Military solution is not the only answer to insecurity in Nigeria- By Dr. Kabir Umar Musa Yandaki
MILITARY SOLUTION IS NOT THE ONLY ANSWER TO INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
I do not think military solution alone can end the insecurity challenges of this country. Socio- Economic palliative pills must also be injected to cushion the pains of poverty and ignorance among the teeming populace. I am thinking in this line of thought for, I believe that, the root causes of all these menace can rightly and unarguably be attributed to the neglect, abandonment and alleniation of the masses from their rightful share of the commonwealth.
Indeed, equitable distributive allocation of values is the golden key which can open the iron-gates of peace, harmony and prosperity in any social formation. Of course, historical records have shown that societies govern with justice, equity and tolerance succeeds like a far away bush fire.
Still, this line of thoughts made the theory of international conspiracy to destabilise Nigeria or any other developing nation to be thinning day by day from my previous narrow understanding of both local and international politics. This is so because, there are many developing nations that organised themselves on the threshold of justice, fair play and equality, hence prosper better than so many European nations i. e Singapore, Malaysia and I believe what is happening presently in Tanzania under the headboyship of Mogafuli may likely yield positive results in that part of the world. In these societies, it is very hard to see corruption roaming the streets shouting “here I am!”, as it does in Nigeria.
Thus, the cardinal principle governing these societies is JUSTICE. Really, with justice and fair play the thought of killing one another would be washed away from the psyche of an individual whom strong application of JUSTICE did not allow monies meant to educate him to drain and collapse into one evil man’s pocket.
On this note, beside spending or siphoning huge unaccountable monies on the purchase of military hardwares, state of emergency should be declared on EDUCATION (especially nomadic), AGRICULTURE, HEALTH AND RURAL INFRASTRUCTURE. This must be done with strong involvement and monitoring of community groups or associations who will make sure that what is given to feed Ceaser is given to Ceaser.
In my view, while socioeconomic palliatives are being judiciously injected into the social system, the military will then synonymously be dealing with the strong-eared and uncompromising elements.