When Peruzzi said “This your bumshot is a gunshot…” we thought he was only referring to the waist of a beautiful lady whose bumshot was causing gun battles all over the place. Little did we know that gunshots could actually be heard behind President Buhari’s window in Aso-Rock.
You must have heard about the shootings that occurred in Aso Rock over the weekend. The way it was pictured, it almost looked like a gun-duel between Aisha Buhari’s camp and her husband’s mafia. Although not bloody, the news shocked Nigerians and left many asking questions as to how the Presidential Villa could be exposed to such an occurrence.
In the last few weeks, there have been reports of police brutality, killings in the North-East and serial rape clouding our social and mainstream media. This does not leave out the fact that Boko Haram is still championing their radical Islamic course in the North everyday.
The situation we have found ourselves as Nigerians is quite unfortunate because we have not even reached the second-half of the year but we have had a lot to deal with in 2020.
As it is, the loopholes we have in the country’s security apparatus is already showing even in the Presidential Villa.
Take a look at the police brutality and rape cases we have had to deal with recently. None of the investigations have been completed and no real suspect has been provided; only hearsays and musings from unreliable sources. Uwa, Tina, Barakat and most recently, Grace were Nigerians who had ambitions but they fell off the cliff.
The victims of banditry in Katsina and Kaduna over the last couple of days had dreams too. Little children were matcheted and torn to pieces but President Buhari will always appear ‘shocked’ and would order ‘audio investigations’.
President Buhari’s Loud Silence
In a saner clime, investigations would have been carried out and the public would have been updated about latest developments. The President would have talked to the country about the high spate of insecurity. The President would have reassured the people of his commitment to keeping everyone safe as every life matters. But what do we have? A shy president.
If bullets could be released at the Villa because Tunde Yusuf; an aide refused to self-isolate after exposing himself to COVID19 risks, then we know how indifferent President Buhari will feel about those that lost their lives to the guns of the Police and Army at the wake of the lockdown.
The bottomline is; if the Presidential Villa is not safe from random gunshots, then the fate of the average villager in Kaduna and Katsina is obvious.
Only God can save Nigerians right now. Asides that, there is the urgent need for self-defense and protests against the impunities that have been beautified by this government. We should all lend our voices however we can.
Well, we at naijmobile.com believe one day, we shall overcome this clownery we label governance.
Now it’s time to stop typing and continuing humming Peruzzi’s song; ‘This your ‘Bumshot, is a Gunshot my…’