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Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Maxymilliano(m): 1:02pm On Aug 04
The condition of insecurity affecting many Nigerians has long surpassed bearable proportions; it is only a matter of time before even our inept president is viscerally touched.

Several reports indicate that members of the Nigerian political class also get a bitter taste of the medicine Nigerians have been made to swallow but the peak of it all will still come when even the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is affected. Unless the situation is urgently arrested, it cannot be taken for granted that those who have been trying to breach the president’s security will not eventually find a loophole somewhere.

There is no point speculating what exactly might happen to the president if the bandits get to him—this is neither sadism nor schadenfreude on my part—but they only need to persist and something will yield.

Last Friday in the Federal Capital Territory, some gunmen attacked officials of the 7 Guards Brigade, an elite troop that secures the president. The unfortunate incident left three soldiers wounded and eight officers killed. Although about 30 of the attackers were reportedly killed by Nigerian soldiers some days after the incident, it is still telling that some untrained group of gunmen got close to the president’s guards and hit them that hard. In July too, suspected bandits attacked a convoy of cars conveying the advance team of the presidential security guards to Daura, the president’s hometown in Katsina State.

Recently too, some bandits vowed that they would abduct the president. If anyone thinks the bandits can never get close enough to the president, then they must have forgotten that supposed armed robbers penetrated the residence of Ibrahim Gambari, the president’s Chief of Staff last year. To date, nobody has been reported apprehended over that curious incident of burglary inside the presidential villa.

Bandits have had the temerity to sack army barracks and face off with various levels of security agencies and they can do worse. Also recall that in October, the Wall Street Journal reported that Nigerian security agencies paid an equivalent of $50,000 cash to some bandits camped in Rugu Forest in the North-West region to retrieve an anti-aircraft weapon that posed a direct threat to the president when he had a scheduled trip to Katsina.

These various incidences of how closely the bandits have circled the president’s security forces show the degree to which our leaders’ administrative incapability extends to their own selves. Given how self-serving and self-preserving the average Nigerian politician can be, one can only imagine how low they have fallen for the bandits to have penetrated them several times. They cannot protect the nation and they are also failing at protecting even themselves. Something will give at some point.

Lately, Kaduna Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, noted Buhari was unaware that some bandits had threatened to abduct him until he told him. One cannot but wonder at the incompetence and sycophancy that rules Aso Rock. If the president did not even learn of such a significant development, who knows what else happens in Nigeria to which he is obliviou[/b]s?

[b]One wonders, what were Buhari’s security agents protecting him from when they failed to tell him that bandits threatened to attack him?
Were they embarrassed to tell him that the same northern Nigerian youths, who were once Buhari’s fanatical followers, now want his head off his neck or his putative ignorance is simply the degree to which he has removed himself from the affairs of the nation he supposedly governs?

No president in Nigerian history has been as much of a disaster as Buhari. His government has been entirely underwhelming; the man himself is so fundamentally lazy that there is no point in his rudderless leadership that he decided to take charge of affairs.

If there is something almost everyone will agree with now, it is that Buhari’s leadership abilities were grossly exaggerated and that the man never had even the slightest interest in redirecting Nigeria away from failure towards prosperity.

Those surrounding him must be feeding him lies about how much his regime has achieved over the years. Knowing Buhari and how entirely unmotivated he can be when he is supposed to pursue the truth of the Nigerian situation, he probably never reviews security reports to confirm whatever he is told. He must have wholly disconnected himself from reality.

For the criminal group called “bandits” to be emboldened to the point that they now serially target the presidency, they must be seeking a means of legitimising themselves before the public. They likely understand the difficulty—and the risk—of such a venture but they keep trying anyway because they need the moral validation of attacking a failed president who has grown unpopular.

If there is something those bandits must be certain of by now, it is how much many Nigerians have come to passionately resent Buhari for how he wasted our time for seven years. The bandits sense that people are angry with that man for his gross incompetence because their various attacks suggest some measure of confidence in the virtue of their venture. They probably assume that if they can get close enough to Buhari and make him feel some of the pain most Nigerians have been subjected to under his watch, the feeling of catharsis that will sweep the whole nation will turn them into some kind of folk heroes.

