By Wole Adedeji, Ilorin
A youth activist, Comrade Dapo Ipoola, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to use the enormous powers vested in him effectively to arrest the growing state of insecurity in Nigeria.
Ipoola, the All Progressives Congress Youth Frontiers Coordinator for Ekiti State, said President Buhari is so powerful by virtue of the flags of all the Armed Forces including the Army, the Police and the para-military given to him on the day of his inauguration as the president of Nigeria.
The activist said this development thereby made him (the president) to have the strongest control of arms in the country whose command is capable of putting a stop to all acts of insurgencies, mutiny or armed offences with immediate effect.
“It should not be heard of that insurgents by way of kidnapping, abductions, high tech use of weapons to confront and kill military and security personnel while the lives of civilians are wasted with reckless abandoned on daily basis and worse still, these criminals demand, collect ransoms in a country ruled by a GCFR,” he said.
Ipoola wondered why the likes of Sheikh Gumi, a religious cleric, had been so deep in freely meeting and discussing with the bandits/kidnappers up to the point of negotiating for money with them even on behalf of certain sections of government before the release of captives in their hold could be secured.
He demanded that Sheikh Gumi who knows so much about banditry in Nigeria should be made to offer some explanations on bandits and their activities.
He opined that a nation where the youths are threatened the way it is at present in Nigeria by the incessant cases of invasion of schools, kidnapping of students and herding them into the bush and subject them to wild torture and killings should simply watch out.