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.
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