By AnthonyChuka Konwea, PhD, P.E.
Power devolution is a must for Nigeria.
If the foot-dragging Federal Government of Nigeria does not announce the devolution of security powers to the local governments, states, and geopolitical regions next week, the National Assembly should impeach President Muhammadu Buhari asap.
Insecurity in Nigeria is driven solely by Fulani expansionism. Of that there is no doubt.
Arrogating all security powers to the center in a unitarist manner while professing to be a Federation, the expansionist Fulani preference for micro-mismanagement is anomalous, unacceptable, and intolerable.
Insecurity persists because expansionist Fulani wish to retain command and control over the entire country while turning a blind eye to the terrorist actions of their foot soldiers.
In their power-lust, Fulani expansionists bite more than they can chew. They domicile all powers in the center while relinquishing all responsibility to the periphery. It is counter-intuitive and untenable.
The expansionist Buhari Administration cannot crush the Fulani bandit-terrorists they imported into Nigeria because they consider them as potential assets in a future war over territorial control.
At the same time they focus the attention of Government’s coercive powers on crushing indigenous self-defence militia because they consider these as threats to future Fulani hegemonic action.
Consequently Boko Haram terrorism has secured a new lease of life under the arch Fulani expansionist Muhammadu Buhari.
With a patronizing bastion in Abuja to prop them up and the Nigerian Army and Police fighting indigenous resistance by their sides, Fulani bandit-terrorists have become more daring in their criminality, and more audacious in their brutality.
To tame and contain them, operational security powers as well as accountability for internal security must now be yielded to the peripherals while policy coordination and executive review alone remains at the center.
To resolve insecurity in Nigeria, Local Government Chairmen and State Governors ought to be held responsible for security in their domains. They must assume complete command and control over security forces operating in their territories.
You cannot bring a man from Sokoto to secure Enugu or a man from Ibadan to secure Yola. Common sense suggests that indigenous people should be responsible for their own security and the security of people living in their areas..
The problem with expansionist Fulani is that they want the entire country to be answerable to them. They cannot live in a state where they lack command and control over everything.
Because indigenous Nigerians hitherto in slumber have been roused, insecurity in Nigeria is consequent upon the raging battle between expansionist and self-determination forces.
There can be no compromise between the two because expansionism is the very antithesis of independence.
The earlier Nigerians and world powers realize what this battle is really about the better.
The World should not allow itself to be deceived by the British Government who are spreading lies that the situation in Nigeria is complicated.
It is not at all complicated. It is the British Government and Fulani expansionists who are complicating and obfuscating issues so that there will be no resolution.
It is the British Government, the Grand Patron of Fulani expansionists, with whom I suspect they have a secret pact, that are fanning the embers.
The issue is purely and simply a battle of self determination raging between expansionist and self-rule forces.
Between indigenous Nigerians seeking self determination and expansionist Fulani propped up by Britain, seeking their continued subjugation and domination.
Americans in particular and other World Powers should note that the Buhari Administration’s major focus is on securing national domination by the Fulani minority and not in combating Boko Haram.
Self-determination by indigenous Nigerians is a foregone conclusion by the Grace of Jah Jesus Christus.
The only issue yet to be resolved is whether that self-determination will be contextualized within Nigeria as presently constituted or within the replacement BANTU Confederacy (Black African Nationalities Treaty Union) in gestation.
We wait and watch…..