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Let’s join forces to prevent crime

Jan 13, 2011, 12:09 PM

We have been seeing all sorts of incidents of violence in this country, for sometime now. Rape and murder are now common; robbery and drug trafficking are also on the increase.

With the advent of the unknown before, such as attacking and robbing people by bandits, drug abuse, among others, all should join forces to do all it takes to tackle the menace.

A week hardly passes without hearing reports of either rape, murder and drug trafficking, in this small country of ours.

It is unwise at this stage to second-guess the cause of such crimes. That is for the law courts to do. But if the actions are premeditated, then they are inhuman and senseless.

The use of drug among our youths is also visible, and is, no doubt, impacting negatively on our future leaders. Communities should reinforce the efforts of security agents, with a view to reducing the menace and threat of drug peddling and alcoholism, among other disastrous vices.

How sorrowful it is to see your son become a drug addict, the price of which is the slow but sure destruction of many members of our youthful populace.

Drug and alcoholism have, undoubtedly, taken their toll on life and limb of our youths. They have destroyed many, who if not being alcoholics or drug addicts, could have been well-established personalities in our society.

While we commend the National Drug Enforcement Agency for its stance against drug trafficking in the country, especially in the past few months, we hope and pray that the public will also collaborate with them in making our country free from drugs and other crimes.

Let’s get rid of the mindset that brings nothing, but sorrow and tragedy.

“If you succumb to the temptation of using violence in the struggle, unborn generations will be the recipients of a long and desolate night of bitterness, and your chief legacy to the future will be an endless reign of meaningless chaos.”

Martin Luther King, Jr

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