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Thursday, September 29, 2022

The terminology, ‘the security agent is your friend,’ has lost its flavor

My heart goes to the family of Sheikh Goni Aisami, a Yobe Muslim Cleric. Who was murdered by the military? The account of how he died was given by DSP Dungus Abdulkarim, spokesman of the Yobe Police Command,  according to www.tori.ng.

The late cleric was said to have been traveling when he stopped to give a stranded Nigerian a ride. Unbeknown to him, he was helping an enemy of the state and humanity. Somewhere along the journey, the stranger pulled the trigger, killed the cleric, and he attempted to get away with the cleric’s car and belongings. But as God would have it, the car got stuck and refused to start. One thing led to other things, and the killer was later apprehended. Thankfully, this is not the case with an unknown ‘soja.’ What a wicked world!

Any lessons to learn from the story above? Yes!

1. We should apply wisdom in our decisions to help those we do not know because these are not ordinary times.

2. We should not allow criminals to intimidate the system to stop us from doing good. However, We must be careful.

3. The bad guys want to perpetually pitch us against each other in the name of politics and religion. We must not allow it. If the cleric was not a Muslim, there is every likelihood that by now, this case would have been turned into a religious discourse with hate, terror, or banditry as undertones. This tells us that we need care in making generalizations relating to certain occurrences because of the convoluted social space.

4. Now that the state government and law enforcement agencies have caught the men responsible for the dastardly act, justice, in this case, must be transparent and swift.

4. This case strengthens some of our suspicions that the military has been infiltrated by terror cells and that the authorities need to clean up the Augean stable.

5. The terminology, ‘the security agent is your friend,’ has lost its flavor, and we must always gauge who we see as a true friend.

Once again, my heartfelt condolences to the family. Grace and peace!!!

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