Take Charge Of War Against Terror, Pyrates Tell Buhari

Take Charge Of War Against Terror, Pyrates Tell Buhari

Aniefiok Obong, Yenagoa

National Association of Seadogs, NAS, (Pyrates Confraternity) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate leadership in the ongoing war against insurgency.

Against the backdrop of relentless attacks by terrorists, the group said President Buhari should re-evaluate the war against insurgency by taking charge.

The NAS Capoon, Mr Abiola Owoaje, in a statement entitled ‘President Buhari’s Ignoble legacy’ and sent to AljazirahNigeria, yesterday, said recent attacks launched by terrorists and the threat in a viral video against the president “is emblematic of how terribly Nigeria’s security situation has deteriorated.”

He added that it is unthinkable that terrorists would be given so much latitude to unleash violence while security agencies cannot apprehend them.

“The National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates Confraternity) finds these latest developments disheartening and embarrassing. It defies rational thinking that violent non-state actors, who should be at the receiving end of a well-coordinated military response for their heinous crimes, are openly threatening the president, the symbol of Nigeria’s sovereignty. Even worse, the inability of security operatives to apprehend and unmask the identities of the terrorists in spite of all the hype and general public inconvenience that attended the NIN-SIM registration/ linkage exercise is quite unsettling,” he said.

Owoaje expressed reservations on Buhari’s reaction after visiting Kuje Correctional Centre and comments from the presidency on the terrorists viral video, stressing that the president as commander–in-chief “falls grossly short to inspire the armed forces and other security agencies, and allay the fears of Nigerians who are now living in fear.”

He also called for the immediate prosecution of the 400 alleged Boko Haram sponsors and financiers, adding that the delay in their trial ridicules the war against terror. 

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