- President Muhammadu Buhari has lamented the rising insecurity across states in Nigeria
- Buhari disclosed that insecurity in the country was taking a toll on the resources of the country
- The president appealed to Nigerians for patience adding that the country needs healing since elections are over
President Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, April 2, lamented the increasing level of insecurity in the country saying this was draining the resources of the federal government.
Buhari, who was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, at the south east post-election peace conference/summit organised by the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTR) in Imo state, promised that his administration would continue to make necessary efforts to ensure peaceful coexistence of the country.
The president noted that his administration fought insecurity in its early stage, but lamented that crimes have resurged across the country.
The president said now that the elections are over, the country needed healing urgently.
Asking Nigerians not to despair, Buhari declared that the country’s situation was not insurmountable and would soon end.
He pleaded with traditional rulers not to relent in ensuring peaceful coexistence in the country.
Speaking at the event, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar, and the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, noted that the 2019 general elections brought much rancor.
The two monarchs urged for peace among politicians in the country.
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Legit.ng earlier reported how Alhaji Musa Umar, district head of Daura in Katsina state, was kidnapped by gunmen on the evening of Wednesday, May 1.
President Muhammadu Buhari hails from Daura.
The report said the kidnappers arrived in his Daura residence at 7p.m and engaged in sporadic shooting, thereby making people of the area to scamper for safety.
Meanwhile, the The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday, May 2, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to end his ‘private visit’ abroad and immediately return home to tackle the deteriorated security situation in the country.
It said the seeming inattention of the authorities “have emboldened insurgents and bandits to continue to over-run communities, unleash mayhem and bloodletting on citizens in Borno, Zamfara, Yobe, Adamawa, Gombe Taraba, Kaduna, Benue, Kogi and other states of the federation, including Mr President’s home state, Katsina.”
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