Ime Bishop Umoh, the Nollywood actor better known as Okon Lagos, has advised the federal government to ask the international community for help in tackling insecurity.


There have been growing concerns over the widespread insecurity in the country.

The concerns heightened recently after gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents attacked the Kuje prison in Abuja, freeing prisoners — some of who are members of the terror group.

In a video shared via his Instagram page, the film star asked the federal government to “stop pretending all is well”.


The actor also advised the Nigerian government to “be humble” and beg the United States, United Kingdom, China, and other developed countries for help.

According to him, recent happenings in Nigeria are indications that the country alone can no longer deal decisively with the level of insecurity confronting it.

“Nigeria is helplessly drowned in insecurity. Our leaders are pretending that all is well. International community abeg force help on us if u must oooo,” he said.


“There’s nothing shameful in this world going to your elder brothers in the global community and telling them please come and help me, I cannot help myself. There’s nothing shameful about it.

“We know that we cannot protect and defend ourselves, why don’t we go and look for help from other countries?

“What is shameful there to tell America or Britain or China… anyone to help us…we cannot solve our insecurity problem, be humble. Why do we fly out to treat ourselves in the UK, are you not ashame?”

The comedian also called on the international community to weigh into the situation in the country to avoid a major crisis, which he said, could “affect the rest of the world”.


“As for international communities, you’re seeing what is happening in the country at the moment, una dey do e no concern me, someday e go concern…if there’s war in this country, where are you going to house 200 million displaced Nigerians…,” he added.

“Where will the world accommodate us, so please take us seriously, if our government say we don’t need help, force it on us, we need it. see what happened in Syria that’s not up to our population during the unrest there.”

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