Insecurity: Nigerians No Longer Safe Anywhere, Says Obasanjo

Insecurity: Nigerians No Longer Safe Anywhere, Says Obasanjo

Security challenges in Nigeria have overwhelmed the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, says former Nigerian President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.

Chief Obasanjo said this while reacting to the recent attacks on the Kaduna-Abuja train in which no fewer than seven persons were officially confirmed dead and 21 passengers are still missing.

According to the elder statesman, the development has shown that Nigerians are not safe anywhere – in vehicles, on the train or on aircraft.

He said the country is in a very serious situation

The former president spoke at his residence, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun State, while receiving a Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Aspirant, Dr. Ugochukwu Williams, and his team.

As he puts it: Nigerians “are no longer safe on the road, on the train and at the airport.”

Pointing out that the situation has overwhelmed the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, Obasanjo therefore called for a concerted effort of stakeholders to stem the tide of insecurity in the country.

He said, “So, if anybody comes to say I want to see you, I want to talk to you, I will say ‘you’re welcome’. This is because I believe very strongly, and I have said it publicly and I will say it again that the situation we are in this country is not a situation where one man will say yes, he has a solution unless we are deceiving ourselves. I believe we need to sit down collectively and look at the situation.

“A situation where you are not safe on the road, you are not safe on the train, you are not safe at the airport, shows a very serious situation.

“I believe that all right-thinking Nigerians must know that we have a situation that has overwhelmed the present administration, but we should not allow that situation to overwhelm Nigeria.”

The former president wished Williams well in the pursuit of his presidential ambition.