Barr. Mark Jacob Nzamah, Esq, has reprimanded the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the President, Garba Shehu over the recent press statement he issued where he blamed the recurring attacks on Southern Kaduna as “revenge killings” and other venomous remarks ascribed to the region by the presidency and Kaduna State Government, all in an effort to change the narrative of the killings.
In his statement, Shehu claimed that, “evil combination of politically-motivated banditry, revenge killings and mutual violence by criminal gangs acting on ethnic and religious ground.”
Responding to the claims by Shehu, Mark Jacob lamented that, Garba Shehu and his boss have not said anything different from what they been saying since they came to office.
Adding, the current federal government has never empathized, sympathized or attempted to give succour to those who survived and this has been the same pattern to their reaction to the issues in Southern Kaduna.
Today, Garba Shehu is acting the same script that they have been acting since they came to office, did what they have been doing with the governor of Kaduna State, both the federal and state governments deliberately refused to honour the provision of the constitution that makes it mandatory to protect the lives and properties of the individual. And it is not a mistake or incompetence. No! They deliberately refused to honour those provision of the Constitution.
It is a pity that Nigeria is going on autopilot. As far as I’m concerned, the President of Nigeria is a ghost worker. He is the only president in the world that doesn’t speak at all even when people in his domain are slaughtered. He only send Garba Shehu, a hireling, a paid thug to speak to people.
However, nobody voted for Garba Shehu, nobody sworn-in Garba Shehu but, every critical junction of this nation where it totters and slips slowly into destruction, the Pilot, the Chief captain of the ship is comatose, he is absent from duty and one of his hirelings who knows nothing about life, who knows nothing about people’s lives but, his office releases a provocative press statement.
The fact that he is an appointee of the Federal Government that’s the only thing he is trying to protect and you know he is not under oath to do justice to anybody. So, he behaves irrationally, he talks like a motor Park thug, he talks like someone who is on drugs.
If he is not on drugs there is no way he’ll justify what is being mete out to people who were sleeping, not at war with anyone but, well-armed militia came and Killed them. They attack communities both day and night, of course, because they know there will not be intervention from the security forces. So, they strike anytime, anybody that they want.
Mark Jacob went further to say, this government has won a classic in being the most irresponsive and irresponsible government. They don’t care about our lives. On the contrary, at the heat of the attacks in Zamfara, the president wore a camouflage jacket for the first time after retirement and “matched” into the troubled state to attack Cattle rustlers.
When it comes to Southern Kaduna the same Garba Shehu is sent to issue a twisted press statement. He often blame the victims of the attacks, he often point at reprisal as the reason why we are being attacked. If government continue to say the killings in Southern Kaduna is reprisal, it means the people killing us are known to them. If the killers said they killed because someone offended them, it means they are known. It means the government has interacted with them and they told the government that they did the killing and that they were on a revenge mission.
If the government is been the one explaining or justifying crime, it simply means there is a big problem. What the governor of Kaduna State have been saying is in tandem with what the federal government is saying because the two levels of government have probably interfaced with those committing the crime in Southern Kaduna.