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CLEEN Foundation Condemns Escalating State of Insecurity in Nigeria

CLEEN Foundation Condemns Escalating State of Insecurity in Nigeria

For Immediate Release

7th January, 2024



CLEEN Foundation Condemns Escalating State of Insecurity in Nigeria

CLEEN Foundation strongly condemns the alarming state of insecurity currently gripping Nigeria. The rising incidents of violence, kidnapping, and criminal activities have reached an unprecedented level, posing a grave threat to the lives and well-being of Nigerian citizens. We are deeply troubled that the rising tide of insecurity did not leave behind the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. This is a clear audacity to test the might of the security architecture to which we expected a matching response.

Crowdfunding to pay ransom is an assault on the first order of the state, which is to safeguard and protect lives and property.

Over the past three months, the nation has witnessed a surge in kidnappings, carnage, and communal clashes, causing untold suffering to innocent civilians. The impact of these security challenges extends beyond individual tragedies, negatively affecting the country’s social fabric, economic stability, and overall development.

CLEEN Foundation calls upon the Nigerian government to take immediate and decisive action to address the root causes of insecurity. It is imperative for the government to collaborate with relevant stakeholders, including local communities, law enforcement agencies, and civil society groups, to implement comprehensive strategies aimed at restoring peace and stability.

As advocates for public safety and security, we recognise the importance of a multifaceted approach that includes:

  1. Strengthening law enforcement: Bolster the capacity of security agencies, enhance intelligence gathering, and provide necessary resources to combat criminal elements effectively.
  2. Strengthen Security Measures: Enhance the presence and effectiveness of law enforcement agencies in key areas of Abuja, deploying additional resources and personnel to curb criminal activities.
  3. Public Awareness Campaigns: Launch campaigns to educate the public on personal security measures and encourage vigilance, emphasising the role of citizens in maintaining a safe and secure community.
  4. Community engagement: Foster collaboration between communities and security forces to encourage information-sharing and promote a sense of collective responsibility in maintaining security.
  5. Socioeconomic development: Address underlying issues such as poverty, unemployment, and inequality to create an environment that is less conducive to criminal activities.

CLEEN Foundation stands in solidarity with victims of insecurity during this challenging time. We urge the government to prioritise the safety and well-being of its citizens and work towards lasting solutions that will ensure a secure and prosperous future for all.



Gad Peter

Executive Director


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