Kaduna Bomb Blast and the Presidency’s $1billion Loan Request By John Uguruwe
Wednesday 23th of July 2014 witness a twin bomb blast with over 70 live lost and several others injured in two bomb blasts in Kaduna, targeted at two prominent Nigerians which both men however escaped unhurt, an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), security over the year as been declining with no visible solution form the ruling party, Wednesday attempt is a wakeup call to all of us Nigerians and should be properly investigated, we as a people need to know what happen to previous attack investigations through this particular one bears similar pattern of diversion from attention on the government of the day.
President Jonathan had on Wednesday 16th, a week ago. Forwarded a letter to the national assembly asking the lawmakers to urgently approve a $1billion (#162billion) external loan for the federal government to confront Boko Haram insurgency, which have been receiving knocks and disapproval from the major opposition party and human right organisation.
The attempt on the general’s life and the ruling party sympathy with the denial of Olisa Metuh that the ruling party never link APC to any Islamic agenda or Boko Haram in a recent press release before the bomb blast part of the calculated risk to arm twist national assembly to pass the loan bill, was the attempt on an opposition on a ruling party territory within a Sabon Gari area package to intimidate the opposition to shift ground to fund more counter terrorism at the tune of $1billion, eight month into an election period.
As Nigerians, it is time we start asking question and accountability of all the military spending of our government both at state and federal level if we still allow bomb goes off at every major disagreement between the ruling classes, the government most not just condemn this attack on a prominent former leader and opposition, the most make us realised that we are safe in any part of the country we find ourselves.
We are tired of looking behind us every time we walk the street, it time to face the future, our government of the day should make deliberate attempt to eradicate hunger, provide employment and secure our borders from machinery of wars.
My sympathy to General Buhari and the people of Sabon Gari in Kaduna state in this power game madness that have claimed scores of lives. We will surely over come terrorism and make Nigeria a safe place for our unborn children but not at the cost of $1billion loan that could be use to better the lot of Nigeria citizens.
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