By Abba Dukawa
Our country faces a plethora of security challenge ranging from violent kidnappings and a revived secessionist attack.
This act of insecurity could lead us to unknown directions if the current situation witnessed in almost every parts of the country are not curtailed.
These problems have affected every soul in the country and no one is sure of what tomorrow will bring, more so, it is now difficult for the people to embark on personal or businesses trips.
Looking at the gory security situation in Northwest, Northeast, Northcentral, Southeast, Southwest and South South, one may find it difficult to come to term with the constitutional and primary responsibility of the government with the prevailing situation under the watch of the president and state governors where scores of people are being killed on a daily basis and hundreds of others have abandoned their homes.
Almost six years the insecurity situation has not improved, but rather escalated and extended to many other regions.
Today, almost all the states and geopolitical zones in the country have turned into war zones with bandits, kidnappers and terrorists killing, and raping innocent unarmed civilians unchallenged.
Let FG wage total “Operation No Mercy” on criminals before this problem consumes all of us.
Let’s appeal to leaders to take the bull by the horn. They should act to stem the tide of this violence threatening the country’s unity and tearing it apart. Enough is Enough, Nigerians need to see actions that awaits these criminals for their atrocities.
To be fair, in an attempt to stop these attacks, Governors offered the criminal groups amnesties and other incentives.
So far, these agreements have failed for a number of reasons: First, these criminal groups lack central command and a common goal, so it has been difficult to bring them all to a common negotiation table.
Moreover, agreements made with one group are not binding on others. Second, the dialogues excluded the local communities that bear the brunt of violence and expect the state to deliver forms of compensation, justice, and protection as a condition for durable peace.
Some have even agreed to release all arrested persons from such groups in exchange for hostages. So far, these agreements have failed for a number of reasons too.
Let the government and security agencies wage full operations no mercy on Kidnappers, secessionist and other criminals that are threatening to corporate existence of Nigeria because peoples are tired of excuses and verbal threats which criminals laugh at.
And considering the escalation of attacks by these criminals leave the only conclusion that the people of the country are now completely at the mercy of armed gangs who roam towns and villages at will, wrecking havoc.
It would appear that both the federal and state governments have lost control over protecting people despite the constitutional duty that they swore to uphold.
Let FG wage total operations no mercy on these criminals and insurgents that will exploit similar disastrous consequences on them.
What transpired between 2015 and now? President Buhari promised to ensure effective and adequate security of lives and property.
PMB’s status as a retired General, a position he earned, a war veteran and GOC, people thought he had positioned himself to dealt with these challenges.
Its apt to qoute him @MBuhari, in 2015, said it was a big disgrace for the previous administration to deal with insurgents for five years to the extent of seeking help from neighbouring countries. Now, in his six years in office, not only BH exists, but others dangerous criminals operate with impunity.
His experience as a former GOC and war veteran is enough for him to tackle high rate of crimes. Unfortunately, this hasn’t happened and It is complete treachery of the role the state should play to its people.
Let the administration change peoples perception that it appears helpless in finding solutions to insecurity. Going to the market, shops and stalls one will hear and see the pains people go through.
Let government and its security agencies march action against comatose rhetoric of zero effectual action. We don’t have a country than Nigeria and its duty bound on the leaders to go to any length to protect the country from disintegration because the security situation in Nigeria is deteriorating.
Therefore, all hands must be on desks and particularly federal and States governments must respond decisively to put an end to this cyclical show of shame.
Let the authority administer them same bitter pills of no mercy as they have unlashed heartless and senseless mayhems on defenseless people.
May I most respectfully tell excellencies that these are unusual times that require unusual approaches. It is only a fool who applies the same approache repeatedly over the same issue with the hope of getting a different result.
Dukawa, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org