ORE-BENIN HIGH WAY: AN EXPRESSWAY TO DEATH
The attention of the Nigerian President, Muhamadu Buhari, The Nigerian Police and other related public and private security agencies is rapidly drawn to the gradually escalating cases of mass kidnapping and armed robbery, going on at the Ore-Benin Express Way/ Benin Bypass axis of the Western-Eastern link road.
The road which is a major route linking the Eastern states to Lagos, the major commercial nerve center of the country has come under series of attack by highly experienced deadly robbers and kidnappers who pose as high way police/army patrol teams, heavily armed and camouflaged in Police/Army kits and stationed at strategic points to rob, kill and kidnap unsuspecting victims.
The latest witnessed event is that of Monday, 27th of May,2019; which saw motorists and travellers robbed massively at gun point, while owners of flashy cars travelling along the way, were whisked away into the nearby bushes.
This recent development adds to the endless cases of insecurity and terrorism within the country, which has characterized the Northern part of the nation and is now spreading to its Southern areas. The Inspector General of Police must act rapidly to reduce the negative economic and social effect of such experience on the nation and the country's citizens who continue live in fear, at the mercy of a clueless and adamant President whose efforts towards tackling insecurity and terrorist attacks have been more or less highly ineffective over the last four years merely paying lip service and playing to the gallery.
There is no gain saying the fact the the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed woefully in its primary responsibilities of securing the live and properties of its citizens, hence the need for international communities to come to our aid, as security remains paramount in promoting diplomatic ties thereby upholding the sanctity of human lives.
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