From Noah Ebije, Kaduna

The Founder, Rescue Movement for New Nigeria (RMNN) and a former presidential aspirant under Labour Party (LP), Faduri Oluwadare Joseph has tasked the Inspector General of Police and the Service Chiefs to end insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in Abuja, saying the federal capital supposed to be the safest place in the country.

Joseph noted that the recent escalating insecurity in the country, especially as bandits have resorted to ravage the Federal Capital Territory call for lasting solution with urgency.

This was contained in a statement made available to Daily Sun by the National Director, Media and Publicity of the Movement, Rev. Emmanuel Olorunmagba on behalf of the former presidential aspirant.

“The insecurity in our country calls for serious concern for anyone in Nigeria. Gone are the days when anyone can sleep outside, when you can travel on the road any time and when we move freely without fear of being abducted.

“We are calling on the Inspector General of Police IGP and the Service Chiefs to take it as a responsibility to end this menace that is also affecting the economy of the nation negatively. And it has since assumed alarming rate to the extent that the capital city of Nigeria that supposed to be one of the safest places in Nigeria is now being ravaged freely by the bandits.

“The safest place in any country should be the Federal Capital, but it’s so pathetic that the Federal Capital of our dear nation, is now being constantly attacked by these evil men. I am afraid of what else to expect as if even our military men are finding it difficult to protect our territorial integrity from the invading terrorists coming from other countries to wreck havoc on our dear country.”

“Obviously, no country can survive economically when there is such insecurity, when traders are afraid to travel for fear of being kidnapped and being subjected to paying heavy ransom in addition to psychological trauma, if they are not brutally murdered. When farmers are scared of going to farm because of bandits.

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“And what happened to our intelligence? There is no country that can survive insecurity in the world without good intelligence, precisely, human intelligence. Why can’t the government have men from the intelligence section that will be on the mission to dig out the secret of this banditry.

“And let the citizens too support with intelligent information when they see something that they should say something because these bandits are also human being and some are living among the different communities.

“The younger generation had to form militias across the country like Amoteku, IPOBs, Arewas etc. If younger generations could be formed into vigilantes, why can’t the younger generation be recruited into the Army?

“We are also calling on our lawmakers to sponsor a bill that will recommend capital punishment for bandits and terrorists since it’s been used to sniff lives out of innocent Nigerians.

“We are equally calling on the executive arm of government to employ and train more vibrant and younger Nigerians who are willing to join either the military or the police and pay our security men well as well as introduce insensitive that will boost their morals to fight insecurity to logical end.

“We are also using this opportunity to call on the America and other western nations not to watch Nigeria crashing under the yoke of insecurity, but they should come to our aid as we cannot continue to claim to be the giant of Africa when insecurity has turned to giants terrorising Nigerians”. The statement said.