President Muhammdu Buhari and governors of the South East have been tasked on insecurity and the over five months strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
The charge was given by the president-general, Igbo World Union, Dr. Mishak Nnanta, on Sunday in Umuahia South, Abia state in an interview with journalists.
“In what happens in Nigeria, it seems that of Abia State is worst. In the Igbo parts, it seems the state governments don’t want to put themselves together to speak and act with one accord and get the forward plans that will benefit the people in terms of security,” he said.
According to him, “Today, the Yorubas and Amotekun are pulling weight and capturing those that go into their forests. But in the Igbo parts, where do you see Ebubeagu (a south eastern security outfit)? It seems we don’t see the lion we named. It is good we jointly acquire what will have to protect ourselves. It looks as if we are empty-handed in the bush.”
Throwing light on security at the federal and state levels, Nnanta said, “Buhari is trying as a president but his effort is not enough as he has the power to use the military to fight insecurity. If any security agency is not doing well, he should make some changes to enable him to fight insecurity. When people are kidnapped, abductors use the phone to make contacts for ransom. We are being told that the security agencies can track people’s businesses, internet fraudsters and others. Why can’t they track the kidnappers?
“When the ransom is to be dropped, the police at the junction will allegedly collect their own. Where the ransom is being taken to is not the spirit world, but where human beings live. Why can’t we use the jets and kill these people? It looks somehow. The President should sit up in terms of security which is now out of hands to save Nigerian masses. We are all confined.
“Governor Ikpeazu should sit up to enable the state look into security issues before it is too late, especially with the formation of home security ministry and the existence of other security outfits in the state. Otherwise, with the prevalent insecurity like in Umunneochi/Isuikwuator areas, there might not be an election in Abia State.”
On the ASUU strike, Nnanta said, “You cannot tell me that this type of thing exists and the Federal Government will not look into it but went ahead to buy vehicles for other countries. That money should have been used to solve the problem on ground.”