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Thursday, 20 May 2021

Women group charges federal government on insecurity, threatens mass action if...

By Our Correspondent

The Board of Trustees, StandUp Women Society (SWS) has warned governments both at the State and Federal level to find a lasting solution to the problems of insecurity ravaging the country.

The Society at its National emergency meeting held on Tuesday 18th May, 2021, called on President Muhammad Buhari to rise up and face headlong the insecurity challenges such as banditry, kidnapping, raping and other challenges facing the country.

The National President of most populated upcoming women gender advocacy SWS, Barr. Deborah Abosede Ijadele-Adetona in a press statement signed by her and Bilkisu Ado Zango, the National Publicity Secretary of the Association said, the Nigerian women and concerned citizens are highly disturbed with the increase in the numbers of widows, fatherless and motherless children, across the nation, particularly our people from the North Central, North East, South West and South South areas of the country. 

"It is worth noting that, the  heat of this insecurity also gets to the Relief Centres and individuals homes. 

"Worst of it all is that Farmers can no longer go to their farmlands , road transport is fastly becoming a mirage, most small business owners can no longer operate due to the state of insecurity in our nation and the  roads are becoming imotorable. 

"The future effects of all these will  cause famine in the land, poverty level will continue to rise, social vices and crime rate will increase especially among youths which will definitely plunge our dear Nation into chaos  and calamity.

"It's on this note that, 
Standup for Women Society is vehemently, condemning all these acts of man inhumanity to man and  insecurity in our nation. 

"In the opinion of SWS, we do implore therefore, the Federal Government to the following :

1. To make more recruitment into the Army, Airforce, Navy, Police, Civil Defence and DSS.
2. To permit all state governments to have their own internal security, if possible establish the state police. 
3 Federal government should enact law enforcement agencies and judicial Tribunal at the federal and states level to give capital punishment to anyone caught in the act of kidnapping, banditry and raping. 
Moreover, the traditional rulers should be incorporated into the, national, states and local governments Security Councils, since these traditional rulers are more acquainted to understand the root causes since they are closer to their communities and their people.

Should no critical action its taken on all major aspects of inhuman within the  next two months, commencing from the month of June, SWS will lead Nigeria women in a peaceful National protests.