Zabarmari massacre: Buhari no longer fit to be called the President — Bamgbose

Muhammadu Buhari

The National Coordinator, Concerned Advocates for Good Governance (CAGG), Olusegun Bamgbose Esq., has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is no longer fit to be called the President of Nigeria, over the killing of farmers on rice fields at Zabarmari in Jere Local Government Area of Borno state by Boko Haram.

Recall, Oejnews reported that about 43 farmers were murdered while an unspecified number of others were unaccounted for when Boko Haram insurgents launched attacks on rice fields at Zabarmari.

In reaction, Bamgbose stated that the intractable insecurity in the nation has clearly shown, that Buhari has lost control of the security architecture.

For this particular reason, Bamgbose said that the President is no longer fit to pilot the affairs of this country.

He pointed to the fact that the President’s primary responsibility is to protect lives and property of the citizens, adding that Buhari’s consistent failure to do this, has morally disqualified him from piloting the affairs of the nation.

Bamgbose, a 2023 presidential hopeful and chieftain of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, said this in a chat with Daily Post while reacting to the latest killing of 43 Rice farmers in Borno State by members of the Islamic sect, Boko Haram.

He described the incident as horrific, barbaric, and most unfortunate.

According to the senior lawyer, “The assailants tied up the agricultural workers and slit their throats. This is purely inhuman. This is horrific.

“After this dastardly ungodly act, the President tweeted, ‘I condemn the killing of our hardworking farmers by terrorists in Borno State. The entire country is hurt by these senseless killings. My thoughts are with the families in this time of grief. May their souls rest in peace.’

“Could this be the only thing our President can say? This is a defeatist statement. It’s evidently clear that Buhari has accepted defeat.

“We are tired of condemnation without any critical action. 36, 000 have been killed so far, and about two million people displaced.

“Just last month, the insurgents slaughtered 22 farmers working on their irrigation fields near Maiduguiri in two separate attacks. Killings in Kaduna, Ekiti, Markurdi.

“This is getting out of hand. If elected President of this country, I’ll only need 9 months to eliminate these insurgents. I’m really pained. These are people who voted for Buhari to protect them.

“This is very unfortunate. However, I’ve this to say, that enough is enough. I will no longer watch the insurgents kill our people in the North as rats, they should back down or expect something that will shock them.

“If they try this type of thing again, I will do something that will shock them. I’m not playing to the gallery. I’ve my plans. If they feel I’m joking, let them try it again and see what will happen to them. This is never a joke. Enough is enough.”

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