The prevalent security challenges being touted in all quarters as it confront us as a society and the nation has assumed a dreadful dimension whose curtailment shouldn’t be left only for government’s combative approach but deserves support of multi-stakeholders. The number of violent crimes such as kidnappings, armed-robbery, carjacking, politically-motivated killing, ethnic clashes, armed banditry and others has increasingly become the regular signature that characterized the nation.
As these worrisome situations continue to bite harder amidst economic challenges occasioned by Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mr Ocholi Okpanachi Yusuf (Don Pablo) in his usual magnanimity has decided to present patrol vehicles worth millions of naira to Kogi state command of the Nigerian police force in Lokoja, in a bid to ease vehicular movement of security operatives in the fight to contain this deadly monster threatening the nation’s territorial integrity or statehood.
While making the presentation of the vehicles through his non-governmental organization “Wave of Success Foundation”, he stressed the need for other stakeholders to work in synergy with government via inclusive and creative ways of addressing and deescalating this complex conflict through empowerment, revival and reinforcement of moral values with virtues within the socioeconomic, political, religious and educational institutions in the state and the country at large, as other means of salvaging the thirst for armed-robbery, kidnapping and the preference for violence in expressing pent-up frustration and disenchantment with the state, its citizenry and the national totem.
He equally cease the opportunity to plead with leaders, politicians and their subjects to evince and uphold moral values and virtues in all their conduct in order to lead by example and to avoid heating up the polity unnecessarily by their conducts and comments which sometimes incite violence in their followers.
In his statement “at this time, the government should not just focus on security but also invest in peace-building, reconstruction and rehabilitation of socio-economic development”
The vehicles were received by the Kogi State commissioner of police Ede Ayuba Ekpeji, in his statement, said all vehicles will be put to use accordingly, while thanking the NGO and the Founder, he also call on all well to do individuals to come forward and assist the Nigeria Police Force by contributing their own quarter to the fight against insecurity.