Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai
By Anthony Kolawole
In the past weeks Nigerians have become victims of the people that should ordinarily lead them. Instead of being shown ways to become better persons citizens are being encouraged to become believers in jungle justice as some so called leaders of thought attempt to change the laws of the land to “guilty until proven innocent”.
Since the story of Dubai property ownership by the Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) emerged, the chant for citizens to constitute themselves into a lynch mob has grown to the point of drowning reasoning. Not even the clarifications by the Army authorities that the said houses were paid for in instalment from personal savings could stop those demanding a sack from frothing in the mouth. Buratai’s ownership of a farm, which the law allows, has been completely disregarded in order to sustain the argument that the Dubai assets are way above his means.
In the initial stages, those pulling the puppet strings mostly hid in the background like the demonic spirits of a haunted house. Some so called investigative news site have been recruited to pass off the raked muck as ‘exclusive’ stories that were thoroughly investigated. Only that both sponsors and carriers of the information outdid themselves and forgot to do some basic toning down to hold back the class of information that only state resources could unlock.
Equally overlooked was the need to isolate earlier political discontents that have been ventilated in other contexts. Using Buratai to raise question marks about President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption credentials is like a giant neon sign pointing the direction from where the missiles are being fired from. Knowing where the missiles are coming from also gives a clear hint of who occupies that exact spot so …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper