Former head of state, General Abdusalam Abubakar (rtd), has reiterated that Nigeria remains one indivisible entity despite the lingering security challenges facing the country and the unhealthy agitations by a few.
He said this while speaking with newsmen Saturday, in Makurdi, Benue state capital after paying a courtesy call on the governor, Gabriel Suswam. He said the country was passing through trying moments but stated that the nation would soon overcome the challenges.
Gen. Abubakar recalled the historical interactions between Nigerians over a long period and noted that this would make it difficult for any break up.
“This is not the first time I am saying this, all the secession threats here and there with the security challenges are mere noise because we have deeply intermingled. Wherever you go, you see Yoruba, Hausa, Igbo Kanuris and others, so there is nothing that can break up this country because God has brought us together,” he said.
The former head of state however urged Nigerians to brace up by assisting the present administration to overcome the developmental challenges facing the nation adding, “government alone cannot do it, every citizen must join hands with government to tackle the problem of security”.
Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar was in Makurdi where he bagged a honourary doctorate degree by the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.