Former Nigerian Military Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, has lent his voice against the increased rate of insecurity in Nigeria. The retired military chief while addressing journalists in his uphill residence in Minna, Niger State, urged Nigerians to remain calm amidst the threats of disintegration caused by the rise of violent activities in the country. General Abubakar who handed power over to a civilian government in 1999 urged Nigerians to ‘’ rally in these hard times, make the required sacrifices and remain vigilant, standing by one another.’’
As if the continued insurgency in the country, the kidnap and armed robbery are not cup full, the recent happenings in some parts of the country, of ethnic attacks, is unfortunate and is adding to the problems. In the last two weeks or so, tension has been growing in the country and embers of disunity, anarchy and disintegration are spreading fast and if care is not taken, this might lead us to a point of no return. 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 because these times demand that we all join hands to resolve our challenges so as to keep our country united. We do not have the luxury of trading blames.
Thousands of our people are homeless and have refugees across the length and breadth of their own country. We know the difficulties that our farmers have faced in the last few years and that the harvests will be a serious challenge this year. Therefore, let us all rally in these hard times, make the required sacrifices and remain vigilant, standing by one another. 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
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