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By Ateko Usman-Ejima
The Chaplain General of Interfaith Chaplaincy of Nigeria, Rev. Ezekiel Joshua has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to take strong measures against serial killer herdsmen and other forms of criminal attacks on citizens across the country before it gets late.
Speaking after a leadership seminar for Chaplaincy Commandants from the 36 states of the federation in Abuja, he explained that leadership was about performance and how the leader was able to wriggle followers out of precarious situations.
Chaplain General berated those behind killings across the federation, saying their actions was fast eroding confidence in the present administration, stating that if nothing was done, other citizens would be living in pepertual fears.
He suggested the use of other para-military to check incessant attacks, noting that the number of Police personnel were grossly inadequate in the perspectives of the United Nations recommendation.
“When we go into United Nations recommendation of Police officer per citizens, you will discover that it is grossly inadequate; hence, government should be ready to use other citizens in protection of lives and properties.”
He enjoined Nigerians to be wary of those who launder money without reasonable source of income, adding that they should offer information to security agencies. According to him, the legacy of the nation’s forefathers were being destroyed, if nothing was done to halt the havoc going on across the country.
“We are destroying the legacies of our forefathers if the situation continues. When anything go wrong in the country, it is usual that people blames President Buhari and such should be taken by him as normal because he is the head”, he added.
The CG added that President Buhari should show concern openly on some issues, while he should show compassion on others, saying that his silence on some dangerous situation particularly when it comes to killing of citizens was not acceptable.
“As a leader, he ought to show concern on some issues while he should show compassion on others, because the insecurity in the nation is creating havoc to the unity and corporate existence of the country”, he maintained.
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