Obasanjo On Insecurity: Those Who Want To Be In Darkness Should Remain There
Former Nigeria President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has expressed concern over the rising insecurity in the nation particularly clashes between herdsmen and farmers.
Vanagud reports that the former president expressed this concern on Saturday, August 3 when he held a meeting with leaders of Gan Allah Fulani Development Association of Nigeria (GAFDAN) in his residence at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta.
Obasanjo said Nigerians should desist from blaming leaders for the country’s problem saying everyone was at fault. He said a common voice was necessary to combat kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling and other security challenges. Obasanjo said he called for the meeting in order to find lasting solution to the country’s security problems as the rest of the continent was worried about Nigeria’s situation as the giant of Africa.
He said: “We want to make Nigeria forward irrespective of tribe, nobody will do it for us except we come out and do it together.
Don’t blame everybody for our failure, everybody is faulty. “We are in darkness and we need to bring the light, those who want to be in darkness should remain there and those of us who want to stay in the light should bring ourselves together even if we are naked. “Criminality, insecurity and other security problems, if this is what we are facing then this meeting should put a stop to it.
Peace is what we want. “Now we are ready to work, we don’t want what used to happen in Nigeria, we want to dialogue, we want to converse and we want to find lasting solutions to the issue of insecurity in our country.” The national chairman of GAFDAN, Alhaji Sale Bayari, in his remark commended the former president for his leadership qualities.
He noted that kidnapping, banditry, cattle rustling and other security challenges may lead to jihadist militant groups if proper measures are not taken.