Ciroma A Sacred Cow Mocking Us – To Hell

By Farouk Martins Aresa

Adamu Ciroma fits perfectly into an undercover profile of someone above par. He is an elite that sees himself as a royal Fulani and elder statesman no one would associate with terrorizing the helpless in a civilized society. But the real profile of the most devastating international terrorists is hidden under the same cloak of either a member of the upper class or of the highest religious saints that would never be suspected of abusing children
 
He was one of the illustrious evils that openly promised fire, hell and brimstone if Ebele became the President. Voila, he did and Boko Haram broke deadlier. Not only did Ebele admit that he was caught off guard and destabilized by Boko Haram, their victims had known that helplessly. Yet, the sponsors of Boko Haram are daring anyone to come after them. No matter how you try you cannot appease those whose only goal is that you fail.
 
Each time Nigerians cry about a disaster, the following disaster turns the previous ones into child-play. We are told that we have to fight for security before corruption. The fact is corruption is the root of our insecurity. It is now a game of chicken or the egg. Rulers by tulasi created insecurity for corruption to flourish. They are burning down the whole Country, starting from the North where women and children are losing their lives.
 
Security of life and property, religion or corruption has been merged into one and the same act. Anyone trying to fool us that one has to be solved before Ebele and his team could deal with the others is either fooling himself or does not know what he is talking about. If the strategy is to demonstrate that the Government cannot be destabilized or moved by threat of terror, the potential victims do not see chaos as a normal way of life.
 
The Northern part of the Country has been paralyzed with fear and surprise attacks in churches and mosques. Army and Police officers have been targeted apart from civilian women and children, yet nobody has detained Ciroma for questioning. If perpetrators of these deadly acts know that they are untouchable elites, those that admire them would not be deterred from following the footsteps of their mentors. Ebele is still infiltrated?
 
So far this old man that looks like death itself is still walking freely in Nigeria. General Aziza wanted some of these highly placed individual interrogated including former head of state General Buhari. As far as we know, Ebele chickened out. Each time they tell us there is no sacred cow, we know there are many. It is true that one has to get reliable intelligence before you interrogate a head of state. Briefings got from UN, US or who?
 
It makes us wonder if Abacha had more intelligence on Obasanjo than Ebele has on Ciroma. The public had information that Babangida has terrorists in every military organization in Nigeria and actually sent his boys to terrorist schools in Libya where Boko Haram and MEND trained together. This is public information available on the internet. If you cannot believe everything on the internet, it is a valuable source.
 
The domestic terrorist attack in Oslo Norway by Anders Breivik that killed 92 children because he wanted to save Europe from multiculturalism and that of Timothy McVey that had a beef against US Government, and so bombed building in Oklahoma City. Did those horrify us as Boko?. What they have in common with Ciroma’s boast, is the deadly planning without being suspected along the way because of their privileged status.
 
Lately, IBB and OBJ have offered to come to Ebele’s rescue but of course at a price, of a pound of flesh. These two men have plunged Nigeria into chaos for about twenty years and they are still waiting for President Ebele to ask them before they tell us what they know. In many societies that are going through half of what Nigeria is going through in the Northern part of the Country, it would be seditious to suppress such information.
 
No matter what you think about how well the President is functioning, there are people working day and night to give him a bad name so that they can hang him like a dog.  If their motive is to throw him out of office before his time, they have Pastor Bakare to predict it. The irony is that the intelligence unit is more willing to interrogate a preacher on the pulpit that predicted OBJ was going to die in 1999, than confront who inspired it.
 
We have to wonder if President Ebele is appeasing the real culprits of gloom and doom in Nigeria knowing that no matter what he does, they want him out. These are the same people that asked for the resignation of his security chief and got it. They must have been inadvertently reinvigorated with a signal to others not to mess with them. He must learn that his adversaries will never wish him well; they made him honorary Boko Haram member.
 
The fear is Ebele may be digging his own grave by surrounding himself with those he thinks are the real shakers and movers of the Country, for peace’s sake. If Abacha could dare them by removing Dansuki, Obasajo could retire and dare them by tearing up some agreement on strategic positions in his cabinet, Ebele with Aziza can call off their bluff. You will never please a bully by sucking up to them, you confront them head-on.
 
