- The deteriorating security challenges which have led to killings and kidnapping across Nigeria has become a source of concern
- Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the Nigerian House of Reps, recently cried out over the spate of attacks
- According to the speaker, those who hold political offices have failed in their responsibilities
The speaker of the House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila lamented that every time a Nigerian is abducted or killed, political office holders have failed in their obligation.
Gbajabiamila made this known as he raised concerns in an address centred on insecurity following the resumption of the federal lawmakers 2021 plenary in Abuja, The Nation reports.
He noted that the failure of those who hold political offices is underscored each time lives and properties are lost.
Speaking further, Gbajabiamila said the abundance of these failures in matters of internal security indicates grave danger for Nigeria's continued existence.
He explained that now is the time for everyone to put aside their petty concerns of partisanship, politics, and religion in order to defeat the challenges of insurgency, banditry, and communal violence.
Insecurity: Senate warns of looming war
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian Senate warned that security problems in the country could escalate into an ethno-religious war if nothing is done to check the situation.
The warning was made on Tuesday, February 9, during a debate on the various security challenges facing Nigeria.
The Senate’s deputy majority leader, Robert Borroffice, in a motion, expressed serious concerns over rampant cases of insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping in several states.
Boko Haram terrorists abduct 3 custom officers
At least three officers of the Nigeria Customs Services were on Tuesday, February 9, abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Geidam, a town in Yobe state.
The insurgents took the officials during an attack on the community near the Nigerian border with Niger Republic late Tuesday evening.
Security sources said the insurgents after driving into the town through Geidam took the officers who were stationed at a checkpoint on the road.