The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) says Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians for the current wave of insecurity in Nigeria.
Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC, revealed this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.
“It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not prepared to tell the truth about who is really responsible for the current wave of killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency.
“Some Nigerians know exactly who to blame, but fear will not allow them to speak. However, MURIC has a duty to say so, as it does not matter who owns the gored ox.
“Certain unconscious elements are manipulating the information by spreading false news to incite Nigerians against the Federal Government.
“The bad losers among politicians are also hell-bent on ensuring that the current administration fails in all aspects of governance,” he said.
He added that there were also anarchists whose main objective was to sabotage security facilities, weaken security agencies and seize their weapons to unleash terror on innocent Nigerians.
“The actual active sabotage of the government’s efforts to solve the security challenge was seen during the latest #ENDsars protests.
“The release of prisoners, the burning of police stations and the transport of police weapons were symptoms of a deliberate attempt to render the security apparatus powerless, as well as a determination to unleash anarchy.
“However, the recent terrorist attack on the Imo State Police command headquarters speaks volumes about the determination of the anarchists to ensure that we continue to have security problems.
“The simultaneous attack on the Owerri prison during which some 1,844 prisoners were released further confirms the diabolical aims of the anarchists,” he said.
Akintola, who said the implication of the attacks in Owerri was far-reaching, explained that those who attacked the police headquarters had neutralized the nerve center of security in the state.
He added that those who also released the prisoners had turned the hands of the security clock back several months, if not years.
“The arrest, trial and conviction of these prisoners were the result of strenuous efforts and investigations.
“Only the enemies of society can send dangerous criminals who had been incarcerated back into society without allowing them to serve their jail terms, learn their lessons, and repent.
“So how can we, in good conscience, blame the federal government or Buhari for the rising tide of insecurity when we are the same people destroying security facilities and freeing criminals?
“The panacea is for the good citizens of this country to unite to expose the enemies of peace. No one should think that another leader has the magic hand, ”he said.