Nigerian Governor Blames Past Leaders for Current Insecurity in Nigeria

Nigerian Governor Blames Past Leaders for Current Insecurity in Nigeria

- The cause of Nigeria's current insecurity has been revealed

- According to Governor Umahi, it is caused by the country's past leaders

- Meanwhile, he called on government to adopt consultation in solving the nation's security issue

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In what will interest many Nigerians, Governor Dave Umahi has revealed the cause of Nigeria's current security woes.

According to the Ebonyi state governor, the present insecurity in the country is a result of the failure of past leaders who failed to address the future of young people.

He disclosed this while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today.

Nigerian Governor Blames Past Leaders for Current Insecurity in Nigeria
Governor Umahi has blamed past leaders for the country's problems. Photo: @EbonyiGov
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He said the Buhari administration and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) should not be blamed for the security problems.

He said:

“When people talk about the recent insecurity in our country, I keep saying that the insecurity did not just develop overnight."

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“It has been a result of the failure of our past leaders to address the future of our youths. And this is the truth. So it’s not a question of blaming Mr President or blaming Governors or blaming APC or PDP; it is systematic and it has been there for a very long time.

Going further, he called for consultation in solving the country's security issues.

In another development, had reported that as the federal and state governments struggle to solve the rising insecurity in the country, David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state, has declared his readiness to work things out with bandits.

Speaking on Friday, April 30, in Abakiliki, Umahi who described the bandits as "our children" said he wants to find out what their grievances are so as to come up with a solution to the current security challenges facing the state.

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The governor made his intention known during the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 pickup trucks to security agencies to enhance their operations in the state, NAN reports.

Umahi, in an earlier report by, said the numerous attacks in Ebonyi state were perpetrated by hoodlums who are only claiming to be IPOB/ESN members.

Making reference to a recent attack on a bank at Onueke in Ezza South local government area of the state, Umahi said those responsible are "pure bandits". He said the hoodlums after causing mayhems go on social media to claim they are members of IPOB or ESN.

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As a way to curb bandit attacks and solve the problem of insecurity, Umahi imposed curfew in the border axis of the state starting from Wednesday, April 28, from 8pm to 6am.


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