…..please fix streetlights to curb criminal activities
By Shehu Usman Shuaibu
Dear governor, your government has brought about great achievements and infrastructures majorly in sectors like security, education, agriculture and with some establishments that boost the economy of Yobe State and in turn helped out the masses by creating different income opportunities for both the Youth and the Elderly.
You have been awarded for your unwavering quicker responses to your people’s needs, and natural disasters.
Sir, from your first tenure up to now Damaturu has been in absolute peace and security wiser, after the atrocities of Boko Haram terrorism, thieves, rapers and other criminal vices that the city faced.
When you came into tenure you made critical changes which help shape the security sector and as well the beautification of Damaturu the capital. Streetlights were one of the things you began fixing and replacing. These streetlights were one of the major things that draw back some of the criminal activities that were disturbing the city. As the result of ample availability of these streetlights in almost every corner of the city, the security personnel were able to operate well at night and because of too much exposure brought by these streetlights, it rendered inability for criminal activities to occur.
I want to use this medium to call on your attention on this issue of streetlight! Some of these streetlights are now not functioning and is giving room for some criminal activities to occur. Let’s use Old Bra-Bra Housing Estate Gashua Road as a typical example, before your government the streetlights in that estate were all not working which gave room for thieves to devour and disturb the estate mostly at night, later on your first tenure, the streetlights were fixed and the thieves stopped bothering the area but now the thieves are coming back because most of the streetlights that were fixed since your first tenure are not working anymore.
Yobe State under your administration has been a home of peace and transparency and for this peace to foster ahead sir, i only plead that these streetlights be fixed.
Shehu Usman Shuaibu,
A Student of Mass Communication, University Of Maiduguri and a resident of Damaturu, Yobe State.