Ezekwesili slams navy, authorities over insecurity

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A former Minister of Education, Mrs Obiageli Ezekwesili, has referred to as out the Nigerian navy and the federal government over the persistent insecurity plaguing the nation.

In a press release launched on her X account on Saturday, Ezekwesili expressed condolences to the households of troopers killed in Abia, demanding solutions from the navy and authorities on their failure to deal with the recurring violence.

Ezekwesili questioned the lack of safety operatives to arrest, examine, prosecute, and punish criminals, urging the President to take management and make sure the safety of the nation.

She wrote, “The #DefenceInfoNG #HQNigerianMilitary: As a citizen who extremely values the function of our navy on this nation, I condole with you and households of the troopers killed in Abia. May God grant their households divine consolation.

“To keep away from this recurring sample of lack of lives of our civilian and navy residents alike, are you able to deal with the Nigerian public on the degenerate state of insecurity all around the nation?

“Since no one else however the one who occupies the seat of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces #officialABAT is de facto vested with the Constitutional powers, obligation and accountability to make sure the safety of our nation and other people, are you able to assist us, the Nigerian folks, perceive why the failures of rampant insecurity persist within the nation?

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“What exactly is the problem? We are governed by the Constitution, laws, rules, and regulations with the rule of law as our bedrock.”

She stated there was no provision on the nation’s legal guidelines the place criminals are supposed to be appealed to by their fellow residents, moderately, they’re to be arrested, investigated, prosecuted, convicted and punished.

Ezekwesili questioned whether or not the authorities had been conscious that the shortage of sturdy deterrence had grow to be an incentive for legal gangs to freely kill residents, together with these within the safety forces.

She requested why the President is failing to successfully lead the navy institutions to punish crimes and safe the folks and troopers throughout the nation.

She emphasised that the Nigerian public deserved to know the explanations for these failures, as public accountability is crucial.



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