De­clare state of emer­gency in FCT

Daily Trust - - VIEWS -

The se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in the coun­try has now as­sumed a dan­ger­ous di­men­sion with in­sur­gents now tar­get­ing places pop­u­lated by less priv­i­leged people and vul­ner­a­ble who are now prone to this at­tack by these hood­lums.

The re­cent at­tacked at Nyanya mo­tor park is com­ing at a time govern­ment continues to as­sure its cit­i­zen of cur­tail­ing the men­ace of Boko Haram in our en­vi­ron­ment.

The das­tardly acts has shown how this in­sur­gents are all out to un­leash all kind of ter­ror, killing, maim­ing on Nige­ri­ans from all di­rec­tions.

The need for the federal govern­ment to equally de­clare a state of emer­gency in Abuja to safe guard the lives and prop­er­ties of or­di­nary

Nige­ri­ans liv­ing in the city, and also cur­tail the ef­fort of this ex­trem­ists to un­leash fear to who­ever is go­ing there to do busi­ness in the seat of govern­ment.

The bomb blast at Nyanya is clear in­di­ca­tion that the in­sur­gents want to test the strength of govern­ment of its por­ous se­cu­rity net­work. No­body ex­pected the ter­ror­ist to tar­get a very vul­ner­a­ble place like mo­tor park, where or­di­nary Nige­ri­ans gather to move from one part of the coun­try to an­other in search of their daily means of lively hood.

It’s a clear man­i­fes­ta­tion on the part of the in­sur­gents to at­tack such places to at­tract sym­pa­thy to their un­godly act.

The federal govern­ment should as a mat­ter of ur­gency part­ner with other ad­vanced coun­tries to stem this trend who are all out to dam­age our coun­try and scare away our much ex­pected in­vestors.

We must ap­pre­ci­ate the fact that any at­tack on the seat of govern­ment would send wrong sig­nal on the se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in our coun­try, hence the de­ploy­ment of plain clothes se­cu­rity per­son­nel to some ar­eas that could be prone to at­tack.

All strate­gic lo­ca­tions in and around Abuja should be closely mon­i­tored to avoid the car­nage that hap­pened in Nyanya.

We hope with dec­la­ra­tion of state of emer­gency in Abuja it would cur­tail any form of at­tack by this face­less ter­ror­ist who are all out to move our na­tion many step back­wards.

Bala Nayashi, No 1 Yashi Area, Lokoja. 08033559403

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