Insecurity: IF We Don’t Desist, It Will Consume Us – Gowon

Elder statesman, General Yakubu Gowon, former Head of State who spoke with Saturday Vanguard, lamented that the country is degenerating to a level where lives have been devalued and unless we desist from perpetrating evil, the country might not be saved.

gowonYakubu Gowon According to him, “It is unfortunate that insecurity has become a norm in the country. I do not know why Nigerians do not value the lives of other Nigerians. Life in this country is valueless and I do not know why this is happening.

“We have lost our religious beliefs, both Christian and Muslim. I cannot honestly understand why this is happening to a country like Nigeria. But, I will continue to pray and advise every concerned individual to value the life of every Nigerian in the country.

“If we do not value one another, then we will destroy ourselves and we will be out of reckoning in this world. I am sad about what is happening and I am praying to God that all those perpetrators of evil will desist from doing so, otherwise, it will consume all of us.

“It is as if our security forces cannot deal with them but it is the people themselves that are ensuring that the country continue to face the toughest challenge of its life regarding insecurity. If everyone desists from evil, I believe we will all rejoice at the end”.

On the effect of insecurity in the country especially in the 2015 elections, he said, “the possibility of the election taking place first lies in the hands of all Nigerians. We must do our best to get everybody to desist from this evil, otherwise, there can’t be free and fair election if we are starting on this note”.