THE safety of lives and property of any nation lies on the effectiveness and efficiency of the security apparatus of t hat nation. Where that is lacking, there is bound to be serious security threat making life unsafe and unbearable for the citizenry.
Such is the present security challenges facing the Nigeria nation, especially in the Northern part of the country, which begins with from Boko Haram insurgency to religious clashes.
The question now on the lips of many is, for how long shall the feverish birds, tremble in silence before their owners?
One fundamental fact will always remain constant and consistent; the fact that since the history of Nigeria the people have continued to live in perpetual danger and fear that the country is no  longer safe for her citizens to live in. This is largely due to the insecurity of many decades that have led a lot of people into early grave and many family members disconnected for life.
It is a known fact that this insecurity have continued to have its toll on the innocent citizens, as a result of the religious/tribal clashes in the 80s and the recent constant bombing perpetuated by the Boko Haram insurgency.
However, for a middle aged Evelyn Egharevba whose whereabout is still yet unknown, her life has been marred by the burden and sorrow of being a continual mourner.
Evelyn Egharevba who was a bubbling young girl before she lost her parents to the March 2012 St. Finbas Church bomb blast in Jos, is now a shadow of herself, no thanks to the deadly attacks which claimed innocent lives and properties during the incident.
Today the people, especially the stranger or visitors to the North area, do not just worry about means of livelihood, they also worry about their very existence. Most of those who survived these attacks or are in fear of being attacked have deserted the area, and even the country, while the helpless ones who could not escape relied on fate.
To Sunny Ebude, a source close to Evelyn and only son of their late parents, “Life is not worth living anymore as I do not know whether my only sister is still alive or not”, he said.
He lamented that the state and federal governments have allowed the people to be killed like ‘rats’ in their own land as a result of insecurity.
The prevalent insecurity that has pervaded the nation has led to many survivors seeking asylum in other countries of the world.
The time has come for the government to stop playing politics with the issues of insecurity. It is time to act and save the over 150million Nigerians from the agony of seeing their beloved ones dying or being maimed for life before their very own eyes.