It is utterly appalling and disheartening news from KWAYINE VILLAGE in DEMSA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ADAMAWA STATE. That the aftermath of an attack by suspected Fulani herdsmen that resulted in the wanton loss of innocent lives and properties worth millions of Naira has been re-enacted in another village within the same area on the 7/01/2016.
It is quite unfortunate despite the promises by the Government after the attack on Kadomun Village to the effect that the ugly incident will not occur again. The grotesque attack of 7/1/2017 has shown distrust and further revealed that the lives of the innocent people are worthless compared to the wicked intention of evil people working behind the scene against the peaceful living. The attack is an indictment on the Government of the Adamawa State, for it has failed in its responsibility to defend the defenceless. It is also an indictment on the Law Enforcement Agency and Intelligence Units who are saddled with the responsibility of maintaining peace, protecting lives and properties and gathering secret information about hostile attacks by enemies. They have failed to protect the Demsa Communities. It is not out of place to say that the insensitivity of our security units has given the attackers a free sailing to carry out their evil intention. This laxity and failure have created an aperture/avenue for another episode of senseless and inhumane attack within the same Local Government Area within a short period. We do not want to believe the saying that “a mistake repeated more than once is a decision”, if not, the egregious attack on KWAYINE VILLAGE/PEOPLE ought not to have happened, if the promises made by the Government couple with the extent of collateral damage meted to the communities in Demsa is anything to go by. In a simple language, the horrendous attack of 7/1/2017 is an indictment on the failure of the Law Enforcement Agencies/Security Institutions of the State.
The recent horrific event in Southern Kaduna is replicating itself in Demsa, surely, by God’s grace, it will not germinate. The attack in Demsa should not be treated with kid gloves by the Government and by extension the Community, so as to curtail a re-occurrence of this barbaric and gruesome act.
To the affected Community, be vigilant, sensitive, security conscious and proactive in safeguarding your lives and properties from marauders and murderers. More so, never rest on your oars in anything that has to do with the safety and security of your lives and properties.
Hence, we are reminding the Government and security agencies to live up to their responsibilities and stop throwing fake blanket promises that do not stand the test of time. We urge the Government to swiftly and wholeheartedly wield into the problem that has quickly turned many to being widows, fatherless, motherless, orphans and homeless.
Finally, to the community, cheer up and be courageous, always pray hard for God’s intervention. Our God is able to deliver us from the hands of the evil doers. And to the Government, remember that “a stitch in time saves nine.”