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International Day Of Non-Violence: ISWAP, ESN, Bandits & Robbers Ought To Repent

Nigeria is currently facing different security challenges that range from banditry, violent agitators such as IPOB/ESN, Bokoharam/ISWAP insurgents, and others. This year alone, insecurity has caused the loss of lives and properties of people across Nigeria. It is fact that no geopolitical zone in Nigeria is not facing a particular security challenge that is militating against the peaceful coexistence of people.

The South-South is faced with the activities of militants that felt they are marginalized by the government and attacking oil facilities or rather carrying out bunkering. The South East is faced with the activities of criminal elements in the name of violent agitators called IPOB, that deprived people of their daily activities through unconstitutional sit-at-home orders. The South West although relatively peaceful is also faced with the activities of kidnappers and ritualists that kill people for ransom and money vending ventures.

The North Central is worst hit by the activities of religious crisis and ethnic jingoism that has led to the death of scores of people in recent years, particularly in the States of Kaduna and Plateau States, while States like Niger and Nassarawa are affected by the activities of bandits that even Kidnapped school children for ransom. The North West is the sanctuary of banditry in Nigeria. Zamfara, Sokoto, Katsina have even shut down telecommunications sites to curb the activities of these criminal forces.

Lastly, the North East is the home of Bokoharam/ISWAP insurgents, that are attacking daily intending to suppress constituted government and in the process killed a lot of people and destroyed properties worth millions of Naira. It is high time these criminals relinquished their way of life. They should embrace peace with the people and most importantly embrace the preaching associated with today which is International Day of Non-Violence. A day in which the great peacebuilder was born, Mahatma Gandhi.

October 2nd is celebrated around the world to spread the message of non-violence through education and public awareness and reaffirm the desire for a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding, and non-violence among people. This day should be a day in which all these violent mongers ought to repent from their evil ways in Nigeria and embrace peacefully with the people.

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