By Chioma Nnodim
Nigerians have been urged to jettison divisive tendencies and rally round the security agencies in their efforts to ensure lasting peace and security in the country.
In a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja by the national coordinator, Coalition of Civil Society Groups for Peace, Security, Good Governance, Equity and Justice, Comrade James Okonkwo and Malam Yusuf Bida, the due described security agencies as the most patriotic crop of citizens whose agenda supersedes the parochial, partisan and clannish motivations of politicians addicted to the acrimonious scramble for power.
The Coalition said in Nigeria today many of our compatriots in the security services are paying the supreme price for the sustenance of law and order in the country.
It also lauded Department of State Security Services (DSS) under the leadership of Malam Yusuf Magaji Bichi, saying the agency has assiduously amplified her distinctive capability in our nation’s security architecture through innovative strategies and programmes.
It said the Department of State Security Services as the primary intelligence agency has always provided early warning signals and collaborated with sister agencies in tackling various criminal activities.
The group passed a vote of confidence on President Muhammadu Buhari noting that “if we look back we will appreciate the giant strides recorded by the government despite the machinations of fifth columnists saying it is saddening that we forgotten the UN Nations Bombing, the Maddalla Catholic Church bomb attack and the Nyanya incident.”
The Coalition appealed to politicians immersed in the 2023 election to redouble their energies through proactive initiatives to combat the menace of insecurity ravaging the country as the security agencies cannot do it alone.