Security and the jailbreak spin
Boko Haramists are breaking jail even when President Jones has offered life and monetary reward for their killings. Lately in Haramistan suspected haramists attempted to break into an army barracks to free their ranks held there. None of them lived to tell the story but army intelligence found out their intention after their death. Any doubting Thomas knows nothing about intelligence gathering, because dead men tell tales.
It would not be the first time that such daring attempts have been made on secured formations. Boko Haram, from all we have gleaned in the media, have their own intelligence gathering. Some wicked people including two escapees vow that security forces get tipped off prior to attacks in communities and that rather than ward off the attack, they resort to retreat as the best form of valour.
On Sunday, the kamikaze haramists changed tactic. They decided to disarm a security operative who went to serve breakfast. Thank God the swift operative was not strangled. He found his voice and alerted other security agents who must have either been having their own breakfast or reading salacious Sunday papers. They quickly radioed for reinforcements, by which time, the entire complex had been taken over by the haramists. The army responded with tanks and quelled the attempt.
Abuja residents being the patriots that they are were concerned about the welfare of their amiable president and his vice. Yellow House is only metres away from the resident and office of the President and his vice. The insurgents were put down with no escape on the side of the haramists. Casualty figures among the security, none. To our relief, President Jones, Nnamdi his vice and their family members are safe and sound, and not within their abode/office during the melee.
You have to be a Boko Haram sympathiser to even think that these stories have loopholes. Sceptics are so used to the police tactic of reducing the number of detainees they have to feed. It used to be in this country (and some vow it still is) that armed robbery suspects were released in the wild on the pretence that they were going to reconstruct crime scenes. Once outside of view, they are told make a dash for their lives; unlike Boko Haramists and always eager to live, they take off and were somehow gunned down. The story used to be that they were killed while trying to escape. This has helped decongest the courts and freed the hangman. It has kept Amnesty International off our trail.
It is unpatriotic to ever think that these jailbreak stories are spin. Anyone holding contrary views, even on social media should have their names included in the national hall of shame. Our security men and women do a serious job keeping bloody civilians from harm. They treat us with the respect of sergeant majors, especially at checkpoints and when they arrest us at pedestrian crossings they make us do frog jump for our own health. After a skirmish with soldiers, you’re always healthier, though sore. These are men and women of honour whose words must be their bond. Re: Bakare, Falana and Indimi o need to ask how people outside Haramistan are. We wish we are in your shoes. Your article of today refers. You mentioned the name Indimi in the title but no reference was made to him in the write up or did I miss it? He is my neighbour, so obviously I was curious to find out what you had to say about him (no, don’t be deceived, I am certainly not as rich as him)! And by the way, if I am promised a piece of the action, I could actually get you Yaduma’s number. I need all the money I can get to relocate to a safer place. N12m? Hmmmm. Kai, this country ya mutu. Chikena! - Salmatata19@yahoo.com.
NI refer to your piece on the above subject. You said Kano street signs are written in Arabic. This is not correct. The Arabic writings you see are supplications (such as Allahu Akbar - meaning: God Is Great; Alhamdulillah - meaning Thanks be to Allah etc) and not street signs. All street signs in Kano are written in English. I hope you will update readers accordingly.
Abdulmalik Ibrahim M. Sambo
We read your story from head to toe and we are still left in the dark as to why INDIMI is mentioned in the title of your opinion. Would you please correct the mistake in the next edition as Indimi has no cause to be there? ‘I am sure you must be about to SLEEP now if you did not SLEEP at the CONFAB’. Thank you. Usman Muhammad Eya Executive Assistant to Alhaji (Dr) Mohammed INDIMI, OFR
(Note: All errors, deeply regretted, stand corrected.)