Human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome, has accused the federal authorities of chasing shadow with the arrest of the Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho.
Ozekhome, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria requested the federal authorities
to pursue substance instead of shadow so as to rescue the nation from the claws of kidnappers, bandits and terrorists.
The senior lawyer made the enchantment on Tuesday in a press launch issued in response to the arrest of Igboho in Benin Republic
The assertion reads partially
“The FG appears supersonically environment friendly and efficacious within the case of arresting and repatriating dissenters and challengers of its morbid nepotic and sectionalisitc authorities.
“The equivalent authorities paradoxically appears abysmally weak and hopelessly helpless within the case of stopping AK-47 wielding armed bandits, Boko Haram and totally different deadly insurgents, along with ransom-taking kidnappers who’re almost kidnapping the very coronary coronary heart and soul of Nigeria on daily basis.
“The Nigerian Nation appears captured by non-state actors.
“To me, this lopsided template demonstrates acute intolerance and ambivalence. It reveals self contradiction. It reveals an inclination within the path of imposing authorized pointers in opposition to certain people, in opposition to certain programs of people, whereas on the equivalent time turning away the alternative eye in imposing authorized pointers in opposition to the alternative most popular and pampered set of people.
“Such does not make a nation develop. Such does not make democracy work. Such does not assemble confidence and inclusiveness, the very causes for the Igbohos and Nnmdi Kanus of this world. Such does not enjoin patriotism and developing of nationhood.
“The equivalent authorities that is out of the blue environment friendly inside the case of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho have under no circumstances been ready to seize kidnappers, armed bandits and boko haram that are day-to-day ravaging us, turning Nigeria into sprawling space of human carnage.
“They take ransom. Innocent school youngsters are paid for. The place is analogous authorities when kidnappers are demanding that the mom and father of kidnapped youngsters should now be feeding them of their kidnap dens?
“Nonetheless, it out of the blue turns into environment friendly and audacious within the case of arresting and even ambushing and attacking of their very homes, self dedication activists and crusaders. I am not impressed with this the least bit.
“The federal authorities may thump its chest for non everlasting helpful properties. Nonetheless, does this treatment the problem? see this as merely pursuing butterflies whereas the house is on fireside. Recall historic previous: Predominant Kaduna Nzeogwu Chukwuma. Isaac Adaka Boro, Ken Saro-Wiwa. The Ogoni 5. Are we out of the woods? I do not assume so. Or, do you?”