Earlier today I was still wondering why the increase in the rate of violence,assaults,crimes, robberies and thefts is happening at this period of the year ; then thoughts like what,how and why linger through me as regards why will one go around to take something that belongs to his follow man ; later i concluded that though nature have it that we humans always want more or probably want to have it all.
This position is attested to by recent social unrest in various African countries that have roots in the failure of government policies to provide or manage the basic human needs of their citizens then i re-phased my thoughts. In recent times and especially since the commencement of the present political dispensation, Nigeria has witnessed increasing number of security problems and developments that constitute threats to the maintenance and survival of its democratic political system. These security concerns are diverse and complex, ranging from political disagreements to criminal activities with alarming dimensions and consequences; Plus I don’t believe that poverty does not contribute to the rate of armed robbery; even here in the South West, you will notice that there is a trend where the lower class communities are more exposed to crime on their part because they cannot afford to invest in high-tech gadgets to protect themselves on the criminal part because the criminals are usually lazy, drug addicts and the lower class are the easy targets.
Now this is common in the West where laws are enforced, jobless people are being paid by the young able-bodied men usually get access to an allowance. How much more in states where none of these exist. I am not trying to justify robbery, I’m just saying that we Africans are very morally conscious people and if people were given a choice, then it wouldn’t be as bad as it is now.
Then a friend said to me like : Poverty has nothing to do with robbery because we all have choices we make in life and these are harden criminals that chose to prey on innocent people. on the other note, we have government that does not take security serious.
In Lagos for instance, since we have Para military patrol robbery and other joint forces, the crime rate has declined. we need sophisticated weapons to fight crimes, a well equipped force will perform. How can you pay a police man #11*** and you expect them to stop crimes? And when there are casualties of this actions, they are been neglected behind their co workers.
See this and refused to sacrifice their life to fight robbers. The robbers are more equipped in Nigeria than the forces.
You can’t stop bullet with flash light sure more employment will help but a criminal will always be a criminal.