A problem is said to be a personal issue and arises when values admired by an individual are felt by him to be jeopardized. So, when values adored by the general public are felt to be endangered, then there is a problem because that is a collective issue.
In the early 20th century, sociologists related social crises such as unemployment, poverty, and crime with eccentric individuals. When they try to solve social problems like this, they concentrate on improving individual behavior, though this strategy is still active today.
The Nigerian government has to realize that insecurity in the country needs an assertive economic plan, supported by a wealth of alternatives to help commit its people to productive actions that can help them dream of a better tomorrow and develop the country.
Electric Chairs and correctional centers in countries like the United States of America (USA) have not ended the crimes related to gun violence and drugs. Equipping the Nigerian Military division and Police Force with foreign weapons will not put an end to the insurgency.
The government must look beyond individuals to social structures like political, social patterns of the society, and the larger economy when there is a problem that affects many people in the country.
The insecurity crisis in Nigeria is not just a national problem as most citizens think but relatively trans-national. Nigeria's government needs to understand the situation beyond its boundaries for insurgents, as well as rebuilding its economic strategy to completely eradicate this invisible and visible enemy.
So many social problems we experience today in Nigeria are global. The government cannot solve these problems by focusing on individual countries.
ISWAP that is credited with the killing of Boko Haram leader, Shekau, is a component of a globally known terrorist network.
Before we start blaming anyone for the crisis and uncertainties that have destroyed our nation, we need to understand that we live in a global world that is controlled by some people.
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