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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Due Process Is Dead In Nigeria

By now, most people would have heard about the Aussie hostage negotiator, Stephen Davis, who  made some grievous accusations last week in naming supposed sponsors of Boko Haram terrorist group. Stephen spent some time in Nigeria negotiating the release of some of the Chibok girls snatched by Boko Haram. From intelligence he gathered whilst in Nigeria, he has made damning allegations against the former governor of Borno state, Governor  Modu Sheriff and a former Chief of Army Staff, General Azubuike Ihejirika (ret.), naming them as part of the top sponsors of Boko Haram.

Dr. Stephen Davis also made other equally damning accusations on our former president Olusegun Obasanjo and a bunch of others. Now, allegations or not, in the light of what we have been and are being subjected to by Boko Haram, I would have thought any reasonable government would have hauled these men in for thorough and intense questioning. Is it that they have been pulled in for questioning without our press knowing and sharing it with the world, or is there a cover up going on? Are we all going to sit around and do nothing and pretend we did not read or hear these allegations? If we have been really looking for a way to end Boko Haram's menace, shouldn't these leads be chased up? Can we take sentiments (political, religious and tribal) out of the equation and critically address these allegation? Or shey na like this we go dey go??????????????????????

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