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By Nwafor Sunday

Human rights activist and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr Femi Falana has accused Politicians of being Nigeria’s problem. He said that thugs who were armed during elections were left to carry their guns and kill people.

Femi Falana

Falana who spoke at sunrise programme in Channels on Tuesday, alleged that those who kidnap and kill people in various states are those thugs allegedly armed by politicians during the elections.

His words, “The increase in the wave of killings and kidnappings and banditry in recent times has to do with the just concluded elections. The thugs that were armed by politicians were not disarmed.

“They were very busy during the elections attacking people and killing political opponents now they are back in business. Nothing was done to disarm them after the elections. They have been dumped by politicians and they have to look for means of survival of livelihood and that is why we are witnessing this increase.

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“What we are witnessing is a reign of impunity. It is a regular phenomenon. Once an election has just been concluded, you have phenomenal increase in violence all over the country.

“The Nigerian state has collapsed. The Nigerian state has proven over and over again incapable to guarantee the security of lives and property.”

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