The Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday described the release of the abducted Kankara schoolboys in Katsina State as a joke and scam by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.
KanyiDaily had reported how hundreds of Kankara schoolboys were abducted by gunmen on Friday night, December 11, 2020, less than 24 hours after President Muhammadu Buhari arrived Katsina for a week long private visit.
On Thursday night, December 17, Katsina State Government announced that about 340 Kankara students have been released after six day in the kidnappers’ den.
Afenifere, in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, titled, “Kankara Boys: Now Nigeria Is Finished!” said the abduction was a clear signal that Nigeria was finished and concerned Nigerians, especially the elites in the northern part of the country, must speak up.
The group further urged Nigerians to come together and rescue the country from the chaos and precarious conditions the Buhari administration had plunged the country into.
”Those who harbour any illusion that something is left in this joke of a country called Nigeria must have their eyes cleared after the kankara practical joke of abduction of hundreds of school boys by Boko Haram bandits.
“The tragedy was Chibok foreplay in 2014 which was a regime change platform but in which previous lives were involved.
“But with God with his big sense of humour intact , the Chibok practical joke was re-enacted a few days back as President Buhari arrived Katsina and hundreds of kankara schoolboys were abducted by Boko Haram in broad daylight and along military routes like in Chibok.
“This time around those who celebrated Chibok to the hilt in 2014 are now in power and fumbled like amateur comedians in a big revelation that what is called terror in Nigeria is most likely a big scam being played at our expense.
“At a point, presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu who on different occasions had given impression that he had never been too far from the key room of Boko Haram told what he regards a silly nation that only 10 boys were kidnapped as against 344 figure given by Governor Masari.A more accurate figure would have been given by this administration if their precious cows were the ones rustled.
“The height of stupidity in governance was when it officially came out that another terror group called Miyetti Allah was the front for negotiation confirming our suspicion that this government rolls with all that troubles this country.
“Even when the boys were cheekily released and there was official lie of rescue Governor Masari in the boldest official cover – up for the terror enveloping Nigeria said he needed a third party to tell him who abducted and released them.
“The United States of America has asked what it mistakes for a government in Nigeria to hold the abductors responsible but we know that would be the 8th wonder of the world.The Army, who went after peaceful protesters in Lekki and killed mercilessly, will not go after these Fulani terrorists.
“We in Afenifere are in serious pain that we are called fellow Nigerians with some people at this sad period when human lives have been made to be totally worthless officially. We are not in doubt that the lives of these boys must have been used to swipe the card once again and more money will be available to terrorise Nigerians.
“We call on all Nigerians, especially the enlightened north to rise and speak up at this mad season as we can’t continue to allow this practical joke to roll over us. It is time to rescue Nigeria from this malady and we must rise above any premordial sentiments.”
This is coming after President Buhari aide, Bashir Ahmad claimed that some Nigerians are not happy with the release of the abducted 340 Kankara schoolboys.