Top Social Icons

Responsive Full Width Ad

Left Sidebar
Left Sidebar
Featured News
Right Sidebar
Right Sidebar

Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Nigeria And The Global Terrorists Index Ranking

 Nigeria And The Global Terrorists Index Ranking


A visit to Newspapers stand,  listening to the radio or the television or going online, especially to Facebook/ Twitter, you will be bombarded with tales/tears of sorrow for blood being unabatedly shed in Nigeria. Across the said country, the Fulanis well armed, are turning against other ethnicities with impunity on successive daily basis. 

There are news of attacks on Nigerians by "fellow Nigerians" that claim several lives, rendering thousands hopeless, thousands of people displaced on daily basis. We hear the stories of escalating threats of Islamic terror groups like Boko Haram, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-West Africa and Fulani Killer Herdsmen amongst others, (all operating in one country). They unleash terror attacks in the whole parts of Nigeria and some other African countries. The Islamic groups launch brutal attacks on mostly Christian states, local government areas, communities and villages.

It could be recalled that the Janjaweed Jihadism or the Jihadists' brutal attacks mostly, are targeted at Christians and other non-Muslim populations in Nigeria. The enormous consequences of this mayhem are either concealed by the Nigerian government in criminal connivance with the media. 

They are being bribed to censor realities from being reported to the world. Yet we get every day, stories of how Boko Haram, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-West Africa and Fulani Herdsmen repent and swear to Oath of Allegiance to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The only country where terrorists repent and they will be recruited into the military and police, further licensing them to kill with utter recklessness under government protective cover and payroll. 

How can these, meaningfully and effectively fight against their "fellow terrorists"? Rehabilitating, re-orientating and re-integrating the so-called repentant terrorists may work in other countries but not in a grossly tribalistic and Islamic extremist country like Nigeria. If at all they are elements of embedded truth in such a claim, it cannot be in a rapidly growing Islamic continent like Africa.

According to the Nigerian government, “The reason behind the Oath of Allegiance is to emphasize their loyalty, discipline and obedience to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and thereby making a commitment”. “The implication is that at the end of the programme, if they commit any offence, they stand to forfeit all privileges and will be liable for offence against the State. “It is heartwarming to state that Operation "SAFE CORRIDOR" has successfully coordinated the DRR programme for 882 ex-Boko Haram members including the 280 earlier graduated". “Thus, the message here is clear to others out there; surrender and be profiled accordingly for the DRR privilege, they said. What a trash! And is it not really surprising how the Global Terrorist Index ranked Nigeria third, when it is housing more than the three most dangerous terrorist groups all over the world? One needs not be surprise because Nigeria is well known for bribery. Who knows if the government has not done some business with those in charge of the global terror index ranking?

In all, it must clearly stated here that Nigeria remains the most unsafe country to live in.

Written by Obulose Chidiebere

Edited by Elemeghideonye Nnamdi Stephen

For Family Writers Press International

No comments

Post a comment

Responsive Full Width Ad

Copyright © 2020 The Biafra Herald