News filtered in yesterday that eldest son of Senator representing Kebbi South, Bala Na’Allah, Captain Abdukkarim Bala Na’Allah, a pilot was strangled to death by unknown gunmen at his Malali (GRA) residence in the Kaduna North Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
It was a sad occurrence that adds to the litany of casualties trailing the pervasive insecurity situation in the country.
However, from the archive the words of the outspoken senator three months ago are recalled, in which he exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari of any blame in the atrocious activities of armed hersdmen, bandits and other criminals that had taken over the country.
Senator Bala Na’Allah had gleefully said the Muhammadu Buhari-led government was not directly responsible for the insecurity in the country and should not be blamed.
He had spoken shortly after a meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa in May 2021, declaring then that he had a frank discussion with the President and assured Nigerians of the government’s commitment to boost security.
He had been asked about why banditry and killings were on the rise across the country despite government’s efforts and investment in the fight against insecurity, to which the lawmaker responded that a society evolved with its own problems, depending on its structure.
“Let me give you an example. Boko Haram is predominantly in the Northeast, it’s a fact. Banditry is in the Northwest; you can’t say it’s not correct. These are issues that the previous injustices that we have done to ourselves, collectively and individually, are manifesting.
“It is only unfortunate that they are manifesting now when this government is in place and that is the reason why the government, having not been directly responsible for this situation, should be assisted with whatever assistance from any responsible citizen of this country to ensure that we put this behind us.
“…This country will remain one because the factors that bring the country together are stronger than the ones that seek to divide it and I think that every responsible Nigerian should understand this and give his or her own contribution to ensure that we have a very formidable and resilient country,” he had said.
Meanwhile, in a statement on Monday by the lawmaker, he expressed hope that the death of his son would play a major role in finding solutions to Nigeria’s problems.
He said those who murdered his son were not armed with guns.
Senator Na’Allah said they gained access through the roof and strangled him.
The lawmaker said that he would keep loving his son in death as he was a wonderful person in his life.
Senator Na’Allah also said the life of his late son was not better than that of any of any other Nigerian.