Lately, Nigerians have lamented on the persisting issue of insecurity in the country. Hundreds of Nigerians have lost their precious lives and properties in the past few months to criminals, who have vowed to continue their condemnable act. Though our political leaders have promised to do their best to reduce the level of insecurity, it seems their best is not good enough, as the issue has worsened rather than getting better.
As Nigerians, we should not leave the political leaders to fight criminality alone, as we should offer words of advice and also solutions to the government. To offer solutions, some Nigerians have suggested that the Federal Government negotiate with the criminals, who are allegedly aggrieved, while others have asked that the Federal Government do their best in eliminating the criminals. To exercise my freedom of speech, I suggest that the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari should take two key decisions to reduce the level of insecurity and restore peace in the country.
1. President Muhammadu Buhari Should Order The Security Agencies To Impose A Nationwide Night Curfew
Following recent attacks in Rivers state, the governor of the state, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike imposed a state wide curfew from 10pm to 6am. Since Nyesom Wike’s decision, we have seen an improvement in Rivers state, regarding security. As a resident in Rivers state, I must confess that Nyesom Wike’s order have been enforced by the security agencies on residents in Rivers state.
No man knows all, so President Muhammadu Buhari should take a leaf from Nyesom Wike’s note and order that a curfew should be imposed in all states of the Federation, including the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. If a proper research is conducted, it will be discovered that the criminals usually attack during the night hours, when people are tired and asleep. If President Buhari takes this decision, a good effect would be felt in the country.
2, President Muhammadu Buhari Should Decide To Create State Police
Since the past few weeks, many Nigerians have called for the creation of state police and I am strongly behind it. Nigeria is a big nation and it seems that the Nigerian Police Force is finding it hard to keep up with the pace. The creation of state police will not belittle the importance of the national police, but it will help the national police in performing duties in various states of the country. With the creation of state police, recruitment process would not have to be controlled by the national police, as the state police will be responsible for recruiting locals to serve in the police.
The state police would also be charged with securing their state highways and interstate borders, which would reduce the infiltration of criminals into states across the country. The state police would also be responsible for the protection of state’s governors and other prominent government officials.