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How not to be adamant over insecurity



Insecurity: Senate insists on state police, condemns continued killings

For the umpteenth time the House of Representatives has summoned President Muhammadu Buahri to address the nation inside the chambers over the state of insecurity in the country. Times without number they have made such resolutions and it was unheeded. Sometime last year at the growing menace of banditry, kidnapping, armed robberies and of course the Boko haram insurgency that appears to have come to live with us, Buhari was asked to come and he also declined, even after his service chiefs appeared concomitantly before parliament with the varying criminal propensity and yet failed to stop the killings , and are still failing to find answers to the increasing criminality in the land, the president is still adamant, he did not show up, neither did he accord the National Assembly any respect through correspondence or a representative in the status of the Vice president. No, none of these actions were deemed salient to consider in the thinking of the presidency. Only at last Thursday’s May 2nd plenary, his kinsman, Honorable Ahmed Safana of the same Kastina state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, brought a motion of urgent national importance for consideration of lawmakers. He titled the motion: the need for federal government intervention on the wanton killings of innocent persons by armed banditry in some stages across the country, including Kastina, Zamfara, Taraba, and Benue among others.
According to Honorable Safana ,even in the home state of the President where his ADC’s father was abducted recently, it has become worrisome because the perpetrators continuously kill innocent persons and set homes ablaze while defenseless men and women are abducted to unknown abodes without any security reprisal.At the end of the debate the lawmakers condemned the killings and indicted the federal government for inaction and thereafter summoned the president to appear before parliament and brief the lawmakers and Nigerians what measures government has put in place to put finality to the menace of criminals who have virtually taken over the space. Those who contributed during the debate session, Lawmaker by lawmaker, expressed sadness not only over the daily loss of human souls but the indifference of government to the massacre. From North to south, east to west, the legislators lamented the killings and expressed the sad view that the country was a failed state, especially when the killings appear to have exacerbated during the current administration of President Muhammdu Buhari. In all these there are still no signs that the President will appear as he has often does. Regrettably, the national bloodbath has consistently occured without corresponding challenge from the security agencies. Once the massacre is carried out, sorrow, tears and blood are left as hallmark for bereaved families but yet, it is ample time the security systems or apparatus of state begin to chase shadows.

. This is ridiculous to say the least and a continuous affront on security chiefs and to a great extent the chief security officer of the nation himself. Through to fact, this is not politics but human life, which every rational being, like the president, service chiefs and those in the presidency must be serious about. What is with Parliament inviting a president? Can the National assembly summon a president? Can they demand of his stewardship to the People? Unfortunately these killings are a national concern now, everybody is a victim and the president must show cause, if he has not previously. He should to show respect for Nigerians that are falling every day to bandits for no fault of theirs. Coming against this backdrop, we challenge him to make amends now and find a way around this. He should come and talk to Nigerians. If he does not want to respect parliament who are the representatives of the people, then it is quite unfortunate in a constitutional democracy we operate. It is said that the Legislature is the bastion of democracy, so let Mr. President listen to the cries of Nigerians through their representatives now and act fast to contain the increasing unwanted and unprovoked national bloodbath


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