- A senior lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana, says the federal government has repeatedly shown that it cannot secure the lives and property of Nigerians
- Falana blames politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country
- The senior advocates of Nigeria says the thugs that were armed by politicians during the 2019 general elections were not disarmed
Human rights lawyer and a senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, has said the federal government has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of Nigerians.
The legal luminary made the assertion when he was featured on a Channels Television programme, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Falana blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country, saying the thugs that were armed by politicians during the 2019 general elections were not disarmed.
He said: “The increase in the wave of killings and kidnappings and banditry in recent times has to do with the just concluded elections. The thugs that were armed by politicians were not disarmed."
According to him, the thugs were very busy during the elections attacking people and killing political opponents, but they are back in business.
The senior lawyer said: "Nothing was done to disarm them after the elections. They have been dumped by politicians and they have to look for means of survival of livelihood and that is why we are witnessing this increase.
“What we are witnessing is a reign of impunity. It is a regular phenomenon. Once an election has just been concluded, you have phenomenal increase in violence all over the country.
“The Nigerian state has collapsed. The Nigerian state has proven over and over again incapable to guarantee the security of lives and property.
“With profound respect, members of the National Assembly are toying with the security of our country. How can the Senate at this stage and time be passing resolution asking for state police? Or the House of Representatives requesting the President to come and address the members of the National Assembly on the security situation in the country.
“Why have they not moved the motion for the creation of state police? We have to be very innovative in the business of securing the country. We can’t just throw up our hands in helplessness.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a senior advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, urged the federal government to end the allocation of oil blocks to individuals and corporate bodies.
In a letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari and dated Wednesday, March 20, Falana said he would not hesitate to file a suit against government should it fail to heed its request.
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