A former member of the House of Representatives, Prince Ned Nwoko, has expressed concern over the worsening case of insecurity in Nigeria, warning that if unchecked, it could threaten the country’s existence.
Nwoko said the widespread incidents of banditry, kidnappings and murderous attacks have not only placed the country in grave danger, but also dehumanise the citizens amidst killings and terrorism.
The former lawmaker stated this, yesterday, in a statement issued in Abuja tagged ‘Insecurity and Nigeria: a call for concerted action to secure the nation’.
According to him, Boko Haram, bandits, kidnappers, cultists, as well as ethnic militias across Nigeria are national tragedies and should not be condoned, as they are harbingers of violence, lawlessness and insurrection.
Nwoko, a philanthropist, cautioned that no sane Nigerian should be persuaded to politicise, valourise or trivialise the activities of unhinged minds, as plotters of sectarian bloodshed and tribal gangsterism are enemies of Nigeria.
He said: “It is particularly expected that to win the war against banditry and related crimes, adequate funding should be provided and transparently utilised by the Army, Police, Navy, Air Force and other security agencies, constitutionally empowered to protect the nation and the citizens.
“Agents and sponsors of terrorism must be detected and prosecuted without compromise to deter the criminally minded.”