Hubpile Logo Sign In on Hubpile.com   Hubpile on Facebook Hubpile on Facebook  
Home > Politics & Governance

Senseless Killings: It Is Time For Government To Be Proactive

Posted By: Obayomi Abiola          In: Politics & Governance          433 Views         (Jan 04, 2018)


Share on Webnigerians
 Senseless Killings: It Is Time For Government To Be Proactive

If there is anything that is common in the whole of Nigeria, apart from a failing economy, it is government’s in-ability to protect the lives of the citizens it has sworn to protect. From the North to the south, East to the West, security of people’s lives and properties is but a mirage. Herdsmen rampage, stealing and killing have been the order of the day. The other day, just some few days before the new year, over a dozen people were rounded up and murdered by unknown gunmen in Rivers state.

As if that was not enough, some communities in Benue state were attacked and innocent people were murdered by rampaging herdsmen. What about atrocities in other parts of Nigeria that Nigeria media houses aren’t covering? Kaduna, North-East to mention a few. The two examples were just the ones making the headlines right now. It just boils down to the question of when all these senseless killings would stop, if they will ever stop.unnamed

The government needs to be proactive in curbing these senseless killings. Nigerians cannot continue to suffer the ineptitudeness of this administration in the areas of security. It is not enough for government to promise security of lives and properties, those behind these gruesome attacks must be apprehended and be made to face the full wrath of the law. This would serve as a deterrent for others who are contemplating committing such a crime.

Like i have written before in my previous article, these killings once again brings to the fore, the argument for the establishment of state policing. At this point in Nigeria, being faced with myriad of security challenges; allowing the states to have their own policing system should no longer be swept under the carpet by the government. Many may want to argue where States would get the wherewithal to run their own police, especially when states like Kogi and others could barely pay salaries.

But one thing is certainly sure. Where there is a will, there would be a way. The earlier we embrace this fact, the quicker it will be overcoming some of these security problems. Before, it was Boko haram and kidnappings across the nation that were the order of the day. With relentless efforts from the Nigerian army, boko haram is already becoming a thing of the past. At least, senseless bombings here and there have been greatly reduced. Kudos to our galant soldiers and civilian JTF doing a great job in the North-East.images

Now, it is the Fulani Herdsmen, who knows what is in the pipeline tomorrow? Unlike those clamouring that Nigeria is not ripe for a state police, when is Nigeria then going to be ripe for it? Does nation grow above insecurity? Will Nigeria grow above these numerous security challenges without taking a concrete decision? All these questions should be pondered upon. The President’s sympathy for those who lost their lives and properties isn’t enough, he must make decisions that would ensure lives and properties of those he has sworn to protect are secured.



Tags:      Benue  Federal Government  Herdsmen 

This Article Contains 602 Words * Time to read: 3.01 mins

Did You Find This Article Helpful?
Senseless Killings: It Is Time For Government To Be Proactive
About the Blogger
 Obayomi Abiola
Obayomi Abiola


Obayomi Abiola on Facebook Obayomi Abiola on TwitterObayomi Abiola on Google+Obayomi Abiola BlogSend Email to Obayomi Abiola

|Teacher|Author|Christian|Real Estate|Publisher|GreatIfe|OAU

What Do You Think About This Article? Share Your Comment
Related Posts
Posts by Abiola Speaks
Embedded Videos by Abiola Speaks
Latest Posts
Ekiti Elections: The Tragedy of The Commons And Death of Democracy In Nigeria

Transformational Leaders: The Panacea To Nigeria's Problems

The Thick Line between Prayer and Actions: A Word for Nigerian Politicians

Leah Sharibu: The Tragedy of Kidnap And Faith Not Renounced

Goodluck Jonathan’s Dangerous Precedence: A Setup For Muhammadu Buhari

Having The Right Conscience Before God And Before Man

Like Chibok Like Dapchi: How Nigerian Girl-Child Has Become A Pawn In The Hands of Nigerian Politicians

Most Popular Posts
Nigeria And The Ghosts Of 1966

The Lion Mrs., A Dancing Senator And The Rest Of Us

The APC's March To Golgotha And The Gathering Mob.

Excellence As An Hallmark of Good Success

President Buhari Is Not Fit For 2019 Electoral Battle

PENDULUM: A SPECIAL EVENING WITH THE ACTING PRESIDENT

Resignation: The Only Honorable Thing Left For PMB

Categories
Politics & Governance

Relationship

Real Estate

Self Growth

Africa & The Rest of The World

Religion & Spirituality

Social
Facebook:


Twitter:





Newsletter Subscription

Tag Cloud
Courtship Tasha Cobbs Spoken Words  French President  Yemi Osinbajo Benue Africa God  Libya  Goodluck Jonathan  Muhammadu Buhari  Mediterranean Sea Conscience  Teachers  FridayPosts  Actingredients President Faith  Yobe State The Verdict  God  Dapchi Girls  Health of The President Goal Setting  Purpose  Peace and Progress 

Abiola Speaks


Progressive Invasion.

Blog | About Us | Contact Us | Pricing | Terms & Conditions | Privacy | Features | Shop



Namecheap.com
Abiola Speaks on Facebook Hubpile on TwitterAbiola Speaks on Google+Abiola Speaks BlogSend Email to Abiola Speaks

Address:
Bwari Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Mobile:
2348067296988
Sitemap