Insecurity: Nigeria Gradually Being Paralysed- Women Living With Disabilities


A Non-Governmental Organisation, the Network of Women with Disabilities(NWD) has expressed worry over the worsening insecurity in the country.

The concerned group amented that their members were the  worst affected by the menace.

The organisation noted that their members have been confronted with double jeopardy of living with Disabilities as well as insecurity in the country.

This was the submission of the women at the end of a One-Day Sensitisation Programme  held in Ado-Ekiti tagged “SecureOurLives”

The NGO charged governments at all levels to rise to the challenge and secure the country from the bloodthirsty terrorists, bandits and kidnappers.

In her remarks, a representative of the NGO, Mrs Helen Ibitoye, called for strong action against the scourge, adding that women and children were always the target victims of violence.

She noted that the incessant cases of kidnapping, murder, raping, among others, necessitated a call for a declaration of a state of emergency on insecurity.

“It is obvious that insecurity has become the single most serious problem that is facing our country today and people with disabilities, women and children are the most affected.

“Many of our members are being kidnapped, while our female and children are being raped, and molested, simply because of their challenge, while our normal lives are being disrupted on daily basis.

“What this means is that the country is gradually drifting into a state of anarchy. This, no doubt, portends grave danger for our collective wellbeing,” Ibitoye said.

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According to her, this is not the time to play the blame game, but we all must come together to fight this hydra-headed monster of insecurity that is making life difficult for our people.

Ibitoye tasked the network of women with disabilities that cuts across the 36 states of the federation to join other Nigerian women to fight against insecurity.

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