Following multiple cases of insurgency and abduction across the country, Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State Governor has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to be committed to ending insecurity in the country.
According to reports, Governor Wike, stated during an appearance on Channels Television on Tuesday night.
According to him “The issue of security is paramount in governance and when a government cannot protect life and property, then that government has failed. There are no two ways about it. There is no propaganda that can solve the problem”.
According to reports, he said it was heart-wrenching to hear the Governor of Niger State, who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, lamenting how the Federal Government’s nonchalance to the security challenge in his state paved the way for Boko Haram to overrun over 50 communities.
He stated that, “I think the federal government is not interested in the protection of life and property of Nigerians. If you are incapacitated, there is nothing wrong asking for help from people who have the capacity, who have what it takes to solve such problem. You don’t need to shy away because Nigeria is an independent sovereign country and therefore as a President of a country, you don’t need to seek help from outside”.
The governor called for the procurement of requisite equipment that will enable the military and other security agencies to effectively tackle insecurity in the country.
Wike said that, “If you listen to the security men they will tell you they lack equipment, they lack what it takes to fight terrorists or insurgents. They will tell you that, look, we don’t have the equipment”.