Insecurity: Abdulsalami expresses fears over growing tension in Nigeria

Former Military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar on Monday expressed fears over the incessant security challenges in parts of the country, saying “there is anger in the land and the voices of reason are drowning very rapidly.”
He disclosed that some of the problems Nigeria faces currently as a nation, especially on issues and matters around the peaceful co-existence and security, call for urgent action by government and other well meaning Nigerians.
General Abdulsalami, while speaking at a two-day roundtable discussion on how to address issues of national concern organised by the Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies (AAIPSDS), solicited for a forum that can help in the accurate identification of the problems and solutions for a united peaceful Nigeria.
According to him: “Nigeria is going through a period of trial amidst growing tension and resentment all over the country. There is anger in the land and the voices of reason are drowning very rapidly. It is clear that the situation requires that we all live up to the expectations of a nation that puts so much value in elders and leaders.
“We are all here as Nigerians who share responsibility for the state of our nation, therefore if any forum can help in the accurate identification of the problems and solutions for a united peaceful Nigeria, let us be counted among such fora.”
Furthermore, he said: “This roundtable discussion has participants drawn from across the country with prominent qualified personalities who represent interests and perspectives as regards to the nature of the issues and solutions needed to resolve them, is the center’s contribution to the search for solutions to the problems we are currently experiencing.”