ANGLICAN Bishop of Western Izon Diocese of Ecclesiastical Province of Bendel, Rt Rev Victor Okporu, has lamented the current state of insecurity in the country, describing it as painful and crushing.
He also decried the country’s huge debt burden.
Speaking at St Barnabas Anglican Church, Sagbama, Bayelsa State, during the second session of the fifth synod of the Diocese, Okporu noted that the government had failed in its constitutional and fundamental responsibilities of protecting lives and property of its citizens.
The cleric said: “The state of our dear country, Nigeria, is critically worrisome. What shall we say of the escalation of violence in the country and the gradual decent of our hitherto peaceful and progressives society into near anarchy.
“The mindless and vicious killings of innocent Nigerians by the killer herdsmen, bandit, Boko-Haram, terrorists of all kinds including, known and unknown gunmen.
“From the North to the South, East to the West, the story is the same sad lamentation of insecurity, economic woes, decadence in education, corruption that is unequalled anywhere, nepotism, inequity at all level, sign posting bad governance and or failed state.
“Insecurity was a notable problem to the previous administrations in Nigeria, but the Buhari-led administration in 2015 promised Nigerians that it would be terminated. But with barely nine months to the end of his eight years of two terms on the saddle, insecurity has sadly assumed a phenomenal dimension.
“It is quite alarming today that it has become a nightmare to travel by road in Nigeria as such travels are
at the risk of the undertaker.”