By Yetunde Oladejo, Osogbo
The Senator-elect for Osun East Senatorial District, Prince Francis Adenigba Fadahunsi, has tasked the Federal Government on the need to call a stakeholders meeting with former heads of states and retired security chiefs to dialogue on what can be done urgently to the degenerating security situation in the country.
Fadahunsi in a statement by his Media Assistant, Sam Segun-Progress, and made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Tuesday noted that the insecurity situation in the country is getting worse on daily basis.
According to him, “The rate of banditry, kidnapping, communal clashes and robbery is overwhelming and one wonders what the service chiefs are doing or what they tell Mr. President when they see him.
“The security crisis in the nation has taken a terrible dimenaion such that state governors declare curfew like holidays and nothing tangible is achieved. Abuja have also joined the league of insecure cities where no one is safe.
“Is it not nauseating that military officers travel to Kaduna by rail for fear of the terror on the road? Is it not disheartening that eminent citizens with security details travel to Kaduna by rail,” he questioned.
Fadahunsi also alleged that the military shows their prowess against voters and innocent citizens during elections but finds it difficult to face hoodlums and bandits who have taken over our towns and highways.
He recalled how a state governor got overwhelmed and declared he was no longer the chief security officer of his state.
“How can a state with military formation, a commissioner of police and other security agencies be overwhelmed by some miscreants from neighboring countries.”
The Senator-elect then called on the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency review the nation’s security system as well as declare a state of emergency in the security sector and give a stern matching order to the security chiefs to show competence or be fired.
Fadahunsi also suggested demilitarization of the nation, alledging that the military men could also be a major reason for the tension.