Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang has stated that the insecurity confronting Nigeria is the outcome of earlier threat by some prominent Nigerians to make the country ungovernable.
He therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan to take on such people.
Jang stated this while speaking with newsmen shortly after inspecting the site of the recent bomb explosion in Jos. He expressed anger over the state of the nation, especially the insecurity ravaging the country, saying there should be nobody that should be above the law, especially on issues boardering on national security.
“These people have talked and said they would make this country ungovernable. They think they can do whatever they like. Let Nigerians challenge these people. They said they would make the country ungovernable, and we have started seeing how they are trying to make the country ungovernable.
“There should be nobody that is above the law of this country. We have seen how the former president of Egypt, Mubarak, is being prosecuted; Isreal just jailed its former Prime Minister. Whatever position that you have held in this country should not make you an untouchable person. If you go against the law of the country, you should be dealt with,” he said.
“I call on President Jonathan to take on these people. Some of them are turning back to say Boko Haram is evil, but they once said they would make this country ungovernable. Who brought Boko Haram?” he asked.
Jang said that the protests on the abducted Chibok girls have been politicised, adding that some Nigerians had seen it as an opportunity to discredit President Goodluck Jonathan and frustrate his second term ambition. He however stated that the president would win the election whether such people liked it or not.
“The government is not just praying, we are taking action and if they are not willing as Nigerians to join the government to pray, we are all concerned about these girls.
“Some of us wake up in the night and pray, while some people just wear bright dresses protesting, protesting to whom? If they want to protest, let them enter the bush. I think enough is enough, Nigerians should know that this is the time of emergency and as a nation, we should put our heads together for solution,” he said.