Overnight, the rage and hate most Nigerians justifiably feel towards Buhari might even morph into gratitude when they see the sociopath residing in Aso Rock get some comeuppance for his neglectful leadership.

Some days ago, an Islamic preacher in Sokoto State, Bello Yabo, publicly prayed for terrorists, who had threatened to kidnap Buhari, el-Rufai and some other public officials, to succeed in their mission.

According to Yabo, who was responding to the nonsense-spewing presidential media aide, also called Garba Shehu, “These are people who promised heaven and earth, and now they have the opportunity but became incompetent. Take them to the bush and flog them instead of humiliating innocent citizens who are striving to make ends meet".

"And please make good your threats, and we will support you with prayers.”

It is a significant measure of how low Buhari has fallen before his own adoring crowd that the preacher could state something like that publicly and not receive any blowback. A while ago, Yabo’s comment—whether he was serious or merely being facetious—would be considered inappropriate and then condemned by the crew of Buhari’s followers.

That they are no longer expending their energies to defend the worth of Buhari’s life shows why the bandits need the legitimacy of attacking him.

People fed up with Buhari’s failures are now clamouring for his impeachment and even the lawmakers are making a push in that direction.

On Tuesday, an All Progressives Congress lawmaker representing Bauchi-North Senatorial District, Adamu Bulkachuwa, joined the list of those who wanted Buhari reprimanded, saying they would use their constitutional power to “pull his (Buhari) ears and show that he still cares.” I will save Bulkachuwa and his companions some time by telling them this for free: Buhari never even cared.

The Buhari that got kicked out of power in 1985 wanted nothing more in life than to return to that same office and achieve closure. He eventually got what he wanted in 2015, after four tries, but that was where history ended for him. He loved the trappings of the office but could not bring himself to effectively discharge the immense responsibility the position demanded.

While it is nearly impossible that a Senate under the leadership of a groveller like Ahmed Lawan would dare impeach Buhari, it is still something that the lawmakers that have been cowed throughout Buhari’s tenure are finally waking up and challenging him to be responsible. If Buhari were another kind of human being, the threat of impeachment would be enough to motivate him to confront the issues of a nation that has slipped out of his hand. Unfortunately, he is too much of a two-dimensional figure to be aroused by the call to duty. Under his watch, the country severely deteriorated and the man never summoned the will to fight for Nigeria. Outside his coterie of political associates and family members, who have lived robustly at the collective expense of millions of Nigerians, his presidency has been largely meaningless for everyone else.

History will not vindicate him.

https://punchng.com/bandits-will-eventually-get-to-buhari/

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by GamalNasser: 1:08pm On Aug 04
A very naive writer ..how will bandits get to Buhari? I hate dull people wallah

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Racoon(m): 1:13pm On Aug 04
Nothing new! The bandits cum terrorists are just on a familiarisation or courtesy visit to their C-in-C.

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Racoon(m): 1:16pm On Aug 04
"...The reason Buhari won’t do anything about the growing insecurity is that the perpetrators of the crimes that have held the region hostage have been identified as Fulani.Buhari is a knee-jerk ethnic jingoist. He has a twisted idea of ethnic solidarity....

The truth is that he doesn’t care. The government Buhari leads can’t and doesn’t want to stem the rising tide of insecurity in the northwest or anywhere else in Nigeria...."
https://www.farooqkperogi.com/2020/02/insecurity-will-only-expand-and-fester.html?m=1

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Pells: 1:24pm On Aug 04
like if you think Obi is the next President : :

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by ClassicMan202(m): 1:24pm On Aug 04
I don't have time to read this but one thing I know is ......

If you show bandits this ID Card they will not harm you.

