Nigeria not descending into anarchy, CSO insists
Reposes confidence in police
A civil society organisation, Citizens Action for Good Governance (CAGG), yesterday, declared that Nigeria was not descending into anarchy as being speculated in certain quarters.
Dismissing the claim in a statement, its national coordinator, Nazir Galadanchi, said, “there is serious propaganda by some politicians and groups who do not mean well for the peace and security of the country.”
According to him, it was unpatriotic for Nigerians to paint the country in a bad light before the international community.
He passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the Nigeria Police Force headed by IGP Mohammed Adamu, insisting that they had been on the streets to ensure safety of lives and property nationwide.
Galadanchi advised Nigerians against standing in the way of sustainably reforming the force in tune with current realities.
He, therefore, sought the cooperation of all to enable the police contain criminality in the country.
The national coordinator deplored the criminal dimension to the #EndSARS protests, which he believed, was orchestrated by enemies of state.
He cautioned against unnecessary heating up of the polity, urging the citizenry to be patriotic and disposed to the unity of the country.
The group demanded the immediate arrest and trial of those behind the nationwide vandalisation of private and public buildings.
Galadanchi, said: “It has become imperative for us to speak on the current state of affairs in the country based on the looting and intention to overheat the polity with all forms of criminality under the guise of protest.”
“It is with dismay, we state unequivocally that the exaggeration by some Nigerians that the police have failed to stop looting and lawlessness is flagrant lies just to discredit and demoralise the force.
“We cannot join those organisations and individuals who do not mean well for the peace and security of Nigeria and Nigerians to malign security agencies because of some pockets of violence.”
He added: “The police under the leadership of Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, is on ground doing credible job to keep law and order in Abuja, Lagos and other parts of the country.”