State of the nation: FG treating insecurity with cuddling gloves — TMG Chairman, Rafsanjani

The Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), has frowned at what it called poor handling of the security situation in the country, saying the Federal Government appears to be treating the situation with cuddling gloves despite widespread killings and kidnapping.

TMG’s Chairman, Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, at a press briefing in Abuja yesterday, called on the government to be more decisive in bringing perpetrators to justice.

He said: “We expect that government would nip the security issue in the bud and tow an acceptable and less divisive path of bringing a lasting end to the security challenges that presently bedevil the country. We, however, note with concern that the Federal Government and military have been treating the issue of our national security with levity while all geopolitical zones continue to bleed in a manner that portends grave danger to our hard-hard-earned democracy”.

Rafsanjani, who faulted the electoral process which is constantly marred by violence, called on the government to fix the shameful act ahead of the 2023 general election.

In addition, he called on State governors to give a free hand to local government chairmen to operate in order to deepen democracy.

In conclusion, he cautioned the government against using security agencies to intimidate and harass citizens who voicing out against injustice and the hard economic reality, stressing that government should listen to them and take into cognizance their plights.

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