The Bloggers Association of Northern Nigeria (BANN) supports #SecureNorth campaign.
It is aimed to remind the Nigerian government about its pledge to secure not only the northern region but also the entire country.
For the past years, kidnappers, bandits and Boko Haram terrorists have been causing mayhem in the North.
Consequently, many lives have been lost, people displaced, properties destroyed, schools damaged or closed, among other miseries.
While not forgetting the sacrifice of the security personnel, some of whom killed or wounded in the line of duty, the government should do more.
More competent hands should replace the service chiefs. There is also a need for more intelligence gathering, provision of modern weapon and more sophisticated equipment for the security operatives.
The other challenge facing this “Giant of Africa” forced the youth to protest against #PoliceBrutality and call for #EndSARS online and offline.
On Monday, 12/10/2020, President Muhammadu Buhari made an emphatic statement that disbanded the notorious police squad, SARS. This is a win for the #EndSARS movement.
Nonetheless, northern Nigeria remains one of the most dangerous places on earth and the host of one of the deadliest terrorist organizations, Boko Haram, as mentioned by the Global Terrorism Index.
In 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari assured Nigerians that his administration would not only tackle insecurity and dismantle Boko Haram but also secure the lives and properties of all Nigerians. Yet, northern Nigeria is on the brink today.
The more insecurity persists, the more poverty, illiteracy, and more crimes thrive.
The #SecureNorth campaign demands President Buhari to #EndNorthBanditry just as he committed to #EndSARS.
There is no peace and security in Nigeria unless all lives and properties are equally protected, and efforts are made to #SecureNigeria. It is pertinent to clarify that this movement does not, in any way, mean to counter #EndSARS.
Protests against the rising insecurity in the North began months earlier in Katsina state. In September, a protestor died in Jibia LGA while 43 others got arrested.
Nigerians demand a better, safer, and prosperous Nigeria where all lives matter and security is assured. All efforts to ensure the development, progress and existence of our dreams are supported and welcomed.
It’s a new dawn in Nigeria, and we pray for peaceful coexistence as we speak up, online and offline, within the provision of the constitution for the protection of lives and properties of all Nigerians.
May God bless Nigeria and bless you, amin.
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