Your failure is responsible for insecurity in Nigeria
Yusuf Gagdi, member of the House of Representatives, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to “show leadership” and rise to the task of protecting lives and property in the country.
The lawmaker has said that the strategies adopted by the Buhari administration have failed and cannot guarantee the safety of Nigerians.
Gagdi, a Plateau State lawmaker and member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this in a letter to the president.
“The issue of insecurity has reached a point where the current strategies adopted by your administration have failed and are by no means sufficient to guarantee security,” the letter read.
“As it is, they can no longer hold water in a cup and even less in a basket. The gaps are widening day by day with serious concerns such as the fate of many schoolchildren still in the den of the captives; brazen daylight attacks on communities and travelers that have become almost relentless; the recent shameful raid on the highly fortified Nigeria Defense Academy, (NDA) Kaduna; and the metropolitan attacks in Jos, Plateau State, among others. All of this has increased fears of insecurity in Nigeria.
“The budget allocations and abysmal releases to the armed forces and other security organizations leave less to be desired in the transformation of the police so that they become much more effective and proactive in meeting the challenges of insecurity in the country. “.
The lawmaker said that “the amnesty granted to repentant Boko Haram fighters under Operation Safe Corridor policy, even when many displaced Nigerians have not been properly rehabilitated and reintegrated in their countries of origin , tortured the psyches of many Nigerians “.
Gagdi said the Plateau, known as the homeland of peace and tourism, is now consumed by “murder and chaos” due to “lax leadership” at the center of governance.
“However, the resurgence of killings and chaos that plagued the state in recent weeks may have exposed leadership lax at the center in being proactive in dealing with cases of attacks and threats against reported lives and property. in a fair and equitable manner, ”he said. noted.
“Today, the externalities of the nature of insecurity in the Plateau indicate the failure of your government to deal decisively with the factors that have apparently become indicative of growing animosity, mutual suspicion, lines of thought. religious divide and dangerous perception of “them” and “us” syndrome.
“It is therefore unfortunate and unacceptable for my people and indeed the good people of Plateau State to continue to suffer from uninvited and forbidding attacks against their communities.
Gagdi said Plateau governor Simon Lalong had made efforts to tackle insecurity in the state, adding that support from the federal government was needed.
“While the governor has tried over the past six years to ensure some peace and stability and has repeatedly asked for your kind support with logistics and real security interventions, he is up as the representative of the people to do the same by reiterating on a general note that the current strategies of the federal governments to fight against the wave of insecurity across the country are no longer effective and have not solved the challenges of banditry , kidnappings and other forms of insecurity, ”he said.
“To this end, only a swift response can avert a calamity capable of throwing the entire nation into turmoil. Regarding Plateau State in particular, this should be even faster given the miniature nature of Plateau State. And God forbid it could get out of hand.
“The federal government should without hesitation release the 10 billion naira that it has pledged to the Plateau State government to help resettle internally displaced persons (IDPs) so that those affected by the different crises can return to their communities and pick up the pieces of their lives. . “