National insecurity has no doubt reached an alarming rate with the Federal Government bowing for the threats of the deadly terrorists group, Boko Haram and the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND).
It is very saddening to see the custodian of security and resources, the Federal Government canceling the celebration of the 51st anniversary of Nigeria’s independence because of threats from the terrorists groups.
What signal is the government sending to the people of the country on the security situation of the country? The answer is simple. It has been established that not a citizen of the country is safe any longer.
From the onset, I never reposed confidence on this our remote-controlled President Goodluck Jonathan, because the man lacked the charisma to deal with insecurity and the crime rate upsurge across the country.
Is the president telling Nigerians that the Boko Haram and the MEND are the ones controlling the security of the nation? Has he forgotten that the primary assignment and responsibility of all the tiers of government is protection of live and properties?
The cancellation of the independent day celebration because of security threats is a bad signal to the world. It has shown inability of the President to lead the nation effectively and efficiently.
We should be expecting more deadly attacks in any part of the country from now. Since the Federal Government has bowed to the terrorists, they would not hesitate to carry another attack, knowing fully well that our security agencies are mere empty barrels.
It is no longer news that all these terrorists groups are being sponsored by politicians, just as our security officers and agencies have equally been compromised.
President Jonathan should please, for the sake of the common people, rise up to the challenges of the national insecurity, by taking bold steps that would nip in the bud, the rising unrest.
If the President fails to act, then Nigerians should seek refuge in other peaceful neighbouring countries, as the terrorists might take total control of the country.
•Kayode Aderongbe, Osogbo, Osun State.