The president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. John Nwodo, has said that the Nigeria’s military has been completely paralyzed by Boko Haram.
Speaking at the opening session of a video conference organized by Governance Index yesterday, Nwodo claimed that the insurgents have rendered Nigeria’s military incapable of fulfilling their constitutional obligation to defend the nation’s sovereignty.
He insisted that the current constitution was foisted on Nigerians by the military.
We have never made constitution for Nigeria. It was given to us by the Armed Forces Ruling Council of the milk government, which was not elected. The composition of its legislative body was not chosen by any parameter known to anyone.
They wrote the constitution and abandoned the agreement our forefathers had with the British when we got independence for a regional based government in which every region has its security, its own economic development, with each exercising sovereignty over its resources and paid taxes to federal government to run common services for the federation. But today, it’s no longer the case.
Boko Haram has completely paralyzed our military and rendered them incapable of fulfilling their constitutional obligation to defend our sovereignty.
There is mutual distrust between the South and North. I mean far North, excluding Middle Belt.
Working through your farms in any part of Southern Nigeria or the Middle Belt has become a very frightening phenomenon. Our children who take up self-determination exercises without carrying arm are called terrorist organization, but herdsmen who are on rampage, who loot, kill and rape are treated with kid gloves while their leaders threaten us in the social media.
Ninety-eight percent of heads of security personnel in the South-East are non-indigenes. As a consequence, there is poor security in the region. Some of us that were trained in Europe and America, we know that in global parlance, local policing is the basis for any territory security.”
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