A former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar, has warned that the country may disintegrate if Nigerians do not remain calm and united in the face of recent challenges.
While expressing dismay over the recent attacks in parts of the country, Abdulsalami called on governors to take full responsibility for managing the divergent voices and frustration in their states that could fuel disunity, anarchy and disintegration.
“As if the continued insurgency in the country, the abduction and armed robbery is not cup complete, the recent happenings in some a part of the united states of ethnic attacks are unfortunate and adding to the problems,” he said.
Abdulsalami, who is the Chairman of the National Peace Committee, told reporters on Tuesday at his Minna domestic that there was the need for all Nigerians to come back together to triumph over the contemporary challenges being faced.
He stated, “In the ultimate weeks or so, anxiety has been developing in the u . S . And embers of disunity, anarchy and disintegration are spreading rapid; and if care isn’t always taken, this could lead us to a point of no go back.
“We on the National Peace Committee wish to feature our voice to the voices of millions of Nigerians calling for calm in these hard times.
“These times demand that we all join hands to remedy our challenges on the way to preserve our u . S . united. We do now not have the luxurious of trading blames.
“Thousands of our people are homeless and refugees across the duration and breadth in their own us of a.
“We realize the problems that our farmers have confronted within the last few years and that harvesting might be a critical venture this year. Therefore, let us all rally collectively in these tough times, make the desired sacrifices and stay vigilant by means of standing by using each other.”
Abdulsalami additionally appealed to governors of the numerous states to sheathe their swords, including, “They have to tone down their rhetoric and take full obligation for coping with the divergent voices and frustration within their states.
“It is authentic that we’re all in a kingdom of worry and collective anxiety. However, the ultimate aspect we want is for the enemy to feel a lack of harmony on our component or a wreck in our ranks.”
He urged the new carrier chiefs and the Inspector-General of Police to rise up to the urgent needs of the instant, saying, “You want to rally your troops and design the first-class approach for finishing this tragic warfare that has persevered to devour and destroy the muse of our pricey us of a.”
“We hope that based totally on their field experience in this warfare, they can draw up a well coordinated programme to ensure that every one our assets are deployed to gain the much wished victory in this avoidable war.”