‘Things are getting worse than in 2015’- Governor Diri laments about Insecurity in Nigeria


Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri has said that the security situation in the country is worse than it was in 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari won his first term. 

On Tuesday, April 19, Duoye, made this statement while receiving heads of some security agencies,

Speaking when he received the Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Bayelsa Command, Mr Sunday James, Gov. Diri, lamented the level of insecurity in the north, saying once a part of the country is in distress, other areas are also affected.

Diri noted that the spate of killings by terrorists in the country was a great setback for Nigeria where lives could be taken at will.

He said; 

“I am sure that you will agree that things are worse now than in 2015. The Federal Government has to redouble its effort. Otherwise, the joker card is with the people of Nigeria. They know what to do come 2023.

“When one part of the country is sick, it affects the other parts. Kaduna and other states in the North are sick security-wise and it is affecting other parts of the country. Nigeria is very close to Thomas Hobbes’ ‘state of nature’ where life is described as nasty, brutish and short. The Federal Government has to do something to keep us away from the Hobbesian state.”

Diri also asked the Federal Government to effectively curb the killings and redouble its effort at combating insecurity, particularly in the northern part of the country.


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