A Case of “Who wants to drink from a poisoned cup?”
Are you really surprised about the panic observed in South-East, South-South, South West as seen in recent press reports? The reports include this one:
In the report, a member of Governor Nyesom Wike’s cabinet of Rivers state, Oraye Franklin seems to have captured the prevailing sentiments accurately. His reaction paints the picture as it really is and it is desired that government and the army should do a correct reading of what their image has become. Oraye Franklin wrote as follows:
”The military should please forget its charity/ humanitarian work in Southern Nigeria. From reports, they are clearly not welcome. If they wish to win the confidence and support of the publics, they must begin by changing the character of their narrative.”
How can an Army that has clearly shown itself as terrorist, with terrible records of very appalling human rights abuse hope to get anybody believe it is capable of being charitable? It does not add up at all.
- Without provocation, they invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu even before the evilly-conceived Operation Python Dance II started
- They invaded the NUJ office and abused the workers
- They re-invaded Kanu’s house and killed many unarmed civilians there, Kanu and his parents missing, their house vandalized.
- They tortured, humiliated and killed many civilians sparking generalized outrage and the promise of Army Chief to investigate has not been heard anything about.
- They re-invaded Kanu’s house again a few days ago and removed lots of items
Is it this kind of army you want people trust as humanitarian and charitable? It is very clear that it is the smelly bad image they accumulated for themselves that they had the intension to launder and decided to follow up Python Dance II with Crocodile smile II in South-South and South-West at once, necessarily including this poor show of Charitable/Humanitarian Corporate Responsibility. But the image of the army seems to be already irredeemably damaged.