Irked by the assassination attempt on Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State , former President of the Senate , Senator David Mark has tasked security operatives to step up to the challenges of securing lives and property to avoid the consequences of a resort to self help.
Senator Mark said the deteriorating security situation has become scandalous and making Nigeria a subject of ridicule before other nations.
“If our government and security operatives can no longer guarantee peoples’ safety in their homes , farms or places of business, I am worried that the situation may compel citizens to resort to self help.
“That is the situation, we cannot contemplate and must not be allowed to happen because the consequences would be catastrophic.
“Therefore, federal government and all the security agencies must of a necessity come to terms with the painful reality of the unabating insecurity in the land and resolve to end it”.
He noted that the Governor has lived up to his oath of office to wit; defend and protect the lives and property of Benue people without compromise.
Senator Mark advised all citizens to be security conscious at all times just as he told them to provide useful information to security operatives of any suspected activity believed to be unlawful or anti- society .