Nigerians need to know the answer to this question; and
fast. Is the so-called terror suspect in the April 14th Nyanya bus park
bombing, Aminu Ogwuche, who was publicly extradited from Sudan in a show of
government agency “efficiency” in apprehending the “suspects” behind the terror
attack that shamed Nigeria at the time of the international Abuja summit, really
a terrorist or was it all simply a dirty scam to make the Jonathan
administration look good in the face of international observers?
El-Rufai luxury Bus park, Nyanya, Abuja was bombed on April
14th of 2014 in a single-day terror incident that led to 75 dead. It was
the most deadly incident of terror up till the Kano #RedFriday Central Mosque
terror attack November 28th. Immediately after the Nyanya attack, the erstwhile
inefficient Department of State Security, DSS that has constantly failed to
apprehend terror suspects and masterminds behind the thousands of events around
the nation for the past five years, apprehended and paraded 5 suspects and
declared two others, Rufai Abubakar Tsiga (a.k.a. Dr. Tsiga) and Aminu Sadiq
Also read: Military foils terrorist operations in Borno
By the end of April, less than two weeks after the Nyanya
bombing and about 10 days before the commencement of the World Economic Forum
in Abuja (May 7-9), the Nigerian Orientation office started making all these
announcements of their success in “unraveling” and arresting those behind the
Nyanya bombing. In fact, it was a show of decent efficiency and almost made the
Nigerian security department look solid.
Aminu Ogwuche from Orokam, Ogbadibo LGA of Benue State, was
made to appear like he had fled to Sudan; however he attends school there and
is a student of Arabic Language at the International University of Africa in
Sudan. This was possibly why he was in Sudan; but his connection with Boko
Haram and his role in the Abuja, Nyanya bombing has yet to be defined.
Aminu Ogwuche is not an every-day Joe. The Briton is a young
man of unique privilege. Born in the UK to an army dad, Col. Agene Ogwuche,
Aminu was in the Nigerian army till 2007 when he deserted. He travels around
the world at will and was arrested in 2011 on November 12th at Nnamdi
Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on arrival from the United Kingdom on
suspected terror-related activities but was suspiciously released on bail on
October 15th of the next year to his army dad.
Why was Owuche released in 2012? Why was Owuche arrested in
2011? What were his charges and the evidence against him then? What has been
the result of that investigation? Why and what does Ogwuche go to do in the
United Kingdom? Does he have connections with foreign spy and intelligence
agencies? Where has Ogwuche been to since his previous arrest? How many times
has he gone to countries likt the UK, USA and France? Why is Ogwuche always
sleek and able to escape sentencing as the same system that released him
previously is again set to repeat? Is Ogwuche indeed a terror mastermind who
operates freely and with impunity from/under the Jonathan-led government?
And if Ogwuche on the contrary, is not a terror leader and
terror mastermind, then why did the Department of State Security have him
accused and extradited in an act of authority terror? In latest developments,
Ogwuche has demanded N100 million in compensation for “unlawful” detention
without charge for the 3 months since his July 15 extradition; and the Attorney
General of the Federation, AGF has been summoned. The ongoing is not only a
let-down and dangerous embarrassment to the Department of State and ONSA
(Dasuki’s office) but to all Nigerians.
Nigerians are not satisfied. Who is the terrorist? Ogwuche
or the DSS? We need to see the culprits clearly defined, prosecuted and
sentenced to death. It is time for masterminds of terror to suffer and die as
do the “mere” masses. We have had enough impunity and Security department error
and terror for simply too long; someone must be held to account.
People are dying and we are losing territory and livelihood
as the nation’s north is being totally and irreversibly ruined. Can we have
some seriousness here? Heads must roll!
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