Written by Chuks NZEH

Insecurity: NLC urges FG to rejig security apparatus

The Nigeria Labour Congress has frowned at the state of Insecurity in different parts of the country especially the recent killing of 5 humanitarian workers by the boko Haram sect, in Borno State, urging government to rejig the security apparatus of the country.

President of the congress, Comrade Ayubba Wabba, in a statement insisted that the current security structure was not working.

He said, "We call on the Federal Government to quickly rejig our security apparatus and the security systems it has deployed to fight terrorism and violent crimes. Certainly, the current system is not working. Government must do whatever it takes under the powers bestowed on it to break once and for all the spine of terrorism and violent crimes in our country.

"We cannot afford to slide into a state of anarchy which is the wish of those who have picked up arms against the state and innocent civilians including workers.

"We must remind the Federal Government that the security of lives and property remains thenumero uno responsibility of every government.

"The government certainly needs to do more to convince Nigerians that it is capable of living up to its promises to safeguard the lives of Nigerians and their property."

Wabba further noted that, "For the past seven months, the insurgency and terrorism of the Boko Haram sect and other violent groups across the country have widened in scope.

"Since January 2020, Boko Haram has increased the wave of terror on major transportation arteries in the North East. Many inter-city and feeder roads in the region have been completely abandoned to the terrorists exacerbating the already precarious humanitarian situation in North-East Nigeria.

"So many lives have been lost in this renewed ogre of madness. A lot of public infrastructure has been destroyed in the process. Economic activities along Lake Chad Basin has been crippled and farmers in the crisis locations are attacked daily by terrorists."

 

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