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THE TROUBLES HITTING OUR SECURITY SYSTEM

Before i start this article, i will like to point out that this article is based on my own opinions. Do well to drop yours in the comment section.

Now to the issue at hand. This issue has been tormenting my country for a very long time and i feel nothing has been done effectively to tackle the problem. What am i trying to say? We keep complaining about the security system in this country, but it is more like we just wasting the strength and saliva to point out things going wrong in our country, but nothing has been done by  us, or our leaders in order to tackle this problem. It is no news that our best security personels are asked to go guard the houses or convoys of our leaders, while the ones who didn’t make to the list of those going to guard our so called leaders are either sent on missions that is sure to kill them or they are not given the chance to carry out the duties they have sown to undertake effectively. Isn’t it heartbreaking to see  or know that our smart and gallant police officers are sent to protect either the rich or politicians, and my question is, if they haven’t done anything wrong to the everyday ordinary people, why then do they need unnecessary protection, and for that go for the best minds in the security agencies or say the whole security system at large,  while we are left with lousy, potbellied, lack of disciplined, lack of mannered  and weak police officers looking so hungry and unkept. How can such a personnel be entrusted with the lives and properties of a common man? Many of such police men become police men in the day time, and become criminals at night. Just because our leaders don’t care about it’s people, so they just go and pick men who are not competent or fit for such task of saving lives and properties? But again, for a country’s security to be strong, they are issues that are meant to be put in place.  With all the moneys pumped into the security system, it is so dis heartening to see repeatedly in the way they carry out their duties which shows lack of proper training, it is so disappointing to see that they lack discipline. And if you will agree with me, these two i have mentioned (Training and Disciple) are key to every security man or woman. To me these two qualities are meant to stand them out from the common man. This issue is not just talking about the police, but the whole security sector. It is so alarming that many of our smart and gallant soldiers are sent to suicide missions or ridiculous missions that makes no sense, all because they have no godfather, while the ones with godfathers are either kept in an air conditioned and well furnished office, or are placed in positions where they contribute little or nothing to the country, yet are paid heavily for doing nothing. Some years back while i was working with a mobile communication company, while on duty i met a chap who came to reclaim his mobile line which got missing. I asked for some documents from him so i could process his request. He gave them to me, and his id card confirming that he was a soldier. We got talking about the insurgency that was going on in the North Eastern states of Nigeria. Out of the question i asked him as part of the data i needed for his job, i noticed that his current location was in one of those states, so i took the conversation towards that direction. to cut the long story short, he told me he lost his phone while he was running for his life in last attack that happened in his camp. He said, when the insurgent group came to visit their camp, they had with them super weapons same with that of the military. He said the super weapons brought by the insurgent group were 8 in number, while the Military had only 3. Now the question is, who will brave enough to go ahead with the already lost battle? Apparently they had no such hero in their mist, so they all took to their heels. Now how can a military win a war against its opponent that is more war ready? Sometime ago i read online about the story of 54 soldiers who were sentenced to death for committing mutiny. This takes us back to the issue of discipline. But how can there be discipline when things are not done rightly. You don’t equip a soldier very well for war and you expect victory? Take care of these soldiers, show them that you appreciate all their sacrirific, give them the right tools and put them in the right places without the interference of godfathers. Give them what is due to them, and allow them carry out their duties to the best of their abilities and see how transformed security system would be. As i earlier said, all these are my own thoughts and opinions, you can add yours, or drop suggestions in the comment section. Thank You

 

A TRIBUTE TO OUR GALLANT SOLDIERS

I remember while growing up, i admired the military a lot. Though i never felt the military was for me, so i never bothered trying to join. Back then the military were respected for their discipline and their organization. They always looked out for each other. Whenever my dad had a military company they always asked after themselves with care. always talking about their numerous adventures they had together.  Now that was then. Because it is different from what i see today. How can the military be strong when they are not united? These days what i see is nothing but tragedy. The word discipline has been thrown into the bottomless pit, far a way from one’s reach. Back then, if a soldier should get into trouble out of the barracks, the whole barracks goes all out to try and solve the issue, then when they get back to the barracks, that soldier will be interrogated, and if found guilty, he is punished, but out of the barracks they will stand and defend their own. I was baffled to know that these days a soldier could get missing and nothing is done about it. If it was to be back then, for sure the whole barracks will not know peace until that soldier is found dead or alive no matter his or her rank. Yes i am talking about the case of Lieutenant Davou Mwankon Gyang.  I had known this brother way before he became an officer. I knew him well to be a good soul, and been a soldier, to be a fine soldier. I was shocked when i heard he was missing and no meaningful explanation has been given as to what happened to him “Lt. Col. Archibong gave me his phone number that he was going to get back to us immediately, since then he did not call us and whenever i call him he doesn’t pick up his calls” Davou’s father said this. If truly the military looked out for each other, i am sure that those other soldiers with Davou will not run and leave him behind. If it was an official duty, then they should be armed enough to help them escape any form of ambush. If Davou had to go for an operation in the area he was said to have been kidnapped, then  that means the area was a threat, are five soldiers enough to cotail the chaos  that might have come up in such operations? Now if that story was genuine, i don’t think the military should have waited for Davou’s father to come and find out such story himself.   Now this was a soldier who was doing his duty to make sure the civil people in the society are safe. Giving them an assurance that he will be awake will they sleep.  This soldier just got missing and no news as to what had truly happened that night  has been heard, leaving me to think that someone or some people are hiding something. Fine, you might say am writing this because Davou was my friend. What about Flying Officer Tolulope Oluwatoyin Arotile. How can a car on reverse knock her that had to cause her such injury that led to her death? How fast was the driver was reversing that he didn’t know when to step on the breaks. If truly it was an innocent mistake on the driver’s part which was a costly mistake, why is his name not given? Military personnel was hit down by God knows who, and they say it is a civilian case and so handded over the case to the police. In   God’s name how are these soldiers looking out for each other? These two young soldiers i mentioned  were in their prime and had one goal which was to make the country a better place, they just cant be forgotten. Their names and the names of others who had faced such fate should be written in history. They should be known and they reason why they lived a short life. Hey to you my fallen soldiers i write this in honor to you for sacrificing your lives in order to make our beloved country safe. If they don’t see the sacrifice you have made, i see it. So if they don’t see you as a hero, i want you to know that you are my hero.