Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has condemned the violent attacks in many states of the country, saying he is angered and troubled by the security challenges.
Decrying the terror being unleashed on Nigerians, particularly in Yobe, Bornu, Imo, Niger and Benue states, the former governor of Lagos State said the unabating attacks have made a good number of the people to lose hope in the ability of the military and other security forces to check the rampaging insurgents and bandits.
In a statement he issued on Thursday, April 29, Tinubu felt saddened by the fact that “valiant men and women who serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us, were being targeted”, reports This Day.
Noting that the lives of innocent Nigerians and the future progress of the nation may lie in the balance, Tinubu urged the federal government to continue to encourage the security forces to do their utmost to subdue this threat.
Tinubu begged Nigerians to resist the strong temptation of blaming one another, adding that regardless of region or religion, Nigerians must unite against the common enemy.
The APC henchman, who insisted Nigerians must not allow the terrorists dampen their hopes, assured that tolerance, justice and compassion shall prevail at the end of the day.
The politician was however silent on criticisms that the federal government was not doing enough to arrest the situation.
In the face of escalating security breaches, some section of the country have called for the establishment of state police while some stakeholders have called for declaration of a state of emergency on security.
On his part, Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, who called for both a state of emergency and a security summit, said if government cannot quell the attacks then it must give approval for the citizenry to buy AK-47 to protect themselves.