It was reported earlier today that the Attorney General of Federation and the Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on behalf of the federal government threatened to declare a state of emergency in Anambra State. This decision that is about to be taken by the federal government caused several Nigerians to react differently.
Based on that note, I really think that the federal government should first of all declare state of emergency in some northern states, before declaring a state of emergency in Anambra State or any of the south eastern states.
It’s obvious that Anambra State is having series of insecuriy issues, but there are Northern states that are currently facing serious insecurity issues compared to that of Anambra State.
It should be recalled that over 30 persons were killed by armed bandits in Kaduna State few days before Nigeria’s 61st Independence Day celebration. Some weeks back, the same armed bandits invaded the Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA in Kaduna State and killed some soldiers and Kidnapped one soldier.
Hundreds of people have been killed in Kaduna State and other northern states by armed bandits, yet the federal government is yet to declare state of emergency in Kaduna State, but instead the federal government wants to declare state of emergency in Anambra State.
As it stands now, some northern states like Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna and other states have shutdown telecom services as a result of insecuriy, yet the federal government refused to declare state of emergency in these states.
Though we know that Anambra State is having insecuriy issues, but states like Kaduna, Zamfara, Kastina and other northern states are facing a more serious insecuriy issues.
So, I really think that the federal government should first of all declare state of emergency in these Northern before declaring state of emergency in Anambra State for the sake of justice.
Nigeria belongs to all of us, so I think it will be right for the governenmt to treat everyone equally so that we can move forward as a country.
I know that many people will kick against what I have said here, but the fact still remains that we are all entitled to our own individual opinions.
What is your take on this? You can drop your comments and opinions below.