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Insecurity: Nigeria Drifting To A Point Of No Return, Ex-Head Of State, Abdulsami Abubakar Warns


Former Head of State and Chairman, National Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar, has raised concern over the state if insecurity in the country disclosing that Nigerians are living in fear because of the constant news of wanton killings going on across the country.

Abubakar warned that if care was not taken, the embers of disunity and anarchy in some states, could lead the nation to a point of no return.

However commending President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts to douse the tension in the land but challenged the new Service Chiefs to rise to the demands of the moment by designing the best strategies to curb insecurity.

Abukakar,at a news conference in Minna,Niger State noted that Nigerians needed to join hands in order to keep the nation as one.

He said “It is true that we are all in a state of fear and collective anxiety. However, the last thing we need is for the enemy to sense a lack of unity on our part or a break in our ranks.

“We, at the National Peace Committee, wish to add our voice to the voices of millions of Nigerians calling for calm in these difficult times.

“These times demand that we all join hands to end our solve challenges so as to keep our country united. We do not have the luxury of trading blames,” he stated.

The former Head of State also admonished state governors to sheathe their swords, tune down their rhetorics and take full responsibility for managing the divergent voices and frustrations within their states.

To traditional institutions, religious leaders and non-governmental organisations, he said: “mobilise and sensitise Nigerians on the need to live in peace.”

Loveth Ogedegbe: Wednesday, 17 February 2021 at 2/17/2021 08:47:00 am


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