Insecurity: Tiv Youths send message to Obasanjo


Olusegun Obasanjo

The Tiv Youth Council Worldwide has admonished former president, Olusegun Obasanjo to be fair in his analysis of the security trajectory of the country.

The group made this known on Saturday while reacting to the statement credited to Obasanjo.

Obasanjo had said: “if Nigerians are expecting anything more from Buhari, they are whipping a dead horse.”

However, the group said: “There was a time in our history where the bombing of worship centers and public places became the order of the day. Abuja, the Federal capital territory, was not left out.

“Boko Haram had captured and hoisted flags in 19 local government areas of Borno state indicating a total capture.

“But today, the governor of Borno state is rehabilitating and returning many of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) back to their communities.”

The youths, however, called on Nigerians to continue to have confidence in the determination of President Muhammadu Buhari to curb insecurity and all forms of criminality in the country.

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President of the group, Mr. Mike Msuaan, emphasized the need for citizens to continue to provide security agencies with the needed information to track down and arrest all criminal elements in the country.

He said in recent history, Buhari remains the only president who purchased several sophisticated hardware for the military and other security agencies to tackle insecurity in the country.

He also said that Buhari’s administration had invested so much to position security agencies to combat insurgency, banditry, and kidnapping.

“President Buhari has always assured Nigerians that he does not want to hand over an insecure country to his successor.

“Success is being recorded with the elimination of many terrorist commanders and their members, with thousands of others surrendering to the superior firepower of the Nigerian military.

” President Buhari has responded to the call by many well-meaning Nigerians to eliminate the terrorists, bandits, and criminals. That at no point should government negotiate with these elements.

“In doing this, other measures to address poverty and the educational dearth in the country are also being put in place,” Msuaan said.

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