By G9ija

The member representing Onitsha north/south federal constituency of Anambra in the House of Representatives, Lynda Ikpeazu has submitted that Nigeria has become a failed state.

She made the submission while speaking during Wednesday’s plenary about security challenges in the country following a motion sponsored by the legislator representing Pankshin/Kanam/Kanke federal constituency of Plateau, Yusuf Gagdi.

The motion follows the recent attack on some Plateau communities in which over 100 persons were killed, others injured and several properties destroyed.

Ikpeazu in her submission said the buck for everything ends on the table of President Muhammadu Buhari, adding that it seems the Nigerian leader is unable to deal with the situation.

She lamented that not a day passes by in Nigeria without terrorists, bandits and other criminals killing one person or attacking a community and the security agencies appear overwhelmed.

She ended her contribution by reiterating that Nigerians are now at the mercy of the criminals and the country is a failed state right now.

“I don’t think there is a week that you don’t find that terrorists have attacked and lives lost,” she said.

“It has actually become normal in Nigeria to hear this sort of thing. The point is what are we doing about it?

”The legislature makes laws so I don’t think the problem is lack of laws. Now the buck stops on the table of Mr President because he is the head of the executive and they execute.

“The unfortunate thing is that our security personnel are very well trained so we are not lacking that.

“So I’m wondering, does it mean that they are not motivated? They are not very well equipped? That these terrorists have more equipment than them? So what is the problem?

”We have had cases where information was cast to the security agencies and still these terrorists overcome the Nigerian people.

“Mr Speaker this is a failed state. Nigeria right now is a failed state. What can we do? Nigeria is a failed state. It is a failed state where you cannot protect your people.”