Insecurity is vulnerability. It is a cankerworm eating deep into the general welfare of the society, Nigeria as a whole. Vulnerability can be birthed by various things. Insecurity has its cons, and drawbacks are inevitable as peace and protection are fluctuating.
The ones we refer to as leaders of tomorrow are shying away from the tag because tomorrow has turned bleak right from today. No one has the outright confidence to venture into something promising and profitable. Everything is a risk now. We live on risks and living itself has turned risk. Who’s going to be the risky one to face the risk?
Leaders and top figures in the state are engulfed in the seemingly unending sweetness of the position and try all they could to keep the goodness flowing. Robbing Peter to pay Paul is not a good idea, but it seems like the best in a country where the masses are deprived of their safety and well-being in order to please the few at the top.
Where has the love of our fatherland gone to? The oath, allegiance, anthems and pledge are being recited to fulfil all righteousness. A country where the head of the security force is kidnapped; where danger is the order of the day; where a day without any rumble is a day to testify… Is that what we wanted? This is not the Nigeria our fathers had planned.
Inequality and poverty are the parents of insecurity. People’s legitimate way out of poverty seems like a hard nut to crack, and so they take to the easy way out. This results into crimes and atrocities that are prominent in the society today. Crime is the basis for insecurity, isn’t it? When robbery, kidnapping, corruption, maliciousness and other related vices are prominent, insecurity is to stay.
Terrorism, religious conflicts, ethnic differences, unemployment, declining economy and many more are responsible for the insecurity. There’s a chance for improvement if the same could be implemented. Just enumerating them would be as insignificant as not making a mention of them. Implementation is necessary.
Security agencies and bodies should be well equipped and funded adequately to ensure they take their job seriously. Money could be the driving force most times. Also, proper scrutiny should be done when pioneers are about to be put in their highly position. Their motives behind wanting to be in the place of power should not be selfish.
Nevertheless, equity should be key in distributing national cake and juicy proceedings from the top. All these would reduce, if not eradicate, insecurity in the country.