Speaking to the latest insecurity escalation in Nigeria, a member of the House of Representatives, Ifako-Ijaiye Federal Constituency Hopeful in 2023, Hon. Lawal Rilwan Ayoola, strongly condemned the recent double attacks by the unknown gun-men on the convoy of Mr. President Muhammad Buhari’s aides in Katsina and Kuje Prison in Abuja, Nigeria.
“One could say that our country is gradually dfrifting towards the zenith of insecurity as the Africa`s biggest economy witnessed two seprate-attacks on the same day in the northern part of the country.”
He said while speaking with our journalist from Switzerland.
“With the much-touted intelligence system of Nigeria security, no foil attempt, no counter-attack, and no single unknown perpetrator was reported captured or killed suggests a likely compromised or serious lapses of the country´s securtity architecture.”
“As the so-called Islamic State group (IS) group claims responsibility for the Kuje prison attack, in which many Boko Haram members were reportedly released, it is perturbing as different government authorities contradict each other on the number of escapees and captured returnees. However, I pray they recapture the many still at large for security of law abiding citizens and foreigners”.
Less than 24 hours after the prison break in Kuje, the United States of America, USA, has warned its citizens to maintain a high state of personal security awareness for the next two weeks and avoid unnecessary travel on the airport road.”
According to the statement, “Crime is endemic throughout Nigeria and tends to spike after dark.
“Avoiding locations and situations that increase the likelihood of being victimized is the best defense. Avoid displays of valuables and limit night time activity too.
Actions to take:
“Be aware of your surroundings. Keep a low profile.
“Carry proper identification.
“Monitor local media for updates.
“Review your security plans.
“Always drive with your windows rolled up and the doors locked.
“Avoid large gatherings and protests.
“Review alternative travel routes in case of unexpected protests or unrest.
“Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
“Always keep the doors to your residence locked, even when at home.”
“As the country is drifting towards a new auto-pilot in terms of security,
I make this clarion call on all Nigerians irrespective of tribe, religion, and political affiliations to play their roles in making our country safe again, for we all collateral damage of the insecurity in our land”, he stated.