The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has on Wednesday, called on the President Muhammadu Buhari Federal Government to sit up, in its fight against insecurity in the country, which is becoming worse by the day, especially in the South-East region, Page 36 learnt.
Senator Abaribe was reacting to the recent attacks in Imo State.
He added that the Federal Government must become more nationalistic, if Nigeria is to be saved from implosion.
His assertion was contained in a statement released by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom.
The statement reads: ”Time has come for sincerity and nationalistic approach by government, to address the myriad of problems besetting the country, especially insecurity and poor management of the country’s diversity.
The time for a knee-jerk approach and fixated mindset in the investigation of criminal attacks by the Security Agencies has gone. It is not enough to be driven by a certain mindset, which has the tendency of foreclosing other probable leads and motives during investigations of very serious crimes like the ones we are currently experiencing.
“This time calls for deeper introspection and painstaking investigation by the relevant Security Agencies, so that we nip these dangerous dimensions in the bud, if the country must be rescued from falling off the cliff.”
Senator Abaribe, while condoling with the Police and other Security Agencies that have come under attack in recent times, called for a thorough investigation into the rising wave of attack on Police Formations across the country, especially the ones that happened in Imo State., this week.
He condemned the frightening surge of violence in the South-East, particularly the attack on the Correctional Centre in Owerri, Ebonyi and Enugu States, and urged the Security Agencies to dig in and unravel the motives behind the incessant attacks, and apprehend the criminal elements to face the full weight of the law.
He also said that the attack on Security Agencies, particularly on the Police, which is the first line of civil defense, is unacceptable and stands condemned.
Speaking further, he expressed worry that the country is fast sliding into total anarchy, and cautioned that the time has come for the Federal Government to rise up and address the poor security situation in the country, holistically looking at Nigeria as a nation.
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