By: Cosmas Ekpunobi


Senate president David Mark yesterday enjoined Nigerians to be on red alert ,insisting that the spate of bomb blast has become a threat to the security and corporate existence of Nigeria.

This is as he called on security operatives in the country to look inward , stressing that it is only by engaging in self introspection by security agents that perpetrators of bomb blasts can be unmasked and the evil halted.

Mark in a statement signed by his chief press secretary Paul Mumeh specifically charged the Inspector General of Police(IPG) Mr Hafiz Ringim not to be deterred by yesterday’s incident but, instead , step up police intelligence to crush those behind the act.

He pleaded with security operatives to rise up to the challenge and bring the matter to an end reiterating the call to security agents to search themselves and fish out black legs among them.

He expressed grave concern about the spate of bomb blast which he said was a threat to the security and corporate existence of Nigeria, saying, “No nation has ever progressed or survived in the midst of terror.”

The President of the Senate contended that no matter the grievances or anger in a man’s mind, resort to violence, terrorism or wanton destruction of lives and property cannot be a way out.

He said there are established channels of redressing or addressing any issue, pointing out that resort to unorthodox means would only aggravate the situation and create more harm.

Senator Mark stressed that the security challenges unarguably called for collaboration and synergy between and among all security agencies to bring the situation under control.

He implored all Nigerians to be security conscious and co-operate with security agencies, saying; “those who are committing these heinous crimes do not live in the moon, they live among us.

“I do not think that resort to killings or terrorism would answer our questions. The real answer lies in our ability to come together as a people and address our common problems.

“No one can claim monopoly of any knowledge; we can all contribute our quota positively and make our society a better place.”

He said the Senate and indeed the National Assembly on its part would make adequate budgetary provision for the security operatives to carry out their legitimate assignments unhindered.

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