All the cries of Ijaw about conspiracy to impeach, like those before him, or weaken Ebele can only work for lack of sustainable strategies to move Nigeria towards its potentials. If the people he leads see accountability, progress and changes in their individual lives as a result of what he puts in place, Ebele will remain the President. But so far, he has not lived up to what was expected of him as a thinker with a unique qualification.
 
This is not about his PhD, but about the thinking faculty he used to earn what everyone does not accomplish. Education is the one that structures our mind. If it is not applied to solve daily pragmatic problems, it becomes useless. Actually, Nigerians will use it against you. Even those without common sense claim education is not common sense. If they had common sense, they would seek education. Ebele did and must be decisive.  
 

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I am sick and tired of

I am sick and tired of Southern "educated" illiterates ascribing every supposed infringement on the Fulani,and every imaginary northern villain as Fulani,like this Faruk just did,while we are proud of our northern unity of purpose and resolve,Mallam Adamu Ciroma is neither a Fulani nor Hausaman,I can understand Fulaniphobia in certain circles in Nigeria,it is partly inherited from their forefathers,given the recent history,and by and large i think it is a wise decision on their part,if only they will read their past history ever more closely,they will know who better to mess with.

@Bello Abdullah

So you know for sure that both Ciroma and Buhari are not responsible for what is going on. Being imbued with such knowledge, perhaps you can tell us who is. I would not hold my breath because I know that in common with most perpetrators of evil denial is the rder of the day.

IFEANYI AND OSITA, THANK YOU BOTH FOR BEING REALISTIC

YOU ARE RIGHT OSITA WE HAVE A WEAKLING FOR PRESIDENT.

YOU ARE ALSO RIGHT IFEANYI THE PRESIDENT HAVE NO EVIDENCE TO PROSECUTE CHIROMA. BUT THE ISSUE HERE IS THAT THERE IS NO EVIDENCE BECAUSE THERE IS NO EVIDENCE! IN 2009 THE GOVT OF NIGERIA UNDER YARADUWA DECIDED TO USE FORCE TO KILL AND MAIM THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS AFTER THE GOVT HAS LOST ITS CASE IN COURT. THEY MAY NOT BE LAW-ABIDING BUT THEY WENT TO COURT AND WON! REMNANTS OF THESE PEOPLE MOVED BY INTENSE FAITH AND VENGENCE DECIDED TO TAKE UP ARMS AGAINST THE GOVT. SOME OF THEM MILLIONAIRE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESSMEN SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES AND ALL THEY OWNED FOR THE STRUGGLE AND HERE WE ARE TODAY, LOSING TO THEM.

ANYBODY WHO WANTS CAN TWIST THIS STORY THE WAY HE WANTS. JONATHAN THOUGHT ITS THE RULING CLASS FROM THE NORTH THAT ARE BEHIND BOKO HARAM, YET BOKO HARAM HAS ATTACKED AND EVEN KILL THOSE MEMBERS OF THE RULING CLASS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS.

LETS BE REALISTIC AS IFEANYI ASKED!

@Osita Dioka..,Pls lets be realistic

The truth is that our security structure is dominated by hausa-fulanis and this was the aftermath of the Biafran civil war. The army, police, navy, etc and even the judiciary are dominated by hausa-fulanis. And from the comments of most hausa-fulanis on this forum you'll agree with me that many of them are sympathetic to Boko haram so how does the president use the same security system dominated by hausa-fulanis to crush boko haram? A workman can go as far as his tools allow him. It will take MASSIVE retrenchment in our security agencies to bring about some balancing and doing that may be DANGEROUS and send wrong signals. On the issue of arresting or inviting for questioning the likes Ciroma, IBB and Buhari, of what use will that be if you dont have prima facie evidence to nail them? Except there are concrete evidence, doing that will WORSEN the situation. What did the SSS invitation of Bakare achieve? State sponsored assasination where suspicion is strong is an option but DIFFICULT

2015

in 2015, there would be no nigeria...

