Prominent Nigerians canvass overhaul of security architecture
Disturbed by the wave of killings nationwide, Nigerians have canvassed the overhaul of the nation’s security architecture to contain the menace. They equally want the President Muhammadu Buhari administration to adopt workable policies and act as swiftly as possible.
They regretted that Nigeria was still beleaguered by security challenges whereas other nations of the world were making concrete efforts to advance their economies and make life better for their citizens.
According to the Bishop of the Diocese of Ikeja, Methodist Church Nigeria, Stephen Adegbite, the nation’s security apparatus has collapsed.
Describing the daily death toll as alarming, barbaric, wicked and unacceptable, the cleric asserted that Nigeria was a troubled nation with zero security.
He said: “We are troubled in our nation with security at zero. The government should tell us if they are no longer in charge. It is alarming and unacceptable. The security operatives in this country are culpable and cannot be exonerated because up till date, no one has been apprehended for the innumerable loss of lives. They should cover their face in shame because they have failed us.”
He reminded the three tiers of government that they owe God and humanity the duty to preserve the lives of the citizenry.
“The government must know that God will hold them accountable for every life lost because they have sworn an oath to protect our sovereignty, lives and property. It is very bad that they have failed despite all the security operatives in the country. They must be up to their responsibility and name them a terrorist group. The blood of the people will continue to hunt them until something is done,” Adegbite stated.
Also former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has advised the Federal Government to be alive to its primary responsibility of protection of lives and property.
According to him, “government must not allow the mindless killings in our country and we cannot be in a continued mode of bloodletting and mourning.”
He spoke against last Sunday’s mayhem in Barkin Ladi council area of Plateau State where scores were murdered by suspected herdsmen.
To erstwhile deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and presidential aspirant for the 2019 elections, Kingsley Moghalu, security reform was urgent to safeguard Nigerians
His words: “Reports of dozens of people dead in Jos make me sad. Security reform is urgent if we are to keep Nigeria safe. We cannot kick the can down the road any longer. I pray comfort for those who have lost their loved ones.”
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