Former Member House of Representatives , Shehu Bawa ABG has urged the Federal Government and Governors of States facing rising insecurity to as a matter of exigency take decisive actions to end the cycle of killings which he said had devastated most of northern states.
He expressed his anger at ease armed bandits invaded settlements , maimed , killed, kidnapped , looted and left with their conquests unchallenged.
He wondered why high numbers of Joint Security forces could not be mobilized with equipment to embattled states at the mercy of bandits and criminals as they were deployed in thousands to states during election.
“It is disheartening when helpless people including women are children who are not to be touched in war times are slaughtered , maimed , raped and kidnapped and elected officials go to sleep with their two eyes closed.
“It has been reported that people in distress in the hands of these killers have called necessary security help but troops usually surface after bandits would have left after leaving behind sorrow and blood.
“In saner climes , those in charge would have abdicated their positions without being told to do so because , failure in leadership should not be condoned.
” lIt is obvious we are faced with dire situation that must be tackled urgently before the next round of Carnage is reported.
“The current set of elected and appointed officials have failed northern electorate in particular. I don’t think they have something tangible to offer despite their unending promises to safeguard lives of their subjects. ” He lamented.
Shehu ABG who was Special Adviser to Speaker Dogara on Special Duties challenged states facing acute security challenges to form a joint community based security outfit with the sole aim of confronting bandits and other criminals headlong , according to him , it was the only way they could save their people from gradual annihilation , adding that the once peaceful northern region has now become killing ground and home of internally displaced people in several refugee camps.
He also stated that, there is need for the affected States in the north to emulate the South West state security outfits introduced to curtail insecurity in part of their regions.
On the failure of the government and security agencies, he advised that they should think towards making local vigilante groups more vibrant to partner with the already existing security outfits to put an end to the frequent killing going on in the country especially in the north west and north east.
The Former Federal Legislator queried the wisdom in keeping service chiefs in the face of rising insecurity and urged President Buhari to effect necessary changes in security architecture of the country so other officers next in seniorities with better ideas on how to tackle insecurity would take charge.