NIGERIA DESPERATLY NEEDS FIRM AND COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP

The Ciromas,IBBs,OBJs are running thier own governments due to the lack of a brave President.We have sacred cows and the present administration instead of confronting them when they are out of order begins "negotiations".
Azazi (former NSA) lost his job because he felt certain sacred cows had some questions to answer,now even if there was just prima facie reasons to invite these untouchables to an interview,in most countries national security would have prevailed over personality.The Nigerian masses have since resigned to this situation where certain persons are above the law while in plateau state a common criminal was sentenced to death by hanging for a robbery in which no life was lost(I do not condone robbery and strongly believe robbers should be purnished).
The annoying aspect is that Nigerians from the SE and SS will get arrested for the flimsiest reasons while thier counterparts from the north can threaten to make Nigeria "UNGOVERNABLE".

What a pity

I really pity this writer. Yours is an exercise in frustration. After two years of GEJ with absolutely nothing to show for it you are here trying in vain to acquit the kleptomaniac president of colossal failure.

You have your work really cut out for you. Let's see whether you, and fellow fools such as deri and ify4everstupid can maintain your stamina for another 3 years! I wonder what the excuse will be in 2015! We shall wait and see!!

IFEANYI WHAT SHOULD GEJ DO NOW?

".... However if despite conceding NSA to fulani, the killings continue, at least even northerners would admit Jonathan had done ALL he could to stop the killings in the north"

SO IFEANYI PLEASE TELL US WHAT JONATHAN SHOULD DO NOW. YOU ADMITTED THAT HIS BEST IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. WOULD YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO ADVICE GEJ TO DO THE ONLY THING LEFT FOR HIM NOW THAT IS RESIGN AND HANDOVER TO SAMBO, OR ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THE CONTINUOUS KILLING OF INNOCENT MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS GOING ON NOW?

Re: What a pity.....what a mess!

I doubt a commander-in-cheif that knows his oninos will be making such lame excuses like we hear these days! I bet the northern oligarchy will be having a good laugh......I don't blame them. Maybe the easterners and south-south folks really shouldn't rule at all.......antecedents have shown that they have ALWAYS been weak leaders of this entity called Nigeria. Please someone prove me wrong. GEJ please prove me wrong........I beg of you.

Faruk Martins

Faruk.. You are just beating around the bush.If u don't have positive things to write about nigeria,just drop your pen.. Instead of u to tell nigerians Jonathan is a failure,u're here wasting ur time!

Faruk Martins

Faruk.. You are just beating around the bush.If u don't have positive things to write about nigeria,just drop your pen.. Instead of u to tell nigerians Jonathan is a failure,u're here wasting ur time!

Nigerian

@Nagodi,
I have always believed that a society gets the leaders it deserve.
This article shows that as incompetent and confused as Jonathan is, he is better than an average educted Nigerian.

Mallam Not Boko Haram

He cannot come out now at this time of fasting. He will give a world press conference after ramadan. Edwin Clark and Deri take note.

d look alikes o jonathan & his wife

There are d likes of jonathan & dame Patient in dis forum making clueless comments

d look alikes o jonathan & his wife

There are d likes of jonathan & dame Patient in dis forum making clueless comments

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An excellent piece of

An excellent piece of article. Filled with nothing but the truth-if the Gej wants to re-build 9ja based on sentiments and the idea of not hurting even a fly among the fulani elites, then so be it for him and OBJ. Boko haram started right in the presense of OBJ in 2003 in Yobe state, according to Yakassai. Obj called it political sharia then. Said it will go away with time-well it has not. Its still with us-now the same turncoat who said sharia will vanish with time, is promising to end the activities of BH-if GEJ gives him the go ahead-Dangote is fulani and friends with GEJ. If as a Fulani and a Moslem he cannot help resolve the crisis in d North, then what is he friends with GEJ for? 2 obtain lucrative oil contracts? Look at IBB who created the trouble in Jos- for the natives by establishing an LGA for the Fulanis. Promising to settle d problem he created in Jos for them. GEJ has surrounded himself with too many fair weather pals-and he is finding it very difficult 2 discharge dem!

