Femi Fani-Kayode has shared lessons from the situation in Afghanistan where insurgents have taken over the presidential palace in Kabul after capturing 26 out of 34 provincial capitals.
After the United States withdrew its troops after a 20-year occupation, the Taliban overthrew the Afghan government.
According to FK, what is happening in Afghanistan can be a lesson for Nigeria.
Twenty years after the Americans drove the Taliban out of power in Afghanistan and spent trillions of dollars to prevent them from returning, the war against Islamist terror in that country has failed.
The Taliban have finally taken Kabul, and the Afghan President has fled the country. This is a victory of evil over good. The implications for millions of Afghans are obvious, as well as for the region as a whole and the international community.
Islamist terrorist groups throughout the world will now have massive financial, logistical, and moral support from a strong Islamist government in Afghanistan as of today.
Moreover, millions of Afghan men who refuse to follow the dictates of the Islamists and jihadists will be executed and millions of Afghan women and girls will be enslaved.
Two lessons can be learned from this. First, we must never rely on the Americans or the international community to defend our country from the terrorists that are ravaging our land and should instead do so ourselves.
Second, we must band together, forget our differences, and fight and resist the scourge of Islamist terror that has afflicted our country.
May God never allow Boko Haram, ISWAP, the foreign Fulani militias or any other terrorist organisation to fly their flag over our nation, take over the capital, defeat our Armed Forces and conquer Nigeria.”