Now the situation has hit another boiling point and innocent heads have started rolling…and the Shitte group had allegedly vowed to sacrifice 21 million of their members to get their leader out of detention, so we might be in for a long thing if the president wont shift ground.
Once again, it is matters arising for us as Nigerians:
Shiite have unpredictably violent actions when whipped into a mob frenzy, how did the police team make themselves so vulnerable to the extent that such a senior officer of the rank of DCP was approaching such a people without adequate protection?
What’s holding El-Zakzaky in prison without due trial for so long?
Are we going to keep looking at these guys until they transform into guerilla warriors like those of Mohammed Yusuf ?
What exactly are the issues with the SHI’ITE people? Why is it so difficult to resolve?
Fear about the perpetual detention of El Zakzaky by the Presidency against multiple court rulings is beginning to manifest.
The greater fear now is that the Shi’ites will not rest; they will not stop and they are ready. Yes, ready to die if that is what it takes for their leader to be released. The Presidency on the other hand, I’m not sure, has even contemplated giving this group of Nigerians what they want.
Could the government change approach ?..approach has always been remedial rather than preventive. A smart authority should know that when faiths or doctrines of any kind are the bone of contention, it must thread smartly and softly and carefully too for the good of the country before issues get out of hand.
the government should identify these dangers when such an extremely fragile issue is on its table or else, the nation would be on unquenchable fire.In his first presidential inauguration speech in 2015, President Buhari said:
“Boko Haram is a typical example of small fires causing large fires. An eccentric and unorthodox preacher with a tiny following was given posthumous fame and following by his extra-judicial murder at the hands of the police. Since then through official bungling, negligence, complacency or collusion, Boko Haram became a terrifying force taking tens of thousands of lives and capturing several towns and villages covering swathes of Nigerian sovereign territory.”
Soon, the same will be true of Shiites. the crackdown by government forces on members of the Shi’ite sect in Abuja