President Jonathan was caught between the devil &deep blue sea

Whether Ciroma is fulani or hausa is not the issue. The issue is that Ciroma, IBB, Atiku, Buhari and co have direct or indirect links with Boko haram. Unfortunately for president Jonathan, the same forces behind Boko haram (IBB, Buhari and co) left behind a CHAOTIC security infrastructure, which president Jonathan inherited. Jonathan has tried in the last one yr to REFORM the chaotic security structure he inherited &use it to CRUSH boko haram. But unfortunately the Nigeria security system has proved to be impotent and INCOMPETENT in dealing with boko haram. Since Jonathan cannot IMPORT security personnel, he had to yield some ground to the fulanis by giving them the post of NSA. The alternative is to sit and watch innocent Nigerians being killed on a daily basis. Of course no sensible leader would prefer the latter. However if despite conceding NSA to fulani, the killings continue, at least even northerners would admit Jonathan had done ALL he could to stop the killings in the north

How much more can a President be more handicapped?

Thanks Farouk. Your point has mainly brought to the fore, the fact that Yoruba and Hausa/Fulani control the country, have controlled it and believe that their support, through a few decadent, amoral,immensely corrupt occultic and self appointed leaders, is the only way any one can succeed as a President.

Whilst Azikwe was a powerless President, Ironsi, from the East stayed in power briefly and was promptly removed. President Jonathan by sheer Goodluck and events beyond his control has confirmed this philosophy. His total confusion, lack of direction and resolve to tackle our many problems head on; especially corruption and persecution of Christians, is as a result of his lack of confidence.

Tragically, he does not understand the principles and role of Power. To complicate issues, he has no moral, and in those countries where the justice system is truly operative, a legal ground to claim victory in the last election. How much more can a President be more handicapped?

A JONATHAN COPY!

THIS WRITER IS A FAILURE JUST LIKE JONATHAN. WHAT IS A PRESIDENT FOR? SO A THREAT TO THE EXISTENCE OF A COUNTRY HE PRESIDES SHOULD BE BEGGED TO COME OUT AND TELL HIM WHAT THEY KNOW? WHERE DID THIS WRITER COMES FROM? YOU SEE WHY I SAY NIGERIAN "EDUCATED" ARE SIMPLY FOOLS? THIS WRITER HAS THIS MUCH GRAMMAR YET HE DOES NOT KNOW THAT A PRESIDENT USE DIPLOMACY WHERE IT IS USEFUL AND POWER WHERE IT IS NECESSARY. YOU WILL BE A GOOD GEJ ADVISER. PLEASE CONTINUE TO ADVISE HIM TO WAIT FOR CHIROMA TO COME AND CONFESS. IF IT IS TAKING TOO LONG YOU CAN TELL THE SULTAN TO BEG CHIROMA TO COME FORWARD AND CONFESS. WHEN NORTHERNERS WERE UP THERE YOU THOUGHT IT WAS EASY. NOW THAT YOU HAVE A MORON FUMBLING FROM ONE BLUNDER TO ANOTHER YOU ARE SEEKING A WAY TO EXONERATE HIM. THERE ARE NO TWO WAYS TO POWER, A PRESIDENT IS ABOVE ALL NOT FOR HIM TO BRAG AND STEAL, BUT HAVE NO EXCUSE IF HE FAILS.

Confused

Who is this confused writer?

Ciroma is Hausa/Fulani

Who are you fooling? Any Hausa that does not claim an association with Fulani is irrelevant. There is hardly pure Fulani in Nigeria. All of them have been mixed with Hausa, yet they claim one drop of Fulani blood to be connected to the Fulani dynasty. That is how they can be relevant in politics, no matter how dark they are. Is Lamido Sanusi Hausa or Fulani? Go figure.

Ciroma.

Mallam Adamu Ciroma is not Fulani by tribe please. Always be sure of what you write . The Fulanis are becoming the flogging flocks by every Tom, Dick and Harry, And for the avoidance of doubt, neither Buhari nor Ciroma can be associated with the current happenings but I know this is what you wish. Too bad!

Ciroma.

Mallam Adamu Ciroma is not Fulani by tribe please. Always be sure of what you write . The Fulanis are becoming the flogging flocks by every Tom, Dick and Harry, And for the avoidance of doubt, neither Buhari nor Ciroma can be associated with the current happenings but I know this is what you wish. Too bad!