Tested and trusted

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by oluwaseyi0: 1:25pm On Aug 04
For Buhari, bandit can overran Nigeria as long as Niger is safe

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by GreyLaw(m): 1:25pm On Aug 04
GamalNasser:
A very naive writer ..how will bandits get to Buhari? I hate dull people wallah

You are the dull one here. Buhari won't always be president! And even as president it can be. The US security is a billion times better than that of Nigeria yet they have murdered their presidents in the past.

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Jahblessings888(m): 1:25pm On Aug 04
Ok
Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by davidupdate89: 1:25pm On Aug 04
Hahaha....most Nigerians are praying for it

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Ravenna: 1:25pm On Aug 04
They should do it fast

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by paulolee(m): 1:26pm On Aug 04
I swear...he CNT run..they must get to each and everyone of them dt is part of the lies that they have ended terrorism in Nigeria...
one even get mind say bandits are not terrorist....e turn de come

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Twemi(m): 1:26pm On Aug 04
It’s purely a family affair, no one should trespass o

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Viraltrends123: 1:26pm On Aug 04
We the right thinking youth will look at the states and regions of each of the candidates, and we will vote for the candidate with the best state based on infrastructure, investment, Economy, security, Revenue generation, HDI, GDP.

And not what someone says he will do, and couldn't do them in his state, he want to do it in Nigeria!!!

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by SmellyNyash: 1:26pm On Aug 04
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Not only the useless buhari but all his supporters and those positioning another calamity and disaster

They are going to witness banditry, kidnapping, killings and poverty in their lives and their family members. They will cry the cry of sorrow and gnashing of teeth and so shall it be

Because who so ever that supports evil, evil shall not depart from him and his household.Thats the law of attraction and nature

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by UptownVibes(m): 1:27pm On Aug 04
They are with him already. They are his boys

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Lovenorth: 1:27pm On Aug 04
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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by emeernest: 1:28pm On Aug 04
May Bandits kidnap Buhari. cool
LIKE for Amen
SHARE for God forbid

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by jerseyboy: 1:28pm On Aug 04
Abuja will fall like Kabul and Nigeria will dissolve. Geo political zones will get together and form new federations.

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by ATLIEN2027: 1:28pm On Aug 04
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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by PreacherMan007: 1:28pm On Aug 04
They are member of his family. grin grin

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by callmemakaveli: 1:29pm On Aug 04
Awon blogger blogger.

How can bandits kidnap a high ranking bandit like Buhari....

Impossible!!!

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by JooEeL(m): 1:29pm On Aug 04
Fools everywhere. Why must so-called bandits get to Buhari now? Why didn't they get to him since 2015? Why now his tenure is nearly over?

You people think you can find a soft landing for this stupid foreign impostor and are looking for a cheap convenient way to take him off the stage.

No o. This Buhari must live for the next 50 years! He WILL NOT die! You idiots think you are smart abi? undecided

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Arysexy(m): 1:29pm On Aug 04
Can bandits kidnap bandit?

One is in Aso rock, the others are in bushes

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by iiifedimma(f): 1:30pm On Aug 04
Please let's support honourable Peter obi for the president's of federal Republic of Nigeria, we are tired of those thief's now,

Without a tribalism and nepotism any sane Nigerian know it's only someone like Peter obi that can now rescue Nigeria from total collapsing, but seriously some ethnic bigot people will just still prefer to hav their own man at the affairs of the country either he is capable or not than to go for what could have been the best solution to all nigerian's current problems, #ObiDatti2023 is certain

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by DropsMic(m): 1:30pm On Aug 04
Why would they want to kidnap their commander im chief??

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by lawrenzooo: 1:30pm On Aug 04
Maxymilliano:


https://punchng.com/bandits-will-eventually-get-to-buhari/
My prayers is with the bandits on this particular mission. I hope dey succeed...

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Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Splitmind: 1:31pm On Aug 04
They will get to you first, bastard! angry
Re: Bandits Will Eventually Get To Buhari By Abimbola Adelakun by Ibkhaleel: 1:31pm On Aug 04
GamalNasser:
A very naive writer ..how will bandits get to Buhari? I hate dull people wallah
How do expect people of such to think well....i dnt blame her

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