By Tajuddeen Ahmad Tijjani
It is a crying shame that we are living in such a horrible situation in Nigeria. The Kaduna State government has closed down 13 schools recently, in the wake of the latest attack on a school by bandits who abduct innocent students with impunity. These ungodly gangs are aggressively challenging constituted authorities and getting away with it.
We have been harping on insecurity on several occasions. But, unfortunately, the criminals are emboldened day by day. The frequency with which these unscrupulous elements are having field days unchallenged is frightening. Perhaps that’s what gives them the audacity to continue unleashing mayhem on unsuspecting citizens with little or no fear of any resistance. This chronology of tragedy is a national embarrassment that shouldn’t be left unchecked.
However, superior forces must be applied to free our country from kidnapping, banditry, Boko Haram insurgency and all forms of criminalities. Beyond any doubt, sending these monsters to the gallows is the only solution at this juncture while rescuing all hostages without further delay.
We can only imagine the state of despair and traumatic condition that overwhelms the parents and hostages at this time of uncertainty.
Nigerians are traumatised. Therefore, the government must rise to its responsibility by protecting the lives and properties of the people. My heart goes out to the victims of kidnapping at this most trying time.
“Verily with every difficulty, there’s relief”. However, we’re trapped between a rock and a hard place in our effort to understand the actual problem of insecurity, especially kidnapping. The government’s response must be more rigid and more decisive than what it is at this particular moment.
May God bring succour and lasting solutions to these disturbing trends happening in our country, amin.
Tajuddeen Ahmad Tijjani writes from Galadima Mahmud street, kasuwar kaji Azare, Bauchi State.