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Falana: Buhari Govt Has Proven It Cannot Secure Lives


Human Right lawyer, Femi Falana, on Monday stated that the President Muhammadu Buhari government has repeatedly proven that it cannot secure the lives and property of its citizens.

Falana, who spoke when he featured on Sunrise Daily, a programme on Channels Television, blamed politicians for the spate of killings and kidnappings across the country.

He said it has become a norm for insecurity to increase after elections, alleging that thugs abandoned by politicians have taken to criminal activities to cater for themselves.

“The increase in the wave of killings and kidnappings and banditry in recent times has to do with the just concluded elections. The thugs that were armed by politicians were not disarmed,” Falana said.

“They were very busy during the elections attacking people and killing political opponents now they are back in business.

“Nothing was done to disarm them after the elections.

“They have been dumped by politicians and they have to look for means of survival of livelihood and that is why we are witnessing this increase.

“What we are witnessing is a reign of impunity. It is a regular phenomenon.

“Once an election has just been concluded, you have phenomenal increase in violence all over the country.

“The Nigerian state has collapsed.

“The Nigerian state has proven over and over again incapable to guarantee the security of lives and property.”

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