The headline again is 50 killed in Kaduna. This is not unusual anymore, it is the new normal. People just look at it, heave and would say, “Kaduna again?”, and we move on. That’s the new reality. Kidnapping, armed robbery, mass killing, has become what we tolerate and accept in North.
What has happened to Arewa? No outrage, no one even cares. That’s the scariest part of it. We don’t care until it happens to us. These killings has become consistent. Abuja doesn’t seem to care enough. However, the problem is not Abuja, it is the people who look the other way as these mass killings gradually becoming a culture.
The Buhari administration has failed us, there is no doubt. They have failed to ensure Nigerians are secure. They have shown that they are not even serious at it. They even treat the suspects of these mass killing specially with special consideration. The government even defend them. It is quite clear that most of these guns are in the hands of Fulani nomads, from nomads nowadays, some of them have turned to gangs terrorising the nation.
There seems to be nothing to do about it and killings and gangsterism in the nation . The government have completely lost it. But like I said the problem is the masses who have kept quiet and are keeping quiet over the massacres. Even the people who are victims and survived have no voice. No one carries their stories so the world out there doesn’t know.
The government keeps trying to cover up these stories. The media screams and carries the story on the surface. We don’t go beyond the headline. Who are these victims of bandits? Do they have family? Are they someone’s father or mother? Who are the 50 killed? They are mere statistics.
We have made these bandits so special. They even know that they can do and undo and get away it. The president and the presidency defend them. Some people are even behind them because they are Fulanis.
But the biggest problem are we, who allow all these nonsense to go on, not holding government responsible. We have failed our people.