- There is no denying that the rate of insecurity in Nigeria is almost out of hand
- This fact was restated by Senator Smart Adeyemi of the APC on Tuesday, April 27
- The lawmaker representing Kogi West claimed that the country is presently at war
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Senator Smart Adeyemi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the state of Nigeria's insecurity is actually worse than the civil war of 1967-1970.
Adeyemi who represents the Kogi West Senatorial district made this remark during his submission at the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, April 27.
The lawmaker went as far as saying that the federal government cannot pretend that it can handle the situation which, in his opinion, is the worst instability in the history of the country.
In tears, the senator admitted:
"It has come to a time when we cannot but speak the truth, irrespective of sentiments we may share.
"Today, Mr. President, all of us are being threatened, our families, our nation, our friends...there comes a time when talk will be talk itself. There comes a time when truth becomes like a torchlight in the midst of silence, so you are forced to talk.
"Mr. President, we need not run away from the fact that more than any time in the history of our nation, this is the worst instability we are facing."
Meanwhile, the United States had been urged to consider relocating the headquarters of the US Africa Command (AFRICOM) from Stuttgart, Germany to Africa and near the Theatre of Operation.
Legit.ng gathered that the appeal was made by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, April 27, during a virtual meeting with US secretary of state, Anthony Blinken.
Bashir Ahmad, a personal assistant on new media to the president, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, @BashirAhmaad confirmed the development.
The Nigerian leader in a statement by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, explained that the move was necessary as part of efforts to address the issue of insecurity in Nigeria and other countries in Africa.