Security Challenges: Let’s Look Inwards—Mark

senate_president__david_mark…wants perpetrators fished out

President of the Senate, Senator David Mark at the weekend took stock of the unabating security  challenges facing the nation and called for soul searching among Nigerians  in order to work out a permanent solution to the crisis.

Senator Mark noted that the situation has degenerated to an intolerable level and exposes everybody to danger saying that the continued loss of lives and properties cannot be a way of life.

In a statement in Abuja on Sunday , Senator Mark expressed grave concern  over the development saying that unless everybody come together and resolve to tackle the security problem headlong, the perpetrators may over run the country.

He condemned in strong terms the attack and killing of police and other security operatives in Nasarawa state by some cultists and submitted that ” nobody, no nation no matter how weak would live to accept such  heinous crime”.

An angry Senator Mark wondered;”What is happening to us as a people is strange and condemnable. How did we degenerate to this level where every one became a brothers’ hater instead of being our brothers’ keeper? . The situation calls for soul searching. We must re-examine ourselves. We must look inwards”.

He noted that there could be foreign collaborators but the foreigners would not succeed if there are no willing tools internally.

The President of the Senate implored any aggrieved persons or groups to explore many established channels including the National Assembly to seek redress instead resort to violence.

Senator Mark lamented that the insecurity situation has made life uncomfortable for Nigerians and reduced sacred human life to something insignificant.

While sympathizing with the victims of various attacks in Borno, Yobe, Nasarawa and Benue States, the Senate President urged Security operatives to go back to the drawing board and restrategize for effective operation.

He also suggested a working synergy between and among security agencies, saying that such cooperation would plug any loophole or lapses and ultimately yield better result.

This, he added has become imperative in order to fish out the perpetrators of these crimes,stressing that culprits must be brought to book.

According to Mark “we must remove sentiments and be able to separate issues from crimes or criminalities. Offenders must be seen to be punished to serve as a deterrent to others”.

He stated that the siege Nigerians have been subjected to on account of the insurgencies and other violent crimes in the recent times are avoidable if we put our houses in order.

Everyone ; he pointed out must rise up to defend our fatherland instead of leaving security in the hands of security operatives alone.

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