President Muhammadu Bihari has been urged to curtail the unfortunate development of killing and kidnapping in the country, saying if unchecked, the country may drift into anarchy of unimaginable proportion.
The warning was handed down on Thursday, 13 May, 2021 in Lagos by the Centre Against Injustice and Domestic Violence (CAIDOV), through a press release signed by its Executive Director, Comrade Gbenga Soloki.
The organisation stressed that the country is at precipice and only concerted efforts by the President can curtail the ugly development in the country.
The group appealed to the President to give marching orders to the service chiefs to stop the carnage and unwarranted killings in the Northern part of the country and that the police should rise up to the occasion by going after kidnappers and other undesirable elements perpetrating evil across the country, so that innocent Nigerians will live peacefully anywhere in the country without fear of being kidnapped or killed.
According to the CAIDOV Boss, “it’s important we talk about the development across the country. The situation is worrisome and frightening. The unnecessary killings across the country, especially in the northern part of the country is a sad development as well as the increase cases of kidnapping all over the country. The violence on the people by bandits and criminal elements is fearful and deserve concerted effort of the commander in chief of the Armed forces, President Buhari.
“We are using this opportunity to call on the President to order his service chiefs to be on top of their game by ensuring normalcy returns to the northern part of the country and the bandits are dealt with decisively, while the Inspector General of Police and heads of other security services of internal security are active to ensure that violent crimes such kidnapping, armed robbery and banditry are reduced to the barest minimum”.
Finally, CAIDOV Urged Nigerians especially those in troubled areas to assist the security agents by exposing citizens with criminal tendencies in their midst, noting that security is the duty of every Nigerian, and that it is only a safe and secured Nigeria that there can be progress.