- Senator Rochas Okorocha has spoken about insecurity in the country
- The former governor has recommended solutions to Nigeria's insecurity challenges
- Many citizens have become increasingly concerned over the rise of kidnapping and banditry in Nigeria
A former governor of Imo state, Senator Rochas Okorocha, said no amount of ammunitions can win the war against insecurity in the country.
Okorocha who is now a senator stated that insecurity must be addressed from the roots by addressing fundamental issues of poverty and injustice in Nigeria.
Daily Trust reported that the lawmaker made the statement at the 2021 Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Spidel annual conference.
He pointed out that there was a close link between poverty and insecurity.
“Let us not go out of here with the belief that Nigeria is finished. Nigeria is a great country and it can’t finish. New Nigeria will soon come. There is injustice and poverty in Nigeria. There is a cold relationship between poverty and insecurity.
As long as these two evils of mankind have not been addressed, you might import all the equipment in this world to fight insurgency and banditry, it won’t yield any result.''
According to Daily Times, the lawmaker stated that it amounts to injustice to allow young boys to walk about 1000 and 2000 kilometers as herders on foot.
In another report, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe has blamed some of the problems of the country on ethnicism.
He said Nigerians have different problems but their leaders in government positions seem not to know this.
The senator criticised the leadership recruitment process which according to him is highly flawed.
Meanwhile, Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo state, has vowed that his administration will crush anyone who attempts to cause mayhem or attack the people of the state again.
He asked residents to ignore rumours of a planned attack, saying they were unfounded, Channels TV reported.
The Imo governor's statement was contained in a statement issued by his spokesman, Oguwike Nwachuku, on Sunday, May 23.