Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Nigeria. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Uchechukwu Agodom's badges.

The responsibilty for insecurity

25 January 2016, 16:11

The consistency in the way criminal activities of many varieties occur in Nigeria is as staggering as it is horrific. The progress of crime is on a first class level of ascendancy.

The elements of the Boko Haram insurgency are enjoying a career in the gruesome act of consistently murdering lives and horrifically bombing people and places. The Boko Haram insurgency keeps pointing to the direction, loaded with instability, horror, fear, pain, losses, tragedy and death.

The ritual practitioners who disappear and waste people keep on messing up with sanity, and keep on widening their sphere of ritualistic bravado. The armed robbers are expanding their offensive acts against innocent citizens, killing, maiming, and robbing them of their hard-earned livelihood.

Kidnapping in the land is a deadly problem, as kidnapping has become a profession for criminals who profess the act of kidnapping. It can go on and on, the list of the thriving industries of crime.

Who is to blame for the established high insecurity in Nigeria? The dangerous foundation for the ugly state of crime in Nigeria was made by many things. Many critics pin the blame on many governments of Nigeria, as they say the logic and character of many governments are not deep enough to combat crime in a convincing way. Political critics dismiss the governments as monumental failure in the act of crime prevention and control. The police force is very poor in the delivery of defence against crime for the citizens. The military has been working hard but has been disgraced astronomically many times as it tries to stop Boko Haram in its journey of huge tragedy of Nigeria.

Many parents push their children to flow along the line of the capability to get rich as quick as possible. Many religious and traditional leaders are deep in the cesspool of corruption. Some religious leaders preach religious and political division, and aggression instead of preaching how to live a holy life, free from bloodshed, robbery, and how to be a genuine candidate for heaven. Many past leaders failed to set up adequate security infrastructure.

Unemployment is a big time generator of criminal activities as many governments fail to generate adequate jobs, as companies fail to create enough jobs, and people continue to lack comprehensive suite of entrepreneurial skills.

The comprehensive solution for the menace of crime in Nigeria is not of the sole responsibility of the governments, although the governments at all levels have major roles to play since one of the cardinal functions of the government is the establishment of order in the state. Parents are very much at the top level, and need to groom children who can aspire to be creative like the founders of Facebook, Google, Twitter and Baidu.

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...