- The insecurity in Nigeria has become a worrisome issue, one that bothers on the well-being of the people in present-day
- A senator of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benue state has expressed dissatisfaction over the way security of lives of its people are being tampered with
- Senator Abba Moro also expressed deep concern regarding the way the issue is handled by the federal government
Benue state- Senator Abba Moro has reacted angrily to rising insecurity in his constituents and in the country at large.
The Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator representing Benue South Senatorial District, has stated that his people may soon resort to self-help following security challenges in his zone, Daily Trust reported.
Moro said this while reacting to the assassination of a lecturer, Echobu Adah, who worked with the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo.
The lecturer was travelling in his car when he was shot dead by gunmen along the Otukpo-Enugu highway, on Sunday, December 5.
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The lawmaker, who condemned the gruesome murder, alleged that the federal government has been paying lips service to insecurity.
According to Moro, it seemed the Police are helpless on the security situation in Benue state.
“We are at the verge of resorting to self help. Communities are ready to defend themselves."
He added that the local vigilante groups were also incapacitated while criminals were sufficiently equipped to torment the people of the state, The Punch also reported.
He added thus:
“The assassination of the Benue Poly lecturer is one death too many, he was coming from a community meeting when he was assassinated by unknown gunmen in the midst of three policemen.
Killing of 322 police, 642 soldiers, indicate we are in very difficult circumstances, Northern Elders lament
“It’s like the policemen are helpless in this situation. They have been paying lips service to insecurity. Policemen are not well equipped to confront the situation. We need to recruit and equipped officers to tackle insecurity.”
Insecurity: You must not rest, Buhari gives marching orders to security chiefs
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered an immediate security response to the current insecurity across the country, occasioned by bandits and insurgents activities, Leadership reports.
The Nigerian leader gave the marching orders on Thursday, November 25, after receiving briefs from all security chiefs, security agencies and intelligence organizations for security nationwide.
In another report, the minister of interior made the disclosure at the end of the National Security Council (NSC) meeting presided over by President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.