More will die, Ekweremadu warns

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Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday raised the alarm over the escalating killings and insecurity in the country.

Ekweremadu warned that more lives would be lost unless the country’s security architecture was reorganised.

A statement by Ekweremadu’s media aide Uche Anichukwu, quoted the Enugu senator as saying during the decoration of his newly promoted security aides, Mr. Uchenna Igwebuike and Edward Utuh, with their new ranks, that “There is no way you will have a federation like Nigeria as big as it is, with all the diversities, and continue to operate a centralised policing and expect it to work.  It will never work and it is a major problem.

“So, it is sad that this is happening. But, as I said, the real tragedy is that this Plateau incident is not going to be last because we refuse to be corrected”.

It said that Ekweremadu reasoned that the Government of Plateau State would be in the best position to protect the citizens if it had its own police outfit.

“I appeal to the Federal Government to have a rethink on the issue of restructuring, especially the ones relevant to the security of lives and property.”

Senator Shehu Sani said: “it is tragic and most unfortunate that people are being killed everyday in Nigeria while the interest and the attention of the ruling political establishment is more in power and politics of the 2019 elections.”

He lamented that “the lives of the governed are wasted and the blood of the governed was soaking the territory they administer.”

“In Nigeria today life of the poor is cheaper than peanuts and Gala. We have become a nation in perpetual mourning and funeral service.

“Until the ruling political elites raise the value of the life of the underprivileged to equal that of the powerful and the privileged, the systemic wastage of the lives of the poor will remain unabated.

“The nation has lost its sense of outrage and we are tragically spreading red carpets and beating the drums of praises to leaders who woefully failed in their responsibilities.”


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