A former Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, has stated that he is concerned about the security situation in the country, urging the government and citizens to join forces to overcome the problem,
In an interview on Tuesday, Babangida stated that Nigeria can overcome its security issues, if those in the position of authority plan appropriately.
He said that quashing the threats posed by the kidnappers, bandits, and insurgents, require a lot of planning, adding however, that it is not a short-term plan.
The former Military Head of State, said that he has obtained information suggesting that the Security Agencies are working together to map out new strategies on how to deal with the situation.
Also, another former Military Head of State, Retired General Abdulsalami Abubakar, stated that all hands must be on deck to ensure that the insecurity menace in the country is tackled appropriately.
Speaking on Tuesday, after a meeting with the Nigerian Governors Forum, NGF, in Minna, the Niger State capital, he said that he urged the Governors to stop all squabbles within themselves.
According to him, the nation’s Security Architecture is overstretched, and the Police Force is underpopulated, hence the need for support from the citizens, and an increase in manpower.
General Abdulsalami Abubakar stated that it is sad that the citizens are now being seen as strangers, and are looked at with suspicion, when they leave their States of origin and visit other parts of the country.
He was of the opinion that Nigeria must go back to the time when brotherly love existed, saying: “Let us go back to when we were our brothers’ keeper.”
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