Our leaders have abandoned the Noble calls where their priority is Politics and Politricks , the subject they swore to protect are been killed mindlessly. Writes Emmanuel Oluwatomisin Afolabi (EOA)
Insecurity has become a hydra headed monster which security agents in Nigeria appear incapable of handling vis a vis its multifaceted manifestations like bombing, kidnapping/hostage taking, destruction of property, creation of fear, to mention but a few.
There was pandemonium at Saint Francis Catholic Church, Owa-luwa Street, Owo, the headquarters of the Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State as gunmen attacked the church on Sunday 5th June, 2022 which alots of lives perished unexpected.
Insecurity and terrorism has been a major challenge to the Nigerian government in recent times. The activities of (Boko Haram) had led to loss of lives and properties in the country especially in the Northern part of Nigeria.
Some of these activities include bombing, suicide bomb attacks, sporadic shooting of unarmed and innocent citizens, burning of police stations, churches, kidnapping of school girls and women, etc.
Kidnapping, rape, armed robbery and political crises, murder, destruction of oil facilities by Niger Delta militants alongside the attacks carried out by Fulani Herdsmen on some communities in the North and South have been another major insecurity challenge facing the country.
Nigeria has been included among one of the terrorist countries of the world. Many lives and properties have been lost and a large number of citizens rendered homeless.
Families have lost their loved ones. Many women are now widows. Children become orphans with no hope of the future. This has implications for national development.
Government had made frantic efforts to tackle these challenges posed by terrorism and insecurity in the country and put an end to it but the rate of insurgency and insecurity is still alarming.
Nigeria is faced with an unprecedented wave of different but overlapping security crises – from kidnapping to extremist insurgencies – almost every corner of the country has been hit by violence and crime.
Nigeria as a great Nation, Giant of Africa is fraught with violent conflicts, chaos, anarchy and disorderliness, and