Buba Galadima: If you know what’s happening up north, you’ll weep for us
Buba Galadima, a former ally turned chief critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, says the level of insecurity in the north calls for tears.
He said this while reacting to the invasion of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria by gunmen who abducted a lecturer, his wife and daughter on November 23.
Buba Galadima noted that the subsequent abduction of 12 policemen by bandits further worsened the situation, querying: “who else is there to fight for you?”
The member of the APC Board of Trustees (BoT) accused the security forces of fuelling insecurity in the region and else through overt support for the government of the day during election periods.
Reacting to the ABU incident, Buba Galadima said, “You don’t know what is happening all over the North. If you know, you will shed tears for us. This is where we found ourselves.
“Earlier before then, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic on the outskirts of Zaria had been invaded and a lecturer and his family taken away.
“To crown it all, 12 police officers were kidnapped by the bandits. So, who else is there to fight for you? They will be kidnapping people and the police and soldiers will be looking. Nobody will come to your rescue.
“But they have enough security men and women to deploy to steal votes from the innocent Nigerians. I have said it time without number that we don’t need police for any election and I still maintain that. It is security forces that fuel electoral violence because they try to be high-handed in support of government.
“Unless we have electoral reform that allows the people to choose who they want, there will be no peace, there will be no democracy, there will be no progress and there will be no development in this country.”