The growing fear of insecurity and the consequent worthlessness of lives of Nigerians got further affirmed by needless deaths recorded across the country recently: Plateau (over 200 lives), Lagos (over 10 lives) and Ibadan (5 lives). Nigeria’s poor security infrastructure and its handlers got worsened in early 2018 with the Benue massacre of about 100 persons felled by godless killer herdsmen. Since that bloody beginning, we only got alarmed again with the killing of over 200 persons in Plateau State by these killer herdsmen who operated for hours without intervention from our security agencies.
What we have seen since January is a presidency that has not shown the will to stop the killings across the country. If we are given opportunities to choose how to die, none would want such a gruesome end.
As Nigerians, we all must be seen and treated with the dignity that the law provides. Governments, at all levels, must show respect to human life and do all within their reach to ensure security. The armed forces, Nigeria Police, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Civil Defence and other relevant agencies should provide a framework that guarantees productive synergy.
As the 2019 general elections get nearer, all hands should be on deck to ensure that our interests are captured.
Oludayo Tade, firstname.lastname@example.org
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