Reverend Biereonwu Livinus Onuagha of Wesley Methodist Church Okpoko, Ogbaru local government, in Anambra state, on Sunday, May 5, declared Nigeria a failed state.
The reverend made this known during the 17th Annual Diocesan Synod, 2019 of the Methodist Church Nigeria, Vanguard reports.
According Bishop Onuagha, he said that Nigerian government has failed in the area of providing security which is one of the core duties of any government.
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He said: “The cardinal duties of any government was to provide security of lives and properties which the Nigerian government had failed to do from east to west, north to south of Nigeria the security situation was nothing to write home about.
"Kidnappings, Boko Haram insurgency and the activities of the Fulani herdsmen are some of the indices that justified the position that Nigeria is a failed state.
“The most recent and newest problem now is the banditry in Zamfara State. With all these criminal activities at hand, where is this nation heading for? Can our economy improve when we do not have security of lives and properties in place?"
The Bishop also commented on the issue of election in the country and the use of selective judgement, adding that certain political party has become a hiding place for corrupt politicians.
“One of the most daring challenges in the nation is also the issue of selective judgement. In Nigeria it is glaring that cases are not treated on merit, government chose those to face the wrath of the law and those not to face the wrath of the law, government chose the law to obey and the ones not to obey.
“Certain political party has become a hiding place for certain corrupt politicians with the idea, that once you belong to that political party, your sins are forgiven, but whoever that does not belong to that political party will always have his life troubled.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that no fewer than 15 Nigerian soldiers were reportedly killed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an attack on a military base in Borno state, security sources said on Saturday, May 4.
It was gathered that the insurgents rode into Magumeri local government area at about 6pm on Friday, May 3, and sacked a brigade there.
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