The Nigerian security forces are determined to restore peace, stability and normalcy in the southern part of the country where there are rampant cases of violence as a result of incessant attacks on security formations, stations and government facilities by unknown gunmen. The recent conclusion of the Anambra gubernatorial elections signifies that there is hope for peace in the south. The way and manner the security forces managed the election are commendable and a step towards restoring a lasting peace. The general conduct of people can be regarded as peaceful except for the minor event that occurred at Ihiala local government area.
Violent agitations, unknown gunmen etc are the main factors that pose a threat to security in the southeastern region of the country. This is why the federal government deployed a special tactical command to tackle their menace. The squad consist of trained professional agents who were extracted from across multiple security agencies and departments. So far the operation can be regarded as successful because notorious commanders of the proscribed organisations such as Onye Army, Ikonso, Dragon etc were apprehended or neutralised by the security forces.
To ensure lasting peace in the south, there is a need for public contribution and support. Members of the general public who see or witness suspicious persons or behaviour must report it to the security forces so that proactive measures can be taken to tackle unforeseen damages. There is also a need to abide by the regulations put in place by security officers. They are deployed to tackle insecurity and they will do so because it is their mandate.
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People should not give up on peace. Of course, the level of destruction and violence caused by unknown gunmen is worrisome. But the presence of additional security forces creates a sense of security that people can rely on and continue with their daily activities.
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