Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), has called on Nigerians not to leave the fight against insurgency to government alone, stressing that all hands must be on deck in finding solution to the problem.
He also urged Nigerians to support government and security agents in the ongoing war against terror.
Abdulsalami made the call on Wednesday after declaring open a strategic stakeholders’ security meeting organized by Abdulsalami Abubakar Institute for Peace and Sustainable Development Studies (AAIPSDS) and Pan-African Strategic and Policy Group (PANAFSTRAG) at Maizube Farms, Minna the Niger State capital.
He said, “We can’t leave solution to insecurity to the government alone or for our leaders alone to fight this menace.
“Our country today is bedeviled by all types of insecurity, from kidnapping to Boko Haram and all sorts of terrorism. This is an issue that should involve every Nigerian. We all must assist the government and security agencies to find solution and the way forward on how to curb this menace.
“That is why we have come together to brainstorm and come up with lasting solution. We have invited retired and serving military personnel, the traditional rulers, who are the one in grass root and people from Northeast, who are at the receiving end of terrorism to share their experiences to help us look at the issue in totality and come up with lasting solution”.