- A former president, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has said that the senseless killings across the country will serve no purpose
- Abdulsalami said that without peace, there will be no nation, not to talk of politics
- He advised Nigerians to assist the federal government with useful information on the locations and identities of criminals and killers in the country
General Abdulsalami Abubakar, a former head of state has beckoned on Nigerians to unite in dealing with the rampant killings and criminal activities by armed herdsmen and other bandits throughout Nigeria.
Abubakar said the ongoing destruction of homes and properties cannot serve any purpose. He referred to the killings as senseless the Nation reports.
In his response to questions from newsmen at his home in Abuja recently, Abdulsalami advised the public to be endeavour to ensure peace and orderliness in the country.
Moreover, Abubakar spoke just after a conference with a delegation of the Northern Leaders and Stakeholders Assembly (NLSA) led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai.
According to him, without peace there would neither be a nation nor politicking, urging the task should not be left to the federal government alone.
Abubakar said: “I have no other advice than to keep the peace, because it is paramount to everything. If there is no peace, there is no nation, if there is no peace, there won’t be any politicking.
"So it is absolutely necessary for each and every one of us to put hands on deck to ensure that there is peace in the country.
“And all these senseless killings, senseless criminality going on won’t serve any purpose. Please, let us join hands and make sure that we give peace a chance.
Abdulsalami urged Nigerians to help the security agency with useful information and intelligence on the whereabouts of the killers. He said: "I wonder at people when they start asking this question (how to stop the killings). Every Nigerian has a role to play to bring peace to this country.”
Hadjia Inna Ciroma, a member of the NLSA, speaking with newsmen in a meeting said the formation of the group was informed by the search for peace in the ravaged northern region.
Ciroma said that leaders and members of the group have been approaching past Nigerian leaders and other elder statesmen for support and encouragement in tackling the ugly trend.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Abubakar had accused politicians who had failed to deliver their mandate to their people as being behind the call for the disintegration of the country.
Legit.ng gathered that there had been a rising call for the break-up of the country fuelled by Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) while the quit notice issued to Igbos by Arewa youths had also strained relationship between ethnic groups in the country.
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