The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has said Nigerians should blame anarchists and bad losers among politicians over insecurity spate in the nation.
MURIC Director, Prof. Ishaq Akintola, stated this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.
According to him, “It is unfortunate that many Nigerians are not prepared to tell the truth concerning who is responsible for the current spate of killings, kidnappings, banditry and insurgency.
“Some Nigerians know precisely who to blame, but fear will not allow them to speak up. However, MURIC must say it as it is no matter whose ox is gored.
“Certain conscienceless elements are manipulating information by spreading fake news to incite Nigerians against the Federal Government.
“Bad losers among the politicians are also hell-bent on ensuring that the present administration fails in all aspects of governance,” he said.
Akintola added that there were also anarchists whose sole objective is to endanger innocent Nigerians by demeaning the security agencies and seizing their weapons.
“The real active sabotage of government’s efforts at solving the security challenge was seen during the last #ENDsars protests.
“The release of prisoners, the burning of police stations and the carting away of police guns were all symptomatic of a deliberate attempt to render the security apparatus impotent as well as a determination to unleash anarchy.
“Nonetheless, the recent terrorist attack on Imo State Police command headquarters speaks volumes regarding the determination of anarchists to ensure that we continue to have security challenges.
“The simultaneous attack on Owerri prison during which about 1,844 prisoners were released further confirms the diabolical objectives of the anarchists,” he said.
The director also said that the implication of the attacks in Owerri was far-reaching. It explained that those who attacked the police headquarters had neutralised the nerve centre of security in the state.