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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
When The Blood Of The Oppressed Cries
President Buhari is reported to have ordered the arrest of Sambo Dasuki,
the former National Security Adviser of the Federation based on the results of
an audit reports of procurement of arms and military equipment.
It is alleged that Dasuki fraudulently stole about $2 billion (yes, that
is two billion dollars) in arms dealings which were meant to be used to equip
dedicated and brave Nigerian soldiers battling Boko Haram terrorists. The
report revealed that Dasuki awarded ghost contracts for the supply of 12
helicopters, 4 fighter jets, bombs and ammunition estimated at $2 billion
but which were never supplied.
This same man was in power when two
private jets were apprehended by the South African government for bringing in
millions of dollars in cash which were claimed to be meant for the purchase of
I find it worrisome that while our
troops kept complaining about a shortage of ammunition to fight and win the
war against Boko Haram, this man and his cronies had the
money to put things right but never did. They just ignored the pitiful
plight of those poor soldiers and sent quite a number of them to their gory
end. I am getting all emotional now as I recall a particular video in which the
nefarious Boko Haram terrorists chased two young soldiers up a hill. They kept
shooting at those poor guys, who despite one of them being hit, kept running
and running. Lord have mercy.
So many families have been thrown into
mourning because they have lost their beloved forever as a result of lack of
ammunition to fight back against terrorists while trying to save the rest of
us. Gosh. I shudder as I recall that quite a number of soldiers were sentenced
to death for mutiny and cowardice, before their sentences were overturned by
the new government. How unjust is that? The poor dears got
scared and rebelled because they knew they were ill-equipped to
fight the beastly terrorists who always came prepared and well-armed.
The blood of the victimized and
oppressed are crying out for justice and
I sincerely hope justice is what they will
get. If Dasuki and his partners in crime are found guilty, I hope they rot in
jail till the end of their days.