By Stephen Ogundijo
Dennis Amachree, former Assistant Director, Department of State Security Service, DSS, on Wednesday in Lagos said the recent attack on the convoy of the Governor of Bornu State, by suspected terrorists; attack underscores the high level of insecurity in Nigeria.
When a governor of a State, with all the security paraphernalia is not safe, then it can only be imagined what happens to the ordinary citizen, he said.
From an analysis of that incident, it shows that there are saboteurs operating around the governor.
It also shows that the insurgents have current intelligence about the governor’s movement.
If the accusation from the governor that the attackers were soldiers, then it introduces a new dimension into the mix. It will be very unsettling that soldiers of the Nigerian Army will be attacking the convoy of a sitting governor.
That could also underscore the complains of low morale and corruption levied against the top hierarchy of the Army.
The Killings in Southern Kaduna.
Amachree, also the Chief Executive Officer of Zoomlens Security Solutions, stated that the killings in Southern Kaduna have turned into a perennial one, defying any kind of solution by the State or Federal governments. The problem revolves around the tripartite issues of land, religion and ethnicity.
As long as these three issues are not resolved amicably, there will continue to be killings and retaliatory killings in that area.
It will take a very strong leader who is impartial to bring the warring parties to the table for a lasting resolution.