The South West Group of Online Publishers (SWEGOP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, state governors and other stakeholders to rise to the occasion by securing lives and property in Nigeria.
A statement signed by the association’s Chairman, Mr Olayinka Agboola, described the alarming rate of attacks on innocent citizens as a worrisome situation which requires an urgent solution. SWEGOP lamented the increasing rate of lawlessness and criminalities in the nooks and crannies of the country.
The group noted that since the end of #EndSARS protest which was hijacked by hoodlums, crime rate has been on the increase and the security operatives seem to have lost control of the ugly situation.
“The situation we have found ourselves is nothing but a reckless abandonment of responsibilities by those saddled with the task. Everybody, including officers of the security agencies, now lives with the fear of being attacked by hoodlums who are kidnapping , robbing and killing people for rituals,” SWEGOP said.
SWEGOP, therefore, called on stakeholders in the country not to leave the role of protecting lives and property to government alone, but see it as a task that must be done by all and sundry.
While commending the South West governors for launching Amotekun Corps, the group urged the corps to do its work diligently and collaborate with other security agencies in their respective states to curb the increasing crime rate in the society.