Nigeria moving towards break up, says Abdulsalami
By Sadiq Kudu, Minna
A former military Head of State, General Abdulsalami Abubakar has said that Nigeria is inching towards a break up.
He said the only thing that can safe the country is for the people to unite.
Abdulsalami said “As if the continued insurgency in the country, the kidnapping and armed robbery is not cup full, the recent happenings in some part of the country of ethnic attacks are unfortunate and adding to the problems.”
The former Head of State ane Chairman, National Peace Committee on Tuesday met journalists at his private Minna country home.
Abdusalami said, “In the last two weeks or so, tension has been growing in the country and embers of disunity, anarchy and disintegration are spreading fast; and if care is not taken, this might lead us to a point of no return.
He said further “We at the National Peace Committee wish to add our voice to the voices of millions of Nigerians calling for calm in these difficult times.
According to him “These times demand that we all join hands to resolve our challenges so as to keep our country united. We do not have the luxury of trading blames.
“Thousands of our people are homeless and refugees across the length and breadth of their own country.
“We know the difficulties that our farmers have faced in the last few years and that harvesting will be a serious challenge this year. Therefore, let us all rally together in these hard times, make the required sacrifices and remain vigilant by standing by one another.”
Appealing to the Governors he said “They should tone down their rhetoric and take full responsibility for managing the divergent voices and frustration within their states.
“It is true that we are all in a state of fear and collective anxiety. However, the last thing we need is for the enemy to sense a lack of unity on our part or a break in our ranks.”