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Importation of Motorcycle Attributes to Rising Insecurity In Nigeria – Communications Scholar

A Senior lecturer from the department of Communications Bayero University Kano Dr. Bala Muhammad has attributed five Pillars who are  responsible for the rising of insecurity in Nigeria.

Dr. Bala stated this during a 2 day International Community of Red Cross (ICRC) and Media workshop on Humanitarian Reporting held in Jos ,Plateau state Capital.

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He said the Pillars are: Gun, Drug, Forest Motorcycle and Security Impunity.

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He further said forest were used as criminal hideout, noting that it is no go area for common man. His words ” making it a favourable place to plan, coordinate attack in communities, securities and everyone on sight.Humanitarian Services Vs Covid-19 Pandemic

“You know in Islam we have five Pillars which shahadatu Allah ilaha illallah wa’anna Muhammadan RASULULLAH, five daily prayers, fasting, pilgrimage and giving zakkat. Likewise according to my research, insecurity in Nigeria has five pillars which are Guns, Drugs, Forest, Motorcycle/vehicles and Security Impunity unity,”

Dr Bala Muhammad a practising Journalist over decade hinted that until the effect of those Pillars were addressed, Nigeria will continue to experience rising of insecurity challenges in all its knocks and crannies.

He urged the participants who were selected from different media outlets to digest the problem and use their medium in disseminating the information to the general public for better understanding.

“From Boko Haram, Banditry, Kidnapping when ever those people are depeated when you go to the place were they use to stay you will find covers of drugs”.

The veteran journalist also said the importation of Motorcycle is helps  armed robers to easily operates in almost all the type of Forest in Nigeria, urging the stakeholders concerned to suspend the importation of the cycle as a means in reducing the crisis in the Nigeria.

Earlier, the Communications Coordinator of Red Cross Society of Nigeria Mr. Robin Waudo said the workshop was Organized to have a dialogue with the Practicing Journalists on the activities of ICRC and to build their capacity on humanitarian reporting.

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Mr Waudo said at the end of the workshop, participants were expected to know more on reporting causes of conflicts and ways of addressing the them rather than concentrating on the effect of those conflicts.

“Beside assisting people or victims of conflict, we also work to promate international humanitarian law who’s aim is to protect people affected by conflict expecially those that are wounded or sick”.

The coordinator also said a similar workshop will be conducted later this year in Northeastern Nigeria were millions of people were directly or indirectly affected by armed conflict.

In a remark, the ICRC Communications spokesperson in Nigeria, Aliyu Dawube said the workshop centered on training Journalists on reporting humanitarian issues when ever conflict arise rather than t paying much attention on  the  number of people killed or casuality.

Dawube said his Organization has identified journalist as a  key actors in rendering humanitarian activities, stressed  the need  for them to identify the root causes of any conflict rather than concentrating of casualties or number dead body.

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