By Taiye Agbaje
A former member of the House of Representatives, Mr Robinson Uwak, on Sunday, listed some approaches to solving the increasing insecurity challenge facing the country.
Uwak, who represented Oron, Mbo, Okobo, Ure-Offong/Oruko and Udung-Uko Federal Constituency of Akwa Ibom at the 7th Assembly, state this in a statement made available in Abuja.
“There must be two approaches to solving the security challenges.
“First is a soft approach, which is ensuring employment opportunities to the teeming youths in productive sectors and engaging all genuine grievances.
“Second is the hard approach which will be the deployment of modern equipments to end the nefarious activities of non-state actors,” he said
He said the security strategy to be implemented must not be that of witch-hunt of political opponents or self-preservation of the ruling elite but that of protection of lives and property of the people, and putting in place law and order in the entire country.
The ex-lawmaker, who urged the federal and state governments to make security their utmost priority, said the increasing insecurity rate was dangerous for the survival and progress of the country.
“No nation attracts the needed investment and achieves the necessary growth and overall wellbeing of its citizens when swaths of its territory are under the control of criminal non-state actors,” he said.(NAN)(www.nannews.ng)
edited by Sadiya Hamza