As military operations intensify in northeast Nigeria against suspected terrorists, former military head of state – Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has said the insurgency in parts of the country was created with the aim of undermining the economy and development of Nigeria.
Buhari spoke in his hometown of Daura, Katsina State yesterday which last Thursday, was the theatre of gun and bomb attacks by suspected terrorists..
“The insurgency was a deliberate move to scuttle the security and development of Nigeria. Take for instance Kano and Borno states. The economy of the people in the two states was completely wiped out by the activities of insurgents. Nothing economic is moving in the two states,” said Buhari, who spoke while on a sympathy visit to the Emir of Daura’s palace.
“No nation in this world can develop with this kind of insurgency. It is unfortunate that activities of insurgents are on the increase in Nigeria,” he added.
Buhari noted that no religion will condone the kind of terrorism taking place in Nigeria and urged citizens to intensify prayers for the restoration of peace and harmony in the country.
Earlier, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Farouq Umar Farouq, told the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) leader that he opposed the house-to-house search in Daura town conducted by the army in the wake of the attack.