Agony Over Unending Spate Of Killings Nationwide

Agony Over Unending Spate Of Killings Nationwide

Nowadays, there is hardly any location in the country whether urban, sub-urban or remote that is not hit by the spate of insecurity that has become an unwanted companion to citizens.

Although the nation’s security agencies are working round the clock to stem the tide of killings as well as other internal security challenges in the country, unfolding security problems across the country paints a picture of society where regard for human lives is diminishing  on a daily basis.

For instance, terrorists, armed bandits, kidnappers and other lethal criminal gangs are becoming more brazen in their bid to kill for financial or bizarre political gains.

The rising waves of killings nationwide underscore the huge deficit in the nation’s security architecture. Therefore, there is the need for more investment in bolstering the capacity of the country’s security agencies with a view to reversing the trend.

Besides, the unwarranted killing of defenceless citizens in the country puts the onus on President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government to carefully and quickly look for   possible ways out of the situation.

The1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) in Section 33 (1) clearly states that every person has a right to life and no one shall be deprived intentionally of his life, save in execution of the sentence of a court in respect of a criminal offence of which he has been found guilty in Nigeria.

Moreover, Section 14 (2b) clearly states that the welfare and security of the citizens shall be the primary purpose of the government.

As the nation celebrates Armed Forces Remembrance Day, we call on the federal government as well as the generality of Nigerians to rally round the government and its security apparatus to stem the unpalatable tide of insecurity in our fatherland and say no to those who have made themselves enemies of the state and humanity in general.

From Boko Haram in the North-east to bandits in the North-west and unknown gunmen in the South-east have given citizens and leaders a sleepless night. We condemned the gruesome murder of a Catholic Reverend Fr serving in Niger State over the weekend by bandits who burnt him to death, it was an attack too many. This spate of insecurity against harmless citizens by non-state actors is worrisome and stands condemned by well meaning citizens.

However, all hope is not lost if only the government can do the needful by replacing the current service chiefs with a view to moving the nation out of the current security quagmire.

AljazirahNigeria joins citizens of good conscience to mourn the country’s security operatives who have lost their lives in the defence of Nigeria, and commend those still offering their service to protect fellow citizens in the face of threats to our well-being.

In line with our patriotic duty to Nigeria we call on the federal government to as a matter of urgency make adequate funding available to security agencies to enable them overcome any encumbrances that may be hindering their operations to secure the country effectively as this is the only way the citizenry can have a nation they can call their own and overcome the agony of killing in the land.

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