Federal Lawmakers have said that tackling insecurity should not be the sole effort of government.
Senators have resolved to organise another national security summit to find solutions to rising insecurity across the country.
With kidnappings regularly reported, highway robberies and killings on the increase, and the threat of inter-ethnic suspicion, the lawmakers say it is time to talk.
The murder of Funke Olakunri still remains a talking point on the lips of many Nigerians and there is heightened worry about the seeming ineffectiveness of security agencies.
Nigeria’s former President, Olusegun Obasanjo belled the cat on the rising insecurity with yet another open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He captured the mood of a country that is under attack from armed bandits, kidnappers and violent extremists.
The content and intent of the letter was to draw attention to scourge caused by the dissemination of fake news, the low level of literacy and unemployment.
In Nigeria, The middle belt and the northwest regions of the country remain in the eye of the storm with Benue , Kaduna, Taraba, Nasarawa, Zamfara, Katsina and Plateau recording the highest number of deaths in the country.
According to the global terrorism index for 2018, nearly 1, 700 people were killed. Taraba state is the highest with over 847deaths, Zamfara with 229deaths Plateau over 200 deaths and kaduna over 141 with thousands more displaced.
Mr Obasanjo in his letter, insists the security situation is grave and should no longer be treated with kid gloves.
For Senators, another national security summit will most likely generate ideas fashioned at quelling the spread of insecurity.
On the floor of the Senate, the customary one minute’s silence was observed in honor of the deceased Funke Olakunri.
Hopefully all these concerns will soon be transformed into solutions that will make lives and property once again secure.