other atrocities. They are connected to those who were not happy with the wonders of INEC’s Card Reader that defeated their rigging machines, stemming them from using moles who were spread all over including the leading parties, APC and PDP.
They are good at mischievously quarrelling in public or the media in the morning when they actually dine and wine at night at their meeting points in Nigeria and abroad.
These media hands are of the same root as those who took issues with Aisha Buhari’s wrist watch and now Buratai’s wives. They omitted who were self-reliant prior to the election of Buhari to be president of Nigeria who swiftly elevated and appointed Gen Buratai and other great military heads to annihilate boko haram to the satisfaction of the terribly frightened Nigerians.
These paid media contractors are not like to stop their mischief, deceits out of endless shameless to go further after the remaining service chiefs and their family members, EFCC, DSS, ICPC, the president and his cabinet, just as they doctored a fight between the Chief of Staff Abba Kyari and EFCC’s Ibrahim Magu and ministers who refuse to play double agents.
They run from one court to another to blackmail decent judges who refuse to play game with them in order to delay their trials.
As far as defence and security agents are concerned, PMB can only listen to frank advice from friends within and outside, to choose only from among officers with little or no dent due to their previous ex-officio positions according to the zombie ‘obey before complain rule’ phrase of the force even if such directives were against the rules of engagement as subverted by some of the previous corrupt top military brass since absolute loyalty to superior officers and playing along was the only way to survive the treacherous weeding out of the few remaining skilled professionals and their replacement by mediocre officers to permanently kill the defence and security systems of our potentially great Nigeria.
President Buhari was bound to appoint only trustworthy field commanders who whose background checks showed their sense of professionalism and patriotism even if they came from one family to defeat BH regardless of political correctness because Nigeria was about to disintegrate.
They recall of Gen Buratai from the International Joint Task Force based in Ndjaména, the Chadian capital to come home and head the Army and search among the younger Air Force officer’s rank for Marshal Abubakar Sadik to effectively coordinate with the army to deal with boko haram from the air, or for the famous intelligence officer Gen BG Monguno as the National Security Adviser (NSA) because Army Gen and President Buhari sharp thinking that appointing service chiefs from the most directly affected areas by BH insurgency coupled with their knowledge of the terrain.
The same background research on incorruptibility and professionalism was conducted to get for the Police Inspector General (IGP) by jumping the DIG rank and pick an AIG, Ibrahim IDRIS from Central Nigerian State of Niger following the retirement of Solomon ARASE after the maximum 35 years of service while retiring his DIG seniors for obvious reasons.
Nigerians must not be fooled to toe the line of uncertainty from the already visible certainty of peace and prosperity that proved to be a gargantuan task for many decades by the arrogant establishment cronies who hate to see Nigeria develop or to prevent others who may dump them in favour Nigeria and perform without fear of favour. These rogues sit on the tail of the tiny 1% who think that they could continue to buy everybody and own Nigeria despite their bad record in order to perpetuate in power at all times with the desire to influence things. Even their ego and arrogance frustrate Nigerians.
Therefore, Nigeria will never be controlled by the greedy establishment concocting stories to ridicule our hard earned CHANGE under President Buhari. But the Buhari we know is ready for them with his patience, impeccable character and intelligence. Nigerians should continue to pray for Nigeria as well as laugh at the antics and rantings of the tiny establishment who pay the media and intelligence with stolen commonwealth. It is over Insha Allah.
Dikwa, a public affairs commentator contributed this from Yola.