North Tops List of Worst Places To Live, Bandits Kill People At Will

North Tops List of Worst Places To Live, Bandits Kill People At Will

Unsafety

North has topped the list of the worst places to live, even as Nigeria is among the top 3 most terrified countries in the world.

Nigeria online news he understands that the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, raised the alarm about the increasing rate of insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in the north.

Muhammadu Saad Abubakar, who expressed deep concern, noted that kidnapping and banditry problems have now gone beyond the roads, as criminals now boldly move from house to house to kidnap their victims.

The Sultan made the presentation on Thursday at the fourth quarterly meeting of the Nigerian Interfaith Council (NIREC), in Abuja, which was held with the theme “In Search of Peace in the Challenges of Insecurity and COVID-19” .

He said the situation is now so worrying that criminals openly move around with AK-47 weapons almost without being challenged by security agents, adding that the North is now the worst place to live in Nigeria due to the collapse of the security system. and the increased cost of living. .

He said: “Insecurity in the north is so high that people are even afraid to travel from Funtua to Zaria, a journey of about 48 or 50 miles. Not to mention Sokoto with Abuja or Kano.

“We know what we are going through. We are so insecure in the North that people are losing hope. People keep things in the house so that when the bandits come, they will let them go free.

“A couple of weeks ago 76 people were killed in Sokoto by bandits in one day, it is not a story because I went with the governor in the eastern part of Sokoto but you don’t hear these stories because it happened in the north and we have no means of communication. strong enough to bring out these atrocities on bandits, so people think the North is safe.

“No north is not safe at all. In fact, it is the worst place to be in this country because bandits roam the towns with their AK47s and no one speaks to them. They stop at the markets and buy things and even collect change with their weapons ”.

“I am not only a traditional ruler, I am also a religious leader. So I’m in a better place to tell the story. I can speak for the North in this regard because I am fully aware of the security challenges there. We have to find solutions to the problem with sincerity and seriousness, otherwise, we will soon find ourselves in a situation where we would lose sleep due to insecurity.

The traditional and religious leader also lamented the rising cost of living and the government’s apparent inability to provide a meaningful and sustainable solution.

“Food prices are increasing and we have to do something about it. The cost of onion is too high and out of reach for many people. A hungry man is an angry man. The rising cost of food in markets is a problem. The amount that an onion costs in Nigeria today is an idea of ​​the current economic difficulties in the country.

“I think we really need to sit down and analyze these issues because a hungry man is an angry man. We do not lack recommendations and solutions to our problems. What we lack is implementation and that sense of purpose to do the right thing, but we don’t like to do the right thing, we always want to take shortcuts, “he said.

On the subject of the #EndSARS protests that ultimately led to the dismantling of the Special Anti-Theft Squad (SARS), the Sultan stated that while the government made the right decision to eliminate SARS, security officers are still needed to guide citizens .

He urged that the bad eggs be hatched among the security officers, while the good ones are empowered to do their job.

“We heard people calling for the elimination of the SARs, the president eliminated the SARs and the same people came saying that they should bring the Police back, there is insecurity everywhere.

We cannot do without the Police, we cannot do without our security agencies, no matter how bad the agency is, there are still a lot of excellent people within that agency, what we have to do is fish for the bad elements of these agencies and then reform the agency and have a better force, “he said.

The president of the Nigerian Christian Association (CAN), Dr. Samson Ayokunle Olasupo, who is also co-chair of the Nigerian Interfaith Council (NIREC), urged the government to be proactive in addressing the issues, regretting that Nigerians are frustrated with how things are currently in the country.

He said the root cause of the #EndSARS protest must be addressed, while the problems of rising gasoline and electricity prices must be reversed.

“That is not what we sent them to do for us. The decision, obviously, has added to our pain and they must reverse it as soon as possible, “he said.

He added that “I will continue to call on the government to address the issues that led to the situation rather than clamp down on the people who participated in the #EndSARS protest.”

Federation Government Secretary Boss Mustapha said that the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected government revenues, but all hands must be on cover to ensure the country survives as the government does not give up on your responsibilities.

“Since the beginning of 2020, humanity has been under siege by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has justified the deployment of drastic measures including closures, school closings, international airspace, places of worship, businesses, government offices.”

“Today, despite all efforts, including the deployment of enormous resources, our country still faces a measure of insecurity that is negatively impacting our economy, social life, education of children and youth, investment and continues to be a threat to the life and means of subsistence ”. he said.