Security agents giving cover to herdsmen, cultists others – Sen. Shehu Sani
Kaduna state Senator Shehu Sani has accused the political class of providing cover and immunity to herdsmen, cultists groups, thugs and Ethnic militia, calling them the military wing of the political class and establishment.
“Violence remains an integral and inherent component of the political scheme, strategy and calculations of the bourgeoisie political class. Whether it’s armed Herdsmen, Thugs, Cultist group or Ethnic militia. These criminal groups directly or indirectly help advance the political interest of the elite political class.
“They help thrust them to power or retain power. The bourgeoisie political class will naturally distance themselves from these criminal gangs but these gangs are products the political establishment breeds and discreetly align with and financially sustain,” he said.
Continuing he said “Security apparatus of the state gives cover and immunity to violent groups as long as they are helping to advance the interest of the political establishment.
“Security operatives only act against violent groups when there is a public uproar. And when they act they act superficially to avert a popular uprising. They parade suspects to douse tension and then nothing changes.
“All armed clandestine groups have patrons in the upper echelon of the political order. Armed groups exist as an invisible state within a state. Armed groups with specialty in mass murder, like assassins enjoy patronage from a section of the political elite,” he said.