As the saying goes, “nobody wants to die”! Now that a security stronghold in the very capital of the country has been successfully attacked, the country’s lawmakers not only believe that the security situation of the country has reached an embarrassing state, they, in fact, fear that the National Assembly might indeed be the next target of terrorists.
The lawmakers have declared the premises of the National Assembly as “unsafe”. The lawmakers in a heated debate of urgent national importance said insecurity had reached a level where no security facility was safe again. Hon Abubakar Momoh who led the debate said the Tuesday robbery in Auchi, Edo State which claimed the lives of three soldiers, some policemen and civilians, clearly showed that insecurity in the country was getting out of hand.
Also, Hon Raphael Nnanna said the successful operation by gunmen who invaded the headquarters of Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Abuja has shown that the security personnel lacked the capacity to stem the tide of insecurity in the country. He reminded us that the invasion of SARS took place less than 24 hours after a Church at Command and Staff College, Jaji, Kaduna State was bombed by gunmen. Seventeen people were reportedly killed and several others injured in that church bombing that took place right in the middle of another military installation.
Hon Nnanna said: “The state of insecurity in the country has reached an embarrassing level. What happened in Jaji and SARS headquarters is embarrassing to the leadership and people of this nation… I see these people coming to the National Assembly very soon”, he added.
Culled from naijamattaz.blogspot.com