- A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has decried the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria
- The politician in a statement issued on Tuesday, May 4, proferred a solution to the federal government
- The former presidential candidate urged the government to recall all ex-servicemen and women to join the fight against insecurity
The federal government has been urged to recall retired male and female military officers as a solution to tackle the prevailing security challenges in the country.
Legit.ng gathered that the advice was given by Nigeria's former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar in a statement shared via his Facebook page and Twitter handle on Tuesday, May 4.
Atiku appealed to the government to consider recalling those who are willing to return to service, and take the fight to the insurgents until they are defeated.
The former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) explained that the security situation in Nigeria is deteriorating rapidly, adding that now is the time for decisive leadership.
He went on to note that the time has come for us to put in all our effort and stamp out this menace from our nation.
This development is coming a week after Atiku warned the federal government that the increase in the cases of abduction was becoming a catastrophe that must be decisively dealt with before it snowballs into a major crisis.
The politician in a statement on Tuesday, April 27, urged the Nigerian authorities to stop treating criminality with kid gloves.
He stated that the abduction of an unspecified number of undergraduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue state, is one abduction too many.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the solution to Nigeria's security issues is not far-fetched, according to a former president of the Senate, Pius Ayim.
The former Senate president disclosed this in an open letter to President Buhari on Monday, May 3.
Ayim urged Buhari to make history by setting up a commission of inquiry. According to him, there is a need to look into the violent and non-violent agitations.