By Eze Eluchie
Would President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussein, or any political leader in government or opposition parties in Pakistan, in the midst of ongoing efforts by the Pakistan military and State to liquidate terrorists, visit Waziristan, the hot-bed of Taliban terrorist activities, in a lavish ‘victory parade’, not protected with an extraordinary security operation?
Would President of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, or any political leader in government or opposition parties in Afghanistan, in the midst of ongoing efforts by the Afghan military and State to liquidate terrorists, visit Jalalabad, the hot-bed of Taliban terrorist activities, in a lavish ‘victory parade’, not protected with an extraordinary security operation?
Is it by accident that Western political leaders committed to the war against terror clandestinely visit Iraq and Afghanistan, announcing such visits only after their airplanes are safely out of enemy airspace on the journey back to their respective countries?
When a ‘politician’ provocatively and lavishly visits terror prone and terror-controlled territories, it is suggestive that there may be a deeper ‘understanding’ between such ‘politician’ and terrorists than would ordinarily be expected.
Does Muhammadu Buhari, the APC Presidential candidate in Nigeria’s forthcoming Presidential elections, who embarked upon a well publicized campaign tour of Bornu State (the hotbed of BH insurgency activities in Nigeria, including a visit to Chibok where a few months ago, the ‘abduction’ of some school girls purportedly by BH had attained international notoriety), have an ‘understanding’ with the terrorists who have made live precarious and dysfunctional in Nigeria’s North East zone?
Is this ‘understanding’ within the scope of law? Would such ‘understanding’ survive forensic examinations and inquiry? Could knowledge of such ‘understanding’ be helpful to domestic and international security agencies in tackling a most vicious terrorist group that has raped, beheaded, murdered, kidnapped, maimed and committed all manners of vile atrocities against not only Nigerians, but citizens of several countries, including staff of the United Nations organizations headquarters’ complex in Nigeria.
Perhaps General Buhari knows something the rest of us do not know about BH. The General should be encouraged to share this unique ‘understanding’.
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